Seeing Signs of Autumn with Guest Designer Ali Skifton

Today we are excited to welcome October guest, Ali Skifton to the Elle’s Studio blog! Take a look at Ali’s Instagram feed and you’ll see why we asked her to guest! Her layouts are fun—full of color and texture, and the layout that she created for us today is just her style—with an autumn twist! Let’s take a look!

Happy fall, y’all! I am so excited to be joining you and Elle’s Studio this month as the October guest designer. My name is Ali, and I will be sharing with you an autumn layout that I created using a combination of the new October add-ons, along with some September ones too!

Supplies | September 2021 KitAutumn Die Cuts, Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Moss Green Puffy Alphabet StickersHome Sewn Stitches Acetate Stickers, Autumn Fun Wood VeneerThankful Paper Stack, Small Tile Alphabet Stamp

One of my favorite things about fall is the changing colors of leaves and these Autumn Die Cuts were perfect to go with the picture of a huge maple leaf I saw while shopping in Santa Barbara. They were also screaming at me to be stitched.  I spent a few hours stitching these leaves with beautiful color threads to match them. I took the die cut package to Michaels so I could match up the colors with the DMC threads they had in the store.

I pop dotted the leaves to add even more dimension to the page and make it seem like they were falling out of the sky onto the pavement. I added the fun Gold Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers in between to fill in some empty spaces and love how they pick up the colors in the picture.  

There are so many cute 3 x 4 inch tags included in both the September and October kits. I figured the “Hello Autumn” tag was a good opening one and I couldn’t pass by those rainbow stripes. I mean, come on—it matches my rainbow-colored leaves falling on my page.  

I used the Thankful Paper Stack and cut half inch stipes for my background to ground my cards and picture. I then added the Home Sewn Stitches Acetate Stickers to each strip and love how it adds to the paper and ties in with the stitching on the leaves without the hard work.  

The title was so fun to use! I love this Autumn Fun Wood Veneer.  It is perfect for any fall page! I wanted to use the new tile stamps which come in three different sizes. How perfect you have those options! I used the Small Tile Alphabet Stamp to stamp the word “in” and then used the fun Moss Green Puffy Alphabet Stickers to finish off my title. If you are unsure of stamping on your layout, you can stamp on a separate piece of paper and cut out your letters. This is what I did and added foam behind the tiles to pop them off the page. 

I hope you enjoy this autumn layout as much as I did creating it! Go enjoy the sweater weather and I will be back later this month sharing another fall project I created with these fabulous products!

Hi everyone!  My name is Alexandra, but all my family and friends call me Ali. I am so excited and honored to be joining you as the guest designer this month. October is my favorite month of the year. I love the leaves turning colors, apple picking, corn mazes, sweater weather, pumpkin picking and my favorite holiday, Halloween! 

I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years now and am very thankful to have this in my life.  I look forward to spending time in my craft room on the weekends after working all week as a full-time financial analyst. I consider my style to be on the whimsical side using a lot of bright colors.  I also enjoy reading, traveling, photography and living life.  You will find me having fun adventures on Instagram @funadventureswithali!

Join Ali back on the blog on October 25th when she will share her next project created using our October kit and add-ons! Until then, be sure to follow her on Instagram for more layout inspiration!