Home Sweet Home!

Hi everyone! I'm finally home this week. I spent the last 10 days in Vancouver and Alaska, on a wonderful cruise! Yesterday, I was able to catch up a bit on my scrapping and all those sketch challenges I've missed. I made this layout following #33 on 52 Sketches...52 Weeks. This features a photo from Key West, FL. This is the Southernmost point of the United States, and if you were to travel 90 miles West, you'd reach Cuba. In fact, from here we were closer to Cuba than we were to Miami! I used almost entirely supplies from my August Scarlet Lime kit. The only thing I added was the letters that spell "Cuba", some crackle paint and cardstock. The letters are by KI Memories, and they were originally bright colors. I pulled out some Tim Holtz distress crackle paint and added a THICK layer on top of the chipboard letters. I let it dry for about an hour, and these awesome cracks appeared. I used the same technique for the fun flower stem (which came in the kit).
Here are 2 close ups of the title, and of the flower embellishments:
The second half of this layout doesn't follow a sketch, but uses the same supplies as the first. I used the distress crackle paint on the photo corners.

Thanks for stopping by today...hopefully I'll have more for you to see soon!