I got to thinking about the start of this layout over the weekend. Not that you'd know by looking at the photo, but this is from my recent trip to Barcelona. It was Good Friday and my girl friend and I were heading back home - unfortunately, there were no direct flights with SAS from Barcelona to Copenhagen so we made a loop around all three Scandinavian countries on the way home! Barcelona to Oslo, Oslo to Copenhagen and finally Copenhagen to Malmö (that last leg is just a 20 min. train ride, thankfully). Alice (my friend) marveled at my ability to fall asleep despite noise and everything else so she snapped this photo as documentation.
For the title, I wanted the 'anywhere' to be large so I used the new Amy Tan vellum alphas in the turquoise, mixing the lighter and dark letters. A bit of silver glitter Thickers, Amy Tan again, for the word 'sleep' and some small Basic Grey letters for the rest. I also stitched with my sewing machine a few times underneath 'anywhere' to literally underline the word.
The pinwheel I made from some Yes, Please paper that has triangles/squares in an uncut pinwheel pattern. The original was a little large so I trimmed it down to 2" square and then cut along the diagonal lines - super simple - popped in a decorative brad and done. There was a large bit of negative space in the photo just above the pinwheel that was really bugging me so I stamped out a bit of vellum to tuck into the space.
I also toyed around at including some clear and white chevron transparency but it wasn't working the way I wanted it to. Then I realised that the little triangles I had cut out along the chevron edge made neat little semi-transparent arrow heads so I stitched them down pointing toward the photo.
And now the weather is back to being sunny and lovely - hurray!