I digress... The page is for the colour challenge which is Red, Orange and Yellow. Now, I think the organisers had summer in mind when they set this, but as usual I haven't toed the line and I've gone autumnal as that's what the colour scheme first suggested to me.
The background paper is made using various colours of Distress Inks and some totally lush Stampin' Up stamps from the supplement catalogue (you can get SU stuff from my pal Paula). I simply layered the stamped images, starting with the lightest ink colour first. I used the same stamp set to make the accent in the die cut scalloped circle.
The leaf stems are cut on the Cricut machine and sprayed with Pumpkin Pie and Gold Glimmer Mists. I finished the page with a raffia, a scalloped border and some gold Liquid Pearls.
This is the first time I've done an 8.5 x 11 layout - not sure I am a total convert but will certainly try this size again in the future.
Don't forget to check out what the other Gingers made this week. I hope you'll play along with our challenge.