I’ve been working on an album dedicated to a road trip I took in October from San Francisco to Texas since the middle of December. I’m excited to say I made the final layout for this album today. Isn’t there something so satisfying about finishing a project? Now I just have to figure out which project I should work on next!
For my travel albums, I always choose one specific collection to work with then add pieces from my stash to bulk up what I have to work with. By doing this, I feel it gives my albums a more cohesive and coordinated look. But at the same time, I don’t every page to look the same so I make sure to add papers and embellishments from plenty of other lines to give a little variety.
For this album, I chose to work with the “Wildflower” collection by Carta Bella because of its many nature motifs and woodsy feel. I absolutely love the vibrant colors in this collection. And, it’s travel themed! How perfect is that? The collection pack comes with 12 sheets of double-sided patterned papers and a 12×12 sticker sheet. It doesn’t sound like a lot to work with, but I didn’t need to add a lot of the collection to each page for this album to work. All I aimed for was at least one element from the collection on each page. Sometimes the element was just a single sticker or part of a branding strip, but I felt that was enough.
At the end of the album, an entire 34 pages later, I only had half of the sticker elements, a single 12×12 sheet, and a handful of scraps remaining. I’d say that’s a pretty good job of killing a kit! I’ll put everything that’s left into my stash for future projects. Here’s my final layout for this album:
The background paper and a couple of stickers are from the “Wildflower” collection while everything else is from my stash. I was inspired by Shimelle’s latest Sketch to Scrapbook Page where she left a large section of a bold patterned paper untouched to show off its pattern.
This probably isn’t a typical last page for an album, but quite frankly there’s not much room to fit another page into the 3-ring binder AND I’m a little tired of the subject….so there you go.