I’ve been sharing the tons of projects I’ve been making with the Freckled Fawn October kit! Mostly I made projects for October 2016 and a few for September 2017, but I broke out of the autumn documenting for this one. The gold silk leaves (which were a bonus item only in subscription kits) reminded me of a laurel, so I thought they would be perfect to use to document Eliza’s class Greek play!
Let your products work for you and go with ideas a certain item in a kit inspires!
The silk leaves have bendable wire stems, so I twisted the stems together, layering the leaves, to form the laurel for the title card. The rest of the page was simple photos + journaling cards. I also included the invitation to the play Eliza made and her highlighted script as a memorabilia insert.
- Freckled Fawn October embellishment kit–alpha stickers, gold silk leaves (subscription kits only)
- Freckled Fawn October 8.5×11 papers
- Freckled Fawn October journaling cards
- Ali Edwards precision pen
- Becky Higgins Design C pocket page and 8.5 x 11 page protector
I loved the dark teal in the kit papers with the curtains in these photos, so I used an 8.5×11 patterned paper for the title card background and two journaling cards. All of the spots in this page protector were 4×6, so I used washi tape to join 3×4 cards and photos together for two of the pockets.
I got a lot of cool photos to use from the play, though I tried to only take them when needed, so I could be as unobtrusive as possible. I got a photo of Eliza during one of her speaking parts, one of her class before their bow, a few to show the story of the play, and one of all of the classes together on stage. Make sure not to use flash if you are photographing during performances!
Not all of the colors from the kit would have worked on this page. Having a multi-colored alpha is really helpful for pages like these. I skipped the orange and just used the teal, brown, and yellow colors from the alpha stickers and it looked great! When I’m using multi-colored alphas like these, I try not to put the same color right next to itself twice but to also not have a clear pattern, that way it’s not glaringly obvious if I’m out of a letter in a certain color.
I’m so glad that these leaves inspired me to tell the story of Eliza’s “The Hunt for Medusa’s Head” play! What stories does a product sitting in your craft space inspire right now? Go for it!