Hi Lindy’s fans, it’s Tracy on the blog today and I have a gorgeous journal spread to share with you all.
These pages started out as a celebration of summer but turned into more of a travel journal documenting a recent sailing trip in Denmark, lost luggage included ;).
I used a large map stamp with clear embossing ink stamped around several areas around the pages. Lindy’s “Angel Wings Peacock” was the perfect embossing powder to use here, transparent with an opal blue cast that catches the light so beautifully.
Enamored with the new “Words of Wisdom” Flat Magicals, I just knew that “Don’t Overthink It Orange” needed to shine…. I lightly spritzed both pages with water and using the smooshing technique ( magicals + water on a piece of plastic ) I smooshed this gorgeous orange pigment around my maps here and there. While the pages were still damp, I used “Trust The Process Red” over the orange with large splatters and a little smoosh. When dry, additional splatters with a fan brush in the orange and red added more variety and when these dried I followed with another layer of splatters in “Commit To It Teal” and “Just Be Kind Cobalt”.
I next started decorating 4 Manila tags. 2 were collaged with vintage Asian calligraphy papers. I mixed some “Trust The Process Red” into some Liquitex modeling paste to color and spread through several different stencils: a harlequin stencil from Tim Holtz, a stencil from Stencil Girl Products, and a new stencil from @lemoncreation). Two were colored lightly with “commit To It Teal” for added interest.
A stamp from Seth Apter for PaperArtsy embossed with “Boogie Down Black Detail EP” connects the left and right elements together, a visual reference of the black ropes we had on board our boat. Some chain link die cuts from Paper Roses Studio were embossed with these 4 amazing powders: “Chrome Doesn’t Pay, “Don’t Scream Aquamarine”, “Chip Off The Old Black” and “Dragonfly Denim”. A chipboard Bike from AB Studio was used and the seat and tires also embossed with “Chip Off The Old Black”.
Some vellum Butterflies, Jar, and Frame are from AB Studio and rice paper Feathers also from AB Studio were enhanced with “Commit To It Teal”. Decorative safety pins and jute cord was used to reference my lost luggage and clothes and add a nice texture to the tags.
A stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps created the escutcheon plate and is embossed with “Dragonfly Denim” and attached with brads to a vintage photo that slides out.
A fabulous trip to the Maritime Museum in Helsingbor inspired the pullout that is sandwiched between the next page. Some splatters of off-white paint and some rub-ons from Tim Holtz were the final additions to marry all the elements together.