The days may not be so bright and balmy - yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell - some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with it's mysterious power (Northern Advocate)
While in Japan, enthralled by the magic of the harvest season I put together a colour board for this layout. In the main the palette comprises muted 1970s retro hues complementing the cross-processed character of the picture - an advert for a coveted set of jewel tone rings from Agete. Bulky, eye-catching embellishments seem superfluous if I want the focus to be on the jewellery so I place two clusters of layered text stickers to create a flow from the sleeve down to the rings.
The design is a lift of Martha Bonneau's Lovely layout. I am so pleased to discover her effortless way of transforming a non-standard sized column into a 12"x12" page. Now that I think of it I've probably seen it done various times in scrapbook galleries but somehow it didn't sink in till I come across Martha's blog. It's of course a play on margins, in this case exaggerating them and I'm happy to do so as it showcases my favourite background paper : Crate Paper's Big Sky - oddly named don't you think as it basically shows a white brick wall.
Supplies : Crate Paper (Open Road Big Sky, Close Knit Memories, Fourteen Accent Sticker, Maggie Holmes Accent Sticker, Emma's Shop Accent Sticker), Carta Bella (Hello Again Element Sticker, Wildflower Element Sticker), Echo Park Be Mine Element Sticker, Studio Calico Home Front Die-Cut Sticker, Heidi Swapp Mixed Company Buzz Words Glitter Sticker, Prima Tea Thyme Collection Plume Leaves, pearl stick pin