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Shades of Red - Challenge Combo

I started this layout as a response to Friday's scrap lift challenge, and picked Valerie's Tank Museum layout. I love the layered mats, the combination of squares and a circle, and the wonderful border of gears. And then I read Saturday's color challenge; my birthstone is the ruby, and I have several years photos of fall leaves, many of them red. Then I looked for a template for the three square photos, and thought that fits the challenge from October 10, and Valerie's layout has lots of white space - the Oct. 7 challenge - so here's my catch-up combo!

Google provided a web page with names and color swatches for a huge number of shades of red, and I played with fonts to more or less reflect the mood I associate with each color and/or it's name. Then I needed a companion page to use all the other photos of red leaves and trees. So Colors of Autumn was born. The four words I used came from a page by Melissa Renfro, called "thankful", that I downloaded and printed long ago, but I can't find it in her gallery. The inspiration for the arrangement of letters in "autumn" came from a page by Rachel Ludwig, published in scrapbooks etc. in 2005. All supplies for both pages are in the EXIF file. Thanks for the challenges!!

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I like the paperstacking. I also really love the way you have stacked pictures and then the circular one.

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How interesting to learn your though processes. The layout is gorgeous! I love the fall colors and the layers look great! Wonderful fall photos, too.

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I really like the stacked papers and colors. I love the words all typed in different fonts. Lovely layout.

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Another beautiful page. Your closeup photos of the leaves are quite stunning. The cluster of leaves behind the photos is wonderful and I love the stacked papers. Beautiful Autumn colors.

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