Saturday, 21 June 2014

The Ruins, part 2!

And so we visited our second set of ruins! Pompeii!
I grabbed out my stamps for this layout and used the two little camera ones I had to add as borders. I also cut out some flowers from some patterned paper. The clouds were also cut from patterned paper. The arrows were cut using my Big Shot and embossed through it too.

I love the orange and blue together - I seem to be using this quite a lot recently.

I was very pleased with the title. I cut the letters with my Cricut and then heat embossed them with a copper embossing powder. I did it twice to made it nice and thick.
I am slowly using up my Thickers and trying not to buy any more, but to create my own letters with my Cricut and/or Big Shot. How do you create titles? Do you prefer to buy letter stickers or make them yourself?


alexa said...

That orange really underscores the heat there must have been all around you... Your coppery letters have come out so well - really metallic. I tend to make my own with an old Sizzix die-cut.

Sian said...

The colours are perfect for your Pompeii page. Funny, one of the first pages I ever made was about our trip there and I only had one set of letter stickers, so I drew round them in a different colour

Karen said...

I noticed the title right away, and how the color matched the colors of the photograph so well. Love the camera border as well. Gives me an idea for Project Life which I hope to tackle these next two days. I'd love to visit Pompeii some day.

Sarah said...

Wow!! those letters look great!! I will admit I own (and use) rather a lot of Thickers!

Abi said...

I love what you did with those letters. so creative.

Alison said...

Love what you did with your title letters...I tend to do a bit of both when it comes to titles!
Alison xx

Sandra said...

I'm loving your pages, especially as we're visiting Naples in September and I can't wait.

I use Thickers and ready bought alphas a lot. But I get them with my studio calico kit

Anonymous said...

The colours are perfect for this! Can't wait to see this in October.