Hello and welcome back to the blog today! You are in for a super special treat because Nathalie DeSousa has THREE projects and THREE videos to share! Considering that a Traveller's Notebook insert is a fairly small format, you may think that the pages would all end up looking the same, but, as Nathalie is constantly showing us, there are limitless possibilities for these little books! She has also used a variety of collections on these spreads, yet they all work together to build a cohesive story! To see some of the notebook inserts that we have available, check them out in the shop here. From here we will let Nathalie take it away!
Hello there, Nathalie back with you today! I am still crushing on the beautiful Out & About collection. The colors and designs are perfect to document all your adventures, so it was fitting that I used it to create a few more pages in my Travel Journal. Along the way, I mixed a few pieces from some of the other Wild Whisper collections - they all coordinate together, so get ready to see a few glimpses of my travel photography.
For this spread, I wanted to work with a large picture as the main focus for the page. This is what we saw along the Ecuadorian highways, just beautiful!
To bring the colors of the pictures to life, I covered the pages with a paper from the World’s Best collection. The soft grey tones in the paper bring the white of the picture to life.
The stamp from the Out & About collection was the perfect embellishment for this page. A bit of black archival ink was all it took to add the detail to the negative space of the picture. A small cluster was then created around the stamped image using pieces from the same collection, and a small Spiegelmom cork heart.
To add the journal lines, I fussy cut the circle journal spot from one of the Out & About card collection, and attached it to the bottom of the right page of the spread. I created the "journey" cut file based on the collection too. Here is a small video that shows you how quickly and easy this page came together.
I love the impact of the large picture, and all those small details that the Out & About collection bring to the spread. Since I keep my journals in chronological order, I want to show you a small entry of my travel journal that uses the No Place Like Home collection to document a picture of one of my childhood playgrounds in my native town.
This page took very little time to come together, so please enjoy the video showing you a condensed version of the process:
As you can see, I wanted to keep the focus on the picture, so I added just a large embellishment - created by fussy cutting the house from one of the cards and attaching it to the window card from the same collection. I also chose to journal straight on the picture.
The idea for this page came from the sentence “A Window to my soul” and the idea cemented rather easily with the papers and cards from the No Place Like Home collection.
Now to the final spread showcased in this post; once again, I used the out & About collection to create a sort of grid design for the page:
All the color in the pictures needed a background paper - other than white - that will bring forth all the details in the picture. For this I used a paper from the Out & About collection to cover the 2 pages from the spread.
Then I used cards from the Out & About collection and Rooted Love collection to complete the square grid on the page. To bring some of the color from the pictures, I used one of the papers from the Rooted love collection to layer the sentiment and journal cards.
I am a fan of wood veneers, so I chose to add the “Adventure” wood veneer from the Adventure collection as part of the title for this page. Please sit and enjoy the next video that shows you how this page came together.
I really love how the different Wild Whisper collections have been such a joy to work with. They are so versatile and can easily be combined, so that it made the creating process a breeze (it took a total of 30 minutes to complete the 3 spreads!!!)
Take some time to stop by the store to check the new Out & About collection, as well as all the beautiful collections the have in stock. You will love them too!
Remember I am just a comment away if you have questions on how these came together. ‘Til next time!
Out & About 12x12 paper pack
Out & About pocket scrapbooking card pack
Out & About stamp set
Rooted Love 12x12 paper pack
Rooted Love pocket scrapbooking card pack
Rooted Love stamp set
World’s Best 12x12 paper pack
No Place Like Home 12x12 paper pack
No Place Like Home pocket scrapbooking card pack
Adventure wood veneer
Thank you so much to Nathalie for going above and beyond by sharing THREE Traveller's Notebook spreads! We love them all! To see more of her work, check out her blog, YouTube channel, and Instagram.