Autumn is a time where we start celebrating being at home—making it comfy and cozy for the change in season, getting it prepped for upcoming holidays, and Patricia Roebuck has a homey pocket page featuring our new Home Wood Veneers that we think you will just love! Let’s take a look.
Happy fall, Elle’s Studio friends! It doesn’t seem to matter what season we are in, I can always enjoy being a homebody and if you live with pets and other family, there’s plenty of photo-ops for those comfy cozy home days. In my case, my husband and my daughter caught me either sleeping in or napping during the day while my cats decided to claim ownership of me. For today’s project, I created a traveler’s notebook spread with a pocket page to capture that mood using the Home Wood Veneers.
With the Home Wood Veneers setting the mood for my layout, I went with a different background for my full-size traveler’s notebook page by using a dark brown woodgrain cardstock. I used the 12″ x 12″ heart background found in the September 2019 Digital Cut File as a stencil on my background using white watercolor, allowing it to drip and even creating some splatters. It looks wonderful seeping into the woodgrain of the paper. Next, I placed my photo in the center and framed it with the flowers and leaves from the September 2019 Digital Cut File, cut from patterns in the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack. Then, I layered the house and ‘home’ veneer pieces within my cluster of flowers and leaves.
Before adhering the house wood veneer, I painted the roof with yellow paint and added embroidery floss between the roof and the house to create color and texture. On the door, I added a Puffy Autumn Heart Sticker. These colors complement the flowers and leaves I’ve cut from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack.
For the “home” wood veneer, I used liquid glue to adhere it to my background, and then punched holes to create “X” stitching vertically on the ‘O,’ repeating the homey feel and mood I’ve created with the woodgrain and heart background, creating a hidden “xoxo.” I added a Happy Moments Puffy Sticker to the center of the ‘O’ to start my triangle of the yellow paint on the roof of the wood veneer house above, then I added one long straight stitch using the same embroidery floss to run the length of the page for some fun, to add more texture, lead the eye up and down the page, and as a way to break up the ‘M’ and the ‘E’ of the ‘home’ wood veneer.
For my right side, I used the colorful heart September Kit tag to tie in with my hearts background and theme on the left. I also added a label die cut from the September Kit and painted the “love lives here” Home Wood Veneer to finish my triangle of that same color I created on the left and adhered that in the center. To continue the “xoxo” theme I started, I added more ‘X’ stitching to some of the hearts, as well as the “X” Happy Moments Puffy Stickers on either side of my circle veneer.
My last pocket is a photo taking up most of the pocket, but I was still able to bring the mood of my layout and the colors to this photo by using the Happy Moments Puffy Stickers, the September Labels, and the Home Wood Veneer “let’s stay in” label, adding yellow paint on either end of it to create another spot of that same color.
The Home Wood Veneers are perfect for your homebody days caught sleeping/napping, cooking, or hanging out, but they are also adorable for your holiday visits with family or friends! Either way, they will add an overall feel-good home touch to your next project!