This is another one for Scrap Whispers - the challenge was to scraplift this page from Helen Salthouse:
Initially I was overwhelmed by this one. It's a beautiful layout but there is just so much going on, and I don't do shaped pages as once they are in the album you are going to see the back of another layout around the edges.
I decided to keep the three photos and their curly frames (using up some bought die-cut shapes) and confine my layout to about 3/4 of the page with a bracket shaped top edge, backed onto another piece of paper. I also intended to keep the semi-circle of journalling on the right. It evolved as I worked on it and I came up with this:
I dropped the semi-circle in favour of a cobra, cut from a photograph of the ride and I was going to journal on that, but when it came to writing I realised that there wasn't really much to say. I ditched that idea too and just added the date and location to a tag which I tucked behind the photos. The title was cut from another photo. My husband used to think I was mad taking pictures of signs everywhere we go, but I find them really useful for titles which match the photos perfectly and don't eat into my letter stash. I don't use a lot of embellishments on my pages and while I think that Helen's stitched flourishes and buttons are really lovely, they don't fit into this layout; I shall save that idea for another day.
Paper - Crafts House Retro Brown, HOTP Clouds
Card Diecuts - Imagine That...