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Freitag, 21. September 2018

First pages of the travel journal - for Country View Challenges

Hello, I´m back again!
My daughter and I had a wonderful time while travelling through the USA and Canada.
Here are the first pages, where I wrote in our everyday destinations.

I used some papers from a Tim Holtz paper pad, covered some parts with white Gesso and stamped an old automobile on top. I cut out a part of a map with the parts of America and Canada and glued it onto the page. For the flap, I glued a stripe of watercolor paper on one side, stamped the dates and added the cities beside.
Here are some close ups:

More to come soon!

Thank you for your visit today - and don´t forget to join in our challenge at Country View Challenges!

Samstag, 1. September 2018

DIY Travel Note Book for Country View Challenges

Hello dear visitors, nice to have you here!

While you are reading this post, I am still on vacancy with my daughter in the USA.... or may be we are in Canada right now? 😀

What a big adventure and a big, big dream coming true!
We are travelling three weeks from New York, the coast up to Quebeck over Montreal and Toronto to the Niagara Falls and then back to New York before we go home again.
Wow! I can´t believe it! I´m writing this one day before we start, I´m so excited!

Well, I needed a Travel Note Book - of course we want to see as much as possible and I don´t want to forget anything! So I made this.
Fitting to the September challenge over at Country View Challenges "Planes, Trains, Automobiles", hosted by the lovely Miriam, I decorated the cover with a plane and a shrinked stamped Automobile.

Today I don´t have steps or a video for you - I had no time, sorry!

I made this book some time ago, but I measured the cover wrong and I didn´t like the paper I covered it, so I took it and changed the look.
This is what it looked before:

Well, pretty, but...

I took some papers from the Tim Holtz Correspondece Paper Pad and made the cover new.

← Front

             Back →

 ← Front inside

Back inside →

I added some checkered paper to the binded notebook to have more space for more notes, e.g. expenditure, notes, ...

I played with some mists, crackle paste through a stencil and stamps, stamped the title, fuzzy cut the aeroplane and put everything together. 

Then I added a eyelet and threaded a leather string through.


back →

Here are some close ups:

 The inside I will show you, when I am back - hopefully filled with beautiful memories, so stay tuned!
Well, meanwhile I hope, you will find the time join in with our challenge this month, so that I´ll get to see some pretty makes from you when I come home!

Thank you for your visit today and have a good time.