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4 April 2011

Apron Strings last birthday challenge

This layout was inspired by the Apron Strings last birthday Challenge. The challenge was to create a layout inspired by the subway art pictured at right. I've seen these popping up more and more on blogs and like the look. So, I decided I would create my own version of this subway art and use it on my layout. I picked some photos from our Otago Central Rail Trail tour we completed in January. This was a fantastic adventure where we biked 154km over a period of 5 days along what was once a railway through Central Otago province on New Zealand's south island. You can read more about it here.

I picked this sketch by Susan Stringfellow of Sketch Savvy and set to work. Instead of a photo in the bottom right corner of the layout though, I made a CD pocket. I've made a movie of all the photos that I took on the tour and will transfer it to CD. Once I've done that, I'll keep it in this pocket.
I used papers from Stampin Up! as well as some of the Scrapmatts chipboard that I won on the recent Scrapmatts blog hop. (Thanks Sophie!) I used twigs 02 (CB5056) and floral designs 03 (CB5057) that I coloured with my Sakura star pens (the chipboard is so easy to colour with them). The letter brads for my titles were purchased from a $2 shop and were in my stash as were the brown and green flowers. The brown felt flowers are from SU! and the cream coloured flowers are from Hero Arts.

The small cream and black alphabet stickers are from Kaisercraft and the others are from Adornit. Brads are by Jasart. I also put a few skeleton leaves under the floral designs chipboard in the top left corner and on the CD pocket. I bought those when we were in Thailand.
I made the subway art inside a text box in Word. The fonts I used were:
touring: Dymo
bicycle: Birmingham
wheels: LD Chubby
whirl: One Fell Swoop (I love this script font!); turn: Trubble
velocipede: Stripes Caps

So, what do you think? I love how this layout turned out and am very happy with it. I hope you like it too.

Till next time, happy days!



Patchi said...

Beautiful LO and I love how you incorporated your own subway art!

Trish said...

I just found your blog ,i am on the DT at how you have used your scrapmatts...great arnt they,your blog looks great

Lori said...

It's beautiful! Love your interpretation of the inspriation.