Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fall is in the air - Jo West

For me, fall is all about change ... a change in climate, bringing in a sweet coolness that ends summer.  A change in routine as we kiss the lazy days of summer goodbye and start back to school or work ... a change in the scenery as the leaves slowly start to turn ... a change in wardrobe as we guard against chills, a change in the offerings at the local farmers market ....  change touches us all in the fall ...

With that in mind a created a fall layout ... not about change ... but by changing (or altering as we say in the paper craft world) almost everything used in this layout.

I loved the scalloped paper by WRMK but I wasn't a fan of the centre ... so i changed it by cutting out the centre.  The tag title ... was a tag but it was quite large so i cut it up and saved the rest of the tag for use on another project.

The flowers .... just a paper bag, some inexpensive lace, a brad and a die cut machine.

The metal dragonfly ... was just a little rusted dragonfly ... I changed it's appearance with paint and glimmer mist ... it still retains it's vintage appeal only now it looks like it has a patina.

So join us in this challenge ... Fall is truly in the air ... what can you create to celebrate Fall .... and what can you "change"?


  1. Jo, WELL DONE!! LOVE your take on this challenge!! Your writing about fall is so spot on and evocative, and your layout is beautiful and creative! Kudos!! :)

  2. Love what you did with the dragonfly! Great page, Jo.