Sunday, January 26, 2014

Our adventure in Selfies

So we took millions of pictures on a recent 3 week adventure in Europe.  I wanted to make a quick book of our trip but with so many pics it was hard to decide what to do.  My mom and I took selfie pictures at each of the the places we went to.  I primarily used Teresa Collins Far and Away line as the foundation but alot of other additives as well.

The first page of the book is simply documenting what the book is about.  Mostly just Teresa Collins paper and cut outs.  Some Ranger liquid enamels made my own enamel dots.  Glossy accents and gold thread also used.  The next page is us on the plane.  Wrote out a bit of an itinerary.  Date stamp from office supplies store and again Teresa Collins 6x6 paper pad and cut outs from that.  Each page has the edges double inked: first with a Navy Blue Basic Grey ink and then again with Black Soot Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.

 Our first couple of days were spent in London.  I cut the 6x6 paper to make the Union Jack.  I needed to use some acrylic paint to separate the colors.  Thicker sparkle letter stickers and Basic Grey letter stickers.  Each page also has the place highlighted with a Studio G letter stamp set (1.50 for an entire alphabet!!) And some hand stitching around the edge with gold thread.

The second page is also the 6x6 pad cut apart but also has the clock sticker from the sticker sheet.  Some block alpha stickers and Martha Stewart sparkle photo corners.  It was such a great day!!


Then we were off to Paris and we didnt get a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower.  But here is Sacre Coeur! What I love about this page is the use of glossy accents!  It isnt as noticable in the picture but I used some gold PearlFx on the black letter, chipboard and the Fleur de Lis then covered it in glossy accent.  Makes the gold seem like it is floating.

And Halloween in Disney Paris!!  Awesome!  More Teresa Collins, Basic Grey small letters and Martha Steward( punches: web corner, and bats and the sparkle corner)  Took one of the photo corners and punched a Jenni Bowlin label punch. Also a little black Color Shine splattered.

Then off to Venice. There is a page of us at St Marks but due to its design it was tough to photograph.  The only new thing on this page is I distressed the edges of the paper with the Prima distress tool (really love that tool)  Red glitter stickers are by Doodlebug (I think!) Gold Lame Color Shine splattered in the Ranger Liquid Enamel.

I used the same PearlFx technique on the Milan letters.  The began as Basic Grey chipboard in bright green.  The were altered to be black, gold and glossy accents.  Also used some gold glitter paper as a photo mat.

We took ALOT of selfies in Rome.  The circles are gold glitter duct tape from the dollar store with a 1.5 circle punch.  Some Studio Calico wood veneer stars, Basic Grey letter stickers and Gold Lame Color Shine splatter.

Trevi Fountain has more Teresa Collins cut apart 6x6 paper and a chip board sticker.  Used some gold sequins and a little gold thread hand sewing. Basic Grey letter stickers again because I love the size and the way that they look on the page.

We are off on the cruise portion of the trip.  The photo of this page is over exposed, but lots of banner stickers and paper at the top, cut out words that match the cruise themes, and gold glitter paper as a mat.  Not sure who these letter stickers are by.

 Lots of sparkle on this one!!  Used my Cropidile to punch different size circles out of the sparkle duct tape.  A doilie sprayed with Black Color Shine and Gold Lame splatter.  Teresa Collins chip boaard sticker and some Pink Paislee color border that was cut apart and sparkled.  Basic Grey chipboard letter stickers.

Athens is a very simple page.  Cut aparts, Teresa Collins stickers, a chip board border and Pink Paislee color border.  Block letters and some dimensional adhesive. One gold sequin star to finish it off.

Another quickie: the 6x6 paper, Basic Grey letters, punched sparkle duct tape, and more Teresa Collins border stickers

In Izmir I love the photo mat with the striped paper.  More of the gold duct tape, some fussy cutting one of the 6x6 papers, and gold lame/ black color shine splatter.  What you cant see in the pic is that it goes off the page to create a tab on the outside of the book.
 Ephesus was one of my absolute favorite places on our trip.  I also like how this one turned out.  This 6x6 paper is so versatile!  Cut more apart, used some Basic Grey letter stickers and more gold lame Color shine splatter.  The stars are from a Dollar Store corner punch that has been awesome to make star splatters because they are so small.  A black photo corner and more gold duct tape.  Again, it goes off the page to create a tab.

Another fairly simple and easy page.   Border stickers, 6x6 paper cut outs, gold duct tape, and Color shine splatter.  The letters are Simple Stories but I painted them with gold glitter paint so they have a red tinge under the gold.

Hagia Sophia was an amazing building so I wanted a simplistic page.  There is a heart on Turkey on the world map tag.  Cut out some glitter paper and circle punch cut outs. A couple of photo corners and black/gold lame Color Shine splatter.

So I wanted to make this one a little different because it was my favorite place on our trip.  The paper is Teressa Collins, but there is a vellum bag with gold dots cut apart used as a matte.  More glitter paper cut in various sizes of circles and black/gold lame Color Shine.  More Basic Grey letter stickers and a cool paper clip from Staples spray painted gold finishes the page.
On this page I used the 6x6 paper again, Basic Grey bitty
letter stickers, Color shine splatter, and punched glitter duct
tape. Simple, but I really like hot it turned out (and try to say
the name of the town!)
Lots of layered 6x6 papers cut into banners.  I am
unsure who these letter stickers are.  You can see
that I am not the best stamper in the world, but I like
the messy unperfect look of the stamping.

I hope that you enjoyed this mini album.  It was really fun to create and  Teresa Collins 6x6 papers and embellishments made it super fast and easy!  I have lots of products still left over to be able to use when I make the full album which will be a combination of traditional scrapbooking and pocket pages to accommodate the mass amounts of photos we took!!

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