Thursday, September 6, 2018

Good Things with Louise!

Hello Quick Quotes readers, Louise here on the blog today. As the kids are going back to school, I am scrapping our summer memories. Here's a page I made using the Quick Quotes Far and Away collection:


Traveling with teenagers can be challenging, especially when trying to get them to smile for the camera. With my teenagers, the one exception to this is when they are eating, especially if they are eating chocolate. As a result, some of our best vacation photos are of meals and I seem to make a lot of vacation pages about food. In this case, we were eating crepes in a beautiful outdoor location, overlooking a canal and a historic building.

I started this page by creating horizontal stripes across the page.  Using only papers from the Far and Away collection, I chose the suitcase paper because we were on vacation and the water paper because of the canal. The blue and yellow color scheme gives it a summer feel.

Horizontal stripes are an easy way to layer a page, but I like to add some asymmetry to make the page more interesting. I did this with the following elements:

  • The large sun in the upper left
  • The title placed on an angle
  • The embellishment and journaling cluster in the lower right
I made the sun using a gear die and cut it from the subtle orange and blue stripe print in the collection. 
  • I changed the color of the sun using PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sandy Shore. I applied the ink generously using my ink blending tool  and inked directly around the edges, especially between the 2 pieces. 
  • I taped the circle to the gear, carefully lining up the stripes, and then trimmed the sun to the right size for the page. 

As I was deciding what to put in my embellishment cluster, I found this flower which I had made for a previous project but never used. The flower was the perfect size and already shaped, but it wasn't the right color, even though it was made from the same collection. 
  • I changed the color of the flower using the same color and technique that I used for the sun.
  • I used loose glitter for the center of the flower.
  • Like the rest of the page, all of the papers in my embellishment cluster are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in either Deep Sea or Sandy Shore. 


I hope I've inspired you to photograph and scrap your memorable vacation meals.

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Far and Away 500
Whistlin' Dixie 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep Sea and Sandy Shore

Other Products:
Metal dies from Spellbinders and Quickutz
Ink blending tool from Ranger
Enamel dots by Becki Adams
Loose glitter

Thanks for stopping by!
~Louise

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