"Sitka" for the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop

"Sitka" for the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop

Happy scrappin' Sunday...today I am once again participating in the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop with Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world!

Our challenge this month was to create a project using green, coral and black.  I used two of those colors (Calypso Coral and several greens) but I chose not to pull black into my project because there was a lot of dark in the photos I am using (but I did write in black....does that count?)

Here's my page:

My husband, sister and I went on a cruise to Alaska this past summer.  One of our stops was Sitka, where we took a walk through the Sitka National Historical Park.  It was so gorgeous, pictures really don't do it justice!  Did you know there are rain forests in non-tropical places?  I didn't...at least until this trip!  The trails we walked on were in a rain forest...so many beautiful trees and deep woods.  There were also several carved totem poles which were very interesting.

I love the Wood Textures designer series paper so I knew I wanted to include some of that.  Because it's 6 x 6 and I was doing a 12 x 12 page, I took the piece I wanted to use and cut it in half and layered the two pieces side by side at the top of the page...I made sure that one of my photos was covering the seam so it's hard to see where the two pieces meet up!  I also used it to cut out the top layer of my letters, and as my journaling block.

The striped green paper is from the Delightful Daisy designer series paper.  I really like the way the color is darker and lighter in places....it reminded me a lot of what it was like in the forest.

To pull in the coral color, I tore a thin strip of Calypso Coral cardstock and layered it over the line where the wood DSP meets the green DSP.  To tie in a little more of the coral, I used it to shadow the letters I cut from the Wood Textures DSP.

Finally, I cut the leaves from Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Garden Green and Wild Wasabi cardstocks, using a leaf die from the Seasonal Layers thinlits.  If you're looking for a very versatile thinlits set both for stamping and scrapbooking, the Seasonal Layers is an excellent choice because it includes pieces covering all four seasons.  I cut all my leaves from green, but they are gorgeous cut in all the pretty fall colors!  (And I need to add, I LOVE my Big Shot...I'm really not sure how I ever got along in my little stamping world without it!!)

Make sure to click on the links below to connect to the other demonstrators participating in this blog hop!  Thanks for joining us!

 Valérie Perlin

Danielle Bennenk

Cheryll Miller

Jenny Hall

Melissa Davies

Pam Staples

Heike Hülle-Bolze

Tina Rackley Riddle

Dena Albee - YOU ARE HERE

Cathy Caines

Jerim Dickins

Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Charlet Mallett

Jess Brown

I used the following products on this project:

 

 

 I'll be back with my regular Simple Sunday project next week!

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