Weekly layout – week forty

Welcome to week forty.

Dare I say more California photos this week? Well it is. I just love being so inspired by photographs so am grasping the feeling with both hands.

Another funny little story this week. Here are the photographs.

Taken when we visited Quarryhill Botanical Gardens near Glen Ellen they show the rattlesnake warning sign and my sandals. You don’t usually have to worry about rattlesnakes in the UK so I was somewhat worried about my tootsies.

I used white cardstock for the background and trimmed the photos to form a loose ‘L’ shape.

Then I picked some scraps of paper to coordinate with the green foliage and my lilac and white top. The photos were of a sunny scene (shady but sunny) and I thought the white green and lilac accented that as well as going with the photos.

As the shoes were important I wanted to highlight them and thought and arrow stamp might work well.

I stamped various arrow stamps (from a 7 Gypsies set) onto the papers with black Archival ink and trimmed the out. The stamp with the circles looked great in those three colours so I left them as they were and added them under the top photograph. I even went crazy and pulled out the sewing machine for a different look this week.

I placed the photos back on the page along with a few other embellishments to see what I thought before adhering anything else down.

This seemed okay but that gap above the bottom photo bothered me so I tried a lilac spotty paper to see. I also added a splash of green paper at the top and a punched border.

But went back to the original plan and decided that the space would be filled with journalling and look okay.

So I went ahead and added the title and adhered all the elements to the page.

I love the rub on font for the ‘shoes’ it looks like bamboo and thought it went well with the subject matter.

Here is a closer look at the grouping under the photo. I stitched them together then stapled the bakers twine in place before adhering to the page.

Added the writing and a little stamp of bare feet that I adore and thought it was a funny accent and the page was finished.

Not so clean and simple this week but still great oh yes and that camera stamp made it in again.

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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.