Weekly layout – week forty one

Welcome to week forty one.

You guessed it – more California photographs this week. The story of our journey on the Coast Starlight.

I wanted to use all the photos shown and knew they wouldn’t fit on one 12 x 12 but I cropped them a bit hoping to fit them on one page. In the end I had to go with a double page layout. I laid the photos in a grid leaving a blank space for the journal block.

That yellow footstool step spoke to me as a colour for the layout, which is unusual as I’m not a yellow fan but I managed to find some yellow papers along with a lovely floral and some blues and greens.

I cut two strips of the blue pattern and put them at the top of the photos rounding the corners.

I tried a couple of combinations of colours on that left edge.

And considered adding a strip at the bottom of the photos too.

I cut a journal block and added a couple of tiny pieces of card and a metal tag. I also popped another strip of patterned paper onto the top blue strip.

To balance the page I cut a shaped piece of cards from the blue paper and added it onto the left of the page.

The story war stamped on the tag and I added the writing onto the card.

I got to this point and realised I hadn’t even thought about a title. So I added that with lime green Thickers.

Finally I added another little cluster of embellishment at the top right which included yellow labels from October Afternoon and that was the pages finished.

As usual with the white card background the layout ended up being very minimal. But that’s the way I seem to like it.


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.