Thursday, August 16, 2012

Flowers by the Sea

This layout features pictures from Greg and Michelle's honeymoon in Istanbul on Day 3.

Greg titled the picture of the flowers on the banks of the Bosphorus, "Flowers by the sea".  During the reign of Sultan Abudulhamid II, the Yildiz Park was walled and only for the palace dwellers.  Now the beautiful garden complex is public with flowers, plants and trees gathered from every part of the world dating from the Ottoman era.  That's Michelle looking at the  panoramic view of the Bosphorus.  May 2012

I printed my journaling directly onto the 12 X 12 transparency in the same shade of blue.  (I practiced first on a plain sheet of 12 X 12 paper to get the journaling line up where I wanted it.)  To get the journaling to show on the black patterned background paper, I added white acrylic paint to the back of the transparency.  Because the edges of the layout were covered, I was able to staple the transparency to the background paper without seeing the staples.  I love all the elements combined with Greg's lovely photos.

13 comments:

Rita Barakat said...

So lovely Cindy! I love how the transparency frames the pic!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

How lovely!

Shona said...

the design on this is just stunning LOVE the colors and the journal sectoin

Sharon Fritchey said...

So beautiful, Cindy! I love how you scrapped these wonderful photos from your son and new d-i-l's honeymoon!

Connie said...

Love the lacy overlay. Matches the ornate work in the gate perfectly. Your elements come together so perfectly to create a beautiful layout.

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous LO, Cindy!! Love the curvy flowing design!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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KellyCreates said...

A lovely unique design! Beautiful photos too :)

Lynn said...

I love what you did with the transparency Cindy. Clever idea! They must have had an amazing honeymoon. I love to see their journey through your pages.

Chris Powell said...

It looks like they had a lovely Honeymoon and what a great memory LO for them

Amy said...

Wow...that is so awesome! Love the look of the transparency overlay!

Fern said...

Beautiful!!!

reneabouquets said...

Love this layout Cindy! The framing looks wonderful!

Sandy Ang said...

love the effect of that transparency frame on your LO