I made the base of my journal cover from stiff card, folding it so I had a deep spine to sew my pages in to.
I then covered the outside with the Streets of Dreams 12x12 paper and the inside with the Map the Past 12x12 paper.
I then decorated the cover using the collage pieces from the Global Odyssey 12x12 paper.
I like my journals to have something to keep the covers closed. This time I used a strip of double paper with a small magnet inside.
I added the place and year of the trip using die cuts.
On the inside cover I made a pocket from some contrasting card and then used the Impression Obsessions City Landscape layers die, which goes so well with these papers.
I also used the stamp sets to decorate the pocket and decorated the top part of the page with more of the collage pieces.
The first page of my travel journals are always and itinerary page and this time I decided to decorate all the pages using the wonderful stamps. I made a mask to use on every page that covered the middle part of the page. I could then stamp around the outside and over the mask so when I removed it I had a clear area in the middle to write my diary in.
For this page though I cut a frame to frame the itinerary.
For each of the pages I chose 2 different stamps to use to stamp around the edges using the mask to mask off the middle part of the page.
I love to collect all sorts of tickets and bits and pieces while I am away so I like a place to keep them safe. This time I decided to use CD pockets which I stuck to thin flaps I had sewn in-between each page. To decorate them I used some more of the die cuts I had made using the Impression Obsession Landscape layers die.
Some of the pockets I decorated using the collage borders on the papers.
All it needs now is to be filled with my Viennese adventures!
These beautiful Graphic 45 City Scapes papers can be found in the shop here -
The Impression Obsession City landscape layers die, which are 2 separate dies, here -http://www.thefruitpixie.co.uk/impression-obsession-die-city-landscape-layers-26740-p.asp
I hope you liked my travel journal and will join me again very soon for another project.
Until then, take care, love Katrina x