Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pages Reveal: Thanksgiving in Cabo Layout

The Reveal:
For this month's assignment from Pages from the Heart, the DT was asked to make a calendar themed single page layout. Instead of putting an actual monthly calendar on my page, I decided to go with a calendar inspired look. I set up my page with a the grid-like design and placed everything inside the mini-boxes: the title, journaling, embellishments and photos.

Thanksgiving in Cabo Layout
Supply List for "Thanksgiving in Cabo" Layout
Featured Collection: Authentiques’ “Gathering” Collection

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Papers: Authentique
Stickers: Authentique
Alphabet Stickers: Authentique
Ribbon: May Arts
Floss: DMC
Ink: ColorBox Chalk
Dimensional Glaze: Glossy Accents by Inkssentials
Border Punch: EK Success
Strong Liquid Adhesive: Fabri-Tac by Beacon Adhesives
Other: needle, paper piercer, souvenirs (coins, keychain)
Sketch: Allison Davis

The Details:
I received Authentiques' "Gathering" collection to work with, which was filled with beautiful teals and corals, and revolved around a family theme.

I spent this past Thanksgiving in Cabo with my dad and my hubby, and I knew this collection's colors and theme would totally match my photos. The sky and waters were so blue, and the sand and rocks had an orange hue. Plus we happened to be wearing the primary colors in the collection - blue, brown and coral. Note to self, next time pick out the collection first and pack my wardrobe to match for easy vacation scrapping afterwards. 

Camel Riding in Cabo
I had no idea camels were indigenous to Mexico and I found out the camels were brought from the Sahara region and adapted well to Cabo.

I decided to scrap the entire vacation on one layout since my 2011 album is getting quite full by the end of the year, and also, then I can actually get one project completely done. The mini-boxes in a grid design is perfect for summary layouts, like a year in review page or in this case an entire vacation. I also managed to place some souvenirs I collected into the design. I bought a keychain at a super clean and modern Walmart there. I just took off the latch and chain part and tied a ribbon at the top. I tried my best to spend all my remaining pesos at the airport and ended up with only two coins left, which I knew where they would go.

I decided to hand stitch the grid lines and I have to admit it took hours. But once you start, you can't go back on a decision. In order to balance out all those stitched lines, I stitched around the main word in the title and I also stitched some French knots for embellishments. I connected the knots with a pen to form a branch to mimic the branches I cut out from a die cut piece in the collection.

Title Block

Using a calendar design made this a very full and very balanced layout. I really enjoyed filling in every box and recording all my memories onto one page. 

I had a few scraps leftover and made another page which I will be sharing very shortly. 

Take care and I hope you are still striving towards your resolutions,


Mitralee said...

holy beaners this is amazing! you really did a great job on this page! said...

Such a fab LO!! Love the bold colors and the stitching on your title letters! ~ Blessings

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