Welcome to week sixteen of a layout a week. This week I selected three photos from the Washington leg of our 2010 trip to the US.
They are from the Korean War Memorial. I knew right away that I wanted to create a simple layout because of the subject matter. I had stars and stripes and the USA flag and red and blue rolling about in my head.
I went for a black background – Bazzill Swiss dot again and found the star paper, which actually was the ‘b’ side of a Halloween print. The stars were perfect to represent the USA flag idea.
I cut narrow strips of the star paper and tried them out.
I tried a strip of red with the stars and liked it.
I never would have thought I’d have a use for the Tim Holtz barbed wire stencil but I was really glad I remembered I had it as I used it here as a background on the black card.
I dabbed white Stazon over the stencil in a patchy random fashion directly onto the swiss dot.
Put the star and red papers back after the stencilling but not sure I liked it.
I prefered just the stars at the bottom with the photos melding into that barbed wire backdrop.
Did a little internet research to check my facts for the Memorial and found that ‘Freedon is not Free’ is inscribed on the memorial (no photos of that) and thought it would be perfect for the title. I had a 6 x 4 inch gap left in the design for my title and journalling and chose to type both out onto white cardstock.
Used Hootie for the title I thought it looked good in this design. It was a bit stark though so I got out that stencil again and used black ink this time, again in a random pattern over some of the journal block.
I needed at least one item of embellishment so I found another Tim Holtz product – fragment ornaments – and used the test sheet of journalling to make a background to the fragment. I adhered the paper to the fragment with glossy accents.
That touch of blue was missing from the layout so I used the fragment to include a couple of words and a brad.
With the addition of the three star rub ons and the blue photo corner that was week sixteen finished.
I know I always say this but I really like how this week turned out. Sometimes scrapping photos like these is tricky but I hope I got it right.
Weekly Layout is a series of blog posts that I am doing every week in 2012. I am walking through the process of putting the page together with a bit of background to why I picked the design and embelishments for the page. I hope to develop my style and push myself by taking on this challenge. You can see previous weeks here.