Hello Cut To You friends! It’s Clair, back today with another seasonal layout and, on the 1st October, it seems only fitting that it’s autumnal 🙂
I love the Celebration Flowers cut file and decided to use it to document my favourite break time spot – on the steps in my back yard. It’s beautiful out there in the early morning, or the late afternoon – with the scent of roses in the air – as the golden sunshine of autumn hits our yard.
To back the cut file, I used a soft gold, glitter cardstock and some vellum. Glitter cardstock can be a little tricky to combine with cut files, as it’s texture can make it ‘lift’. I recommend a wet adhesive and a lot of tea!
Once I had my cut file backed, I shifted the roses around a lot, before I found some balance. I then added a spritz of shimmer with Distress Spray Stain in ‘Tarnished Bronze’ which dries as a lovely soft colour. Sticking with a monochromatic look, I then added a lot of ‘extra’ leaves from the Jen Hadfield ‘Hey, Hello’ Collection and a title with alphas from Citrus Twist.
I’d then intended to add one of my favourite quotes about the beauty of the everyday, but it was a little too long and covered a lot of the lovely shimmer of the Distress Spray Stain. So, I’ll leave it to one side for a little while and, hopefully, I’ll find a suitable quote to add soon! Does anyone else set their layouts aside for a while before they consider them ‘finished’ and fileable? Perhaps you have a favourite quote you could share with me in the comments or in the Cut To You HQ over on Facebook? I’d love to know!