As you know, Phil and I went away to London to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. In the days following our trip, I put together a little book of the weekend. It could be described as a "Smash Book" but it's maybe more of a journal with lots of ephemera included! Whatever it is, I loved putting it all together and gathering bits and bobs for it during the weekend.
WARNING : Photo heavy (wasn't sure whether to do several posts or just show it in it's entirety today, but am going for all in one go!)
I cut up a London Underground map to use as the background for the title to get a feel for London from the cover.
I bought a couple of postcards to include in my journal, and although I bought them on Saturday morning, by the end of the weekend, I had actually seen everything featured on the postcard!
I used the "Do Not Disturb" door hanger from our hotel as another page ...
I kept all the entry tickets and leaflets from the things we did and included them.
(even popped the chopsticks wrapper in to lend a Chinese feel to this page!)
I used one of my new favourite glassine envelopes to pop The Lion King tickets into, along with the advertising leaflet.
So, there you go. My first very photo heavy post - sorry! Normal service will be resumed shortly.
Just in case you are interested (and haven't already seen enough photos), the basis of my journal was this:
I deliberately bought "buff" index cards, but in typically Carole fashion, didn't like them nor the letters on the tabs, so covered them in my beloved brown parcel paper! Well, it is my book, and I wanted to use things that I love. I didn't use too many embellishments, only a few bits of patterned paper, instead letting the leaflets and ephemera add the colour and interest.
Hope you like it - please leave me a comment.
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