Thursday, September 26, 2013

Caldey Island, Wales Layout

The Layout
This summer I visited Caldey Island near Tenby, Wales. It is a small island with 40 residents, 20 Cistercian monks and an Arts and Crafts style abbey. We walked to the southern point of the island which afforded spectacular cliffside views. I was twirling around like "the hills are alive" scene from Sound of Music. My Dad was reenacting the "It's..." scene from Monty Python and I don't know what the other two were doing, but we all had fun.

The Challenges
I used the September sketch from Life.Paper.Scrapbook. The main variation is instead of having thick strips of paper behind the photos, I made thin washi strips above and below the photos.

I chose my colors from their September Color Challenge, but muted them with vellum over the top. 

The Details
I chose some washi tape based on the color combo and placed it on white cardstock. I then placed a sheet of vellum over the top and stitched a seam down the middle of each strip. I cut out the strips in varying widths and adhered them on my layout.

On top of the strips below the photo, I placed my title with an embellishment cluster of stick pins and sequins. 

I placed some journaling spots on the side of one photo.

I toned down the colors of my background strips and embellishments so the photo colors would stand out. This layout came together quite quickly unlike some others that I keep altering and still can't get it right.

I'm also entering this in:
Ladybug Crafts: September Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,


Erica said...

Interesting way to use the washi. Never thought of toning it down.

Elise (lilgik) said...

What a fun layout, absolutely love the way you stitched vellum over your washi!

Stephanie said...

This is *so* pretty!! Super fun photos, and I love the idea of vellum over washi. It looks fabulous!

Ashley Horton said...

Love how you combined the Color Challenge and Sketch Challenge, and great use of the Vellum! Your photos really stand out and I love the use of the tags! Thanks for playing along with us @ Life.Paper.Scrapbook!

Leanne said...

just gorgeous!!!! thanks for playing along with us at LPS..x

Unknown said...

I'm always looking for cool and interesting ways to use vellum and I just love what you've done! Thanks for joining in with us at LPS :-)

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