Designer Take: A pinch of this, a dash of that…

Our current challenge is a recipe for your next layout:

1 large photo

3 patterned papers

a pinch of wood veneer

a dash of die-cuts

I used the recipe to create this layout about our recent Spring Break day trip to Sacramento:

layout for blog

My son is studying California history this year, and visiting Sutter’s Fort was a great way to spend time as a family and bring some of his studies to life. I took this photo at the entrance. I loved the white space the long wall of the fort offered and knew it would be a great option to satisfy the “one large photo” ingredient of the challenge recipe.


I used the “True North” card as my title, then pulled the coordinating compass die-cuts from the kit. A couple other tags and die-cuts complete the “dash of die-cuts” requirement. I loved the little triangle wood veneers in the kit. I used almost all of them to form a path across my photo. My “pinch of wood veneer” may have been more like two or three pinches, but I thought it added to the theme of my layout nicely.


And lastly, I used three patterned papers, one of which being the striped blue and white at the bottom that just happens to match perfectly the striped shirt my oldest is wearing in the photo. I love it when that happens! So, there you have it. My take on the recipe. I can’t wait to see yours! You can find all the details for playing along in this post. You have two more weeks to join in, and don’t forget – there’s an amazing Crate Paper prize package to be won! Good luck and happy scrapping!

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