I just had to do this layout once I saw Lesley Oman's version in this month's Scrapbook Magazine (Issue55, page 21).The version in the magazine was very colourful but I decided to do a more subdued layout as I wanted the photograph to be the main element that jumped out when you looked at it. I used MME 'Life Stories' patterned papers to achieve an outdoorsy look. The photo was taken over 5 years ago in Canada, against the wonderful backdrop of the Rockie Mountains. It isn't a 'posed' photograph but one that was taken 'unawares'.
I loved how Lesley's layout told the story of her and her friend being apart for a year and it made me realise that I haven't actually seen my sister since this photograph was taken. 5 years is a very long time not to see someone! I followed the layout to the letter but by adding my own paper choices, photo and elements have made it my own. It has inspired me to do more layouts of this trip as I had good intentions when I returned to scrap them all but they are still laying in the 8" x 8" album I bought. Ironically, Canada is the place that 'I found' scrapbooking, so it seems a fitting tribute that I should finish what I started. This is the start (apart from a couple of simple attempts I made).
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