Sunday, 12 February 2012

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

When I saw that both ScrapFIT and My Sketch World have a challenge to create a layout on white cardstock, I though that it would be really easy. I wasn't going to create anything specifically for it, just enter the next layout that I made on white. This has taken a surprisingly long time as white just hasn't been the right colour choice for the last few layouts. Today it was, and I combined this with a sketch also from My Sketch World and a techniques challenge at My Scrapbook Nook.

The techniques challenge is the last one from the Nook's New Year Crop and kept up the theme of top tens. Gina listed her top ten techniques and challenged us to use at least four of them on a layout.

Keeping with my Far East album, I decided to scrap some pictures and memorabilia from our hotel in Malaysia. My title circle is actually a coaster that I saved and the water colour picture at the bottom of the layout is one that I bought in the hotel gift shop.

My circle was much larger then in the sketch, and couldn't really be trimmed,  so I had to shuffle things about a bit to make them fit. Techniques-wise, I inked the edges of my card stock to provide a border and punched the edges of my central panel. I also stamped and cut out two flowers for the ends of my paper strips and stitched crosses at the opposite ends of the strips.

Cardstock  - Papermania
Paper - Dovecraft Eastern Promise paper pack
Ink - VersaColor

Fiskars Postage Stamp Border Punch
Pebbles Flower Stamps 


  1. ohhh what a great trip!!! sounds amazing, wonderful pics!! thanks soo much for playing along at ScrapFIT!!!!

  2. This is such a wonderful LO to remembers this fabulous trip!! Love how you used your memorabilia so perfectly - they go so well with your vibrant photos! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

  3. wonderful pictures and a beautiful page you have made.