Friday, May 7, 2010

Festival Wine Tasting

If you know me, you know that I am a picky eater and that I hate the taste of wine and beer. Well, my Disney travel agent friend, asked me to go to Disney's Food & Wine Festival at California Adventure and tell her about it. I have been blogging about my experiences and you can read all the details about my wine tasting on my blog Disneyland Diva.

Even though this sketch by my friend Susan Stringfellow has a heart on it, I decided to use it anyway as kind of an ironic twist on my wine tasting adventure. You can find this and many other fabulous sketches on her sketch blog, Sketch Savvy.

Since I had a lot of this Afternoon Tea paper from Scrap Within Reach, I decided to use it for my wine tasting pictures. It matched my outfit and the wine theme. And no, I didn't plan it that way, it was just a little bit of scrapping serendipity.

In order to include mutlitple pictures and not clog up the layout, I had the wine bottles printed as wallets and then punched them out with my square CM punch. Then I adhered them to the bottom corner of each photo so I knew what expression went with which wine.

In the bottom corner is my wine passport. They stamp it each time you taste a wine because you only get to taste 4 of the 16 offered unless you pay another $10. I wrote my immediate reactions about each wine in the passport at the time so I'm pretty much just using that and my expressions as my journaling.

The cute wine colored trim came with the paper, and so I thought it pulled the color scheme together with a line of it across the bottom of the layout, but I had about a foot left over, so I cut the little circles apart and used them to make a bunch of grapes and some little grape bunches in the top and bottom corners. It was just the embellishment it needed!

I had a great time making this layout and remembering how horrible the wine tasting was. It was worth it though to be able to make such a fun layout about the experience.


scrapcreator said...

I love your layout. The creative embellishments, the colors, your pictures - it is wonderful.

Laurie Zeller said...

FANTASTIC!!! Dontcha just love scrapbooking serendipity? I am so glad you scrapped these pictures because the looks on your face are absolutely priceless! The border trim and grape bunches are perfect. Great job!!

Susan Stringfellow said...

ok those grapes are brilliant! Love the whole layout and the passport is tooo cute. Love the idea with the little photos too. I love wine so I would be very happy but this is just too funny.

theelfqueen said...

I adore this one!!! It's really FANTASTIC! Great take on the sketch -- those tiny wine bottle photos are PERFECT.