Monday, June 10, 2019

Simon Says - Vacation

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
We all take air travel for granted nowadays, hop on a plane and within 24 hours you can be at your holiday destination anywhere in the world, all made possible by the early pioneers of aviation. So I took inspiration from those intrepid adventurers to create a Vintage Traveller's Notebook for a Victorian gentleman.

I die-cut the notebook from Sizzix Mat Board using Eileen Hull's Notebook die and covered front and back covers with papers from Tim Holtz French Industrial 12" x 12" Paper Stash fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I also fussy cut the images which were on the back side of the left over paper pieces.
I dug into my stash of Idea-ology Snippets and Expedition Ephemera and started to create a collage on the covers.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Destinations twice from white card, trimmed in half and fixed the first die-cut in place with Vintage Distress Collage Medium Matte. I coloured the land areas on the second die cut with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink, using a Distress Detailer Brush, fussy cut and fixed in place to create dimension. I applied Distress Vintage Collage Medium Matte over the entire cover to create a more vintage look.
I applied Idea-ology French and Journey Design Tape and scribbled round the collaged elements with a Faber Castell Pitt Black Pen, blending it out with my finger.
I fixed Idea-ology Chatter Design Tape to white card, applied a coat of Distress Vintage Collage Medium Matte, fussy cut, sanded the edges with an emery board and fixed to the covers.

I die-cut TRAVEL from Red Classic Kraft Stock, sanded to reveal the kraft core using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Idea-ology Alphanumeric One Inch Tall Thinlits and fixed around the Destination die-cut
I punched a hole using my Crop-A-Dile and added an Idea-ology Elastic Loop as a closure.
I sanded the edges of the covers for a worn look and added splatters of Picket Fence Distress Paint.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


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  1. Absolutely gorgeous Kath and those pops of red are perfect ❤️❤️

  2. WOW this is fabulous Kath, love the layout and design.
    Linda xxx

  3. This is fantastic Kath. I love the colors, the details, the words, everything!!!

  4. You have created a fabulous Travellers Notebook Kath, I love how you layered up the collage elements, the globe is a great addition and the splatters give it such a wonderful old, used look. I wish Tim would bring those Idea-ology elastic loops back, I am saving my last two for special occasions...

    Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Fabulous project, Kath! xx

  6. Love this! You have made a gorgeous journal. Love the layers, the colors and that worn look! Fabulous !

  7. So much to love about this travel journal! I love your brilliant layering of the globe die cut, the shadowing around the collaged elements and the clever way you've used the text design tape. What a wonderful little book to record those special trips!

  8. What a fabulous project! I especially like how cleverly you used the world globe by putting it on top of other images. This looks amazing!

  9. Wonderful travel journal, Kath! I love how grungy and old you made it, and it was fun to see your process. I love how you laid the globe over the mix of embellishments. hugs, Maura


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hugs Kath xxx