Country of the Month: Austria

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I did it! I did it! I actually scrapped some Euro pics :) And it only took 3 years!!

Yep, it's been three years since these photos were taken, but this trip was so memorable. What made it memorable? The people! We totally fell in love with the hostel owner and his staff. They totally made the trip.

I used the Studio Calico Dear Abby add on and threw a lot of technique at this page. Painting, machine sewing and some stamping.

I wanted it to be colorful and lively, so I utilized Noell's Train Station Flexible Template to create movement give it that extra zest!! I extended the trains with those adorable Ki Memories pockets and added as much color as I could. This was definitely one of my "everything and the kitchen sink" layouts.

Along with the people, I remember the scenery the most. It was pure gorgeousness and beauty. Majestic is literally the most appropriate word for the wonder and beauty of the Austrian Alps.

For this page, I used the House of Three patterned paper from the kit but wanted to show it off to the fullest. It's hard to see how beautiful it is from a picture, but when you ink it, as I did on the right, it brings out all of the gorgeous detail. I hit it with all of my blues and silver Maya Mist.

Then, I added some ribbon trim, sprinkled around the pack of buttons that come with kit, and added some letter stickers to the photo for the title. Oh, and I almost forgot! I used Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 236 as the basis for this layout.

I don't normally do much scrapping with blue so I'm happy I got to use some fun blue stuff! Maybe you should think about blue for your next project :) Happy Scrapping!


1 comment:

  1. WORDS. FAIL. ME on the "blue & white" page. holy mama its stunning Jamie-Cakes!!
    love both of these. love your Euro adventures. you rocked the kit beyond belief!