[Some products on this layout were provided as editorial samples by Close to my Heart and Ranger.]
My previous spreads in my Frankfurt trip album have been very intricate and detailed. For this one, I decided to go quite a bit more graphic and clean after falling in love with the Ready…Jet Set! kit on Kelly Purkey’s website. I couldn’t resist ordering it!
- Ready…Jet Set! kit by Christine Herrin for KellyPurkey.com
- Clearly Kelly for Hero Arts stamps (Kelly’s Outline Letters)
- Echo Park “Creative Agenda” 6×6 paper pad
- My Mind’s Eye “Hello World” stickers
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad (Fossilized Amber)
- Close To My Heart Pigment Ink (Lagoon)
Simple doesn’t mean that I could resist adding a few extra touches however!
The two blue cards are 2/3 of a set of 3 that are intended to lead the eye across the layout. With color that bold, you can’t overdo it or it will overwhelm the photos, so I used the dark cards sparingly. Three cards were plenty.
The title card “Wander” got the most embellishment. I stamped the word “Frankfurt” on a scrap of paper and adhered it to the bottom of the card. Tim Holtz’s new Distress color Fossilized Amber was a perfect match for the yellow in the rest of the layout!
Then I used some patterned papers to add some balance to the top of the card. One of the papers also became the background to mount a 3×4 card on in a 4×6 pocket. A yellow arrow sticker carried forward the yellow color as well as leading the eye down the page. A small compass sticker filled the white space in the sky in the bottom right photo.
Some of the photos in this layout had a very heavy blue-gray cast to them because of their content. I tried to avoid grouping them together, and laid them out broken up by more colorful photos and decorative elements so an area of the page wouldn’t become a muddy mass of gray.
One this side of the page I used another 3×4 card mounted on patterned paper to fill a 4×6 pocket. This one got the added embellishment of a GPS locator symbol for a pop of green.
All of my journaling for this spread is on 3×4 cards on the right hand side of this page. A map sticker that looks like washi tape added to one of the cards is my touch of map print for this layout, to carry that ongoing theme through the album. Other than that, the only decorative addition I made to the journaling cards was to use the “adventure” stamp to fill in one of the boxes on the left hand one.
This layout closes out my touring pictures of Frankfurt from my Creativeworld 2014 trip, so up next will be my pictures of the event itself! The pictures of the dramatically modern Messe Frankfurt campus of course are a very different look from historic Frankfurt, so I’m looking forward to a change of pace in the creation of my travel album.
Check out the rest of the album so far: