Friday, April 3, 2015

Court of the Myrtles | Inspiration

Hola! Rona back again using some Evalicious loveliness on a layout fresh from a trip to Spain!


One amazing place that we visited was Alhambra in Granada, the most visited tourist attraction in Spain.  And for good reason--it's stunning. A photographer's (and scrapbooker's) dream. I really wanted to do it justice, and so the embellishing on this layout is a bit more clean and simple than I usually do.

I used woodgrain in various pieces: the puffy alpha, the arrow, the tag, as well as the snip snip tag in the corner. Having a natural look to the embellishments complemented the photos nicely, without overwhelming them. I love how it turned out.


I used the "photo love" piece from the Photo Shoot Wood Veneers. It wasn't exactly the colour I wanted, so I white washed it with a bit of acrylic paint. Perfecto!


I printed the journaling onto a Photo Shoot Large Tag. To do this, I first made a rectangle text box on a document. I added two triangle shapes to it to block out the lower right and left corners of the rectangle, so that the text would be shaped to the point at the bottom. By the way, one trick I have is that I change the zoom on my screen so that the document width is exactly the same as a real 8 1/2 x 11 sheet... then I just hold up the tag to the screen to check that the size is right and that the text will fit properly before I print. Next, I print to a plain piece of paper. The last step is to use some washi or repositionable tape to put the tag directly over the text on the paper that just printed and run it through the printer again. I carefully remove the tape, and the journaling card is complete.


A stamp on the lower corner so that I'd remember the day, and I'm done. I plan to stamp all of my Spain layouts with this date stamp to bring the album together.



Thanks again for looking! Now, on to the next 46 Spain layouts....

Rona


Evalicious products used:
woodgrain alphas puffy stickers
photo shoot wood veneer
photo shoot large tags
field notes snipsnip page tabs
field notes snipsnip labels
field notes puffy stickers V1
field notes puffy stickers V2
field notes badge buttons v1
days of the week stamp set

3 comments:

stace said...

Love this! Look at you go, getting started on these right away.

Glorie said...

Great Job Rona! Love that tip about the journalling.

evalicious said...

Awesome picturesque photos! Nice way o using the PL card in a traditional layout:)