Monday, July 4, 2016

Travel Maps project with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about making a project with the colors Red, White and Blue. We are also showcasing Indigo Blu Products, these aren't manditory, but if you have them, we would love to see them in your project!

My lovely teammate Barbara Schiassi made this lovely graphic for us to use as inspiration.

The color combination of red, white and blue is a difficult combination for me. But I do like a challenge. This year, I'm going to Croatia on holiday and the flag of Croatia consists of these colors. So I'm using this challenge to make a cover for my travel maps book. I always make the necessary preparations, such as maps of the places that I want to go visit. We never actually rent a car, but always use public transportation if we need to. So in this book there is also a map with the bus routes.

First I started working with Distress Ink. Fired Brick and Candied Apple for the red, and Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch for the blue. The edges I made darker with Ground Espresso and framed it in with Pitch Black Paint Dabber. With the Stars stencil and Fired Brick, Chipped Sapphire I made some stars.


The globe (thanks Marzena!) I painted black and then applied Walnut Stain Distress Paint with my fingers, to create an aging effect so it looks like very old time worn metal. Between the Tiny Circles I had just enough room to stamp the Splattered Heart of Indigo Blu.




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Maura said...

Love your little travel book, Sandra! I must say, you definitely met the color challenge! I like your idea of having a little book of maps you can just pop in your bag when you travel by whatever mode of transportation, better than a plastic bag like I've used in the past!

Lorraine A said...

what a gorgeous book and what a brilliant idea!! Oh my goodness I am so going to make one of these for our trip to India! :-D I have just bought the globe die so this is definitely my next project!! Thanks for the inspiration! :-D

Lols x x x

Macarena said...

Now I'm finally happy it's Monday :-) I love the cover of your travel journal, even the color combo (which isn't mine neither) turned out so pretty! Lovely treatment of the globe :-) You will have so much fun in Croatia, it's one of the most beautiful places in Europe! Hugs, Marzena

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I bet Croatia is gorgeous...I've always wanted to go. LOVE your journal. It will be filled with beautiful photos I am sure.

Kath Stewart said...
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Kath Stewart said...

beautiful cover for your travel book Sandra...I've just made a coffee and am looking forward to watching your video tutorial...hugs kath xxx

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous page! Perfect background :)

├čeulah ├čee said...

When everyone else reaches for white, I've noticed your propensity for black and it's no wonder--you are an expert at making a strong statement with bold color contrasts. It's an exciting look which no doubt mirrors your feelings about the upcoming vacation. Have fun!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love this beautiful journal cover, Sandra. The colors and texture you created are gorgeous. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I love how your art is so functional, too! When I was traveling by tube in London, I sure could've used something like this to keep my maps sorted out! Excellent work on something that's totally practical!

Emma Williams said...

This is wonderful striking and so much detail! I just love your work and this is definitely one of my favourite things you've ever created... Hugs :)

Barbara said...

Absolutely stunning Sandra!Love your interpretation of this challenge! I'm sure you'll have fun in Croatia! Barbara

Barbara said...

Absolutely stunning Sandra!Love your interpretation of this challenge! I'm sure you'll have fun in Croatia! Barbara

Catherine said...

This is a beautiful journal page, Sandra! I love the heart and your background is amazing!

Cathie ♥