Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cave Tubing

I realize that I haven't shared as many layouts on my blog as I have cards so today, I have a layout.  This one was inspired by the wood embellishment that reads "All Time Best Day Ever" and it includes some very imperfect pictures that were taken with a disposable underwater camera when we were in Belize.  Here's my layout:

I started this layout by making a grid with my pictures.  I cropped the picture on the bottom (which was mostly black since it was taken inside the cave) to fill the gap under the 4x6 vertical picture.  I think its 4x2 size works much better than the original and really pulls your eye to the opening of the cave.  The papers are all My Mind's Eye.  The green stripes are actually washi tape.  I heart washi tape! I created the effect of the water using my EK Success Zig Zag punch.  I really like how this carried out the theme of my page and  grounded my journaling.  

To create my title, I stamped cardstock using the Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamp.  I love the texture that this adds to the letters.  Then, I used my Cricut to cut the title out three times.  Why three times?  So I could stack each letter.  These homemade Thickers add more dimension to my page!

The journaling reads: After a 1-hour bus ride with our very entertaining guides, we reached the site, picked up our tubes and hiked to the river.  The only way across was to swim or jump off the cliff like Mark did.  After a 30-minute hike through the hot jungle, we reached the caves, got in our tubes hooking our feet under the arms of the person in front and began our float trip.  Best day ever! 

Cardstock: Bazzill;
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye;
Embellishments:  My Mind's Eye (wood sub-title); October Afternoon (Tidbits & Tin Pin);
Tim Holtz (mini paper clip): Queen & Company (washi tape);
Stamps: Hero Arts; (Envelope Pattern: Travel Journal)
Ink: Ranger (Coffee)
Tools: EK Success Border Punch; Provo Craft Cricut. 


Beth Hallgren said...

You are so brave...I shudder to even think of being in a cave! Love the chevrons and how you tilted the photos :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Wonderful page! LOVE those pics. What a fun FUN day!!