We had several days of cold and rainy weather earlier this month - perfect conditions to stay inside and spend some time with my October Sky kit. Here are two layouts I made while the rain fell.
I had a second sheet of Lily Bee pennant stickers in my kit (you can see how I used the first sheet in my Round 2 post) and I combined them with twine to make a garland across this page about the autumn decorations we've had in our front yard over the years:
I added a strip of pumpkin-colored paper to help the photos and pennants stand out a little more from the grey background paper. I stamped a few words at the top and bottom, and scattered some wood sequins around the page too.
The weathered wood paper, the twine and the wood sequins give a rustic, old-fashioned air to the page that I like.
For the second page I relied on one of my favorite designs, the grid.
This grid is a little playful - I outlined each of the squares and adhered them just slightly off-kilter. I also let the embellishments and journaling strips extend beyond the borders of the squares.
I played with all of the different types of embellishments I had in my kit - I added little tabs, canvas ticket shapes that I misted with metallic and grey Heidi Swapp color shine, enamel dots, rub-ons, an arrow clip, a frame, wood veneer coffee cups and a script word.
I think I enjoy grids so much because each component is like a separate canvas just waiting to be decorated. How about you - do you have a favorite design or a go-to technique?