Saturday, January 17, 2015

Japanese Gardens - DCVW January sketch challenge

This past summer we made a road trip to Wisconsin to visit friends. When I plan a long drive I always like to plan stops and do some sightseeing. Let's just say that my planned stops were not met with much enthusiasm. I gave Ella a guidebook and told her that she can plan our trip back,

She chose to visit the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, IL. We arrived there after rainy morning and just before a very stormy afternoon but we still got about an hour of sunny weather and were able to explore the gardens.

I have few layouts planned with the pictures from our visit and here is the first. I used the January sketch from the DCVW blog and "The Far East" stack. I did a lot of layering and didn't use any embellishments. The pictures and the beautiful papers with foil accents do all the talking here.

Supplies: patterned paper (DCVW), washi tape (Love My Tapes), border punch (Fiskars)

I added a punched border to one of the photo mats and added gold washi tape border to the other.

I plan to do a companion page with other pictures from the so I left that one without a title.

"The Far East" paper stack is very pretty, I can see myself using every single paper, I just wish it would come with translation :)


  1. Pretty LO and the gardens look gorgeous! I always plan a stop for us at a botanical garden or something similar during a long drive!

  2. דף מקסים!
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    זהבית שקד