Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MachuPicchu!

I've finally made it to our part of the trip where we visited MachuPicchu. This part came after our three day hike and one evening in Aguas Calientes. I have quite a pile of good pictures from our adventures exploring these famous ruins. The view was terrific! One thing I will recommend to anyone taking such a trip like this to Peru though, definitely do the trek! That was our highlight even over MachuPicchu, if you can believe it. The pictures are the best here, but the place is so touristy! We personally liked the laid back and slowness of the rest of our trip. But, probably just personal preference and you have to say that you've been to MachuPicchu if you're already in Peru.



So here's my first two pages about MachuPichhu. I went with more of the artistic and general viewpoint pictures we took first. I love that llama one! The next pages will have more of our exploring (and Hupert! you don't want to miss Hupert!). I used sketches #93 and #94 over at Creative Scrappers for this two-page spread. I first did the 1-photo layout, but saw that #93 would be a perfect compliment. Do you agree?

I enjoyed working with some papers from My Mind's Eye for these two pages. Just enough glitter and glitz but not to overpower my photos. I'm a very photo-oriented scrapbooker. I feel my photos should stick out more than anything else on the page, so that's why you don't see a ton of embellishments. Not to say that I don't have them, but I am finding that paper (patterned and solid) is more of my go-to for embellishing my layouts more than anything.

Thanks for stopping by!

DETAILS:
Paper - Patterned (My Mind's Eye - Organics), Solids (Martha Stewart, Wausau, DCWV)
Embellishments - Thickers (American Crafts), Circles (Fiskers Circle Cutter, EKSuccess 1" Punch)
Sketches - 1-photo (Creative Scrappers Sketch #94), 3-photo (Creative Scrappers Sketch #93)

2 comments:

Belinda said...

Awesome layout! :) Love that you make the pics the center of it all! And with pics like that, you don't need embellies!

Wati Basri said...

oh wow...great to see that you combine the 2 sketches for a 2 page spread! way to go :)
thanks for playing along with us at CS!