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!

That’s all from me for now, but I’ll be back later in the year to finish off my little ‘tour’ of the seasons. In the meantime, I would love it if you would visit me over on Instagram, or on YouTube.

Clair x