Thursday, 1 September 2016

Taking Turns

Back in July we hired a narrowboat for a week's holiday on the Warwickshire canals. I took more than 200 photos but a lot of them are quite similar so I put off scrapping them until I had a clear idea for how I wanted to approach it. I'm now planning a double page overview plus three singles for more specific groups of photos. 

I want these pages to have a cohesive look so it will be clear to anyone looking through my album that they belong together and cover the same holiday, so I've put a kit together which I will use for all the pages. It's based on Basic Grey's What's Up collection, which is from 2011 but I've just bought some on clearance and I think the pinks, reds and aqua will work with my outdoor photos. I've pulled in papers from several other Basic Grey collections, plus a few papers from My Mind's Eye and I'll use the same dotted Swiss cardstock for all my backgrounds. 

The first page that I've made is a single, from the 1st August sketch at Stuck?! Sketches, with photos of my husband, my daughter and me driving the boat. I've stuck fairly closely to the sketch (apart from changing the number of photos) and even copied the stripey paper running across the page. 

I've used blue and green chalks on my background to add a little colour at the top left and bottom right, but it doesn't show up very well in the photo.

I'd originally pulled out white Thickers, but they don't work against the white background so I've added a few cork and kraft alphas to my kit.

Cardstock - Bazzill Dotted Swiss 
Paper - Basic Grey What's Up, Basic Grey Granola
Letters - Making Memories
Numbers - Kaisercraft
Label Stickers - October Afternoon
Washi Tape - Quirky Kits
Brad - My Mind's Eye
Enamel Dots/Hearts - Shimelle True Stories, Marianne Design
Chalk - Readicut Crafts
Ink - Ranger
Mist - Cosmic Shimmer

X-Cut Circle Punch

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty page, and this sounds like an amazing adventure! Thanks for commenting and leaving a link with us at STuck?!