Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout for Clique International. It is best summertime here in Europe, we also enjoy our holiday right now. As it is highly recommended not to travel abroad, we have spent some time at one of our favourite places of Hungary, at the Lake Balaton. The Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe, and a favourite tourist destination. As Hungary doesn't have a coastline anymore, people like to call this lake the Hungarian Sea. The northern shore is surrounded by mountains, there are many wineyards there. The southern part is more flat, with some hills, and you can walk long into the water, so it is perfect for families with small kids. All water sports can be find here, there are also several sailing races here. And you can ride around the lake, such a tour means more than 200 km by bike.
The water is silky and green, all colours of green. We just love to bath or swim in it, but also just to sit on the shore and looking at the water. It has so many different colours, it is amazing! It is turqouise when the weather is calm (csendes), bright green if a storm is coming (vihat előtt), and greyish green if it is stormy (mérges). For my layout I collected such photos from our last trip there, in 2 weeks there was all kind of weather!;-P
I have used the Sweet Story 12x12 papers by Maggie Holmes /Crate Paper. For my background I used the B side of the Sprinkles paper, and I fussy cut some scallops from the A side of an other Sprinkles paper. I wanted to use 3 photos of the lake and 3 selfies, and having 6 3"x4" photos on a layout was new for me! I decided to do a grid design, having the six photos in 2 coloumns in the middle and on the right, and the title on the left side.
I cut my letters from the Taffy paper using the alphabet dies of Lora Bailora. I also cut the lettersfrom foam so that the letters have some dimension on the layout.
I also cut some floral elements from white cardstock and the Taffy paper using the Floral Bouquet Die of Lora Bailora and added them under the photos. I also added some cut outs from the Hey, Hello! icon ephemera pack of Pebbles. Finally I added some crystals to the layout.
I hope I could inspire you to use more photos on a layout - and visit the Lake Balaton once! You'll like it ;-)