Sunday, June 30, 2013

"Bean There, Done That" Chicago Layout

The Trip
Last week, I was in Chicago for the first time and did a lot of the touristy things there, number one being taking pictures in front of the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park. 

The Layout
After returning from a trip, I like to immediately make one layout. That way, if I never get to making a mini-album or multiple layouts about the whole trip, I'd at least have a representative page for the year. Here is my layout about visiting "The Bean". 

The Details
I had this sheet of patterned paper, called "Let's Go" from Simple Stories that I wanted to use. I cut the arrows into strips and laid them out on my background paper, but found it to be too busy. I didn't want to give up on the idea, so I inked the edges in black and left a small space in between the strips, then it was not so overwhelming. 

I used sketch #114 from Sketches in Thyme for my layout. 

Here is my title using small Authentique alpha blocks. I also added a small silver bean I cut from a scrap of metallic paper. 

For my journaling, I wrote on a tag and added a piece of jute. Next to it I used a Maya Road wood veneer Polaroid frame on a leftover photo, which is actually our reflection off the Bean. 

I had purchased a "Summer Fun" kit from Scrapbook & Cards Today's blog. As I was packing for a crop, I just grabbed the kit as it had the colors I wanted for this layout and made this layout at the crop. 

I'm entering this in:
613 Avenue Create - #26 Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Challenges $ Everybody - #23 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp! - Anything Goes
Sketches in Thyme - June Challenges

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,


Kimberly Kett said...

Love how you used that paper! Great LO!

Unknown said...

Great way to use that paper and such a fun layout. Love the title too!

Patter Cross said...

Love all of the color. Great layout!

Unknown said...

Such fun! Those photos are great! I especially love the reflections in them. Very clever of you to cut apart the background paper and make it work for you.

Elise (lilgik) said...

great layout and fun pics!

Crystal Schneider said...

Love all of the colors on your layout. We love visiting Chicago there is always so much to do.

emily said...

I find some papers I love to be too overwhelming too. I like how you toned it down with the white space. And the title is cute:)

Dictionary said...

Great pages, I love that you scrap at least one layout when you get home, that is such a great idea. I have too many vaca projects waiting for me to start. Would be nice to have at least one page.

Becky said...

This looks fantastic! I love how you cut the strips apart. Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme. ;)

wendipooh13 said...

super cool page and great colors, love the photos!!! sooo glad you played along with Sketches In Thyme!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is just too fun! LOVE what you've done with that paper sheet! All those colors really pop off your white background. Yum! And your title is absolutely PERFECT! Such a great page! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great layout, love the colors :)

luciana sanches said...

Thank you very much for your participation in the challenge sketch so SIT! Lovely page,Kiss!

Leslie said...

Love your take on the sketch. Great paper and colors!

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Michelle, love how you've used the paper, I thought of was washi tape until I read your post
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
Mandy xx

Confiseries Papier said...

Great LO, I like how you cut the dsp in strips to showcase your photo. Thanks for visiting us at 613 Avenue Create.

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