Vancouver, Canada was everything I had hoped it would be: gorgeous, clean, modern, wonderful Asian food, and amazing outdoor spaces. What a great place to start out on our Alaskan cruise.
We spent 3 days there exploring the city which also included a day in Victoria to visit Butchart Gardens. The only thing lacking was the weather – no surprise there. However our very first day was sunny and spectacular and since that was our day to visit Butchart Gardens I was very happy. It rained the rest of the time.
The layouts I will share with you today feature my best landscape photos of the city and photos taken when we first boarded the Disney Wonder. The scenery was so dramatic with the modern skyscrapers embracing the ship as it waited in the harbor. It was a very different experience from the typical Caribbean cruise.
There was not much of a Bon Voyage send off due to the weather ( maybe if the weather had been sunnier they typically do something – I don’t know) There were children swimming in the heated Mickey pool while their parents huddled in jackets and sipped coffee. 😉
Ahhhh carefree youth! However this was the only time there were swimmers in the pool as the weather gets colder moving into Alaskan waters!
Keeping with my speed scrap rules that I shared with you in previous posts I used a double page template by Little Green Frog Designs to help me get it done fast.
To contrast with the very grey-ish weather in the photos I used bright Disney colors and embellishments. I have some pages that were scrapped prior to these that will follow in my album and have a much more subdued vintage feel.
To help transition to those pages I incorporated the exact same veneer arrows and stamped arrows that I used on the more subdued pages. I run into this from time to time since I often scrap out of order. Scrapbooking Hint: To create flow from layout to layout I simply will choose elements that I can repeat – in this case the wood paper, the stamped arrows and the wooden arrows.
- if you lack embellishments, make your own! For the Canadian map I used google images – took me less then 3 minutes to pick one & get it on my page. I used the magic wand in SBC to get rid of the solid background of the map by isolating the main white-ish color and getting rid of that part. I was left with this cool transparent overlay effect. For the Canandian pirate flag I layered an extracted photo that I took of the flag on top of Mary’s pirate flag from her Pirate kit. I used the same technique to extract the Disney Wonder lifesaving ring.
- repeat, repeat, repeat – use repetition to create continuity as you move from layout to layout in an album.
- enlarge journal cards to get unique artwork on your pages. I used a standard 3 x 4 artsy journal card to get the painted water effect underneath Donald’s feet!
Join me next week for more of the beautiful city of Vancouver and the famous Butchart Gardens of Victoria!