I love Becky Fleck's page maps, and she has a competition on her blog that is open to scrapbookers worldwide this month (which doesn't often happen), so it was definitely time to enter! The Southern Girls challenge this fortnight is blue & brown, two colours I love together, so I decided to combine these two challenges and use some Kaisercraft paper I had just picked up that happened to be the right colours!
Originally I was going to do a layout about our day on the glacier at Franz Josef, but the colours in the photos didn't go with the papers at all! So, instead I opted for these photos. They are of beehives that we saw everywhere in our travels through the Otago region of New Zealand. While we were on our bicycle tour our guide joked that they weren't "farmers' filing cabinets" so that's where the title came from.
Anyway, without further ado, here is my layout.
And here's Becky's sketch.
This layout is kind of a hybrid layout I guess.
Instead of using paper for the middle square that the photo sits on, I used a photograph of the beehives in the field as the background. I typed the journalling and title directly onto the photo, then had it printed out on photographic paper. (Fonts are 'Marker Fine Point' [one of my favourites] for the journalling, and 'Hotel Coral Essex' for the title.) I attached the closeup photo using mounting tape.
Paper: Kaisercraft Prairie Lane collection
Ribbon: Brown velvet, and blue velvet rickrack both from inque ribbon
Pens: Sakura (I coloured directly over the title onto the background photograph.)
Tiny Alpha stickers: Kaisercraft (on the blue paper under the photograph)
Brads, buttons, floss from my stash.
Here are some closeup shots.
Till next time, happy days!