There is long journalling on this layout and it says...
I painted the chipboard title black and highlighted it with a white gel pen. The papers that I used are from the new Celebr8 collection.
I did some stenciling on this one and mixed in a little Victorian Velvet distress paint with the texture paste to get the same colour pink as in the paper. I loved the hibiscus stencil it is so pretty.
The cluster consists of the cut apart sheet a stamped ticket and a blackboard label with a chippie arrow.
Next stop Bangkok.
This layout was made using very old papers from MME So Sophie collection I think :D
The journalling on this layout says...
Visiting Bangkok was an assault on the senses, sights, sounds, smells and the sheer number of people there. We stayed in a stunning hotel called the Indra Regent - right across the road from one of the biggest markets I have ever seen. So many bargains.
I loved all the beautiful temples there. So much marble, so much gold. 'Wat Benchamabophit'
On the back my journalling says...
I absolutely loved everything about Thailand. From the fact that right next to the Kings Palace with all its grandeur you would have shacks and poverty just like Africa , where we have suburbs that are lower, middle or higher income - here everything is mixed up and no one seems to mind. The people are so gentle and accommodating and so friendly - nothing is too much trouble for them. The boy-girls blew my mind and the huge numbers of them even more so. The food is just to die for and I tried so many different and new things - me who was always so particular about what I ate and how it was prepared. I even managed to eat off the carts on the streets. A big step for me from Mauritius where I wanted to disinfect everything I came into contact with. I loved the buzz of this place and can't wait to get back here.
Here are some close ups.
I cut up the back of one of the papers to get the journalling blocks. The flowers are made from the papers cut into circles and I folded a real flower under it all.
I used some glittery washi tape and a couple of stamps too.
Had such fun with this layout.
I haven't finished this trip but I jumped to our next trip just because I can.
England :D London in fact.
This layout holds very special memories for me as we met up with my Aunt (who is no longer with us) and her hubby (my favourite travel companion).
My journalling on this one says...
I loved London. So fast and vibrant and what amazed me was if you just stood and closed your eyes and listened you would not know where you were. Such a diverse city. So cosmopolitan. I will be back.
On the back of the layout my journalling says...
The thing that amazed me about London was that is buzzed 24/7, how safe everyone said it was and how everything worked just like it was supposed to,you don't need a car there they have the most amazing transport system. Nothing like back home where everything is so far apart and there is no transport system unless you want to risk your life in an un-roadworthy taxi most likely driven by an un-licenced driver. I loved that we could walk everywhere at any time and the pubs.... the pubs were wonderful. Then there was Oxford Road, Nottinghill and Covent Gardens not to mention all the touristy must do's. Oh yes I loved London. Having said all of that this was the place where I had my bag snatched. This safe city that was supposed to be safer than South Africa, which is riddled with crime... and, I was in a pub with my bag between my feet under the table. WTF!
I used these papers from my stash by fab scraps and they just happened to be blue, red, white and grey and have the word Britain on them... Perfect! I used a border punch, some lace tape and a few other little embellishments. Love that this one is CAS.
The title is glitter thickers.
The white circle paper is an embossed 12 x 12 sheet that I fussy cut to reinforce the circle theme I had on this layout and the little journalling card is from my stash. Love that it had a crown on it.
Because I had so much ephemera I used a Tim Holtz glassine bag, which I cut a notch into, this was then layered onto the left hand side of the layout. The flowers were fussy cut from the paper.
I kind of repeated the layering up on this side too with a few bits a pieces from my stash.
The photos were of the hotel and the fortress and the CBD. So different to Europe :D but there is just something about Africa that never lets you go.
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Till next time - Happy Scrapping!