“Book Love” Traveler’s Notebook Process

Iimg_4531f you have followed me for long, you know that I am constantly lamenting the fact that I am behind on my memory keeping.  I am a paper-lover that wants to play with the seasonal supplies within that season!  So, I gave myself permission to skip ahead.  There are no rules to memory-keeping, only the ones we put on ourselves.  So, I skipped ahead to start making my October traveler’s notebook because I really wanted to use my new kit from Felicity Jane – “Rebekah”!  You can watch my process over on YouTube:

“Rebekah” is a gorgeous kit filled with fall colors like dark oranges, dusty pinks, mustard yellow and pops of gray.  I love the feel of the kit, and am so excited that I finally took the leap and started a Felicity Jane subscription!  For this particular layout, I wanted to include a bit of mixed media, so I prepped one side of the layout with gesso and adhered a simple black and white paper to the other side as the background.

img_4536To create the mixed media background that I was looking for, I used Jane Davenport’s Neutral Pallete of watercolors.  This set is originally intended for skin tones and creating the natural coloring for people, but I happen to think that it is an excellent fall color set.  After preparing the page with gesso, I plopped watercolor across the whole right side, letting it move and drip as it pleased.  I love watching the colors mix and the effect that is created on top of the gesso is lovely!  To add even more interest to the background, I grabbed the stamp set from Rebekah and some Distress Oxide ink in Weathered Wood and added a few art marks and branches.  After mounting my pictures on flowered paper, I used washi tape to add another detail and adhered the pictures to the right side of the layout.

img_4539The basis for the left side of the layout is a beautiful vellum pocket that came as one of the elements in the Rebekah kit.  The colors tied in beautifully with the ones that I chose for watercoloring on the right side.  Again using the stamp set that comes with the kit, I added clusters of flowers in various Distress Oxide inks.  Having similar floral elements on both sides of the layout really created a cohesive look, and having the florals peek out from behind the pocket softened the harsh lines.  However, I still felt that the layout was looking a bit boxy, so I used word phrases from Tim Holtz to create a diagonal design line on the page.  This broke the natural horizontal and vertical lines that were forming.

After adding the title and a few puffy hearts, this layout was done!  I am loving my Felicity Jane kit so far.  The pieces coordinate so well, and the feel is perfect for this time of year.  I am looking forward to trying to use up all this product for the rest of the month 🙂  And now that I’ve given myself permission, there is just no telling what pictures I will scrap next!

Keep it creative,

-The Scrappy Wife

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