"Magical Memories" Traveler's Notebook Spread | Celes GonzaloJun 29, 2021
Hi lovely crafters! How are you today? I’m back… and I feel so excited YAY! I was looking forward to creating with the beautiful JUNE collection.
When I saw the "Dash Grid & Sunset” paper the first thing that came to my mind were mermaids and the sound of the sea. It is incredible how I long to feel the sea breeze, the sun and the sand between my feet again. So it was that, inspired by those memories, I rescued one of my favorite photos from the last vacation to create this TN Spread. The memories of the most beautiful moments are the ones that I always want to repeat again .
The sunrises and sunsets are wonderful. What I see and feel in these moments remains engraved in my heart. So...they were the perfect inspiration to create.
I took the "Dash Grid & Sunset” paper and cut all the colored pieces with my cutting machine. I added a few extra millimeters around them so that I can create that mermaid scale feeling when you see them.
I cut a base paper the size of my page and started gluing all the colored pieces together. Little by little, I had a mermaid tail on my work table, how wonderful!
As I wanted to get an air of the sea and mermaid even more real, I glued some iridescent sequins. And I decided to sew the entire leading edge of my composition with my sewing machine. Don't you think it looks real and a lot of fun?
For my second page, I used one of the solid colored papers. The soft pink… I’m in love with it! I added to my composition some die cuts, one tag from the tag set, a paper clip, thread and I wrote memoirs that I printed in a typewriter-like calligraphic style.
I confess that when I see that photograph and the mermaid-style composition ... I can almost hear and smell the sea, I can almost feel the warmth of the sun and my heart explodes again with happiness.
Isn't it wonderful that scrapbooking allows us not only to create with our memories but to relive them?
I hope you like this idea and you find it really inspiring!
Enjoy your day and have a lovely week! See you next time!