Monday, May 9, 2016

The Great Wall of China, Part 1

Scrappy Monday, y'all!  Hope your weekend was good.  Ours was pretty quiet, other than going to see Captain America:  Civil War on Friday night--that was loud ;)  I love movies where stuff blows up.

Anyway, I bring to you today some scrapbook pages from our trip to China, which will make Missy very happy.

See the original pics here.  I printed out SO MANY pictures that I ended up doing FIVE layouts from our first time on the Great Wall (we went back a couple days later for the marathon, though we only walked the 5K no matter what the other three try to tell you) but I'm only sharing two of them today.

You might have noticed that we're all wearing our Baylor shirts in the pictures, so I wanted to use Baylor's colors for the pages.  Luckily for me, green and gold worked pretty well with our Great Wall photos :)  I've been hoarding Handsome Hunter and now I know why--well, after five layouts I don't have a ton of it left but this was definitely the place to use it.  I have a ton of 12x12 Summer Sun though.  Anyway, that dragon might seem like an odd choice for the focal point photo since it's not of the wall, but it was the very first picture we took when we arrived at the Great Wall and I kinda got used to seeing it first every time I flipped through the pictures so I just had to put it there.

And here's the second layout:  absolutely no finesse involved here, it was all about getting in a bunch of landscape shots and some journaling.  I still wanted the green and gold on there, so the journaling is written in Handsome Hunter ink and I sponged some Summer Sun around the edges of the journaling block.

My color combo for all five Great Wall layouts:  Handsome Hunter, Summer Sun, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla.  I'm not a huge fan of Crumb Cake, even though there's lots of people out there who love it like crazy, so I was a little surprised when I liked it so much for these layouts.  I wish SU! still sold 12x12 cardstock in single-color packs...even if they did the 3-color variety packs to match patterned paper like they do in the 8.5x11 size I'd still take it.  I use some colors a lot more than others and it sucks to have to buy a combo pack to only get two sheets of what color I want when I already have 20 sheets of the other colors :p

Anywha, it's not raining right this minute (minor miracle) so I think I'll go take my doglets for a walk.  Good thing Sadie can't read what I'm typing or she'd be all up and excited and trying to shove me out the door already.  TTFN, peeps!

Supplies, first layout:
Stamps:  Rough Type, Timeless Textures, Symbols of Solicitude
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Lettering template, circle punches

Supplies, second layout:
Stamps:  Circle Circus, Asian Art
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Handsome Hunter, Summer Sun
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Circle punches

1 comment:

CCsMom said...

Yes, the Baylor Bears on the Great Wall. AWESOME!