Many of my layouts during this time were 2 page spreads, something I rarely do these days. I also generally started with cardstock and then layered patterned paper over it. The reason for this is simple; most patterned paper of the time was very thin, so it needed a layer of cardstock to give it some much needed body and to prevent wrinkling.
On this layout, I used one of the My Mind's Eye shaped titles - hmm, that makes me think I might've made this page later than I thought. I'm just not sure. I also use strong colors of black, red, and cream because it works well with the title and with what I'm wearing.
I love a bold graphic print, so I did use one here in fairly small doses. I also really like mixing a dot or a stripe with a floral like I did on this page. Those shaped pages with lines for handwriting are perfect when you have a really long story to tell like I did here.
I managed to fit a lot of photos on this spread; that definitely makes me happy.
And here's a final look at the finished layout. It may be a bit dated in terms of the bold, graphic, floral pattern and the layered sticker embellishments, but I think I love this layout more now than I probably did when I first made it. This look at my first trip to Venice makes me especially happy because the story is so detailed. Yeah, I'll give myself a pat on the back for this one!
How do you feel about scrapbooking your travel photos? Is it something you enjoy or something you dread? Do you scrapbook trips right away, or do you just work on them as you get around to them? What's your biggest challenge when it comes to scrapbooking the trips you take? Inquiring minds want to know. :)