This week I’m sharing two more project life spreads from our trip to St Ives. Also this is my first blog post as part of Kellie Stamps Design Team so I’m excited to share some of the stamps Kellie is releasing in July!
The first spread is our second to last day in St Ives. We started the day with coffee on the harbour side with a little people watching thrown in. I took a photo of our coffees and used one of the D-A-D cards that came with Studio Calico’s Galileo kit. I used my typewriter to add dedicated and then used one of the stamps from the new Coffee set Kellie is releasing in July. I also included a photo I took of the harbour, which I printed as an instax. I added it to a project life card and added a cork sticker from my stash. The final photo on the left side is a foot selfie I took later when we were walking on part of the coast path. I added another geotag as I did for each day of the trip to record the date.
On the right hand side the first pocket is of another short walk we took later that day. It was to the top of a local hill which had stunning views over St Ives. I added a wood veneer arrow and under that used a new alpha stamp set that is another of Kellie's July releases called ‘Stand Tall’. Next to that I used a kraft envelope to record the day but also to allow me to add a tag inside with some journalling. Underneath that I included a project life card that I stamped with two stamps from the last set Kellie is releasing in July called ‘Brunch’ and a photo of our dinner that was all local products that we'd picked up from a Framers Market.
The second spread is out last day in St Ives. We started the day with a selfie fail! I’m not great at selfies but this one wasn’t a bad one of me but Andy was looking down at my phone instead of into the mirror! Still I like this photo so I included it layered over a project life card. Next to it I used the bronze letterpress card that came in the Carolina Moon Project Life kit. Under that I included another coffee photo of the coffee I had at Mount Zion Coffee (the best coffee of the trip). I used another stamp from the Kellie's upcoming Coffee set and a copper label. The final photo on the left hand side is photo taken of the rooftops of St Ives. I’d printed out the photo as 3x4 but I wasn’t sure it was working in the spread so I printed an instax of it. I’d planned to use a project life card under it but quite liked the look of the the two photos layered over each other so I went with it and I added another geotag chipboard piece.
I used a 3x8 insert in this spread as I wanted to include two wide photos of panoramic shots I’d taken. The first was the view from where we stayed. The second was taken on a walk looking back at St Ives. I added a tab by using two chipboard pieces from the May Messy Box stuck back to back.
The weather wasn’t great on our last afternoon so we ended up in the pub at one point to escape the rain. I took the opportunity to work on my mini-details album and I took a photo of it laid out on the pub table with my pint! I printed the photo as an instax and added a stamp from my stash. Next to that I used another of the D-A-D cards. I added white alpha stickers and added a little stripe of paper that I'd typed onto. I used another project life with some more strips with typewriting to add a little journalling about the day. The final pocket is a photo of our last evening meal of the trip. I created the patterned project life card by using one of the pattern stamps that came with the Messy Box. And I used a copper die cut label that I cut down slightly and stamped onto with another stamp from Kellie’s new Bruch set.
I really like the way stamping my own patterned project life card turned out. It's a technique I'll have to remember for the future. What about you? Do you ever stamp your own patterned backgrounds?