Maid of the Mist – looking back to 2006

The highlight of our Niagara tour was a boat ride that takes passengers past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls.The boats are named after an Indian legend – The Maid of the Mist.

Since it was probably the most memorable part of our day at Niagara Falls, I chose to “tackle” my photos of the Maid of the Mist first. I used navy blue grid paper because I wanted something dark but not black. I used 8 of my photographs. Two photos to create the panoramic of the falls and 6 additional favorites that show my family and my good friend, Jaime Zenger, who was traveling with us.

With the page theme being the Maid of the Mist, I wanted to keep the layout simple and add just a few embellishments that enhance the romantic nature of Niagara Falls. Looking through my supplies I found the perfect metal photo corners and an old fashioned “broach like” metal square. I also added our 2006 laser cut year – with a photo behind it, instead of the usual background paper. With a 1×1 inch square space remaining to be filled (beside the date) I continued the photo that is behind the date to fill in and add a little intrigue.

Notice how the photo on the top left corner of the right hand page seems to continue the falls from the mosaic on the left. I love it when elements come together like that. I often expect that no one will notice those things besides me, but then it seems, to my surprise, someone always does.