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Travel Time.

Hi there x

Whilst looking on my computer for some photos to scrap I realised that I take most of my photos on days out, weekends away & family holidays. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. So this prompted me  to take a look at some of the  new travel themed collections that are available in the shop for my post this month. In particular Crate Paper  – Journey, Pink Paislee – Atlas and My Minds Eye – Hello World. All these ranges could be used to scrapbook almost any subject but I’ve concentrated on getting a few more holiday photos off of my computer and into my albums x

Love South Africa.

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The first travel range I focused on is Crate Paper – Journey . The Let’s Go journalling card paper was my starting point for the design, using this & some papers from the 6×6 pad to create the tags to hold a selection of photos from our trip in 2013. I used these photos in particular when I saw the map paper showed South Africa & I took this as a sign so cut it out as a tag to hold my title.

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The embellishments used  to decorate the tags were from the Puffy sticker sheet, cork shapes  and 6×12 accent stickers with foil sheets. Also a foam camera cut with the Die-Namics cute camera thin die.

Let’s Be Adventurous.

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This page uses the travel themed  Pink Paislee Atlas collection. I used the Take Fight journalling card paper. This photo, another from South Africa, was printed A4 which isn’t something I would normally do but I felt it showed off the colours better, bigger. As the photo was smaller than 12 inches I used 2 pieces of cardstock to mount it on to compensate.

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I loved the embellishments available with this range & used a selection from the puffy stickers, chipboard shapes & travel tags to layer down the side of the photo. Finished off with foam stars & arrows cut using plus cork stars from Freckled Fawn.

Here We Go!

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This time I concentrated on the MME – Hello World!  travel collection. The colours of this range have a more muted look to them but were still perfect for my photo bomb photos from Durban. The trimmed background  Here & There paper was first gessoed using my fingers then when dry sewn using my machine for extra texture & interest.

The photos were layered using lots of papers from the 6×6 paper pad, inked & torn on the edges.

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The embellishments came from the All Aboard wood veneer, enamel shapes, flair & travel mixed bag with lots more left over.

By the time  I’d finished these layouts my desk was awash with paper & bits and pieces from all 3 ranges so I set about using them all together  for my final page this month.

Adventure Awaits…

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I picked through the papers & found this journalling card from the Pink Paislee sheet & used this to start me off. Its a great phrase & perfect for scrapping one of my many aeroplane wing photos! I collected together 7 different patterned papers from the two 6×6 pads & stitched them to the cardstock to create the background. I reached for the Heidi Swapp Wanderlust wood veneer that was sitting in my stash, when I first ordered it I was a little shocked by it’s size but when I finally took it out of the packaging I thought it would be a perfect as part of the title along with a Silhouette cut word.

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The embellishments are a real mix of chipboard, cork, wood, enamel & puffy stickers.

Are you planning to travel this year ? some days out  ? or road trips ? check out these ranges in the shop as there is sure to be something perfect to help  you record it all.

Till next time x

SHEENA

7 Comments

  1. Claire

    Makes me want to jet off somewhere exotic Sheena ! Love those embellishment clusters and the photo bomb photos are hilarious !

  2. Jackie xxx

    lovely layouts, especially love the use of the large photo with the embellishments down one side.

  3. Rachel Millington

    Gorgeous LO’s Sheena, I totally love them all!

  4. Barbara

    Lovely layouts sheena I feel a scrap lift coming on

  5. Jo Boland

    These are all fabulous layouts Sheena, I’ve promptly added some Pink Paislee Atlas collection to my ever growing wish list!

  6. Julie Taylor

    All beautiful Sheena, must go & check out all those travel papers

  7. Sue

    Fabulous layouts Sheena especially love the 2nd one one with the large photo x