Monday, October 10, 2016

Explore The World...

Hi's Monday once again...don't they come round quickly and of course that means it's time to hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Halloween/MemoryBox" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
and wherever on this wonderful planet your travels might take's always handy to have a Travel notebook to store little momentos, tickets and the like. I wanted mine to have a vintage "old crinkled and well travelled"  look...a bit like myself some would say
I started off by cutting thick chipboard to measure 6" x 7" and covered with papers from Tim Holtz Correspondence Paper Stash Pad...
 giving them a coat of Distress Collage Medium Vintage for an aged look...
I stamped the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Cityscapes on to one of the papers from the stash pad with Black Archival Ink and fussy cut them.
I added Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlits Globe die cut...fixed everything in place with Distress Collage Medium Vintage and coloured with Candied Apple and Lucky Clover Distress Crayons from Set 4.
added Passport and Correspondence Design Tape...stamped the postal image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Shabby French and added splatters of Picket Fence and Black Soot Distress Paint...
I stamped the Cityscape Images again and fixed to Fragments with Glossy Accents to feature some of the best known iconic landmarks in the world.
added Words Remnant Rubs and Small Talk Stickers...
Label Letters...
a Typed Token and Philosophy Tag...highlighting the words with Picket Fence Distress Crayon.
I cut a strip of Substrate Sheet to create a spine for the notebook...added pages cut from the Correspondence Paper Stash Pad and used The Cinch to bind the notebook...

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and our Guest Designer for October...Nikki Acton. As always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram

I look forward to seeing what you all make for this week's challenge
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. I love this project...and Travel Notebooks are one of my many obsessions!

  2. Fabulous notebook Kath, I would never call you old and crinkled, well travelled perhaps ;-) I love the vintage and aged look of this, absolutely gorgeous and perfect to jot down your important bits of info in, like what time the plane leaves etc, always good to know,,, I should make my hubby one of these ;-)

    Lols x x x

  3. WOW Kath this is fabulous! I love everything about this travel note book! The cover looks amazing and loving all the detail.
    Linda xxx

  4. Lovely project Kath lots of interesting things, different textures and great vintage colours


  5. This is such a stunning creation, ,Kath. Love all the beautiful textures and embellishments you made on this cover. :)

  6. Hi Kath,
    What a wonderful creation! I am so jealous of your wonderful talent and wish that I could produce such a work of art! I admit that I just wouldn't know where to start with something like this. Well done you :)
    Bejay xx

  7. WoW! What an amazing cover! I love the colors you kept on all the design and inside. Great use of cities stamps make me think of ordering them! Love the hidden globe and all the texture. Hugs, Marzena

  8. Hi Kath and Buddy.Blimey,where do you get your energy from that's a lot of work in there.Love it as always,great imagination.Things are still rubbish here but I'm trying to be positive.Big Huggles and Cuddles for Buddy.xxxx

  9. As always, Kath, you know how to put images together where everything works perfectly. Love your background and all the little details on the piece. Gorgeous!

    Cathie ♥

  10. This is the BEST use of that stamp set I have ever seen and using the Fragments pieces is just downright GENIUS.

  11. GORGEOUS!! Love the way you incorporated the skylines :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. This is stunning! I love everything about it! You did make it look well traveled and well worn.

  13. Fabulous Kath, wonderful interpretation of the theme, love your travel journal! Deb xo

  14. Your project Kath is beautiful xx

  15. This is amazing Kath - I keep coming back to it over and over again to look at and each time I see something new. I love it!

  16. Wowowowowow!!! That sums it up - just love your book and all made by you - I thought from the image you might have decorated something but NO! Just brilliant. So love how you have combined all those elements to create that wonderful shabby feel. Thanks for the great welcome I have received for my short visit to SSS this month - an honour to be amongst you all. Nikki xxx

  17. Came over from Simon to say that I love all the texture and details!

  18. This is very special Kath, wonderfully put together, I love it. The stamped cityscapes look amazing and I love how you used the globe. You have managed to give it a wonderfully vintage feel too - beautiful work, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

  19. Amazing journal Kath. The layering is fantastic.

  20. I saw this over at Simon Says and had to come take a closer look, so happy I did! Just wonderful art x

  21. What a great idea to incorporate all of those different skylines the way you did! And I thought your travel tag was BRILLIANT! I always feel the need to steal your ideas (and supplies) after swinging by your blog, so thank you so much for the constant flow of inspiration!

  22. Kath, this is a gorgeous travel album, you will be the envy of all your travel mates when you pull this out!! Love how you tucked the world in there and found a place for the cityscapes. The metal trinkets add a fun touch to this! hugs, Maura

  23. This is absolutely wonderful. The splatters, the (perfect) skyline stamps... and all teh colors mesh so well. BRAVO on a totally cool project.

  24. As somebody who can never resist notebooks, this really does appear to me ~ it's fabulous and there's so much gorgeous detail to feast your eyes on! Hugs... xx

  25. Kath this is a fabulous project,colors and design are perfect! But.... above all I love your idea to stamp over the patterned paper, i think it's genius! Barbara

  26. This is such a pretty travel journal, Kath! Love the distressed look of it and all the traveling stamps in it gives it so much interest! Amazing! Hugs, Sandra


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