Last summer I moved from the Sonoran Desert of Phoenix, AZ where we rarely see weather below 80 degrees to the northern Arizona pines, a mere 7000 feet higher in elevation. That meant new adventures and also new experiences - SEASONS - awaited. So, last week when we were enjoying sunshine and 60 degree weather, we were fooled into thinking winter was over (I have a foot and a half of snow to shovel out of my driveway as I type this). We loaded up the car and headed out to one of my favorite areas, Sandy's Canyon, which is also a section of the Arizona Trail. Cool, huh? I got a great shot of my daughter on the rim of the canyon that I was immediately inspired to scrap.
The Take a Hike line was a perfect starting point with its greens, oranges, and rich woodgrains. I knew I wanted to play with the colors and patterns a bit, so I started by creating these square embellishments.
I found a great print on Pinterest which inspired the embellishments, and I love the way they give visual interest without taking away from the photo. Next I played with the title a bit. I knew I wanted to use those amazing woodgrain alphas prominently. So, I layered them on top of one of the mini flashcard stickers.
Finally I wanted some weight at the bottom of the layout, and I needed space for journaling. The "Field Notes" journaling block is cut from one of the 6x6 pad sheets. I love that those offer smaller versions of many of the 4x6 cards!
I finished the layout off with some woodgrain strips stitched to the top and bottom of the layout.
Simple Stories products used:
Back to Nature
6x6 Paper Pad
Expressions Cardstock Stickers
Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers