2008: Mission San Juan Capistrano

2008: Mission San Juan Capistrano

2008: Mission San Juan Capistrano

While on our family day trip to San Juan Capistrano we visited the San Juan Capistrano Mission.  This is probably the must see venue if you are visiting San Juan Capistrano.  I created three spreads detailing this location.  On this first spread I put pictures from the entrance to the Mission as it tells the story of where we are.  I also added the tickets (which share the date of the excursion) and a medallion that I purchased in the museum store.

I chose to use a hand made paper for the background on the left hand page which helps to emphasize the historic nature of the Mission.  I used this same paper to border the pictures and tickets on the right hand page.  I also used some of this same paper to create a border along the right hand side of the page to help tie the two pages together.    The cut out around the medallion I created using my Cricut machine.

2008: Mission San Juan Capistrano 2

2008: Mission San Juan Capistrano 2

I tried a new technique with this page.  As I was cutting out the Fleur-de-lis that is on the left hand page I realized that I really like the way the it looked when I took it off the cutting mat.  So the thin Fleur-de-lis that is on the left hand page created the Fleur-de-lis that is on the right hand page.  I just mounted gold paper behind the brown paper on the right hand side and then carefully affixed the inside part back on top of the gold paper.  It is more difficult to see this in the picture, but it creates a cool 3D effect on both pages.

Notice that the background paper from each side is also used as the border paper on the opposite side.  I also used opposing papers to create borders on the right and left hand side to help tie the pages together.

2008: Mission San Juan Capistrano 3

2008: Mission San Juan Capistrano 3

For this last spread I created the color scheme around the color of the Koi and the candles.  Notice that the background paper shimmers like the scales of the fish, and all of the borders to the pictures are red.  I used my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite Punch to put holes and grommets in the left hand page so that I could add the crucifix necklace that we purchased at the Museum store.  I used my Cricut machine to cut the flowers on the right hand page.  I then used a gold marker to trace around the edges of the flowers to help add depth to them.

 

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