Monday, October 10, 2016

Let's Go layout by Rachel Lowe:

Happy Monday everyone.

It wasn't that long ago I was travelling Italy and when I got home I promised myself I would scrap at least some of the hundreds I took unfortunately I am only up to photo number three from our trip.

The new collection by Shimelle Go Now Go is a perfect for travel photos, totally love the wooden buttons, die cuts and puffy stickers. The paper designs and colours make it super easy to get those travel photos scrapped.

This photo is taken in Florence and not a bad photo when I was relying on my hubby to master my camera under pressure!!

I chose the map of the world paper as my background because I just fell in love with the wood grain against the dark blue.

I added a border strip to the top of this page finished off with two puffy stickers.

I firstly cut out the month July and put in the dates we travelled and set about embellishing the card to make it a feature of my layout. 

I have used the die cut plane and suitcases. I have foam taped the cases and added a wooden flair and puffy sticker heart. I have sewn on the die cut plane and wash strip on the July journal card to add more texture.

I then created my Italy word from the sticker book and added another puffy sticker heart under the word Italy.

I finished off the feature by adding another wooden flair on the 'July' card.

I added the scallop border under my photo and chose a sentiment sticker and attach over the border chipboard piece. To add more interest to to the border strip I added two more puffy hearts.

I then took the 'let's Go!' tag and tucked it under my photo and added a wooden flair.
To create the feel of a sky at the top of the world map paper I added a sky blue paper strip (1/2 inch), sewing with alternate zig zag and straight stitching finished off with the cloud wooden flair.

I really wanted to keep my photo the main focus of this layout and did not want to lose the effect of the map background paper and hence why I created one main embellishment feature. I will add some writing to the journal card later.

When you have a background paper with a pattern you do not want to lose/cover placement and small embellishment clustering is what will make it work.

I hope this has inspired you to get your travel photos out and give this layout a go.

See you next week with Bella BLVD in the spotlight.


Shimelle Go Now Go - ephemera
Shimelle Go Now Go - luggage-puffy-stickers
Shimelle Go Now Go - Here paper
Shimelle Go Now Go - Chipboard stickers
Shimelle Go Now Go - Plans paper
Shimelle Go Now Go - wood buttons


1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adore this and can't wait to see more of your travel pages. x