While I’ve been busy sharing holiday content the last few months, I also managed to sneak in some work on some layouts for my Frankfurt travel album that I’ve been slowly working on for quite awhile from my trip to Creativeworld in 2014. Several new layouts from it will be coming to Scrapbook Update in the next week or so as a result! This first layout was my first try working with the new Project Life Modern Core Kit that I had just bought.
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- Project Life “Modern” Core Kit (Scrapbook.com, Amazon.com)
- Dymo Organizer Express Labelmaker (Amazon.com)
- Tim Holtz for Stamper’s Anonymous “Life Quotes” stamps (Scrapbook.com, Amazon.com, A Cherry On Top)
- Tim Holtz for Stamper’s Anonymous clear word stamp (Inspire)
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tattered Rose (Scrapbook.com, Amazon.com, A Cherry On Top)
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry (Scrapbook.com, Amazon.com, A Cherry On Top)
- Tim Holtz idea-ology “Small Talk” stickers (Scrapbook.com, Amazon.com, A Cherry On Top)
- Simple Stories “Sunshine & Happiness” Bits & Pieces (Scrapbook.com, Amazon.com)
- Simple Stories “Sunshine & Happiness” Stickers (Scrapbook.com, Amazon.com, A Cherry On Top)
- self-adhesive pearl
- black pen
This layout was a compilation of photos of a lot of my American friends that I saw at the show – plus Dyan, so I guess I made her an honorary American for this layout. I hope she doesn’t mind!
Because this layout was of mostly product and people in the booths, the colors were less subdued than some of the more architectural photos than I took earlier in the album. So this bright Project Life Modern Core Kit seemed a good match for the layout – especially since several of the photos had a lot of pink in them.
Did you ever notice that those small Simple Stories alphabet stickers from the collection sticker packs fit perfectly in the journaling space on the title cards in Project Life core kits? They do! I used some pink ones here from the Sunshine & Happiness collection to highlight “Frankfurt” and then used my Dymo labeler and a pen for the rest of the title.
One of the great things about industry color trends is that products from different companies will work together. These flower die cuts are from the Simple Stories “Sunshine & Happiness” die cut pack, but they look perfect matched with this Project Life core kit to create a custom 3×4 card!
For the same reason, I was also able to use my Picked Raspberry Distress Ink pad to create a special 3×4 card with a stamp from Tim Holtz. The pink ink matches the Modern core kit and the die cuts beautifully!
On the right hand page of this layout, I did something that I don’t do very often: split an image between pockets. I had more 4×6 landscape photos than I had pockets for on the two pages, and extra 3×4 pockets. The art journal photo seemed like the logical choice to split between the 3×4 pockets, turning it into more of a decorative element than just a documenting image.
It’s often unavoidable when photographing demos or booths at shows that people will get into the front of photographs and block part of the shot. In this particular case, I framed the shot this way on purpose to show how Tim Holtz was attracting a crowd at his demo. But the people in front made it hard to tell what was the focal point of the photo – Tim.
Putting the phrase stickers on top of the “black space” created by the ladies’ coats helped to block them out and point the eye toward Tim in the middle of the image. Plus I used some Tim Holtz stickers to do it with!
There’s one more of my album pages for the actual show itself to share, and then it’s on to the pictures from the Heidelberg day trip that I took!
Check out the rest of the album so far: