This page was supposed to have a lot more photos.
I had smaller photos printed to support each of the big photos and I had planned to follow a sketch out of the PageMaps book. But as I played with the photos and the paper, it just looked like too much. So I decided to ditch the smaller photos and let these two stand for themselves. I’m glad I did.
This page was also going to have a much more “boring” title (something illuminating but completely not creative like “Wharton Escherick House and Valley Forge“), but thankfully the Silhouette free shape of the week last week was exactly the thing I needed.
With the popularity of geotags and the free file from Kelly Purkey, I had the perfect embellishment. I’m still using the Studio Calico May 2012 kit, but I’m running out of kit embellishments. I also cut out some labels (another free shape from Silhouette, but I didn’t print them first, since I’m out of printer ink right now) and layered them with little punched bits and scraps of patterned papers that I have from other layouts I’ve already made with the kit. I topped off each little embellishment area with some pearls and some little metal stars/flowers from my stash to add some shine.
P.S. Didja notice that in the photo of the whole layout, my labels are in the wrong spots? I noticed as I was taking the closeups, so I quickly ripped them up and re-adhered them over the right photos!
Supplies (many from the Studio Calico May 2012 kit, “35mm”):
patterned paper: Echo Park (Yardsticks), Studio Calico (Hive, Books), My Mind’s Eye (Miss Caroline/Dilly Dally Adventures Record, “Be Amazing” Societe), tiny snippets of My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart/”Be Amazing” Societe)
cardstock: Bazzill (Cinder), American Crafts (Geyser), the Paper Company (ivory), the Paper Studio (kraft)
embellishments: Studio Calico (exclusive die cuts), Freckled Fawn (Style 308 washi tape), Colorbok (aqua stars/flowers), Queen & Co. (pearls)
punches: Fiskars (Apron Lace border), EK Success (1″ circle)
Silhouette SD and cut files: Silhouette (vacation titles, vintage labels), Kelly Purkey (geotag)
journaling pens: Sharpie, GelWriter
ink: Portafolia and Stampabilities