I've had a few days off of work, which has meant lots of time in my craft room. This is the second layout I've created and I have another in the works. I've wanted to scrap this photo for awhile, as it's my favorite shot from my trip to Boston this summer. How fitting that today, as I was working on this page, I learned this very friend was booking tickets to come visit. I can't wait! I knew right after I took this photo that I wanted to use the paper from Heidi Swapp's Favorite things, especially the one with the circles.
I started my background by creating a watercolor effect with Heidi Swapp Color Magic on this map design from crate paper. I sprayed the ink spritz on a craft sheet and then dabbed in on with a water brush. I wish you could see in the photos how iridescent and shimmery this stuff turns out. Then, I added brads and twine to highlight my journey from Portland to Boston.
Here's a couple closeups of the details and layers. There's always lots of paper layers. I included a trolley ticket and a movie ticket I'd been saving from the trip. I added a couple of stamps, but wanted this page to be more subtle than my last. I used a chipboard film strip, stickers, and a mix of alphas that I outlined in black pen.
This layout was inspired by two challenges. The first is Paper Wings Production's challenge, which encouraged the incorporation of ribbon or twine. The second is Creative Scrappers' sketch 277 challenge. This provided great inspiration for the direction of the layout, including the long strips of paper and washi tape, title location, the circle stickers, and the layered triangles. I love creating with a sketch, because it gives direction, but still inspires me to think outside of the box.