I created a monster!
This summer we are going on a three week trip to France and Italy. I can’t wait! It will be such a nice change from Hong Kong!
The first pages of the book have this lovely alphabet printed inside.
Because we are spending a couple of days in Paris, I was able to include a page from my ‘Cities’ calendar by Rifle Paper co. Because of the big size of this book, I had to add to my scrapbooking paper pages. When folded these papers are 6 inches wide and I have 8 inches. So I didn’t always fold them in the middle and simply took out Marie-Antoinette (my Brother sewing machine) and sewed on more paper. Sometimes I used transparencies (by Hambly) like on this page.
This map of the Paris bus system I folded on the underside (it wasn’t double sided) and stapled it to the page.
For the end papers that help to achieve the right width, I added watercolor papers and sketch paper. I want to sketch, write and add pictures and ephemera to these pages.
The Paris map transparency on the right is a pocket. I didn’t sew the top part so I can put some ephemera in there if I need to.
Another calendar page from Rifle Paper co. Their cardstock is thick and creamy.
This is my favorite paper ever and my favorite paper/transparency combo ever.
I can’t wait to color in those flowers!
Lots of maps in the back part of the book, so I can draw in our itinerary.
I even tried out this lovely stitch. Gorgeous (less so on the other side ha ha!)
For the cover, I layered some stickers, postcards and wallpaper in coordinating colors.
A few pictures of the stitching from my iphone. I’m still getting used to my machine.
I really like my test strips. These are going into my Project Life binder.
A view before I trimmed off the thread. I look forward to using this journal and showing you the finished pages! I am forever grateful to Mary Ann Moss for her Full Tilt Boogie course which opened up my eyes to so many possibilities.