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Project | Travel Album : Wanderlust

[Disclaimer: The Close To My Heart ink pad used on this layout was received as an editorial sample. All other products used on this layout were purchased myself. Some links in this article may contain affiliate links, which help support Scrapbook Update by paying a commission on purchases made from them.]

Now that I am back off the road from all of my traveling, I am back to my travel scrapbooking! I’m still working on getting layouts done from my trip to Frankfurt in 2014. This is the first of two layouts that contain assorted photos from my walking tour of the area around Frankfurt’s historic Römer square.

Wanderlust layoutSupplies:

  •  Project Life Pocket Page (Design A)
  • We R Memory Keepers Pocket Page (6 Up 4×6)
  • Close To My Heart Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program (Wanderful)
  • Close To My Heart Scrapbooking Workshop (Wanderful)
  • Close To My Heart stamp set (Here We Go)
  • Close To My Heart Pigment Ink (Smoothie)
  • Ranger Adirondack Pigment Ink (Pitch Black)
  • Colorbox Mix’d Media Inx (Pewter)
  • Heidi Swapp Memory Planner embellishments (Puffy Hearts, Washi Shapes)
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen (Black S)

(Apologies for the brown wood table background on the photos but the light cream elements wouldn’t photograph properly on the white background I normally use.)

For this layout, I got out my Close To My Heart “Wanderful” supplies that I purchased recently from a consultant who had a booth at a Scrapbook Expo, both the Picture My Life set and the Scrapbooking Workshop kit of that design. Together, these two kits gave me paper, pocket cards, stamps, and embellishments that were all coordinated. Working mostly with coordinated supplies made this layout come together really quickly, and the muted color palette of the Wanderful designs was perfect for the busy and eclectic photos I was working with.

The text elements in this layouts are positioned to lead the eye across the two page spread, but they also wander a bit around the page visually as you follow them – like my path through Frankfurt!

Wanderlust left sideThe right page is really simple, just two decorative cards, because I had so many photos I wanted to include. Since they were all horizontal I switched from the classic Project Life “Design A” style of page to a We R Memory Keepers style that holds six horizontal photos.

Wanderlust right layoutThe “Wanderlust” title card had an airplane on it, which really wasn’t appropriate for this layout. A few Heidi Swapp Memory Planner embellishments took care of that! A puffy heart sticker covered up the airplane, and then I added some coordinating washi tape to add a bit more black.

Wanderlust title cardThe “Take Me Somewhere” card also got a few extra embellishments – another Heidi Swapp puffy heart sticker, and some Close To My Heart washi tape from one of the Wanderful kits.

The photo on the bottom with the spot color was an experiment created in Photoshop. In the photographic community spot color is considered by many to be a bit of a cliché but I liked how it came out and decided to use it. It shows the jusxtaposition of modern Frankfurt (the streetcar) and old Frankfurt (in black & white).

Take Me Somewhere cardI had only one Instagram photo that I wanted to include on this spread. I made it part of a 4×6 card and then added a few stamps for some fun embellishments. The stamping repeated the arrows from elsewhere on the layout, and also added another pop of the coral color.

Happy Happy Happy cardIt’s become a theme in this album that I include an element that has a map print. On this layout one of those elements is a bit non-traditional – this journal card with a transportation system styled map. I added a scrap of paper to it that says “FRA” – Frankfurt’s airport code – that was cut from the border of one of the Close To My Heart Wanderful papers, and a stamp. As happens sometimes with stamps, the stamp didn’t stamp a perfect impression and ended up looking kind of distressed. I decided to go with it since it was in keeping with the other card on the page.

Journaling CardWorking with the coordinated items from essentially just two collections – Close To My Heart “Wanderful” and Heidi Swapp “Memory Planner” – made this spread so fast and easy to assemble!

Check out the rest of the album so far:

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7 Responses to Project | Travel Album : Wanderlust

  1. Marie April 12, 2015 at 9:26 pm #

    Awesome! I’m glad to hear you did your own thing. The blue bus looks really nice popped out from the b&w.

  2. Connie Myers April 12, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    Great layout, Nancy! I love the way you made the embellishments your own.

  3. Pauline Clark April 13, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    Very nice. Makes me want to do some pocket scrapbooking. I like the use of a map on every page too–nice touch! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Laura (@Bookworm) April 13, 2015 at 11:18 am #

    I’m really glad you didn’t let group thought in the photographic community keep you from using a technique in your photo that helped tell the story. We’re photographers and writers, but, to me anyway, our memory keeping trumps both of those, while also incorporating them both.

  5. michelle t April 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

    Oh I love that map/subway system type paper! Oh wow. Great layouts. I think the black and white with the color makes a beautiful photo. Lovely layouts, and I really like how they flow so nicely. Michelle t

  6. gabmcann April 19, 2015 at 2:22 am #

    Great pages Nancy. I love how you embellished the cards to make them work for you

  7. vicki April 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    Great pages Nancy! I really think this is the way to go with travel albums!

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