I love early autumn! The air is a little cooler and crisper, the fall flowers, leaves and plants are bright in colors of red, yellow and gold, and decorations feature pumpkins, plaid bows and my favorites --
I left my straw scarecrow yard decorations back in Illinois when we moved two years ago and never got around to replacing them last year. Recently I was in Hobby Lobby when this cute wood scarecrow yard sign caught my eye:
It's cheerful, not too big or too heavy, and it was on sale -- who could resist??? We promptly planted my new friends in the middle of our zinnias and marigolds, which are still colorfully adorning our front yard.
I decided to celebrate the scarecrows' cuteness and the beauty of our remaining flowers with a layout. I started with this sketch (#295) from Sketches in Thyme:
The placement of those "stripes" looked tricky, so I made myself a set of patterns. First I made a 6 x 6 inch copy of the sketch on plain copy paper. then I scanned the top of the layout (including the four vertical stripes) at 200% and printed on copy paper. I turned the paper and copied the four remaining sort-of-horizontal stripes, again at 200% and printed.Then I cut out all the stripes individually, numbering them from the top left (1) to bottom right (8). I used the patterns to cut out the stripes and placed them on the background. It really was easier than I thought it would be.
This is my resulting layout, featuring Prima's glorious Amber Moon collection:
As you can see, I added a trio of small photos of some of the flowers still remaining in our yard. If ou look closely, you might be able to spot the butterfly in the top photo.
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