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