Thursday, April 16, 2015

Journey - Scraptastic Store

Today on the Scraptastic Store Blog I have a couple of layouts using the new travel collection "Journey" by Crate Paper. This collection has the natural colors you need in a travel collection along with some nice rose, gold, and teal colors. The collection is a versatile travel collection with a southwest feel that is absolutely ideal for a few photos I took at the Tee Pee Motel on a day trip recently. I just love this woodgrain background for not overwhelming my photos too.

 Cutting fringe from one of the patterned papers is a fun way to add dimension without bulk on a page, but most appropriate for this theme. I cut a triangle from the Tribal Patterned Paper, added a slit up the center and curled the paper outward to create a tee pee. The feathers, map, and list card are all cut from the patterned papers as well. 


Although these pages were created separately, they function as a two page layout for my book. This second layout coordinates by using the same patterned papers and fringe cut paper. Also, I like to buy at least a couple of each of the papers in any collection that work as backgrounds since I know I will need a nice neutral background, but also because the back of the paper is always something I wish I could use as well. This lightly distressed grid is also great because when lining up pieces for a linear block style layout, you know it will be straight. 

 I cut the "Bigger in Texas" title from patterned papers, cross stitched on the first letter, and used the state shape for "Texas". The cute little tee pees are cut from the patterned paper that is shown behind the photo. 


 I cross stitched down the side of the dream catcher block and added enamel dots. 


1 comment:

adele holcomb said...

Susan, I love these two LO's and the fun embellies and accents you created with stitching, fringe and feathers!

I'm old enough to remember when my family actually stayed in fun motels like this one on our way to Ohio to visit my grandmother. My favorite was a row of little windmills.