Saturday, February 21, 2015

$12 Meal Scrapbooked and the Joy of It : )

Very belatedly, I did a layout challenge using this sketch. I had so much fun making this layout.

The why of it is a $12 meal at the airport. (The reasons for it, what it was, comparisons, etc.).

The how of it.
The base paper is from a scrapbooking kit called "Destination" by Colorbox I think I bought it over 10 years ago. And there is only ONE sheet of it. And I used it all up lol. And I'm only moderately twitchy over it because it is great "Airport" paper. And I have a lot of Airport scrapping to do which is odd, because I hardly ever fly.

The Title was cut using the Seasonal Postage font with my Cricut Explore (I think it might be a font exclusive to the explore, but I'm not certain). After I cut the letters I covered them with Antique Linen Distress Paint. Then I used Wild Honey and Festive Berries Distress Stains. And finally I used Glossy Accents before I adhered them, and then I filled the cut out portion with more Glossy Accents.

The "mat" is Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock that was stamped with a foam silverware set I've had for ever stamped with Picket Fence Distress Paint. Then gone over with Wild Honey and Festive Berries Distress Stain then rubbed vigorously with an unscented baby wipe which gave a swede texture to the mat.  I attached it at the top and bottom to make a pocket for more journaling.

The side of the journal tag (made with Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock) with the Clip Tips die cut (Dark Chocolate cardstock) covered with more Glossy Accents as a substitute for one of the embellishments. The compass rose from Road Trip (stamped with Dark Chocolate ink) and the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphabet stickers are the other substitutes. 

I try to remember to always make a journal pocket. In this case a jumbo sized one.  If I had a nickel for every time I thought I had remembered everything I wanted to say about a page only to remember something else after the last element was glued... I have a lot of nickels lol. (In a pinch I have actually added more of the story to the back of the page).

I moved the lines below the mat on the vellum banners. The plane and arrow stamps are from Clip Tips also.