Sunday, June 30, 2013

Destination Sydney

I decided to use some of the supplies from my Studio Calico June Scrapbook Kit, Roundabout. It was my first scrapbook kit and honestly I'm a bit unsure of what to do with them. But I know if I don't start using them soon, they'll end up sitting on the shelf until being forgotten. The theme for that kit is travel-related so I think it'll go well with my Sydney adventure. 

I have chosen 9 square-sized photos for this layout, and it took me a very long time to decide on the photo placement. I previously did a 12 photos layout and I don't want both layout to have similar sketch, although they are the same theme.

One of the photos is a page from the mini album I did for the Sydney trip which has almost all of the places that I have visited listed down, and others are really some random snap shots from some of those places. I wanted to combine all of them into one layout, sort of like a summary for my trip.

I lined up my random snap shots on two vertical strips, and used a colorful diagonal strips patterned paper on the back of the photos. 

One thing from the SC Scrapbook Kit that I really wanted to use was the 3x3 Photo Overlay. It creates a vintage-y effect on the photo and looks really cool. 

I backed my photos with two layers of patterned paper, and the 'Adventure No.' Stamp is from the SC Scrapbook Kit as well. I have no idea how to adhere the overlay without showing any glue or tapes because of it's transparency, I looked into my stash and found 2 tiny paper clips that goes well with the overall look. I tucked a journaling card under the lot and decorated the top right with washi tape and some embellishments.

Next is the title for the layout.

I rooted the rubber stamp chipboard sticker and the alphas on a strip of washi tape. The initial idea was the 'I This City' Sticker will be on top and behind of the washi strip, but I messed up the inking and they looked like they've been dropped on the floor and stamped all over, so I remove the washi and the title on top, placed the sticker at the back, only showing the phrase 'I This City'. It was further covered up using the camera stickers. Hopefully people will look pass this.

Lastly, some little embellishing.

Journaling and the name of the places were added after that.

  • Basic Grey, Carte Postale, Canal Street
  • Simple Stories, Urban Traveler, Pack Your Bags
  • 2x2 'Adventure No.' Stamp Set
  • Crate Paper 3x3 Photo Overlay
  • Basic Grey Silver Stars
  • Simple Stories, Urban Traveler Chipboard Sticker
  • Echo Park Oh Snap Collection Kit 
  • Amy Tangerine Cute Overload Tiny Matte Puffy Accents
  • Amy Tangerine Noteworthy Accent & Phrase Sticker Book
  • Simple Stories Sn@p! Icons Stickers
  • October Afternoon Sticky Keys, Honey  
  • Freckled Fawn, Chalkboard Arrow Washi Tape
  • Mini Paper Clips 
Confession: I probably spent more than 3 hours on this layout, from choosing supplies to putting down photos to embellishing. The most frustrating part is the embellishing. I honestly couldn't find anything that goes well with the theme and color and overall look. I was getting frustrated, ended up using a bunch of AT tiny puffy stickers and call it a day. *guilty*


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