Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday's Tips--off to Europe with a travel journal (part 3)

Well we have the album bound.

Time to think about adding some pizazz to the pages.
I am offering this as a workshop so I wanted pages that were quick, and easy to duplicate and yet still offered some creative leeway.

So this week's tip is all about  economics.
Have a number of people making the same item and you want to keep cost down...use stamps.
 Stamps are an endless supply of images in a multitude of colors.

These are the stamps I used

And I must say the stamp set
from the "Year Noted" promo is a jewel. At first glance, I thought "how often would I use this set"
Now that I have it.  I use it a lot.
The "journaling lines" and "date" images are perfect for this album.

Note: these are all stamps I had on hand, you could use any travel-ish stamps or go through your stamps and find those that have arrows & stars and funky saying on them.  You don't need to buy a specific stamp set to re-create this project.  You just need to be inventive.

 I made a journaling card for each paper bag page.  I kept the layout the same.
Journaling lines in the bottom right corner, date stamp above and then a couple of random images.
see below.

I stuck to just two colors of ink---Slate & Lagoon.
Cardstock is Daisy white (although the lighting is kinda bad and it looks more like colonial white)
and  matted on Slate.

When I offer the workshop I will give them a choice of paper bags (slate, yellow or lagoon)
and a choice of  mats--Slate, Canary--Lagoon.

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