Feeling Autumnal and Bright

Hi Everyone and welcome to my October blog post.  It feels like we are now in to Autumn officially and I am enjoying reaching for my knitwear and I love being cozy in the dark evenings.  I also love autumnal paper collections, normally as theses contain lots of dark rich colours.
I decided to mix my Jen Hadfield Heart of Home papers from my last blog post with some of the new Illustrated Faith  Gratitude Documented.  I will admit this is the first time I have brought anything from the Illustrated Faith brand, but I just loved the colours in the collection.  It reminded me of Basic Grey papers from back in the day.
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As with many one of the first signs of autumn is the return of a certain flavoured coffee from a certain coffee establishment.  I also wanted to make an effort to use my Silhouette Cameo so I used a couple of designs that I had in library from their store, I have a lot of Autumnal theme cuts in my library.
I used a dark woodgrain paper from the Jen Hadfield 12×12 paper pad to cut out my coffee cup design and used papers from the Gratitude Documented collection to back fill this.  This collection comes with a 6×8 paper pad, the papers are all double sided and work great for back filling designs.
I added stitching around some of the word in order to make the title pop.
I kept my photo cluster small, as I wanted to make the title the focal point, as it complemented the journalling.  I added some of the die-cuts and the chipboard pieces to add to the page.  I love how the saturated colours work with the dark woodgrain tones.
Nancy Sinclair KittyScrapper 1
For my second layout I went with another Jen Hadfield paper as my background and cut out this fabulous bold cut file from the Silhouette store.  I backed this with one of the b-sides of the Gratitude Documented collection, I love the bold patterns together.
I added stitched detail to the cut file to add some additional texture.
I used a number of the cut-a-part cards to mat my photo on to, this works really well to use some of the designs that don’t suit my style.  I also used one of the cards as part of my title, even though these are from the Illustrated Faith collection you can use the wording in different contexts.
I used the alpha which is on the sticker sheet that comes with the collection, its a great bold alpha.
I really enjoyed using this collection and look forward to taking more autumnal photos to go with these papers.  I hope you all have a wonderful October and I will see you in November.

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