Weekly layout – week thirty eight

Welcome to another week of scrapbook walk throughs.

More holiday photos this week.

These are from the Cable Car Museum in San Francisco. We were thrilled to find that the museum was sited in the building where the cables actually run from. We were really impressed by this geeks that we are.

Because of the machine industrial feel to the photos I wanted the layout to echo that. I was also thinking about the maths involved in these enormous wheels and pulleys and things so when I found this paper I knew it had to feature.

It is an old one not sure they do it anymore. From the Basic Grey ‘Basics’ line. I just loved those papers. My only issue with using this paper though was that I didn’t want to cover up those little triangles.I just managed to fit the photos in between the triangles.

There is a yellow tinge to the wheels in the picture and I wanted to pick up that slight touch of red on the sign above the machinery so I picked a few other papers out.

Had that harlequin pattern for ages. I tried a couple of combinations.

The red cardstock was too bold so I picked the second option.

With numbers in mind I picked a journal stamp cut the stamped image in half fo a couple of embellishments.

Then I needed to figure out where on the busy background I was going to write the story. So I cut out a piece of kraft cardstock in a similar shape to the stamp.

Then I added the title using old red felt ‘playroom’ Thickers and the scrabble style tiles from a sheet by Kaisercraft.

This little camera stamp is making its way onto all my California layouts. I got the idea from Shimelle. I bought the stamp set at a garden gift shop of all places.

Some washi tape also went into the mix.

And you can see from the first photo above that a few Tim Holtz gears added the final touch of mechanical-ness!

And there you have it. Really love how it turned out. It is a busy page and that’s unusual for me but I think it captures the mood of the photos.  And I just love that camera stamp.


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