Friday, May 17, 2013

Cruise Layouts

It's hard to believe that our Cruise to the South Caribbean was over three months ago!  WOW! 

Prior to going on the trip, CTMH sent cruise earners a BIG BOX FULL of supplies!  Most of it was supplies to create our Cruise Scrapbook!  CTMH created 10 layouts, pre cut with instructions for us.  We got an alphabet stamp set, some Chevron Ribbon, and ALL the embellishments we needed to create the 10 layouts.  Plus we got an exclusive stamp set, an album, a Studio J 5-pack and a Cruise Shirt.  SPOILED I tell you!

((What paper pack do you think CTMH used for our Cruise???))

When I sat down to create the layouts myself, I was stunned!  The layouts were BEAUTIFUL!  AND I learned some fun new techniques :)  I started off by following the instructions to a T, and then started veering off on my own.

((Think you know what paper pack they used??))

It's CLAIRE!!!!!  My first thought about Claire is not "cruise, beach, vacation" but see how WELL it works, adding texture and a little pattern to the layouts.  CTMH uses a LOT of cardstock, in various colors, in these layouts and, of course, LOTS of stamping too!

This layout is of all the Cruise Earners- over 100 fabulous Cruise Earners, 20-something First Timers!  The trip was not complete without my fabulous friend (and downline) Keeley!

To create the Bird on the left page:  I sponged pigment ink onto the stamp set, to make one stamp multicolored. 

Our First stop was St. Croix, where we did a bike tour of the coast :)  

Flowers are all stamped using pigment inks, and rock 'n rolled in a second, darker, color.  (Then hand cut)

Second stop was St. Kitts,  so beautiful!
You can create your own patterned paper by stamping images- like I did here with the Lagoon cardstock and randomly stamping flowers in Colonial White pigment ink. 

I'll be sharing some more of my cruise layouts soon.... stay tuned!

Linking to Heart2Heart Scrapbooking Challenge


Stephanie said...

Great layouts. I would have never thought of using Claire but they turned out perfect!

Haley D. said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love how CTMH designed this "outside the (Claire) box." Thanks for sharing with us @ H2H!

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