My trip with my Martha was a much needed and lovely vacation. We headed to the Pacific Northwest to spend much time on the Pacific Beaches and wander the Olympic National Forest. Lots of photos coming soon. i always want to remember these moments, so why not soak up that precious time together in an artsy travel mini album? A couple weeks ago i began prepping the album before the vacation and shared it on this blog post. On the trip, i wrote out some thoughts, added some more color, stamped here & there, and collected ephemera to add later. Now that i am home i could print out photos from the trip. Here's how the album is progressing so far.
i decided to use two 2" x 2" photos on each page, plus a smaller 1" photo to document each day. i love repetition in my albums and photos are great design element to repeat.
i added some color to my previous pages to give them a little pop. i used my Neocolor II over the sprayed stencil patterns and love the way it turned out.
i added some hand carved stamped images to the page along with the label stamp & date stamp. The punched heart at the bottom of the page adds such a cool touch to the album.
The background of this page got a little too busy for me so i added white gesso on top of the color. i love that touch of white. Have you noticed all the doodles around the page? A black pen is one of my favorite ways to accent my pages.
Some pages i didn't add additional color because they were already colorful. i decided to repeat hand drawn titles to every page. i added journaling to each page and even used some some hashtags from my instagram posts.
i love the days of the week washi tape so i decided to label each page with that specific day. i also used a date stamp and repeated in various ways on each page.
Those little kraft labels are another great repeated element on each page. i sometimes like hanging them off the side of the page as a little tab.
i love adding doodles to the page including drawing some frames around the photos. Now that the majority of the album had come together, i will go back and add those final touches to make it complete. i also need to add my title page & front cover. i am so excited to see this finished!