Oh how I wish I could go back to Disney. Living in that perfect little bubble is quite addicting. For now I will have to do the next best thing, scrapbook the memories. Today’s post takes me all of the way back to arrival day. We came in late, checked into our hotel, and headed to EPCOT. Lucky for us, EPCOT had extra hours and wasn’t closing until 11:00. We grabbed some food and began to explore in the dark. That place is REALLY dark at night. Not so great for newbie navigating, but excellent for photos.
Spaceship Earth is so beautiful lit up at night. The photo on the left is from across the lake. I simply adore the shadows of the palm trees cast against the side. The photo on the right is from a little trail where you can see the monorail track in the foreground. There’s nothing like seeing that view while walking along the water. That purple glow is just iconic.
There was no way to avoid using a purple or lavender palette on this page. Okay… I could have tried something else, but I wanted to honor the photos. Like I often do, I used some aqua as well. I just love those colors together. I do wish that I had chosen a different background paper. I feel like there isn’t enough contrast between that and the title. I tried to make it work by placing the lavender “earth” on the strips rather than the background. However, I think the the aqua “spaceship” somehow melts into the lavender background too!
Since I have so much trouble with layouts that feature both landscape and portrait photos, I searched my pins for some inspiration. I found this layout by Susan Stringfellow. (I am a serious fangirl.) I chose to use flowers as embellishments like Susan did. Really I have so few embellishments in lavender and aqua, I needed to make some myself. I used Tim Holtz’s tattered florals dies to make the lavender flowers. By luck, the white and aqua flowers showed up in an order that arrived while I was scrapping this layout. I also stamped, embossed, and then fussy-cut the butterfly. Sometimes you just have to create what you need.
Disney tip: If you are arriving late to Disney property, you may want to relax and enjoy your evening at your resort. We jumped right in, but in hindsight, it would have been nice just to wander around the boardwalk. We could have gotten dinner and watched the fireworks without ever going into the parks.