This one is a picture of St Paul's cathedral in London, England. This is actually taken from the back- it's such a pretty building that you can take a picture from any angle and it looks beautiful. I used Bo Bunny's Timepiece collection- the background paper, the large chipboard clock and the small clock embellishment. The flowers, I believe, are Prima. the star stickpin is Websters Pages. The clock cardstock is from Coredinations- Core Impressions Graphic 45 collection. I sanded over the clocks to make them stand out. The flourish is Tim Holtz grungeboard which I inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then inked over again in bronze. The metal ornate plate is also Tim Holtz. The lace, tag and brad are from my stash. I inked around the tag in black. Voila!!! I am still unsure if I like the balance of this page- not sure of the placement of all the embellishments are "correct".
The next layout is also a picture taken in London during the same trip. It was taken at the Victoria and Albert museum. I love this picture, it just cracked me up when hubby stood between the two busts . I think he is definitely the best looking dude there :) I wanted the paper/embellishments to look museum like, so I went with Tim Holtz papers. I just adore his stuff- vintage and cool! The base paper is Coredinations. The fancy border I cut from another piece of paper- not sure what manufacturer. I cut it so I kept the glittery part and then I painted over the design on it as it was too light for my liking. The strip of crinkled paper under the photo is actually a piece of brown paper bag- I crinkled it up, smoothed it out, rubbed it over with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The rest of the papers are Tim Holtz. I distressed all the paper edges and rubbed it over with the distress ink. The hinge is Tim Holtz grungeboard, inked and embossed like the paper. The ticket and gear are also Tim Holtz. Fragile tag is Bo Bunny. Flower chain is Jolee's boutique. Tag and button are from my stash and the circle is corrugated cardboard inked with distress ink and inked around edge in black. I have to say that I was pleased with the outcome.