Oh my goodness, have you seen the Far and Away paper collection? It is absolutely gorgeous! I didn't have any vacation or travel photos to scrapbook but I did have this photo of my daughter and I in front of our local library. This is our kick off photo that we take every year before the start of our annual Summer Reading Marathon (19 years running).
I used the above quote as my inspiration for this layout.
I used three different patterned papers from the collection (FW105 and both sides of FW102) to mat the photo. Before I mounted them together, I inked the edges of the mats. I also added some ink splotches around the base page using Island Orange and Vanilla Cream chalk inks to add more color. I went through my Washi tape stash and added a few that I felt coordinated well with the color scheme. I also adhered one of the die cut quotes from the collection with a small piece of washi tape.
Even though this was a quick and simple layout to complete, the patterned paper I chose as the base gives it a real artistic look.
I hope my layout inspires you to look beyond the norm when it comes to themed paper collections. Normally you wouldn't use a photo like this with a travel themed collection, but it worked out perfectly!
Quick Quotes Products Used:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Island Orange, Deep Sea and Vanilla Cream Powder Puff Chalk Inks
Far and Away Quotes and Phrases
From My Stash:
Black Fine Point Journaling Pen
Gorgeous Grunge Stamps (SU!)
Gold Color Silk (FSJ)
After I create a layout, I like to make a card or two from the scraps. There wasn't much by way of scraps for this one, but there was enough to make one card.
Far and Away Collection Scraps
Deep Sea Powder Puff Chalk Ink
From My Stash:
The Open Sea Stamp - SU!
Epoxy Dots - Queen and Co.
Words - Tim Holtz Small Talk Pad
Sparkle Color Silk - Fun Stampers Journey
PS: I won last year's Summer Reading Marathon. I read 17 books and she read 16. We're always
neck to neck and this year we both lagged a little. Winner gets treated to Baskin Robbins!