Autumn Leaves

Photo by me.

This photo was taken at one of my favorite places, Starved Rock State Park.  Starved Rock is a great place to capture the changing of the season as we move into Autumn.  My mother-in-law and I had the pleasure of enjoying Starved Rock's scenery in 2010, although I am sad we have yet to go this season.  Last month, I created an album for my mother-in-law featuring some of the most beautiful photos I captured.















Products used: accordian album-gifted; cardstock-Recollections; patterned paper-Indian Summer by DCWV; alphabet letter stickers: American Crafts (large yellow) and Lilly Bee Designs (small yellow and brown); Chipboard leaves: Maya Road; inks and dies: Making Memories Distressing Kit; other (craft supply and scraps): die cut leaves, bling, flowers, ribbon, doilies, buttons, patterned paper, pumpkin tag.

{I swear the album is straight.  It was a little hard to photograph since it was an accordian album}.  A couple quick tips for this album that I found helpful: 
  • Since I really wanted my photos to stand out, I kept the embellishments to a very bare minimum.  Just a few to compliment the colors of the photos and really help them shine.
  • I had a really, really hard time deciding which photos to use (they were all so stunning).  After I finally was able to narrow it down, I created this altered photo box to hold the rest of the photos in.
  • Since you are using minimum products, this is a great way to use up lots of those scraps of paper and embellishments.  {You can see my product list above, but most of what I used was scraps and therefore I don't have the exact brands for a lot of it}.
Do you know any places that are breathtaking during Autumn?  I would loooovvveee to check them out!

xoxo,
Kelster Jean

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