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10 September 2012

Grand Canyon

This month's challenge at Kraft It Up was a colour challenge to use kraft, white, black and green:

I love this combination and knew I had to scrap the photos of the Grand Canyon from our trip in July. I grabbed a double page sketch from Sketch Support (number 12) as my base. If you don't know about this website, it's fantastic, especially because they give you a printable format that includes dimensions, placement information and ideas for altering the sketch. All you need to do is click on the appropriate link on the right hand side under Printable Sketches. 
Left hand page
Right hand page
Background made with template and Distress ink
I selected some cardstock (kraft from Stampin Up!, black Bazzill and green Core'dinations), as well as some Graphic 45 scraps that I had from a workshop I'd done at my LSS. For the white I used a piece of lace from my stash and the top note die cut that I'd received from the die cut swap I participated in some months back. I used the Crafter's Workshop Tile Texture template and some Distress Ink to add the "squares" on the green cardstock, then sanded the edges back a little. I inked around the edges of the Kraft cardstock and top note die too. Since I'm a perfectionist it then took a while to measure up all the pieces and make sure that they were lined up equally on both pages. I'm sure someone else would have had it done in half the time!

I decided to print the journalling on the computer, something that I don't often do, but it meant that I could write more in the space. I do plan on doing another layout of the California Condors that we saw, and maybe the fossils too, but thought I should get the main information onto this page.

I had just recently purchased the flowers (Tyed-dyed gypsiesby Petaloo) at the Craft Show with nothing particular in mind. They were perfect for this layout. I found some other green button flowers in my embellishment stash, as well as some brads. The laser cut chipboard is from a2z scraplets. The branch die cut was made with a Memory Box die, and the little kraft cards are from Collections Elements. It was then just a matter of moving them around till I liked the design.  

I love how this layout turned out! Tell me what you think...

Till next time, happy days! 



karenw said...

Love this Francine! You are too patient measuring (there is a reason my pages are messy..) but it was worth it.

Loks like a great trip as well. xx

Alicia Redshaw said...

Fabulous layout Francine, I love how clean and uncluttered your layout is whilst still including little details and clusters of goodness to keep the eye moving and spark interest

Kim Price said...

Oh fabulous double! They can be such a challenge to do but you have really nailed it. LOVE this take on the colour challenge at Kraft It Up! Hope to see you again

Kylie said...

terrific double page..thanks for playing along at KIU

Helene Bogren said...

Lovely layout! Thanks for playing along at KIU!

Gina said...

a lovely double layout..and great take on the challenge..thanks so much for joining in at KIU! :)

Leonie said...

Great Double, love the clusters of flowers thanks for joining in at Kraft it Up!