Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunset layout

Last summer my husband and I vacationed in Michigan.  On our last night there, we took a rowboat out on the small lake at our campground.  We took along a bottle of wine we bought locally and the fudge we had purchased on Mackinac Island a few days earlier.  We got some beautiful sunset pictures.  I was taking forever choosing a layout (I've found I always like layouts better when I find them online rather than when I slap the pictures down myself.)  Today, I happened to find a layout via Pinterest that had the same number of photos I was working with, and in the same direction.  That had to be the layout for me!  And, even better, the layout was part of a current challenge!

Here is what I came up with:

As I was taping down the last items on the second page, I realized that I had focused a little too much on each individual page and not the 2-page spread.  The line of black stars across the middle doesn't line up at all.  Oh, well.  I'm not going to tear it apart now.  At least the pages coordinate.

The black circles were cut with a punch and embossed using the Tiny Stars folder by The Paper Studio.  Here is a close-up of the embossing on the black circles:

The sentiment on the left hand page ("Recipe for an Enchanted Evening") came from a tourist booklet I picked up in Michigan.  The black stars are from Doodlecharms.  The "Under the Stars" sign on the right hand page is from Campin' Critters.

This layout will be entered in the following challenges:
Pamela's World of Scrap--layout #237b (I flipped the left and right pages.)
Desert Island Craft Challenge--#56 diecut/punch, dry embossing, sentiment
Paper Playtime--#12 Everything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays--CFC105 Mapquest/Travel theme


  1. Fabulous - I love the colours and design you used :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, hugs, Dawny x

  2. Cool layout! Thanks for joining us at DICC. :)

  3. Beautiful sunset! Love your layout - thanks for joining us at DICC!

  4. Very pretty layout! Thanks so much for joining us over at the CAS-ual Fridays blog and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  5. What a lovely layout! I realli like all the embossed texture you added, and the pictures are beautiful :)
    Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Lovely clean and simple page!
    Thanks for playing along in our CAS-ual Fridays "mapquest" challenge this week!
    Sylvia xx

  7. A great layout for your travel photos! So glad to see you at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  8. Checking out the pages on Pamela's World - Love the way you used the sketch. The colors are just right with the sunset.