Friday, October 16, 2015
Wander in Wonder
The last class I'd signed up for over at Studio Calico has begun and it's all about stamping. I'm always on the hunt for inspiration and since stamping isn't something I got into when I started scrapbooking, I figured I'd give it a whirl.
Putting the first lesson to work, I created my background repeating the same 5 tag stamps all along the edges. I had originally stamped them all on paper and cut them out but felt it was too distracting. At least it gave me the opportunity to see how they would fit on the paper before I took to stamping directly on it. ;)
The theme of my layout is from a recent #HashtagThisWeek from Mandy at Turquoise Ave. and the prompt was in the past. As soon as she posted the topic, I immediately thought about my past travels and how quickly they can be forgotten as preparations for new travels arise. I am forever grateful for all of the journeys I've been on and what I've seen and learned and it inspires me to keep seeking new adventures.
Using a digital template in Photoshop Elements, I added photos from various trips and then placed text on top of the images. Since I can only print 4x6 photos and this is a 6x8 image, I just printed it with our laser printer on white card stock. Unintentionally, my layout turned into a project more focused on design versus story, but I'm happy that I experimented with techniques that I might not have otherwise.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!
stamps - Take Flight Kelley Purkey, Aloha Studio Calico, 3x4 stamp set Hola add-on Studio Calico
map patterned paper, Glass Slipper ink, Good Times printable - Studio Calico
font - Trend Rough