Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Journey - Travel Journal Page

Happy middle of the week my friends.

I have lots of little scrap of papers, stamped images, die cuts or pieces of paper with textures and more...  Those are leftovers from other projects that I think they will be usable at some point and I save them for a while.  After being in a table corner for some time, I trash them, but sometimes I use them in my random projects.

For example, I used these nice balloons I cut a while ago.  I cut them in these random colors with no particular project in mind because I was testing the die I was going to use for a local class.  The die wasn't mine and I didn't want to use in the papers of the class that the local store manager provided me because I wanted to make sure I used them well.   So I had these in my table with no purpose in life... LOL!

Remember I am making some pages for a travel journal?  So, I am using a SMAK book that already has some pretty pages just the way they are, and ready to receive my photos, journaling and memorabilia, but I have chosen some pages to just make some art from my own.

In this page, I first stamped the journaling circle stamp from Unity Stamp Co.  Then I painted circles with distress inks (similar to what I did with my merci tag but with different media... did you see it HERE?).  I applied the beautiful test balloons that otherwise were going to be trash, and also found this "journey" word I cut at some point in my life and did not use it either...

Here's the full page:

Don't throw away your scraps... they will serve you well.

I'm sharing this with our friends on Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge blog.  Challenge #157 is "Make your mark". You can see details HERE.

Also... leave a comment for a chance to win with Unity, because I plan to link this entry to the next Friday Friends with Flair, and you can get nice stamps such as this one in my page, which I earned in a past Friends with Flair linky.  :)


Sweet April said...

Awesome hot air balloon,like the colors,details and your wonderful creativity.Yhanks for sharing!

Lilian YF said...

I like those ballons!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
The Leaf Studio

Ruby said...

Great project. Working with our scraps can be so much fun. TFS

Bananastamper said...

Love creating projects from all the bits and bobs on my workdesk. fun page!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very nice journal page. I, too, keep scraps for "maybe later". lol

Dianne Beans said...

Love your use of "scraps". For me it is hard to throw them away. Love your Journal page.

Maia Ink by Anya Lynet said...

I never ever throw out scraps.... a crafter's life!!! :) I'll share my first mixed media today!!! check it out !!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am always using the scraps on my desk to make something, even if it is just edging on my next card. Nice work.