So, without further ado...let me share the beginning of our Paris album. So, for the next few days, I take you for a ride down my memory lane of our trip to Paris. I'll try to explain the thought process of how I developed the pages. And if possible I will try to tell you all the products I used for making these pages. Please remember that I have been collecting papers and I still continue to collect them for over 10 years. My stash is dwindling down, but its a slow process.
This is the first page of the album. Now I used CTMH's WOTG layout, but changed it a bit. Now I prefer to use a patterned background instead of leaving it simple. So, I cut fleurs de lis on my Wishblade, large and small, and then stenciled the images onto my 12"x12" Barn Red cardstock. I used the colors Cocoa and Colonial White. I cut my title "Destination" on my Wishblade. I also cut "Paris" out several times and layered them on top of each other to give the impression of chipboard. I used my Fiskars border punch for the top and bottom of the striped paper towards the top of the page. The metal embellishments came from my stash. I believe they are from Making Memories. The center flower in the lower left corner of the page, I made using my Nestabilities' scalloped circle. I got the idea from Dawn McVey's blog. She has a step by step tutorial explaining how to make these puffy flowers. I also cut thin strips of Magic Mesh to use on the page instead of ribbon. The journaling piece I used is from CTMH's "Annotations" stamp set. I stamped it twice and cut the top piece around the design on one of them. I then layered it using a pop dot. Then I adhered a "Passage" clip (without the clip portion) to the center of the stamped image.
This is only the beginning of the Paris album. I will try to post day one tomorrow or perhaps later this afternoon.
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