11.16.2015

Adventure is Calling: A Vintage Styled Travel Scrapbook Layout

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I just love a beautiful sunset.  Here in Bronco Country, we cherish them.  It's why the Denver Bronco's colors are orange and blue.  But I will take a gorgeous sunset anywhere and as a traveler, I've seen sunsets all over the world, including Washington D.C.; Vienna, Austria; Prague, Czech Republic; Aukland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia!

My sister and brother-in-law captured some pretty amazing northern California coastline sunsets while on a trip a few years back.  I've really enjoyed scrapping these photos and finding papers and embellishments to match.

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First I started with a piece of patterned paper and using a stencil, I applied modeling paste to the center of the page.  I then misted and dripped on Prima Color Bloom mists in golden hues and also a little bit of Marion Smith Designs Color Lab in corvette.

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Next I added a Prima journaling card, K&Co Smash card and paper strip then cut the photo to a 4x4" square.  I added a Tim Holtz hinge clip to the top of the photo then adhered the photo to the journaling card with tape glue then began layering on the embellishments.  I clustered Prima flowers, My Mind's Eye buttons and a Simple Stories brad in one corner and added a few Marion Smith Designs floral stamens in yellow glitter.

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Along the bottom of the journaling card and photo, I placed a Basic Grey banner.  I used a brad to tack it down on one side and BoBunny layered chipboard stickers on the other.  Then I added the metal Tim Holtz tag with jute twine and hand wrote "Adventure is Calling You!" underneath.  Finally, I added sequins, enamel dots and Prima jewels.

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Products Used


  • Basic Grey:  Clippings - typewriter; Carte Postale - garland
  • The Crafter's Workshop:  12x12 Stencil - tiny circles
  • Prima:  Color Bloom - gold foil, gilded; Art Basics - modeling paste opaque; Isabella - pia; Say It in Crystals - timeless memories
  • K&Co:  Smash - journaling card - travel
  • Marion Smith Designs:  Flower Stames - yellow; Color Lab - corvette
  • American Crafts:  Baker's Twine - yellow
  • Hazel & Ruby:  Sequins - gold mix
  • Simple Stories:  I {❤} Summer - deco brads
  • BoBunny:  Detour - layered chipboard stickers
  • Tim Holtz:  Idea-ology - hinge clips
  • My Mind's Eye:  Kraft Funday - everyday fun - buttons
  • Recollections:  Mulberry Flowers - white, vintage; Enamel Dots - light blue


Happy Scrapping!
Adrienne