Today I’m sharing a spread I created for my Build Album using the Drive Story Kit from Ali Edwards. Back in August 15, during Week in the Life, we took our first trip to the town in Norfolk that will be our main home in a year or two. I took a selfie in the car mainly to document the journey for my Week in the Life album. But I liked the idea of taking a selfie each time we took the trip. So it is now a tradition that I take a selfie of us on the journey, be it day or night!
My plan was always to use the photos to make a spread in my album. I thought I might create a spread once we’d moved to Norfolk permanently but the Drive kit being released seemed like the perfect kit for this project plus I had the exact right number of selfies to fill in 16 slots on the photo templates I used!
Starting with the photo templates I used a 4x6 inch photo template that was included in the Studio Calico Digi Time Class offered last year. I then added my photos and clipped them to the boxes in the template. In the middle of each photo template I used a digital version of the die cut words that came in the Drive kit. I resized them to fit the template, then printed the templates and words separately, then cut the words out and added them to the photos. I could have added them digitally but I like the little extra bit of dimension you get from printing and cutting the out.
I kept the rest of the spread simple so not to compete with the all the photos. I used the 'Miles and miles' filler card from the kit, which I recoloured and also painted out (in Photoshop) a small area so I could use alpha stickers to add in the number of miles this journey is. For my journaling I used the ‘Here We Go’ card. And finally I used the ‘Let’s Go’ filler card and added Norfolk using the text tool in Photoshop.
My plan is to keep taking selfies and create another spread in the future, probably using the Drive kit again as it's perfect for this ongoing story.
Supplies: Drive Story Kit from Ali Edwards, 4x6 Photo Template from Studio Calico (no longer available).