Weekly layout – week thirty seven

Welcome to week thirty seven. I got straight into scrapping holiday photos this week.

There were four pictures of this visit to see a geyser in northern California. I whittled it down to three photos and picked out some papers. I am nothing if not predictable with paper choices. The photos have lots of blue and some green so guess what, I picked blue and green papers.

Also picked some letter stickers for the title.

I tried the photos a couple of ways.

I used the spotty paper as the background and added a grid paper to the left of the bottom photo.

Then a strip of the lovely chevron\zig zag paper above the photos.

As my writing was going in the square to the left of the bottom photo along with the title I added the title next to make sure I had enough room for the journalling. I used two different fonts. An old chipboard set and the brand new Dear Lizzie foam thickers from American Crafts.

Popped the writing in next. I got a bit twitchy when five words wouldn’t fit on the grid paper but I got over it….. almost.

To cover that up a bit and balance the bottom it needed an extra something or other. I found these great clear stamps that were unused from Kaisercraft.

Thought the explore one fitted well. I stamped them using a couple of different inks to see which was best.

I also added one to the top right along with another paper strip and a tiny label sticker for the date.

A final touch was stamping the long arrows directly onto the layout just next to the title and on the middle right of the page.

And that was it. Less is more again but I like it and it was a good story to tell.

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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 embellishments for the page. I hope to develop my style and push myself by taking on this challenge. You can see previous weeks here.