Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Challenge #3 - Inspired by a Foreign Language

Hello.  The third challenge for the month of August at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is to be inspired by foreign language.  I immediately knew what I'd do.  It was in my head, but I couldn't get it to come out on the page.  I tried and tried, but nothing was working.  I wanted to use the sunflower photos from my reveal photo shoot and use the word "fleur" as the title, but it just wasn't coming together.

In the meantime, I had another layout going that had come to a standstill.  It was a selfie I had taken of my husband and me on our cruise, but I couldn't find a title that made me happy.  The faux burlap chipboard letters are a rather wide font and anything too long doesn't work.  I had settled on "Grown Up Time" as the journaling talks about how we had some stolen moments on the cruise while the kids were off at their activity clubs.  Kind of a lame title, but it's all I could come up with.

Until something came to mind...
 While struggling to make the layout for this challenge, the word RENDEZVOUS popped into my head!  Maybe it was subconscious because later my husband reminded me that the photo was taken in the Rendezvous Lounge!   How perfect is that?  I did have to break up the word due to the wide-ness of the letters, but it works for me.

So here are the photos of our rendezvous...

Thanks for stopping by.
Let's rendezvous again some time!


  1. This layout is adorable Lynnette.Love your title and the burlap matting.

  2. Beautiful layout and great story!

  3. SO perfect... and so romantic! The layered background papers, the layered photo mat, that oh-so-perfect brad (!), that little peep of b/w check behind your journaling card - such a French element, and mostly that dreamy photo of you both looking so in love! sigh...

    Aimer, ce n’est pas se regarder l’un l’autre, c’est regarder ensemble dans la même direction.

    Love doesn’t mean gazing at each other, but looking, together, in the same direction.

    Antoine de St-Exupéry

  4. This is a stunning page Lynnette! I especially like the dimensional embellishments you added to that pretty floral patterned paper. Cute photo of the two of you too! Isn't it wonderful when inspiration strikes and everything just comes together?!

  5. I really appreciate how you took us through your struggles with the challenge and this page - it turned out beautifully and I love the serendipity which made this word come into your head.