Monday, October 15, 2012
Aqua-Not Just a Color & A Quilt.
So we had the chance to try a new resestarant-new to us- over the summer when Allison & Liam were home.
We visited Aqua, an awesome fancy seafood restaurant in downtown St. John's. We had fancy drinks & delicious lobster-ladden appetizers & meals. To say it was delicious is an understatement and I think we'll be returning for sure.
I wanted to use a large polka dot kraft bag as a photo mat on my layout and couldn't think of anything better than the evening's menu to tuck inside said envelope.
I also focused on making my journaling a little more interesting by replacing some of the written words with uppercase words written on a different paper, using pop dots to give them extra emphasis. I also repeated a lot of grid elements-the stamp under 'dinner', the blue grid paper & the background paper.
I added the 'Aqua' at the top of the page and a little camera with a few flags that I cut out from some pattern paper.
Repeated arrows at the bottom of the page, a few stamped and some cut out of the pattern paper completed the look. A little badge and a few buttons to complete my visual triangle.
My goal with this layout was to use as many patterns as possible. I think I achieved that managing to include grids, arrows, stripes, pinwheels, and polka dots.
In other news, I finished my quilt!!! Here's the front-
And the back-
That's one happy girl. It's by no means perfect-there are lots of wonky lines and it was my first time doing the edges like the tutorial instructed so the edges are rough in a few spots. But it's DONE. And It's stinkin' cute huh?! So proud of myself.
Hope you had a great weekend! Happy Monday.
Posted by Krista Wells at 6:30 AM