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layout: Square of Miracles

I've found that the only way I could get around to taking photos of layouts is if I take the layout to work with me and try to find the time during the day to take quick shots.

I actually took the photos below in the car during lunchtime. The light wasn't too bad, and there wasn't much glare.

Putting it together

The layout is fairly simple; I felt the photo sizes were too irregular to do too much. If I had printed the Hipstamatic shots smaller, I would have tried a messier look.

I find myself really drawn to all these muted pastel colours - would definitely have to buy a few more of this colour scheme.

The Journaling

None of the photos do the place justice.

I think, of all the places I visited on this Europe trip - and I say this with the benefits of hindsight - the Piazza del Duomo was the grandest place I saw. And I'm not just talking about the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but the whole plaza.

Perhaps it was the weather, when I walked through the archway in the wall and saw the plaza spread out before me... there were dark clouds in the sky behind the Baptistery but the sun was shining on the white buildings making them gleam, and the wide open space... It took my breath away.

I was disappointed that I only got to spend such a short time there. I would love to go there again, when it is empty of superfluous people and just sit and wonder at the wide open spaces and towering architecture.

Minor Details

I finally got my hands on the Freckled Fawn's "Star and Such" wood veneer and I'm totally in love with them!
Unfortunately FF has sold out on them, though I did find that SimonSaysStamp still seem to have some last I checked. I'm a little tempted to go buy another pack.

The tiny pearls are from KaiserCraft.


  1. ohh I did not realised that you made the background paper yourself!! Amazing work!! + everything I said in 2peas!

    1. Thanks for the comment, but I didn't make the background paper... oh no, did I accidentally say somewhere that I did?


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