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6 March 2011

Larnach Castle

I finished another layout for an Apron Strings challenge. The challenge was to use this Page Maps sketch. I love Becky Fleck's Page Maps sketches, so had to enter. The layout I came up with is of our trip to Larnach Castle in Dunedin, New Zealand in January 2011.

The papers I used were from 7 Gypsies - Flora and Mesofauna. For the central circle I used some Swiss dot Bazzill cardstock, and plain Bazzill cardstock for the base. I traced a scalloped circle piece of patterned paper onto the cream Swiss dot cardstock and then cut it out. I swiped some brown ink across the paper, and also pierced a border of holes along the edge of the scallops. It is very simple, although a bit time consuming (!), but effective.
The flourishes are from Dusty Attic. I painted them with twinkling H2Os for a bit of colour and some sparkle. I added a bit of ribbon, bought by the metre at Wrapped in Paper, and a few brads for embellishment.
The resulting layout is simple, but I think it turned out well.
That's it for now. I need to find a bit more time to make my next project - so until then, happy days!


Lori said...

Another beautiful layout - it's so soft and calming.

Becky Andersen said...

I love that sketch! What a beautiful LO!