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.
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".
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,