When I was planning my layout class for The Urban Scrapbook in August, I searched out some fall collections and fell in love with Bo Bunny’s Apple Cider!

The fall palette is beautiful and has a unique twist of lime green.

Here is my layout…

Our annual fall photo, October 2008 [when they would still pose happily together]

The brown background papers are Bo Bunny Vintage Double Dot “Chocolate”.

I had my Vagabond humming for this one….lots of Sizzix dies used!

Tim Holtz: Branch Tree, Mini Tattered leaves, Mini Flourish, Autumn Gatherings and the Sizzix Spooky Fence
I cut the spooky fences from chipboard and then painted with Black Soot Distress Crackle Paint.

 The Autumn Gatherings tiny leaves and branches are inked with a variety of Ranger Distress Inks in fall colours.  

Inking the small leaves BEFORE removing them from the cream cardstock is easier.

Squished under the fences and other elements is wild moss.  And I tell ya, this moss is WILD.  Very difficult to tame!  [Purchased at Michaels]

I cut the tree from American Crafts “Cranberry” Duotone Glitter Paper. [Not really a cranberry colour actually]
The leaves are cut from Best Creation “Bronze Copper” glitter paper and AC Duotone “Caramel” 

 The scarecrow cameo is from a package of Apple Cider Metal Trinkets.

Here is the title element, using images from the “Cut-Outs” piece of patterned paper in this collection….

This pretty metal flower with the pearl centre is also from the Metal Trinkets package.
The “Fall” letters are cut from this same patterned paper and covered with Sookwang double sided sheet adhesive.  I added black microbeads.
The flourish is cut from Gold AC glitter paper.
The apples on this “Cut-Out” element are covered with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.
The pumpkin is also crackled and the cat is covered with Glossy Accents.

The special elements of this layout are the sunflowers…

The petals are cut from the reverse side of the Apple Cider Dot patterned paper.

I originally was going to stamp all the petals with 2 of these Heartfelt Creations stamps…

But I only had one stamp set for the entire class.  Instead, I used the 2 medium sized petals as templates, which everyone used as tracers.

Cutting out all those petals might seem like a lot (20 for each sunflower) but it goes quickly because of the simple shape.  And all edges of the petals are inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The centres of the sunflowers are designed using black card stock, a SookWang adhesive sheet and black and copper Martha Stewart microbeads.

Trace and cut centres into 2 pieces each from both Sookwang sheet and black card stock.
In glitter tray or similar, remove inner section of sookwang piece and cover with black microbeads.
Mix black and copper beads together in small container.
Remove backing from outer part of centre and cover with copper/black beads.
NOTE:  The microbeads do not provide solid coverage, so I used black Bazzill card stock in the background.

The sunflower is one of my favourite flowers, so I am thrilled with the results!

The crow on the green journaling spot is from the Apple Cider clear stamp set…

I stamped the crow onto black card stock using Clearsnap Donna Salazar Inx and embossing powder in “Leather”…which turns coppery…

Now I can only hope and pray that I am able to get a decent shot of my teens for this year’s fall photo shoot!  Fingers crossed 🙂

21 Comments on Bo Bunny Apple Cider Double Layout

  1. Lynn
    September 10, 2012 at 11:51 am (11 years ago)

    I was in awe of this layout when I saw it at Urban, and am now even more in awe when I see all the fine details explained. I’m in LOVE with those sunflowers. Your attention to every little details shows. This is a fabulous layout Kelly!

  2. Charlotte Brochu
    September 10, 2012 at 11:59 am (11 years ago)

    Super layout Kelly! Love all the techniques you show! Makes me want to get messy and try some of them out! Thanks so much for sharing your processes!

  3. Miae
    September 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm (11 years ago)

    Now that is a gorgeous fall page! And man oh man the amount of details….so helpful to understand how you made them too! Yes, you sure made those dies work for you!

  4. Paula
    September 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm (11 years ago)

    As always, a wonderful job Kelly. I saw this at Urban and LOVED how the sunflowers look. I may have to find some sunflowers to take pics of the kids with just so I can use this technique on a page!

  5. Robbie
    September 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow!! What a fabulous layout and your attention to detail is over the top!! LOVE how you did everything and shared all the techniques! Fantastic work!!

  6. Michelle
    September 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh my Kelly! This Lo is simply stunning!! Your attention to detail is astounding and I love that you include so many detailed shots of all your special handmade touches. Those sunflowers ROCK!!!! I would suggest bribery with MONEY for this year’s fall photoshoot!lol

  7. Cindy Gay
    September 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm (11 years ago)

    I love the microbead technique and that Rock Candy crackle.

  8. amelia crowe
    September 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm (11 years ago)

    I love all of your GREAT and AMAZING details Kelly!!!

  9. misty
    September 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm (11 years ago)

    so awesome! I love that sunflower and I have to get my hands on some of those copper beads!!! Don’t worry about heading to my blog btw…still haven’t updated crappola! lol

  10. Juliana
    September 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm (11 years ago)

    This is gorgeous!!! So many wonderful details and I love that sunflower!!!

  11. linda
    September 11, 2012 at 6:25 am (11 years ago)

    Beautiful! all the attention to detail is amazing!

  12. Lisa Barrie
    September 11, 2012 at 7:22 am (11 years ago)

    Wow! So many fabulous details, the microbe ads on the sunflower creates such a beautiful texture. And I really like the fence with the black crackle. Bo bunny did a great job with this collection and you used it in the most beautiful and creative way.

  13. Shona
    September 11, 2012 at 9:20 am (11 years ago)

    this is just sooooooo gorgeous, amazing colors and design..YUMMY!

  14. Sandra D
    September 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly! This layout is so beautiful – you have included so many wonderful details. I bet your students were thrilled with being able to take such a gorgeous piece of art home with them.

  15. Bo Bunny
    September 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly! You rock! I love every single thing about this layout.

  16. Izzy Anderson
    September 13, 2012 at 4:49 am (11 years ago)

    The sunflowers. SWOON! I’d give you an A+ just for those. But of course your whole creation is an A+. You never disappoint. Gorgeous layout. Great pic of the kiddos too. That crow rocks!

  17. Renee
    September 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly you are just the absolute QUEEN of LO’s! So many gorgeous techniques, I am just blown away! Especially digging the sunflowers girl!!!! Wish I lived close enough to take one of your classes..Very well done as usual 😉

  18. Sue Sykes
    September 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm (11 years ago)

    Gorgeous, Kelly!! I love all the details and work put into this – and I’m so in awe of your talent!!!

  19. Nicole
    September 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm (11 years ago)

    Wonderful layout. So many great ideas!!! Found you through the Bo Bunny FB page 🙂

  20. Debbie
    September 18, 2012 at 8:00 am (11 years ago)

    Hi Kelly! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for leaving such sweet comments! The minute I saw this layout on facebook I had to find out who made this beautiful creation! You inspired our whole team with this layout! Great work and love your layout!

  21. francie
    October 2, 2012 at 6:16 am (11 years ago)

    Hello, Kelly – I said that I would hop over to your blog, and here I am. It took quite some time to go through all that I have had time to see; this is truly proof of how busy your life has become, but how much fun are you having!!! I will stop by again, another time, to say hello. Have a creative year. Hugs, Fran (Quick Silver)


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