Friday, 3 July 2015

Destinations at AVJ

Welcome to Bumblebees and Butterflies, we start a new challenge today at A Vintage Journey and Nikki has chosen Destinations.
Whilst deciding what to make for this great theme I was taken back to some travel cards I made recently for Country View Crafts. I take lots of photos when I am away or even just out on short vitis but I never have the time to make them into an album or scrap them so I am wondering if I would make my own travel cards as memory joggers to look back on.


First I need somewhere to keep them and I have this white 8 x 8 album in my cupboard just waiting to be used. I began by distressing it lightly with pumice stone DI and drying it.


For the cover I started with a piece of black/kraft coredinations card stock cutting it to size and sanding the edges. Using the Correspondence paper stash by Tim Holtz I cut two more layers, distressing the edges and also adding some pumice stone and barn door DIs to the top one. You can see I made it into a pocket with the black tag poking out from within.


Searching in my ephemera box I found some collage pieces and I used Tim's adventure block thinlits dies to create the title. I also die-cut the plane. car and arrow following Tim's industrial technique using foil.


I thought the tag would be useful as an addition as well as part of the collaging on the front cover and used a black tag with barn door distress paint to stamp the background and then dipped it into picket fence distress stain and walnut stain distress paint.


The destination title is raised and mounted onto chipboard to give it some prominence with the collage elements adhered behind it. I added remnant rubs to add to the atmosphere and idea of the theme including the number 19 to the train check ticket. 


The centre of the cash key was punched from some left over snippet of sprayed card and more remnant rubs used to create interest.


I am now looking forward to making some travel cards to do in the album - hopefully you will see more of this in the future.


Have a great July and please pop over to A Vintage Journey to see the rest of the team's amazing creations and hopefully you will be inspired to join in the challenge.

I can't believe this is the 6th day in a row that I have posted and I will be back again on Sunday with a special post - oh and while you are here don't forget I have a giveaway going until the 13th July. It is open to all followers and can be found here. If you are one of my blog or email followers please feel free to enter.

I am off to Wales for the weekend looking forward to catching up with lots of cousins in the Tenby area.

Take care and have a good weekend yourself.

hugs Brenda xxx



25 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful journal to place photos or mementos of your travels in Brenda! Very creative techniques on the tag that slips in there - love the layerings of the papers and ephemera - lovely job! Have a nice time in Wales! Julia xx

Buttons said...

What a fantastic way to transform a cover Brenda. I love the altered ephemera on this and the way the black kraft border frames it all perfectly. Enjoy Tenby! Jenny x

Jane said...

What a beautiful cover for your travel journal Brenda. Looking forward to seeing the contents fill up with your holiday memories. Enjoy Wales xx

Kath said...

beautiful project Brenda and a wonderful keepsake to remember all the place you've visited...hugs kath xxx

Gina said...

Such a beautifully "assigned" album. Great idea to inspire yourself for future projects :D XXX

Redanne said...

There is no excuse now... you just have to fill this beautiful creation with some of your photos Brenda... and hopefully with the wonderful weather we are having you might get some this weekend. I love how you transformed the cover, the plane and car really stand out beautifully and your design, as always is superb. Hugs, Anne xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous elements and love how you have combined them to create this gorgeous piece x

hazel said...

A beautiful album to keep your photos Brenda, the transformation is amazing. Enjoy your weekend in Wales.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

Fabulous cover for your album, Brenda, and hopefully it will inspire you to get all those photos in place this time! Love the aeroplane flying across the world map - and the bold contrasts of colour. Hoping to manage a proper catch up over the weekend!
Alison xx

A Pink said...

What a fabulous cover you have created Brenda to store all your travelling memories . Love the effect on the tag n the industrial technique on the card, plane n arrow. Always admire your ability to bring all your elements n ephemera together to create the perfect composition . Have a lovely weekend x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous page Brenda!! Love the map background and your big DESTINATION sentiment! Your layout is truly captivating, I find that I am drawn right in!! Gorgeous! hugs :)

rachel said...

a wonderful page Brenda - great use of colour - and so many details to look at too - love it xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Wow!! Oh Wow!! Love this Brenda. I seriously love the impact of the DESTINATION. The industrial technique is perfect here. You are so talented when it comes to collage. I keep hoping that if I look at your work long enough, some of your genius for layering will rub off on me:) Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic! I love this! The colors, design and everything!

Meggymay said...

A fabulous album cover, a super place to store the memories.
Yvonne

Meggymay said...

A fabulous album cover, a super place to store the memories.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You have created such a special place for all your treasured memories and mementos.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous and just plain cool page!!! LOVE that tag!!!

Jan Hill said...

Wow Brenda, amazing! You are always an inspiration x

Joi at RR said...

AWE STruck.... yep - my DESTINATION is to think and create like you Brenda! Wow - this is just WONDERFUL. Going back to look again.... hoping your techniques sink into my marbled head!!! j.

Terry said...

Fabulous travel journal page, Brenda! Love all the elements and that added tag! Hugs!

Shari Trumbull said...

Amazing, Brenda!! Oh, this lovely journal is just waiting for your worldly destination memorabilia!! So Fun!! My goodness, you are a blogging Queen!! I don't know how you keep up with posting almost every day!! You Rock!! :) :) I can barely keep up!! :) :) Fabulous inspiration piece, Brenda!! XOXO-Shari

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! You will surely use those photos now!! This really is fantastic!! Chrisx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Brenda and what a great idea! Love the use of the Correspondence papers, they are perfect for the destinations theme, and the fired brick stamping on the black tag is very effective, love it. Thanks for sharing your lovely travel card album and can't wait to see what lovelies you fill it with!

Maja Rijkers said...

Beautiful project! Love the map background! Thanks for sharing!