Here is the original template I chose for the MDSM85 challenge:
|AUTUMN TRADITIONS 11 x 8.5 LANDSCAPE PAGE TEMPLATE|
My challenge, however, was to customize this template. I wanted to use photos from a trip to Leavenworth, Washington my husband, uncle and I made in June. Leaves and pines certainly work for that mountain town, but not the season since it was the end of spring. So, I kept the layout of the layered elements, but swapped the leaves for flowers, a butterfly and a bird! I used punches for punches and stamps in place of stamps, and kept the sizes nearly the same. I switched up the golden wheat stamps for green leafy branches. I kept the pinecone stamps, but shrunk them down a bit.
Here is how it turned out:
The layering tool was a big time saver in keeping the original layout while I replaced the elements. I had a system: I created a new element to replace one of the original ones, laid the new one on top of the old (without changing anything about the position or layer of the old), did any final tweaking such as size and rotation angle, then went into layering and moved my new element just behind the original/old one. Once the new one was exactly where the old was, I deleted the old one.
Details and Elements
DSPs (filled punches): from "Sun Garden" and "Domestic Goddess"
Punches: Square (resized to be rectangular), 2-Step Bird (Body and Wing), Fancy Flower, Butterfly Shape 1
Stamps: Christmas Lodge - leaf; Autumn Days - pinecone; Autumn Harvest - flower 1; French Foliage - leaf 1; Summer Happiness - leaf 1