I've found some time today to scrap a title page for the holiday album I'm working on - I've a back log of photos going back ten years of our travels as although I started scrapbooking about fifteen years ago I didn't do any for ages so I've got some catching up to do.Shimelle who challenges us to mix old scrapbooking stash with new favourites. The map and green paper on the base layers are very old, as is the London eye stamp (crafty Individuals) and the travel themed and arrow papers and Tim Holtz blueprint stamp are a couple of my newest purchase. The circle is hand stitched as I don't have a sewing machine and I'm not sure I like it, it's a bit messy but it's my first attempt at stitching on a layout so I guess not too bad. I'll have to practice. I've been using challenge themes and sketches to kick start my scrappy mojo and this page is based on the sketch over at Stuck?!
I rotated the longest panel and didn't use it across the whole of the page.
I made the film strip embellishment by die cutting the film strip (Tim Holtz/Sizzix) and adding little scraps of cardstock behind each 'window' - it took ages but I'm really pleased with how it looks.
The clusters are mainly stamped images with a couple of wooden embellishments, inspired by the Sketch Crew Crush: Mandi - Stacked and layered over at Scrapbook Challenges.
I've had a lot of fun making the title page - I intend to keep a 'contents' list on the other side as I scrap each holiday, with the dates and destinations.
Thanks for stopping by...Happy Crafting...Esther xx