Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Lydford Gorge

I'm continuing scrapping our Easter holiday in Devon, with a trip to Lydford Gorge. It's somewhere we've visited many times, but we still go again whenever we are in the area. It's another National Trust property, with a car park at each end of the 1.5 mile long gorge. Our last visit was in 2008, and it feels like a very long time ago.

I based my page on this month's double page sketch at Stick It Down. I am on the single page design team there, and I never intended to do all the double pages too, but so far I've done so every month.

I started by flipping the sketch, so that my portrait photos of the rapids and waterfalls are on the left side. I also replaced one of the landscape photos with two smaller portrait photos, and then squeezed in two more in place of the smaller square photo in the sketch. I also like it when papers span the gaps between the two halves of a double page, so I moved some of the background papers closer together. I have lots of the Dotted Swiss cardstock, and I've decided to do all my holiday photos on it to make a definite sub-section of my 2015 album.

Believe it or not, I based my colour scheme around the butterfly washi tape as I really wanted to use this. It's from Teresa Collins' Daily Stories collection and although I bought several of the papers I've used most of them now, so I dug around for matching colours, finding papers from American Crafts/Shimelle, Pebbles and We R Memory Keepers that were close matches.

I've really loved these glittery foam Thickers; the narrow font doesn't take up much space, and I've had loads of titles from them without running out of vowels. I am running out of other letters now though, and have resorted to cannibalism to get the ones I need - the Gs are really Cs with additions, and the Rs started out as Ps.

Cardstock - Bazzill Dotted Swiss
Paper - American Crafts Shimelle, Pebbles Home-Made, We R Memory Keepers Indian Summer
Letters - American Crafts
Washi Tape - Teresa Collins Daily Stories
Word Stickers - American Crafts Shimelle
Label Stickers - 7Gypsies
Ink - Docrafts


  1. Super double Amanda, plenty of layers and pretty paper. What awesome photo's too! Off to check out Lydford Gorge for a place to visit this summer. xx

  2. What a great double pager. Love the photos as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

  3. Amanda I love your layout. Super colours and great photos. I know what you mean; I can't stay away from the double page layouts either. Thanks for sharing at Stick It Down.


  4. Beautiful double page Amanda Jane! You picked out perfect papers for these photos.

  5. Great job with the sketch. Love the layers. thanks for playing at SID.

  6. I really like what you did with these and may very will be stealing them soon for some chicken pictures I've been struggling with.

  7. Beautiful pages! I love how you flipped the sketches. Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down!

    ~Ashley W
    SID Card Team member

  8. This is just beautiful Amanda!! Thanks for playing along with our double challenge at Stick it Down!!