Monday, September 3, 2012

Kodachrome Basin State Park

I am way behind in my scrapping projects - lots going on with back to school, work, lots of vet trips (and bills for two very unhealthy cats (totally unrelated to each other), family, blah, blah, blah!!!  But enough about my trials and tribulations - on to a layout I created this weekend.

The southwest portion of Utah is a stunning part of the country that doesn't get enough recognition.  My husband and I toured this part of Utah on a mini-honeymoon (9 months after we married, ha ha) in 2002 visiting Kodachrome as well as Bryce, Zion, Grand Staircase Escalante, and the north rim of the Grand Canyon.  Unbelievable how much beauty there is in such close proximity!  Forget Disney World - we need to appreciate the amazing natural beauty we are so blessed with.

The layout was inspired by the September sketch challenge at GrandDiva's Create Corner - rather than use the banners in the sketch I used "banners" of Tiny Text from Cosmas Cricket.  I also added a second photo to the left and For Kristi B.'s September challenge, I used come Thickers chipboard letters that I first misted with Glimmer Mist (Thatched Roof Cottage) and then over-stamped with a marble background stamp using Jenni Bowlin acrylic paint (Malted Milk).  For the third diva's challenge - the one and only Rochelle Spears - I added some Distressed Stickles glitter glue to the date tag, used five patterned papers from a wide variety of lines:
  • My Minds Eye - Breaking Free (Righteous Dots and Blue Texture)
  • 7Gypsies - Antiquaries Postale (Numero)
  • My Minds Eye - Lost and Found (Union Square Home Sweet Home)
  • PaperLoft - Serendipity
The Lost and Found paper had a little flourish at one end but I wanted it throughout so I stamped on top of the paper with a Fiskars flourish stamp. 

UPDATED to add the second page I made (apologies for the really bad photo of it).


  1. Wow Lisa that was quick! Fantastic take on the sketch!!! Love the papers you chose, they are perfect for your beautiful photos! Thanks again for playing along and BTW, love the comment you left on my blog!

  2. woohoo!!! great job!! :) you WORKED this challenge! :)

  3. Great layout Lisa...your stamped alpha pieces look awesome! :)