Featuring the Acorn Border dies and the Bonfire Grid Paper from the New Renaissance Grid Collection
with the Apple Cornerstone Tile
Fall is in full swing and we’re going to take a few of my latest photos and put together a pair of pages with the new Acorn Border Die Set and the rich Bonfire Grid paper for the new Renaissance Collection of Grid papers.
This apple picking outing made for a lovely day out with the girls as we took a hayride and walked through the rows of several apple varieties filling our bags.
The patterns I’ve selected for this layout will allow me to feature all the acorn border sections 1×2, 1×3, and 1×5. They are Patterns #108 and #134, both column patterns. You’ll find many more patterns to choose from in the Pattern Gallery.
Papers from the Photoplay Autumn Orchard Collection are so perfect for this wonderful Bonfire color. The collection also comes with a sheet of stickers and 2 pages of journal cards in various sizes that can be used on the grid, and as we’ve recently talked about using paper collections we will again use some of those tips.
Additionally, I’ve used one of the Mosaic Moments cornerstones in with the apple image on the page. Instead of using the background tile I chose to use a section from the word page to include some added interest. The paper is used again as 1” tiles on the first page. I like repeating elements from one page on the other to help keep the pages unified.
Because the apple tile is black, I decided to add a small touch of black on the opposite page in the form of a narrow 1/8” border mat for the photo. It’s just enough to define the photo and also relate back to the corner tile.
Each of the acorn borders have been cut from the tone on tone tiny leaf green paper and backed with a red that is close to the colors of the grid paper. Now if you want a more detailed look you can cut the die in several colors or prints to piece them together. It’s a great way to use scraps!
My title block is double matted and combines printed text with stickers added to fit the theme with a basket of apples.
On page two of the layout I have a large 5×6 spot that I have used a 4×6 photo mounted on patterned paper and then mounted the photo to the left leaving a space that I could add journaling, but I found a nice border strip from the kit to use instead.
I’ve used several different cardstock colors as mats and backgrounds chosen from the colors of the leaves on the paper, and how they looked on the new Bonfire Grid paper.
So if you’ve been out shooting photos this fall and are ready to get them scrapped, I think you’ll find the new grid colors in the Renaissance Collection inspiring and a must have along with the new leaf dies, a perfect pairing!