Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Taste of Taiwan Layout

The Sketch:
It is time for my reveal with Sassy Lil' Sketches based on their September Week 4 sketch (which has since be removed as they have closed their site).

My Layout:
Chinese Zodiac

During the SoCal Shop Hop, where I went to visit several scrapbooking stores in the area, I came across a pack of Chinese zodiac stickers. I thought the arrangement of the stickers resembled the patterned paper squares in the sketch, so that was the inspiration for the entire layout. 

I then picked photos to match the stickers. I was in Taiwan this summer and my Dad took us to a hole in the wall noodle shop that was reminiscent of camp fire cooking that catered to soldiers in training. There was a flag on the wall behind where we were sitting. We happened to be wearing beanies of Taiwan's flag since we had just finished a tour of the Presidential Office Building.  

A Taste of Taiwan Layout
The Details:
Here is a look at the title. Instead of banners, I hung a string of lanterns above the title since it fit with my theme better. I moved the title to the top of the page and the journaling to the bottom since I couldn't cover up the stickers like I could background squares.
The Title
Instead of one large vertical photo, I opted to go with three smaller horizontal photos. I stitched around the photo block to mimic the stitching in the patterned paper.

Photo Block
The background paper had a wavy frame printed around the border. I used an exacto knife to cut along the frame so I could insert the other papers I used behind it and keep the design of the frame intact. 


If you'd like to see the other interpretations by the Sassy Lil' design team or if you'd like to upload your own version of the sketch, please go here. 

The Prizes:
If you play along with any of the September sketches, just link your layout to the corresponding post by October 5th, to win a prize from either of this month's sponsors. I saw some of the new releases from Authentique over at Pages from the Heart, and they are gorgeous.

Thanks for reading along,


Becky said...

Amazing layout Michelle! I love the lanterns and how you cut everything to fit the frame. Scraptacular! =)

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

What a beautiful LO. Love the bold colors, funky shape, and faux stitching that makes your shape pop! ~ blessings


Sheila said...

I love the layout and all the details...I read with envy your post "visited several scrapbooking stores"...I love in the sticks!

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