I really enjoyed making this because I tried so many new things here. I added lots of details and texture. I also made pockets for hidden journaling. I made this mini the weekend after our trip so the details are still very fresh. I can still smell the food and remember the flavors so the story is well-captured in the journaling.
This is the cover. I just love the little stamped car. The arrow was painted with crackle paint and then sprayed with Radiant Rain.
Page 1. I layered 3 flowers over a scalloped circle punched from a patterned paper scrap. I layered papers and embellishments to add interest on the page. The arrow pulls out to reveal the hidden journaling.
The pull-out journaling block
Page 2. This is a relatively flat page. I just used papers, stickers and ribbon to embellish the page. The red sticker is from Collage Press. The journaling is hidden beneath the photo.
I love the little details like the stamped 'explore' and the rub-on. I layered three flowers and sewed a button at the center for dimension and texture.
The word 'escape' was stamped on a piece of chipboard that was painted with crackle paint. I used StazOn to stamp the word. Then I applied rub-ons. The chipboard pulls out to reveal the journaling.
Hidden journaling inserted in a pocket
I used stickers and rub-ons to embellish this page. The little photo of the rolled fajitas is actually a folder that contains the hidden journaling.
Pull out the photo to reveal the journaling
Here I stamped two circular patterns, one smaller than the other. I cut the two circles and layered them. I finished off by adding a button. I added some more stamped elements, stickers and scraps of patterned papers. The tab that says 'detours' lifts up to open the folder for the journaling.
The journaling underneath the folder
I added a sheet of Hambly transparency for added interest. I adhered a piece of patterned paper on each side of the tansparency to hide the adhesives. I embellished with layered flowers, and rub-ons.
The other side is embellished with ribbons and rub-ons.
More layered embellishments here - button on a stamped oval pattern on a flower on a scrap of cardstock. I also added a sprinkling of handwritten words.
Here I also used eyelets on top of the stickers and rub-ons. I love those little word stickers! I also layered a stamped circle on a scalloped circle. The journaling is inserted in the pocket.
The pull out journaling
Because of the many photos here I just used minimal embellishments. Just like in the opposite page, the journaling is hidden in the pocket.
Another pullout journaling block
I only used two strips of patterned paper to embellish this page - one stamped, the other was handwritten. I let the photo of the menu do the talking here.
The other side of the page contained the journaling, written inside a folder. I embellished with stickers, layered flowers, stamped words and strips of paper, and my favorite stamped car which I adhered with foam stamp.
The hidden journaling
I love the MM Passport line! I used the papers, stickers, flowers and stamps in this mini album. The Collage Press stickers are also a great match. Here, I also added a chipboard bird on a scalloped circle. It actually pulls out to reveal the journaling.
A closer look at the hidden journaling block
My final journaling is adhered on the inside of the back cover. I used a handwriting font (FG Adrian) in my journaling throughout the album, with a sprinkling of different fonts to highlight some words.
I didn't win the challenge but the fun I had making this album is already a reward in itself. I just love going through this over and over again. We had such a great time and we'd like to go back for another taste of the Panizza!
And before I forget, I just want to point out that this is the second project I made using my Zutter Bind It All tool. After completing this, I parted with my BIA. I sold it to a friend and ordered a new PINK one! I should have it by December! Can't wait!