This past March we took the kids to Pedernales Falls just outside of Austin, Texas. My husband remembered going there as a child and since moving to the Austin area we took the first chance the weather gave us to go. It was beautiful, domes of limestone caved out by the water creating pools that gathered water and spilled out over more domes of limestone. You could not go in the water as there was no easy way to rescue anyone if they were in trouble, plus flash floods can happen so fast. We hiked all over the domes, but the boys favorite part was to throw rocks into the pools at the fish, and some were huge!!
I used the wonderful Lodge Papers from The Robin's Nest. The colors and texture of the papers and embellishments are perfect for outdoors layouts, it really helps balance the tones of the picture. For more information about how I used The Robin's Nest products please see the Robin's Next Blog.
I used Kreaxions Punch 920 from Just Imagine with B and C inserts to create the punches corners and edges on both the tan and khaki cardstock.
Now I start to layers all the Robin's Nest Cardstock and Cutouts from the Lodge Collection and place the embellishments around the picture. You can also see some of the beautiful Dew Drops!! I used the Star Template and Kreaxions Punch 920 from Just Imagine to create the doily in dark brown cardstock. I also added in some UmWow chipboard. I then added in splatters of Distress Stain and the Chain Stencil from Susan K. Weckesser with Prima Ink in dark brown. I also added in one of the wonderful banner Susan K. Weckesser Stamps in black ink around the page for more dimension.
I used journaling strips to add to the feel of the layout - layers, layers, an more layers!! I also used Kreaxions Punch 907 from Just Imagine with the B insert to punch the corner of the Compass paper.
The kids has so much fun playing in the outdoors, looking for bugs, throwing rocks, hearing all the sounds, and just being kids. It is those small things I love to capture!!
Ink/Stain - Prima and Ranger
Trim - Other
Adhesive - 3M