The challenge this month over at Stamp-A-Memory is to scrap a double-page layout. these are my favourite layouts to do as you can incorporate lots of photos on the page, PLUS they look good in your album having it fill the whole opening.
I chose to scrap a recent trip my girlfriend & I made to Port Lincoln in South Australia:
We drove there and back & as it was a girl's trip, on the way back decided to stage a 'Thelma & Louise' moment (I guess you really had to be there!!) These photos were taken from a hill overlooking Eucla.
I've used my punches & Bigshot a lot to create embellishments for this layout - from the scallop border, title & my little journalling spot. The scallop border was created using the Tasteful Trim Die and and my Crop-A-Dile. I've also used my 5-Petal flower punch to punch out a flower from chipboard. this gave me a flower to use as an embellishment, plus I used the negative piece as another embellishment. Both pieces were run through the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
Stampin' Up have a fabulous new Designer Frames embossing Folder set, so I though I would use it to create a little journalling spot. I first diecut an oval with the Ovals Die, then ran it through the ovals embossing folder to create the back. I don't know if you can really see the effect to well, but it has a raised border & a row of raised dots around the outside edge. The top layer was punched out using the extra large oval punch.
I hope you find the time to join in the challenge this month, I would love to see what you come up with. You can enter the challenge here. I would also love to hear what you think of this layout, so please leave me a little comment!!
- Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
- Paisley Petals DSP, First Editon Specialty DSP
- Tasteful Trims Die, Simple Letters Die, Timeless Type Junior AlphabetDesigner Frames Embossing Folder, Pefect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Large oval punch, 5-petal Flower punch, Baroque Motifs stampset
- Other: Brads, Paper Daisies