Summer is officially here and it is way too hot here to be outside. (at least it is for me) So I have completed the inside of my cover page for the Summer Travel Book. Warning this is going to be a long post so you may want to grab a snack and something cold to drink. If you want to get right to the final creation (a fun pocket page) scroll all the way to the bottom of this post. The concept behind this book is to leave some room for pictures, journaling, and other ephemera. If you want to see the cover of the book and the binding please visit my post here.
I wanted the background to have some design to it, but be plain enough not to distract from a picture if someone choose to mount a picture onto it. So I decided to use Tim Holtz's Terminology Tissue Wrap. I tore this into strips and adhered it randomly to the page. I then went over certain areas with some Gesso to tone it down just a bit (as seen above).
I was going to stop there with the background, but I thought it needed something. It seems I can not work on a project with out getting out the Mixed Media stamp set and sure enough this project is no different. I used the grid stamp and Vintage Photo to stamp over the background. Now I am done.
The Vintage Moth. The metal pieces are embossed using the Cracked embossing folder and inked with several colors of Alcohol Ink.
Now you can't have a pocket and not have anything to put in it. So I decided to make 2 tags. The first tag is a fun bright colored Summer tag.
I then stamped with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using a Stamp from the Bitty Grunge set and a Stamp from the French Market set to add the travel theme back in.
Simon Says Stamp and Show a Bit of Brown Challenge., since I used quite a bit of brown accents and ink.
Thank you for reading this far or for skimming down to see the final creation. I hope you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful Summer and please stop back.