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!!