The Day 3 challenge in The 20 Project class was to try more with ink. The idea was to try something new or use some inks that we don't normally use. I often use my Powder Puff chalking inks to chalk the edges of my papers for layouts as well as for stamping in my Bible journaling. However, I don't often stamp on my layouts, so I decided to use a couple of my Dew Drop Memento inks, a background stamp, and two accent stamps on a page.
I had a printed collage of photos from our visit to the Dallas World Aquarium, so I started with that and pulled papers and a few embellishments. I stacked three papers for my background, then stamped over them to add texture to somewhat mimic the coral in one of the large photos in my collage. I offset the papers because I intended to use a blue fish die-cut for my journaling.
Once I had the collage, title block, and fish die-cut in place, I wasn't happy with the fish and ended up replacing it with a square journaling block.
I added two bird stamps on the page because there were lots of birds at the aquarium, but that fact's not really represented in my photos. I also included some fish and penguin stickers.
Honestly, this is not one of my favorite layouts. I probably would not have used the blue if I had not started with that blue fish die-cut, however I'm happy to have these photos and memories recorded and in our 2016 chronological album!