Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dust It Off Sunday - Travel Journal

Today I thought I would show you a project I made for the Stampavie Creations Newsletter. You do get the newsletter don't you? If not... As soon as you are done here :0) POP over to STAMPAVIE and sign up - really is a gorgeous FREE newsletter that you get emailed straight from Stampavie. This months newsletter is just jaw dropping gorgeous inspiration! Really... I mean really did you see Jing's Cake on the cover! Is there anything better than combining your favorite stamps and CAKE! :00  And then once you start scrolling inside the newsletter - man! This DT really rocks! LOL sorry... I know I am on this DT and I am not talking me... I just am floored at the cool things the girls come up with!

Ok... back to my Travel Journal - The stamp I used is Stampavie's Laurence Collections Explorer. Not an old stamp - was just released in January. So I didn't dust it off to use it, and I know this is my Dust It Off Sunday post... but I did dust off most all the supplies I used for this project! For the image I colored with my Copics - and then used lots of Stickles for all of the treasures!
I started with a composition notebook. About 5 years ago I got a ton of these on clearance for 5 cents a piece! My stash is getting lower now... need to keep an eye for a sale like that again! I covered it with kraft card stock and rounded the corners. That awesome vintage French print paper is from 7 gypsies, I have had it for a while, it is large tissue paper. I got it and put it on the shelf.... had no idea what to use it for. Then my Travel Journal! I totally love the vintage look it gives it. Worn and almost leather like. I inked the edges once glued down. To cover the black binding of the notebook, cuz the black just doesn't match at all, I dug through my stash and found brown Gaffer tape I purchased years back. Love this stuff - wish I had it in every color! But luckily the brown matches perfect!

There is a raffia looking ribbon across the middle - had forever, never can pull off using it on cards - but this... was perfect. I printed off the internet a vintage map from a free photo share site, and then dug through my old Scrapbook supplies and found a small flash card with the plane and travel log on it. I have no idea when or where I got it... but it is cool and again perfect! I tore the edges and inked it. Behind the image, I placed a piece of Tim Holtz Glassine paper, wrinkled for that cool old look. And then it needed some "fun" pieces. Embellishments that went along with the vintage, travel feel.... I found some old large brads, another Tim Holtz product the metal journey tag, and then the wood scrabble letters to spell out Memories. Seriously... all of these things I have had forever and did have to literally dust them off! I added some ruffled velvet ribbon down the edge and then sat looking at it. It needed something else. But what? And I looked up and saw my little watch makers box... A VINTAGE WATCH FACE! yep... perfect!

Had a lot of fun making this journal - just one tiny problem.... I never travel! LOL I would love to really I would, but with a million animals it isn't easy to go places.... what will I do with this now?

Have a wonderful Sunday! Today - Hubby and I are hauling in round hay bales! Fun....  but the donkeys really appreciate it.
HUGS and


♥ Sonja Bekker ♥ said...

Hi Michelle,

Just love your vintage travel lodge;)
Wonderful DP and adorable embellish.
I would know what todo with it LOL
Why don't you make it your special farmville book
I think it would be filled with lots of memories!

Have fun with the hay and hubby
Hugs sonja x

Maryann said...

This travel journal is awesome. I really love the viontage look of this and you did anawesome job putting this together soo perfect. I wish some more of Tim Holtz´s materialas were available here, as they´re really great fir such projects.
Maybe you have a dear friend, who´s travelling, so you can use it as a gift there? I know, I would love to get such an awesome gift, so don´t you think, some of your good friends would too? I´m sure they would. Have a wonderful week-end hun and thanks again for an awesome creation to show us here.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Love this, it's terrific.

Helen said...

Saw it already in the newsletter and loved it right away. It is really beautiful. Regards

Carol Dee said...

Do youknow anyone making a once is=n a lifetime trip? This would make a wonderful gift. It is really cool! Have a serene Sunday! Hugs...

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Well, This travel journal is wonderful. I really like the vintage look of this and you done awesome job, which is very perfect and super.