Have you ever wanted to try out a new technique or a different style but were afraid to not be able to make it work on a traditional layout? I love to use my Traveler's Notebooks for just that - trying out different things.
I know most of you like the simplicity of a Traveler's Notebook and therefore use it to kind of tone it down a notch - using less paper, less embellishments and mainly focusing on getting the story documented. Don't get me wrong - I have the same approach in some of my Notebooks, but most of the time I like to turn my TN into a Traveler's Scrapbook. I love to use all the things, I love to create dimension and to use modeling paste.
So that is what I did for today's spread. I was heavily inspired by the colors of the Sophie kit and a quote by Erin Hanson which I came across a couple of weeks ago.
'Who says paper worlds are an escape from what is real? As though the lives trapped in their binding are not ones that make you feel. For sometimes our greatest lessons come from those with ink for skin who reach beyond the page to take our hand and pull us in.'
One of my favorite things to do at the moment - well, at all times really - is sitting in my armchair by the window and reading bout another world.
Both the kit and the quote were simply perfect for capturing my love of reading. I fussy cut the bright scallop boarders and arranged them into a colorful background for the left side of my spread. I printed the quote and a little bit of extra journaling on vellum and used the alphabet puffy sticker to form my title.
For the right side of my spread I used the super light pink/blush colored paper as a background and added some extra interest by using modeling paste and a stencil. I then layered a couple of different papers and labels behind my photo and used one of the florals from the cut apart sheet and a few puffy dots to finish my cluster.
I hope I was able to inspire you to not be afraid of using a little more paper, embellishments and dimension in your Traveler's Notebooks. If you fancy, I also have a short process video for you :)
Have a wonderful weekend!