Thursday, 21 April 2016


I'm flitting back and forth between old (2015) and new (2016) photos at the moment and this is another page for my 2015 Cruise album. 

We spent our last day in Belfast where we visited both the loyalist Shankill Road and the republican Falls Road to look at the murals painted on the buildings there. The two areas are separated by a 'peace wall' with gates that are normally open in the day and closed at night or in times of unrest. This particular gate was closed on the day of our visit but we did cross via an alternative gate where we saw the Cross of Crosses commemorating the 1998 Good Friday Agreement which brought some peace to Northern Ireland. I used photos of the gate and the cross for a page with a lot of journalling.

I based my page on the 1 April sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap. The larger photo is already there, and there was room on the sketch for my smaller photo. The three banners on the sketch became longer, narrower strips of paper on my page as I had to adjust them to fit in all the writing I wanted. 

I used butterflies for my embellishment as they are symbols of peace and hope.

Cardstock - Colorset
Paper - Heidi Swapp No Limits, Lily Bee Double Dutch, My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio II
Letters - American Crafts
Butterflies - Prima
Ink & Mist - Docrafts


  1. Wow, love your take on the sketch!!! Amazing job! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  2. This is such a pretty layout! Love your color choices and great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  3. Fabulous layout!!! Great take on the sketch :)Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

  4. beautiful layout! Great take on the sketch!Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  5. What a fun trip! Thanks for sharing with Sketch-N-Scrap

  6. great way to use 2 photos! I am always a fan of more photos! thanks so much for playing with us at Sketch N Scrap this month! looks like a great vaca too!