I’d been so busy with real life, I just realized I forgot to finish posting up this week. So, without further ado, here’s the end of week 35. This spread completes our trip to PAX Prime and also covers a Girl’s Night Out trip to see Dita Von Teese and some pre-Dapper Day shopping in sweaty Burbank!
As with my last spread, I stuck with the Travel Girl collection from October Afternoon. All the stuff was already out and I had a good thing going! Plus, I tend to be a hoarder so the closer I can get to finishing off paper, the happier my husband is!
The big difference between this spread and the last one was that I’d started to run out of a few things, namely good labels and pictures. After a week of taking pictures, I’d started to slack off a bit when I got home. It didn’t help that my phone died right after I’d taken our VIP table tent photo upon arriving at Dita Von Teese (Dita also has a no photography policy so it wasn’t a huge deal!)
So, there’s a lot more creative uses of scrap paper in this spread than there was in last. I was glad I’d saved all those pieces of extra thick stabilizing cardstock I’d received back when Studio Calico shipped kits in brown paper bags. All of the kraft paper you see here is a few of those pieces! The tone of the stock went well with the colors so I ran with it.
You also see a lot more buttons. As I mentioned, I’d started to really stretch the kit and so there ended up being a lot of white space. Buttons, along with some enamel dots from a past kit, were perfect to fill that up.
The right side was a bit more difficult because it has that big red element in the lower left card. I wanted to include it because they’re actually tissue paper blossoms that exploded all over us at the end of Dita’s show. It was such a special moment, I wanted to make sure they made it into the album. Adding the bit of blue and red striped paper in middle there seems to have balanced it, along with the red in the girl’s bag.
Overall, I really love these pages. I feel like looking at them, I’ve seen my growth as a paper crafter which can sometimes be really difficult to see. I’m coming up on two years of this and I’m just finally getting to the point of putting together work I really love and that feels awesome!
Thanks for checking this out! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. Have a great day!