Featuring: The Strip Dies, Robin’s Egg Grid paper from the Dockside Collection and the Fall Leaf Die Set
Strip Patterns #195 & #315
For this Tell Your Story layout I’m using some random photos from a nice drive through the countryside. I had several specific themes I was concentrating on shooting this trip but there were also several things that caught my eye and I took a photo or two to remember them by.
Every fall I hope to capture wonderful colorful scenes and sometimes the weather and trees just do not cooperate! Every year it seems to be a question if the colors will peak before the rains take the leaves off the trees. For these pages I’m going to make the best of the few I do have with the strip dies, a lovely Robin’s Egg Blue Grid Paper from Mosaic Moments Dockside Collection and a series of Doodlebug Designs papers from the Flea Market Collection. They will add color and interest in small doses as mats, insets and squares.
Mosaic Moments has three Strip Dies to choose from the 1”x 2.125”, 1”x 3.25”, and the 1”x 5.5” strip dies.
The strip die that both of these patterns call for is the 1” x 3.25” strip die. On Pattern #315 there is a full row across for photos in strips.
TIP: I did not have photos I could easily match and piece for a full strip across so I decided a two strip gap in the center would act as a bridge between the two sides and also mimic the similar space on the other pattern. As your eye travels from one photo to the next it’s tricked into thinking that the photo would continue where the two paper strips fill in.
TIP: To keep the same horizon line I trimmed the photos before sending them through with the die to cut to make sure my horizon line remained matched.
TIP: The leaf dies were cut from a brown tweed pattern paper and backed with another tone on tone leaf pattern in orange. Using the pattern paper adds a bit of interest to the image.
I’ve used a simple font, CK Solid, for the journaling and edged the block with some of the coordinating Doodlebug Design Sprinkles.
These patterns allowed me to use 17 photos to remember my fall road trip through part of NE Ohio. I’d say that makes a great way to get a lot of memories in one place!
The next time you are traveling on a nice quiet trip through the country, don’t hesitate to stop and take photos of some unusual things along your way. You’ll find they can make an interesting memory even if you didn’t plan on it!