Saturday, 24 November 2012

Monumental fun

Happy weekend!

Carrying on with my Nuts About Sketches layout catch-up...this is my layout for week 235. You can find the original sketch here along with other examples from the rest of the Design Team :)

Ugh, I'd forgotten what a pain scanning in a layout with a white background was... It looks better on the Nuts About Sketches blog, I promise ;)

Anyway, this photo is from the first weekend we stayed in the USA. We went to Arlington Cemetary on the Sunday, and then walked from their to the Marines memorial - a.k.a the Iwo Jima memorial. On our way, we stopped to look at the view over Washington, D.C, and Mark thought it would be fun to play about with perspective and the scenery. Hence Jemma appearing to be holding the Washington Memorial by it's point...

I used papers from a 6x6 PaperMania pad - Portobello Road. I bought this before we left the UK, as I knew I would want some Union Jack and British-ness type papers, and with the Jubilee and Olympics, there was British pride bursting out all over the place!!! On this layout, I used more of the subtle papers in the pack - I just wanted to pick up the colours on Jemma's t-shirt :)  I coloured the Thickers in the title with a ProMarker, and added some clear glitter glue for a bit of sparkle.
I changed my layout size to 8.5 x 11, so the photo took centre stage on the page, but there was still enough room for some white space.


Margie H said...

What a fun layout! LOL! Great use of the patterned papers :)

Laura said...

I love the squares of patterned paper you used. Terrific take on sketch