Friday, 30 May 2008

My holiday journal...

Today I want to share my Florence holiday journal which I created recently for Papermaze. I was sent a Basic Grey chipboard album and some GORGEOUS Dream Street papers which immediately got me thinking about the faded beauty of Florence which I have visited for the last two years on holiday and is probably one of my favourite places in the world (though admittedly I haven't visited all that much of the world yet!). So I decided to use the book to record my memories of the city, seeing as I haven't gotten around to creating any layouts about it yet. Which makes me think, I'm really going to have to get into making more double pages if I'm gonna get all my photos scrapped. But I digress...

So here it is. I decided to use large photos to form whole pages, which I painted and journalled onto, and record more information on the facing pages. The embellishments are fairly simple - scraps of lace and a torn up vintage map of Florence which I found on the internet, some flowers and buttons. I absolutely love the finished album - its so tactile and has a great shabby chic vibe which is so very Florence!


  1. That is a gorgeous mini-book. The colours suit the Florence theme perfectly :o)

  2. wowzers! This is truly stunning. I love the way that you have used whole photos as pages, and added the titles on top! That looks fabulous!

  3. wow love the paint effect around the edges of the photos