About a month ago, Jennifer Evans posted THIS photo on IG.
And I was instantly inspired.
Jen is a wonderful artist…and she makes these amazing smash books filled with bit & pieces and odd & ends.
I decided to wanted to do the same…sorta.
Mixed media, and “art,” in general, are not really my thing…I’m just not good at them. But I do love me a simple little traveler’s notebook spread. So I decided to create my own style of smash book…using Heidi’s Journal Studio & Color Fresh Paperline Collections.
I have a huge stack of ideas that I’ve cut from magazines over the years…so I started by going through those and choosing the ones that still appeal to me.
Then I went through my current stack of magazines and snipped my favorite photos from those.
I love that these pages turned into little mini scrapbook pages, inspired by some of my favorite magazine design ideas.
Shown above – some of the fantastic patterned paper designs from the Color Fresh Paperline collection…LOVE!
I used a mix of both Heidi’s Journal Studio collection & the Color Fresh Paperline in the spread above…they just work so well together.
And honestly, those wall murals?
This is probably my favorite spread. The washi tape pieces at the top of the paper roll photo are 100% awesome.
And using a full-size photo on one page of my spread is one of my favorite traveler’s journal techniques.
Creating this notebook was really a wonderful creative exercise…and I’m so grateful to Jen for posting that IG photo!
I see many more spreads, many more notebooks full of spreads, in my future…