In January, I went on a short weekend trip to Austin with my brother and my sister-in-law. Today I’m sharing a pocket spread I made about the trip!
This trip was mostly about the friends and the food for me. I tried to balance photos of the sights with photos of the people. I decided to make an all-photos spread rather than covering multiple spreads or using inserts. I added lots of labels from the kit to get in journaling!
On the left page, I included selfies with my SIL Savannah, my friend Jessica, who drove over from San Antonio to spend the day with us, and Amy, who has been one of my best friends for years but I met in person for the first time on this trip (I talk to her literally every day–hooray technology!). I also took a photo of my brother Dustin, who is an athletic trainer, at the gym where he was taking a certification course (the whole reason for the trip). I topped off the page with some of the neat public art I took photos of.
I used a big wall art map of Texas as my title photo, adding puffy stickers, which have a sort of map / river looking pattern on them, a label with the date, and framed the title with epoxy map patterned arrows from the kit.
To get in journaling, I used a full sheet of labels, adding one to almost every photo! I just told my story across them without worrying if the words corresponded to the photo they were on.
Somehow I missed one of the labels, so I added puffy heart stickers to that one!
I added the acrylic word “explore” to the middle of the photo of the gorgeous Larry Monroe Forever Mosaic Bridge, which we stumbled onto by accident. The blue on blue makes this difficult to photograph, but the added depth and the difference in texture is really pretty in person.
On the right hand side, I included some photos of exploring South Congress Street and 6th Street, plus more Amy and a collage of all of the amazing food I had there.
To break up the object / scenery photos a bit, I used a wood frame around one of the photos. I used red tape to adhere it to the outside of the pocket.
I added the heart resin flair to one of the labels to bring in the vivid red from the title card. Adding a few embellishments to a spread can really help you with color balance!
I absolutely love this spread and I’m glad I have the highlights of this trip recorded, because let’s face it, I won’t finish a mini-book about it for years if my track record holds (hah!).
If you use the March 2017 Freckled Fawn Embellishment Kit, I’d love to see how you do! What’s your favorite element in the kit?
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