Jul 22, 2011


While we camping this past May Long, we took a quick trip into Canmore, a near by town, to get some supplies. It's like this at the start of every camping season! There is always something we forgot or need and this trip was no different. Our little dog need a bathroom break so Steve pulled off the road onto this service road for the Dam and the views there were amazing!

I really loved this picture of the mountains and the lake.  The ice was still on the shoreline and the mountains were reflecting on the lake.  It felt like a scene out of a movie!  So when I was printing the photos, I knew I really wanted this photo to be the focus so I took a page out of my freind Haley's book and printed it in 11x14 format.  Really draws your attention doesn't it!

I picked up this grungeboard set design by Tim Holtz called Iconic and have been hoarding it for quite awhile.  I pulled it out because I didn't have any Thickers that really went with the colors of this layout, shocking I know seen as I think I own almost every set of Thickers!  I'm a bit addicted ... I admit it.  Anyways, because the letters were grungeboard, meaning naked, I painted them using my Memory Makers paints mixing 3 different colors for the perfect match.  After they dried, I roughed them up a bit with a sanding block.  To my surprise I also found the cute little mountain range in the same grungeboard set so I decided to ink it up and use it too!  See that cool mesh material, I bet you won't guess what it is!  It's actually drywall tape found at any hardware store.  Cool isn't it!  I love the stuff and use it all the time.  In fact, I am already on my second roll of it!

I have been going through this phase where I need to do a little something extra to almost all the embellishments on my layouts.  It's kind of my way of making it my own.  The chipboad circle was perfect for my layout but I felt it needed a little more dimension so I added some glossy accents to give it that epoxy look in the center.  Also, my journalling die cut had flourished border that I found too fancy for the layout so I covered it with some ribbon that went better with my layout.  Now both pieces fit perfectly with my layout and are unique too!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Archaic Collection; Cardstock: Bazzills; Alphabet Stickers: Tim Holtz Gurngeboard - Iconic; Embellishments: Basic Grey - Archaic Chipboard, Tim Holtz Gurngeboard - Iconic, Making Meories Paint, Ribbon, Glass Beads, Drywall Tape, Karen Foster License Plates, and GCD Studios - The Great Outdoors Chipboard; Tools: Sanding Block.

1 comment:

Beth Hallgren said...

gorgeous photo! Love the layout,wishing I had a wide format printer :)