Last month, My Scraps and More had a design team call. You had to create a layout using the sketch below:
I decided to use a very loose interpretation of the sketch. I know...bold move! And, while I didn't make the design team, I am really happy with the layout I am adding to my album. Here it is:
The picture measures 4"x12" -- a size that really captures the magnitude of the giant sequoias from our trip to California in 2009! The journaling reads: The Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park is aptly named. With trees over 200 feet tall, you couldn't help but look up!
I started the layout with Basic Grey's Persimmon collection and added some other embellishments from my collection. Since I didn't have navy blue Thickers in my massive stash of alphabets, I inked up raw chip board letters. Let me tell you, this was messy business! To avoid having to do that again, I ran to Michael's the next day and bought the new Heidi Swapp navy mist!
Below is a closer look at some of the embellishments:
Looking out on another couple of inches of fresh snow that has fallen today makes me long for summer vacation. Since that is still a few months away, I will have to settle for scrapping pictures of summer instead!
Patterned Paper, Chipboard and Alphabet Stickers: Basic Grey (Persimmon);
Alphabet: American Crafts Thickers
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Library Ledger)
Ink: Stampin' UP! (Night of Navy) Ranger (Coffee)
Embelishments: Studio Calico wood veneer; October Afternoon tidbits: Basic Grey sticker (Lucille); flairs (American Crafts and October Afternoon).