Friday, June 17, 2011

My Weird Al inspired Foodie Tour Layout

The Layout:
Here is the latest layout I made about a walking food tour Kevin and I took of Old Town Pasadena. We learned a bit about the history, like the Tournament of the Roses parade was started to show the east coast how clement the weather was here in winter and how abundant was the vegetation while the east coast laid buried beneath the snow. But mostly, we visited restaurants and bakeries in the area and received samples. If you are interested, you can get half price tickets through Goldstar here for Foodie Field Trips. They have food tours of many different parts of L.A.

Walking Food Tour Layout

The Challenge:
This was the second item I made with My Mind's Eye Hip Hooray birthday girl collection. I also mixed it with their Portobello Road baby boy collection. There is a sketch challenge running on their blog right now where you have to use their papers, the given sketch and song lyrics in your layout. 

My Mind's Eye sketch

Since I just went on the foodie tour and recently attended a Weird Al concert, I combined the two activities and chose lyrics from, "Eat It." He is one of my favorite singers and before you scoff, like he says, he has lasted longer than most of the people he parodies. 

Weird Al in Eat It

The Details:
Here is a close up of the title. I added another line, "Don't you make me repeat it." 

The title and subtitle

I had some crepe ribbon that was pleated. To mimic that look, I also pleated a banner I cut from patterned papers and layered that on top for the horizontal strips in the sketch. One of the Portobello papers had some stamps printed on it which is at the top of the layout. I recreated the stamps on the bottom of the layout to repeat the pattern. 

Pleated banner, stamping cancellation stamps
For an extra embellishment I popped some cupcakes I cut from paper onto a flag banner I made. We did visit a cupcake bakery on the tour, but I couldn't fit in the photo. I did manage to get 6 photos onto a 2 photo layout by calculating the combined area of smaller photos.

Cupcake embellishment

I was playing around with layering all the pieces and put parts of the photos underneath parts of the patterned papers. Then I journaled in one of the blank spaces on the paper. 

Layering all the pieces
I also cut my background paper half an inch shorter so I could have the other pieces protrude half an inch from my layout and yet still fit in an album.

Coming off the page

Thanks for reading. Hope you will have a great weekend. 

Take care,


Svetlana Austin said...

I can see that you had wonderful time and had a lot to eat :-))) your LO is very coll and fun!

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