Saturday, January 14, 2017

Train Coming Round the Bend Layout

The colors on these photos were a true challenge for me, as I was initially trying to find a paper pack in my vast stash that contained red, green, black, and yellow, all in the correct shades. It was an impossible task, but I finally stumbled across a forgotten pack of papers from 2004 when color blocking had just started to be popular. Even though they only had red and black, I thought that was an okay compromise, especially once I added cardstock and embellishment in yellow and green.
Kyla's Classic Color Block Papers (Paper Pizazz)
Ruby, Juniper, Goldrush & White Daisy cardstock
Juniper & Goldrush ink
Black marker
White gel pen (Sakura)
Ruby baker's twine
Black epoxy bubbles
Aqua Dots
Enjoy #Life card
Heart punch (EK Success)
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, tags
Pattern: EMS Sketch Challenge 19
Challenges: Bitten By the Bug 2 Elvis challenge (I used lyrics from Mystery Train as the title for this layout); Lasting Memories punch challenge (I used a heart punch several times); Splitcoast Stampers VSBN music challenge (I was inspired to use lyrics from the theme song "We've Only Just Begun" on the tag on my right hand page)


Sandy Ross said...

You search for the perfect papers was very successful. Lovely layout for your fabulous photos!!!

Caroline said...

The train trip and the scenery looks beautiful. It looks like such fun. I like all of the pretty pictures, too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Susan Edwards said...

Cheryl what wonderful layouts, you did a great job. The colors of the paper are perfect for the colors in the photos. Don't you just love it when you can use paper you have held on to forever? I love that you used lyrics from Elvis' Mystery Train. Thank you for joining our Elvis challenge at BBTB2.
xx Susan

moknowsall said...

what is it about trains? we all love them. My dad had a model train layout, and my grandson got a train set for Xmas. Wonderful layout - great pictures to match. thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge and celebration of Elvis's birthday!

Laurie Levorson said...

Your photos and great layout remind me of an old steam train trip we took several years ago through the Rockies too. Beautiful photos and layout to preserve your special memories. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2!

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute layout :) Love the photos, we love trains too, I can see a ride like this would be lots of fun :) need to find one in my area of the woods. Thank you for joining us over at Lasting Memories