It has been quite some time since I scrapbooked which means I am very far behind and need a bit of practice (yup, this is a practice page, so don't beat up on it too much!). I decided I better get cracking on last years pictures before I make any trips this year. :)
This picture is from my Summer of '07 trip to Spain and Portugal (it's the Royal Palace in Madrid). I actually plan on making a 12"x12" scrapbook for this trip but alas I have a very limited selection of 12"x12" cardstock at the moment, I'll take care of that problem with my next order. Of course I'll get a few other things at the same time, perhaps a new alphabet set. Anyone have any opinions on the new Stampin' Up! Schoolbook Serif set? I like my Big Deal alphabet for some things but it just looks odd on this page with the letter "a" being a different font size then the rest.
Tip: I cut the More Mustard circle with my Coluzzle and circle template. I then lightly scratched (used very light pressure to keep from cutting) the next size smaller circle onto the cutout and followed that faint line as I paper pierced the circle. I tacked the circle into place with a little glue and then used that as a guide as I spelled out "madrid" with the Big Deal Alphabet (my one and only non-retired set!).
All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, Amazing to Zany, Doodle This, Sanded Background. Paper: River Rock, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Ginger Blossom Designer. Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, More Mustard, Black StazOn, Black pen. Other: Flower Fusion felt flowers, gold brads, Coluzzle Cutting system and circle template, mat pack, paper piercer.
Do over comments: If I were to redo this page I would cut the River Rock cardstock to about 9"x8.5", leave off the flourishes and designer paper and layer the river rock on a sheet of 12"x12" Old Olive cardstock (probably wheeled in the same color with the It's Beautiful jumbo wheel). I would also space out the "madrid" a little more so it would make a perfect semi-circle. There would also be a slightly wider border of River Rock on the left side. Hmm... maybe I will do this once I get more 12"x12" paper. We'll see...