Monday, April 22, 2013

There And Back Again

On our travels east to the beach each summer, we inevitably hit gridlock, as traffic nears the tunnel in Mobile. Recently we found a little detour that takes us through the old tunnel and keeps us moving towards our destination. My journaling describes the excitement we feel on our way to the beach and contrasts it with our feelings one week later as we envy those traveling the opposite direction.

Here is my layout, created with one of Scraptastic Club's April kits, Eight Days A Week, main and add-on:


The cityscape is supposed to represent Mobile, but it also kinda reminds me of a sandcastle! After all, it is a page about our travels to and from the beach. One layer of fussy cut buildings popped up over the other creates a nice little niche for adding all those flags. 


I loved the silhouetted building so much that I created a card with a similar design, using a washi tape banner in place of the flags.
 

Before I go, I would like to share one more page, also created with Eight Days A Week. On this layout, the bright colors of the kit give life to a very old, underexposed, pre-digital age photo.

 
And have you noticed? This month at Scraptastic, we are culling many of our page titles from songs. It's sort of fun to go through the music of favorite artists, picking out titles that work. "There And Back Again" is a song by Daughtry. "Come Away To The Water" is by Maroon 5. Have you ever used a song title or song lyrics on a layout?

14 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

ok totally love all your projects- just amazing!!

Jingle said...

These are all wonderful! I am seriously loving the cityscapes!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wow, what a wonderful collection of projects, Madeline! I just love what you did with the city scape on the layout and card. Super cool title work around the circle on the first layout.

Fleursbydesign said...

Love your projects, the city scape is awesome :)

Linda said...

Fabulous projects! I especially love how you layered the patterned paper in the first layout!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Oh wow! amazing projects!
I love the city scrapes on both the page and card.
And a great topic for a layout!

LauraB whosthischick said...

Great layouts and card, but I am captured by the first. Love how you made the tunnel into the cityscape with your pic. Also great way to place title on the half circle.

Danielle said...

Wonderful projects, Madeline! Especially love the design of your first layout.

Alyssa said...

I love how you used that cityscape image. So striking! Great layout.

Monique Liedtke said...

Wow Madeline!!! Really loving your projects!!! those skylines are awesome!

Tammy said...

Awesome layouts! Love that silhouette cut. Love that you documented your journey to the beach. And yes, I have used lyrics and song titles before. I even have layouts where I've included the entire lyrics of a song because it said it better than I could have. :)

Jennifer Grace said...

Gorgeous projects, I really love your cityscapes, especially the card (which I've pinned!). They are all so bright and happy. x

soapHOUSEmama said...

That city scape is AMAZING!!!

Staci said...

So in LOVE with your cityscape LO!!!