Inspired to Travel – by Niamh

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Hi All,

I love travelling and when I received the new releases for this month – I was thrilled to see some of my favourite places represented. I have a trip planned to the UK next year, so I thought I’d get in early and create a small travel journal, and I couldn’t help but go down memory lane and document my amazing trip to Gallipoli in 2003.

The journal (or more precisely – journal cover) started with some thick chipboard cut slightly larger than the journal I intended to use. I taped the two pieces together with some washi – leaving a large enough gap to close over the spine of the journal. I then chose 3 pieces of scrapbooking paper to cut out the pieces of the UK flag and glued them down onto my cover. I then attached the travel words, the map and the #destination coloured black to the cover. On the map, I cut a piece of black card to put behind the cut out text so it stood out more when on the coloured background. Here are some close up pictures of the finished journal, and below is a process video of how I put together the journal.










Here is the link to the process video:

My second travel themed piece is a double 12 x 12 layout scrapping my trip to ANZAC Cove and Gallipoli in 2003 for ANZAC Day, one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I came across my original photos, which had a number of panoramic photos printed out and decided that this needed to be a double page layout. I couldn’t find any suitable background paper for this piece, so I made it myself by collaging a number of vintage texts, photos and newspaper pieces onto some cardboard using gel medium. I then aged the papers using tea stain and walnut stain distress inks. I arranged my photos and then glued down the field of flower silhouettes to represent poppies. I covered my chipboard titles in a dusty green colour to represent the greens found in the hills on ANZAC cove. Finally I added copper tape to the edges of my photos as a border, the copper had slightly tarnished, so it added to the beautiful green colours. I decided in the end I needed to fill the bottom space of my layout, so I used the small chisel alphabet pieces to spell out Lest We Forget.

Here is a process video of how this layout came to be:

Here is a list of the Scrap FX products used in the projects today:









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Happy Creating,




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