Weekly layout – week seven

Welcome to week seven.

I was running late with the layout this week so grabbed a picture and just got on with it.

It’s of Gav in our hotel room in Las Vegas – 2010.

Then I pulled out some cardstock and embellishments. At first I was going to go with black or grey for the background but I wanted to incorporate some yellow as the lamp in the picture is giving off bright yellow light.

Not sure where the American number plate cardstock came from but I thought it would look good with this picture.

I’m also trying to use the Tim Holtz tissue tape I love it but never get it onto layouts.

I placed the picture on the left side of the cardstock and thought I’d have my title over to the right. I then tried out several different combinations of patterned paper with the picture.

I liked the combination of all three papers. The stars the stripes and the damask.

I think because there are various ‘weights’ of pattern it works okay.

And the yellow paper really balances that bright yellow spot in the picture.

I didn’t use too many embellishments on this lo just the tissue tape the number plate strip and a label strip.

Here is the finished page with the hand written journaling.

The title is a sheet of 7 gypsies type keys, the oval charm is a Tim Holtz acrylic ornament. I stamped a Hero Arts swirl stamp in black on kraft cardstock then adhered it to the ornament with Glossy Accents and then attached a black brad. The soulmate sticker is from an October Afternoon sheet which is where the ‘3 day’ part of the title also came from.

I like it. The mix of papers, simple embellishment and a funny story.