Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Redwoods - MDSM67

Mike and I took a much needed vacation with his parents to Northern California this past week to see the Redwood Trees.  Such beauty in the surrounding areas.... it helped us to relax and reflect on the things that are important to us -- being with family. =)

As I saw this sketch challenge on the MDS Monday blog.... I just knew I had to use one of the photos from our recent trip to the Redwoods.  If you'd like to view their blog, click here:MDS Monday Challenge - MDSM67

A few things I'd like to point out as I was creating this page are: 

I grouped the photo boxes together in order to create the look you see here.
In the My Digital Studio software, simply create your photo boxes and align them how you'd like them to be.  Then, select all of the boxes, right-click and select 'group', than 'group'.  Next add your photo.

I created my own DSP to use in the Alphabet punches for the title.
In the My Digital Studio software, open a separate page. I used Crumb Cake for the background and added the Bunch of Backgrounds (weathered) stamp brush set in Early Espresso over the top.  I saved this as a .JPEG file to my desktop. I then added this new file into the My Digital Studio software (into backgrounds), so that I could use it for future use. 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used: My Digital Studio software, Stampin' Up!
Background - Textured Cardstock (Early Espresso)
Punch - Square (filled w/Textured Cardstock - Always Artichoke); Timeless Type Junior Alphabet (Weathered DSP.... my own from Bunch of Backgrounds)
Embellishments - Timeless Taffeta Trimmings (Crumb Cake)
Font - CK Ali's Hand (Very Vanilla)


  1. What a great aspect for your photo! Gorgeous page -- simple, but perfect!

  2. Wow, great job with the sketch but those trees are insanely beautiful and incredible!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Aw, I love this photo! Just perfect for the layout. These trees are just so impressive. Thanks for joining MDS Monday this week.

  4. I love how your shot this photo, it really makes the trees look immense! Your page turned out great! thanks for joining us at MDS Monday!

  5. Wow - that much have been awe-inspiring! What a wonderful photo and the ribbon choice is perfect - such a natural touch. Great treatment on the 'Redwoods' text! Thanks for sharing with us at MDS Monday this week.


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