This first layout used a sketch from the Simple Scrapper archive. i was looking for a sketch which used 2 4x6 photos and with the way the archive is set up it's easy to find layouts by photo size or number. The sketch was very simple so i chose this background paper deliberately as it adds interest to the page. i have plenty of photos from the French Quarter in New Orleans so i will likely create an accompanying pocket page at some point.
To create this layout i gathered a bunch of different supplies including some Ali Edwards Story kits & stamps 'wild' and 'magic' which seemed to work with the exploration theme and just played.
On my this layout, i did something very out of character. Used a whole pack of rub-ons in one go! i really like how it looks, but i did find it hard to cover some of it up. i was comsidering using multiple photos for the layout but decided this photo was monumental enough to speak for the story.