Brilliant Fallingwater

Another post about on of my favourite places. Actually, this whole month will have layouts of this place. You can check out last week’s post here.

This layout includes a photo of one of the first view’s of Fallingwater you get when you walk the path from the Visitor’s Centre, down the hillside, and along Bear Run. You start by seeing parts of the home between stands of trees, and when you get to the bridge that takes you over the creek, this is what you see. Those iconic cantilevers floating over the water, before the water drops over the edge of the waterfall. It’s this moment when you realize you’re standing in front of the building you’ve seen in thousands of photographs. All of a sudden this feeling of a life size cardboard cutout coming to life floods your brain. It’s an amazing moment.

Brilliant Fallingwater

Brilliant Fallingwater

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Again, a simple layout without a lot of ornamentation. And again, a narrow colourway that references the photo. I purposely matted the photo in a paper with a pure white background instead of an off white or beige colour. I wanted the photo to stand out – to be bright and alive and in contrast with the papers of the layout. I also added in a few white rub-on details just to confirm that I purposely chose white.


  • Authentique, Hope, Foundation One
  • Sticko, Nostalgiques by Rebecca Sower, architecture stickers
  • Basic Grey, bas-3984, letter stickers
  • Basic Grey, Transfers “Obscure”, rub-ons
  • Heidi Swapp, “Brilliant” clear stamp
  • Tsukineko, VersaFine, Onyx Black ink
  • Tsukineko, VersaColor, 171 Pinecone ink
  • Tsukineko, VersaMark, Watermark ink
  • Staedtler, Triplus Fineliner, light grey
  • date stamp

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