Saturday, July 26, 2014


This past March we took the kids to Pedernales Falls just outside of Austin, Texas.  My husband remembered going there as a child and since moving to the Austin area we took the first chance the weather gave us to go.  It was beautiful, domes of limestone caved out by the water creating pools that gathered water and spilled out over more domes of limestone.  You could not go in the water as there was no easy way to rescue anyone if they were in trouble, plus flash floods can happen so fast.  We hiked all over the domes, but the boys favorite part was to throw rocks into the pools at the fish, and some were huge!!

I used the wonderful Lodge Papers from The Robin's Nest.  The colors and texture of the papers and embellishments are perfect for outdoors layouts, it really helps balance the tones of the picture.


I layered the background Khaki Glitter Cardstock paper from Robin's Nest on top of soild tan and brown cardstock, these matched up perfectly.  I then added in splatters of stain and a chain stencil with ink in dark brown.  I also added in one of the wonderful banner stamps in black ink around the page for more dimension.

I took a few of the cutouts from The Lodge papers from The Robin's Nest and inked them in dark brown.  I also painted the chipboard with distress stains, and cut up the Outdoors stickers from The Robin's Nest.

Now I start to layers all the Robin's Nest Cardstock and Cutouts from the Lodge Collection and place the embellishments around the picture.  You can also see some of the beautiful Dew Drops!! 

I used journaling strips to add to the feel of the layout - layers, layers, an more layers!!  I used the Outdoors words Stickers from Robin's Nest cut up and place around all the layers, here you can see the word "dirt".  You can also see a little piece of the Birch Straw from Robin's Nest flattened out and inked in dark brown tucked behind the picture. 

The kids has so much fun playing in the outdoors, looking for bugs, throwing rocks, hearing all the sounds, and just being kids.  It is those small things I love to capture!!

Supplies Used
Ink/Stain - Prima and Ranger
Trim - Other
Adhesive - 3M


Lastochka said...

Erin, it is something special! love your works!

Tonya said...

Glad your family had a good time and what a great way to document an outing with the family! Love the details and beautifully done!!! <3

Bev said...

amazing layers, colours and great design.. fab page

Penny Lee said...

Love the layers....wish I could do that!

Robin O'Crowley said...

Adorable layout to remember a great day!

Joan said...

Great layout!! I love all your layers!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Your layout is fabulous!! I love how you tucked the tags and the splatter is perfect!! Great job Erin!!

Diane - dCipollo Designs said...

Love the wood texture

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