Memories from my Travels (TSSC#8 Travel)

The Stampsmith Challenge is underway once again and for this challenge the theme is Travel.  I must remind you that if you participate in this particular challenge you must use at least 1 stamp from The Stampsmith.
The reason I picked Travel for this theme is because , for me, travel inspired artwork is one of my favourite themes
, especially vintage travel. There are several stamps in The Stampsmith range suitable for this theme:- From Russia with Love, Ellis Island, Australiana, etc.  For my project I used my all time favourite Paris plate but remember it is how you interpretate the theme set.
I selected 3 stamps from the Paris plate for my B.I.A. Journal (Journal is approx 22cm x 14.5 cm). Making notebooks and Journals from scratch is a favourite of mine. As I wanted a shabby chic appearance to my Journal I stamped directly onto the painted (Camisole Pink emulsion paint – this is a heritage colour which is chalky in appearance) canvas sheet (I adhered artist sheet canvas to recycled notebook cover). This gives a lovely faded appearance to some of the stamping.  As you can see I layered some French text and then the stamped image takes centre stage. Lace added to top and bottom of the Journal and the stamped cancellation marks.
I made a dangle using pearls, crystal beads and an Eiffel Tower charm (from an old keyring) and further embellished the Journal with a fabric bloom and crinkle ribbon.
As with any challenge theme we want to see your interpretation. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a travel stamp, add your own twist to the stamped image to make it fit with this theme. The Stampsmith Challenge team look forward to seeing your creations. Good Luck. Lynne x

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynn Stevens
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 15:02:23

    Such a Lovely book Lynne, darn it I missed the Challenge again last time, theres just not enough hours in the day for all my obligations!
    hugs Lynn


  2. craftytrog
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 15:24:15

    A perfect little travel notebook Lynne! x


  3. Jingle
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 15:25:19

    This is so pretty!!!


  4. rinda
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 15:28:44

    I love how you used the charm!


  5. Terry
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 15:50:05

    Lynne, lovely travel journal! Beautiful flower! Hope you had a wonderdful Valentine’s Day!


  6. Jack
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 17:11:54

    Never in a million, squillion years would I have guessed that you would choose to use this stamp plate (tee hee – my sides hurt from laughing, lol). I suspect you need this notebook to keep a record of you ‘other life’! Its fabulous. xx


  7. CarolQ
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 17:21:43

    gorgeous notebook Lynne and I love the flower that you used.


  8. JeanFB
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 18:33:06

    Breathtaking, Lynne! What a gorgeous journal!


  9. Ira
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 18:41:01

    Paris is one of those cities you could actually spend some time in every weekend! It only takes us about 4 hours drive, but somehow we only go there once a year or so… Love how your notebook turned out and look at that little Eiffel tower! Hugs, Ira


  10. Jan Hennings
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 21:40:17

    a beautiful album and love the bit of soft peach!


  11. Julie Mutch
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 01:31:31

    Oh, Lynne, this is just lovely. It’ll be a wonderful place to jot down memories from your travels. Some to treasure for years.



  12. Marie
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 12:57:02

    Beautiful, beautiful Journal, Lynne. Love the dangle.
    Have a great day.


  13. Jules
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 13:06:32

    This is an amazing journal. Love all the pretties and the detail work is awesome.


  14. Shelley
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 13:48:24

    Beautiful! Love the ribbons tied on the bindings. Nice touch.


  15. Feathers & Flight
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 17:50:31

    Hello Lynne;
    This Truly Lovely! I love your Background and Image!
    I am sorry I have fallen behind on getting Back to you. My Youngest Katelyn has been sick and Sporting a significant Fever. She is feeling a bit Better today. Relief!
    Thank you so Much for your Visits and Support! I still can’t believe That my piece will be Published!
    Happy Wednesday!


  16. Nancy Maxwell James
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 22:30:46

    this is divine Lynne! I love the gorgeous background and all the wonderful embellishments! gorgeous work as always! 🙂


  17. crafty dawn
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 14:17:32

    Love your interpretation hun lovely journal xx


  18. Penny
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 22:27:54

    Perfect little notebook! I really like the worn look of the stamping on canvas – it really adds to the overall look of your cover.


  19. michele
    Feb 20, 2011 @ 07:37:51

    lovely! i ought to pull put some stampsmith stamps and try this one… xo


  20. Valerie H. Wilson
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 14:41:10

    Lynne, you already know that I adore this piece! I love the bobble you’ve created and the text layer behind the stamp reminds me of a news clipping that you might save from a trip abroad. So beautiful!
    Val 🙂


  21. Sue
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 19:08:50

    This is beautiful, as I’ve got this plate I’m making careful note of your techniques lol x


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