I seem to be doing a lot of project life spreads recently that cover just a day or a weekend. I’m OK with that as I stopped documenting every single week in my project life back in 2014 and instead changed to creating spreads for random periods or events. Plus this year I’ve worried less about documenting in a chronological order which is why my last post was about spread documenting March and today’s is for June! It means leaving some gaps in my album for now, but I’ll (probably) tidy things up at the end of the year so it all looks coherent.
The spread I’m sharing today is of a day trip to a local town. We catch a bus half way and then walk the rest of the way alongside a river. Then we usually grab something to eat and a few beers before getting the bus home. It was a lovely summer day, which has been a bit of a rarity this year in the UK, and Ali’s Summer Memories digital Journal Card’s were a great fit.
Starting on the left side I recoloured the Bring on the Sun card and trimmed it down to use as an embellishment rather than a full journal card. After I changed the colour I made it a bit smaller and then printed and cut it out by hand before sticking it onto a white journal card. In the middle two pockets I had to include this photo of Andy photobombing my photo! I was trying to get us both in the photo anyway but he thought I was just taking a photo of me, so decided to be a goof. To document that I used a card from Ali’s Book Journal Cards. I changed the colour and then once printed used alpha stickers from Kelly Purkey to spell out Goofiness. The bottom card is a filler card from a past Studio Calico digital card set.
One the right hand side I used the red Summer Memories card and listed favourite things from the day along with a foot selfie of some poppies that seem to be everywhere this year. In the middle pockets I included a photo of the gelato we had and used the ‘she says, he says’ card from Kelly Purkey’s May kit and added some text strips underneath to record what flavours we’d gone for. The final photo is of the bus station as we were heading home. There must have been a bus rally on as these are are all old London buses from between the 1940’s-1960’s. Not something you see everyday so I wanted to include it in my album. To the photo I added a green label from my stash and used another text strip and used a date stamp to add the date.