Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bonneville Salt Flats

This past summer we trekked to Colorado for the BNAC sailboat race, see this post for a mini album that chronicles that wonderful week.  We took a little longer route home and drove across Utah to see the Bonneville Salt Flats and discovered an incredible scene.  The colors were absolutely wonderful, the photos don’t do them justice, wading in the water over salt crystals was an incredible experience for everyone! 

The beauty of the photos called for a clean and simple approach that highlights the colors of the photos.  The layout came together very quickly and needed very little embellishment.

There is a panoramic feature on my camera that I used to take the photo spread across the top of the layout.  If you look closely, my husband and two sons are in the photo.  With a little editing in Photoshop I was able to print the photo in a 3” x 24” format.  One 10” x 12’ print from Costco was then trimmed to size.  The Scrappy Cat Travel Phrases sentiments are stamped directly on the photos with Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black.  The colors if the Stamping Station Utah Map paper (languishing in my stash for many years) coordinated better than I could have hoped!  The photos are matted on Core'dinations card stock, and the layout base is Waussau Textures black card stock.  The black card stock just called out for me to use my old Zig Writer Chalk Collection in yellow with a Tim Holtz Mini Mask Compass.  Journaling was done in Ranger White Opaque pen.  For the final touch I used a few coordinating grommets found in my stash . . . of which I do not recall the manufacturer.

Journaling reads:
On our return trip home from Colorado we choose to go through Utah and visit the Bonneville Salt Flats, which were flooded for the first time in 100 years for Speed Week.  We stopped to enjoy the incredible colors of the sunset and a wade in the Great Salt Lake.  August 9, 2014

This layout is entered in the following challenges:
Speed Craft Challenge Anything Goes with a twist, use a stencil
(After preparing the photos and supplies it took 14 minutes to assemble the layout, the most time consuming portion was coloring the stencil shape)


  1. Absolutely beautiful layout! I love the panoramic picture. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

  2. Beautiful pictures- brilliantly presented!

  3. This is a beautiful layout and I love your photos! Thanks for joining us for this challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. Absolutely love how you used the photo across the top of both pages.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  5. Beautiful layout....Thanks for joining us at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  6. Lovely layout and I think it was great that you left it simple to highlight your amazing photos!
    Thanks for playing in our challenge at Use Your Stuff and don't forget about our DT call!
    Tammy DT 

  7. Wonderful page, some amazing views your trip sounds awesome. Some gorgeous colours on your page. You did really well getting this done in 14 minutes there is so much to see and enjoy.

    Thank you for taking part in our Speed Craft Challenge, we hope to see you on the next one.

    DT Speed Craft Challenge

    1. For me the longest part of the design is selecting the photos and supplies. Once I had this done on this page I was amazed at how quickly the layout was completed! Sometimes clean and simple is the way to go! (Note to self!) :)

  8. I love how you did the photo across the top of both pages! That is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing your work at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. Great picture and I love the panoramic photo!!! Thank you so much for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge with us over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)


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