Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Travelling - Scrapbooking Emporium Design Team

Today I have a layout I created for The Scrapbooking Emporium Design Team.
I have a process video for you that I hope helps inspire you to record your travels.

When I saw Open Road from Kaisercraft I was really concerned I would have a creative block using it but as soon as I got my hands on the Australia Map die cut I knew it was perfect for recording my Childhood Travels.  I love that it was perforated and I could just use the States I needed.

The only photos I have of my Childhood Travels are 2 photos on London Bridge at the 12 Apostles in Victoria, one of which I scrapped for my time as a Guest Designer with Counterfiet Kit Challenge.  So I have a similar plan to my Christmas memories in that I am Google Image searching the places and printing photos of parts I remember to record the memories but this Map was perfect for recording the places I went as a child.

I used the geomarkers from the Sticker Sheet to mark the places I went with our best friends the Schumm's and marked the other places with my old CM pens using a different colour for different stages of my childhood travels. 
My memories of travelling with the Schumm's and Uncle Des are incredibly important to me even though they are faint since I was so young so it is really important to me that I record them.
Since finishing I realised I forgot to mark Philip Island with a geomarker as our families went to see the Penguins together when I was very young, so I will have to fix that.

I cut some gum leaves with my Silhouette Curio and used a stylus to put a vein in them and then inked them with Distress Inks, using Old Paper on the leaves and Walnut on the branch section.
In the clusters of die cut gum leaves I added gum leaves from the sticker sheet.

I added in the gum leaf stickers from the sticker sheet to both clusters in my title and 1 Kookaburra to the cluster with they word Travelling.

I trimmed some of the sticker leaves and added a Kookaburra to them to hide where there is a small gap in the map.
I love these Kookaburra stickers and wish the sheet had more than 2.

Up the top right to balance the page I added a Geomarker and leaves to the word sticker that says we were here.

I love how the layout turned out.  I think it is so important to record our memories whether we have photos or not.

I  went with A4 as I want to try mixing up my layout sizes in my album and I cut 2 tags from the same background cardstock.  I have not edged them or decorated them as I want them to blend into the back so so the map is the focus.

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