Thursday, 29 September 2016

Narrow Boats, Wide Skies

I had a clear plan for the pages I wanted to make from our canal holiday in July, and it always included a double to sum up our day-to-day life on the water. I even decided on its title ages ago, back when we were still on the boat, we passed a narrow boat that is used for retreats and meditation, and painted on the side were the words "narrow boats, wide eyes, open minds..." I liked the sentiment and snapped a quick photo so that I wouldn't forget it; I particularly liked the contrast of narrow and wide, and pondered on that until I came up with my own version.

I do like to use a sketch for double pages, and I found this one on Google images, though it was too small to read the source. A reverse image search came up trumps, taking me to a larger version and the blog of Cheryl Even who originally published it back in 2012. I had a play around with the number and sizes of the photos, but the basic design is all hers.

It's a photo-heavy spread - I have fifteen pictures on the page - so I didn't leave myself a lot of room for journalling. I've captioned the larger photos and added a list of our route at the bottom, leaving the photos to tell most of the story.

Cardstock - Bazzill Dotted Swiss
Paper - Basic Grey What's Up, Basic Grey Granola, Crate Paper Prudence
Letters - American Crafts, Making Memories
Washi Tape - Quirky Kits
Brads - My Mind's Eye
Gems - Scrapberry's
Ink - Docrafts

1 comment:

  1. Love this layout! The awesome title and pictures work so perfectly with the beautiful papers and flower embellishments. Great idea to use captions around the sides of the larger photos so you could get more journaling on the layout, too. I'm glad you were able to use my sketch, and I hope my other sketches will be a helpful resource for you for future layouts!