I have something a little different today. As most of my followers know I don't usually do layouts. When I first saw Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue paper I knew this was what I had been waiting for to do some projects for the pics from our Tahiti trip a couple of years ago.
The colors in this paper line are just amazing - so bright! The blues are the perfect match for the waters of the South Pacific. It's one of the most amazing paper lines I've ever seen!
For my title, I stamped Bora Bora on the blue paper with Close to My Heart's Whimsy Caps stamp set. I highlighted them with a white gel pen. I then used the my Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Shape Studio tool to give them some dimension.
I did a little fussy cutting to add these flowers from another sheet of paper in this collection. I also trimmed the border from another sheet to use as a border on my layout. That's another fun thing about Graphic 45's paper-there are so many elements that just beg to be trimmed out and used as an embellishment.
I used one of the tags in the paper pad for my journaling. I created a pocket behind the large picture on the layout for my journaling card. It give the layout a little extra element (and it hides my atrocious handwriting!).
I decided the layout needed something else so I cut a dress form using my Tim Holtz Sewing Room die. I covered the top half with a scrap of paper and inked the bottom with Tim Holtz Ripe Persimmon seasonal distress ink. I actually used that ink all over this layout. It's such a bright orange and it goes beautifully with this paper. I threaded together a flower lei using small Prima flowers and then hand cut a grass skirt.
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads
Tim Holtz Ripe Persimmon Seasonal Distress Ink
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Shape Studio