Saturday 11 September 2010

...she'll be coming round the mountain when she comes

My other two Innsbruck pages are finished (I posted here last week about the first two pages).

I ended up with one very plain, very simple page (with a really fun photo that we obtained quite by accident - we bought a postcard, then went to sit outside a bar to write the postcard... and there was the very scene on the postcard). I was going to add more photos up the right-hand side, but I liked how it looked so much that it would've been ruinous to carry on glueing:

I stuck a couple of strips across the page near to the bottom, one an old adhesive ribbon, one a spotty-cloudy thing from Echo Park's Sweet Summertime collection. I cut a few tag shapes, and altered a couple of them by adding a transparent sticker and by stamping and embossing in clear ink and powder, and arranged them underneath the photo, on top of an old tram ticket. I also made a little flower bigger by adding a brad and layers of an old atlas:

The other page is a fun, centrally focused page to immortalise a great little memory - a surprise at the top of our mountain walk:

I used a lot of Cosmo Cricket Early bird stuff on this page, as well as Echo Park Sweet Summertime stickers. I added journalling around the edge for two reasons: to explain the memory, of course, and also to keep it from invading the page too much. By sticking to the page boundary I kept the page clean but was still able to write about our discovery.

I was really happy to match some of the photo's colours to the chipboard birdie:

And wanted to add some vertical to the page, which I did with a long adhesive ribbon, a stamp and a long transparent sticker:

I loved making this page - thinking about the shapes, the colours, the proportions of everything. I can feel a definite style developing...


  1. LOVE the postcard shot!! That is such an awsome idea!! Great LO's!!

  2. I love that postcard shot too. And the journaling round the edge.

    Is that a new header? It's very nifty!

  3. Yeay!!! 2 layouts! way to go... now im inspired cause I haven't been scrapbooking on 12 by 12 layouts for a long time...
    I like the simplicity of the first one... cause the dark coloured background highlights the picture... and I like the accents and colours on the second!

  4. like the new header design. What a fun photo shot! really love both pages, the designs are great. The early bird one is lovely with the circle and colours. Also love the dark one, sometimes they just work so well to show off a photo!

  5. Love the level of thought and detail in layering bits of atlas simply as a background to an embellishment on a tourism theme. Brilliant! The photo's pretty sweet too!!