June 23, 2021 at 4:00 am #59405
Annie T: Wow, you are just blowin’ me away with both of your layouts. The backgrounds, the designs, the colors, the fonts: all are just PERFECT, Mma! 😉 I’ve now figured out you’re going from Aussie-land to New Zealand but, do tell, did you find the background on your Day 2 or how did you create it??June 23, 2021 at 11:46 am #59407
I am here. Just moving a little slow this time. We just got back from a big three week trip. (with Mary Lou) and had a wonderful time. When we returned home, we shuffled around three bedrooms in our house, which for us was a big move! Now I am on my way to Indiana, with my hubs, to spend some time with my sis who is newly diagnosed with cancer. I have almost completed day 1 and 2 of the Challenge, but am struggling to clean up the little details, as we are driving 75mph on a bumpy highway. I LOVE the pages, I have been seeing of everyone’s travels, and places they hope to see one day.June 23, 2021 at 1:27 pm #59409Anne Lamp
For day 2 I didn’t have any particular inspiration for this one so I used the same starting picture as in the first one.June 23, 2021 at 3:28 pm #59411Gerry LandrethParticipant
It sounds like lots of us are juggling things right now. I chuckled at the thought of Laurie trying to erase that one last stray pixel when the car hits a bump. Hopefully, you will have a smooth road.
Growing up, we would drive from Alabama to Duluth, MN to visit my mother’s Aunt Bonnie, a gregarious character who knew how to laugh and spin a yarn. Mother (holding the fish) loved to go fishing with her cousin who always had a pair of waders and a rod ready for her.
Aunt Bonnie raised parakeets which is why a random bird is looking at the fish.June 23, 2021 at 4:09 pm #59413
My Day 2 assignment; didn’t realize it had to be a double but, oh well, here’s my single Page Two. I have a short taxi trip from home to JFK airport on Long Island, NY and then fly to London, England, and then hop on down to Gabarone, Botswana. Actually, I think you have to fly to Cape Town, SA, first and then hop back to Gabarone, but I simplified it. The whole thing is a fantasy trip and is pretty much self explanatory. Nothing fancy except a small page curl on the lower left photo. Google got a workout from me!
Edit: I see it’s hard to read the photo captions so here they are: Top Left is “Official Bird and Flower of New York State / Eastern Bluebird and Rose”; Top Right is “English White-bellied Swallow – Panteek Gallery”; the stamp lower right says: “BOTSWANA POSTAGE REVENUE – Secretary Bird – 5c”; and on the Lower Left is “African Jacana Bird, Chobe River, Botswana”
June 23, 2021 at 4:31 pm #59417Corrie KinkelParticipant
- This reply was modified 3 months ago by Ann Seeber.
Here are my day 1, 2 and 3, all on one double page. I waited for the poststamp on day 3 before I finished my page. That’s the advantage of doing this challenge for the 2nd time! I reused the Holland-template I have and the flowerbunch which I made earlier. I like to have a more or less set colorpalette for all the pages I’ll make because they belong together. This time I will use the palette from the recent colorpalette challenge because it has nice colors to showcase my photos.June 23, 2021 at 10:26 pm #59431
Thanks Ann, greatly appreciated my friend. For the background paper I did a google search for ‘oil paint brush strokes background’. I found a few that I liked. I resized the chosen one to 3600×3600 not bothering with the lock aspect ratio as it was only going to be an overlay. I used a sage green for the background and then put the overlay over that, blend mode to burn at 100% opacity as I wanted the green to really stand out. Very thrilled you liked it Ann as I recognized it would not be everyone’s cup of tea! ;DJune 23, 2021 at 10:51 pm #59432
Good one Anne … one trip from Illinois to Hawaii and another from Illinois to Anchorage … did I get that right? ;DJune 23, 2021 at 10:52 pm #59433CasselKeymaster
Ann, Subway is quite popular here in Canada. The whole projects are suggested to be on double-pages as it gives you more room for photos, designs and stories, but you don’t HAVE to.
Minka, it is fun to see the route made with dots. It gives a very different and effective look.
Anne, looking forward to more images of that vacation. Using something similar for more than one page can be a way to add consistency.
Annie, your day 1 looked like the beginning of a double-page. You surprised me with the Day 2. Do you have Day 1 page as a full page too?
Laurie, are you actually working on this while in the car??
Gerry, remember to add some text to your pages, even if it is only a date and a few details.
Corrie, it is quite ok to use your previous knowledge of the challenge and take advantage of it. If anything, you could have done a page without the datestamp and add to it on Day 3. It is likely that everyone will be tweaking their first pages anyways!June 23, 2021 at 10:54 pm #59434
Very nice Gerry … the family camaraderie is very obvious … the good old days, well done! ;DJune 23, 2021 at 10:59 pm #59435
I am loving your fantasy holiday Ann and you have put this page together amazingly. Gabarone watch out … Ann is on her way! ;DJune 23, 2021 at 11:01 pm #59436
Well done Corrie! It has all come together beautifully dear friend. ;DJune 23, 2021 at 11:05 pm #59437
Tis true Carole, I have decided to go with single pages. ;DJune 24, 2021 at 3:15 am #59439
Day 4 – Dates of Travel. Thanks for takin a peek my friends. ;DJune 24, 2021 at 1:42 pm #59451
I did my “Date Stamp” with no date for my Fantasy Trip to Botswana. I applied it to my Page Two and after many OTHER tweaks, I feel sort of happy with it.. (I replaced the art on the bottom right because I remembered this class from last year and knew I’d need my original later) 😉June 24, 2021 at 3:18 pm #59454MinkaParticipant
If you don’t know, Maine waters are COLD COLD COLD. However, Newport sticks out into the jet stream just enough their water is CONSIDERABLY warmer than ours! I like the beach but lately all I hear about are the sharks roaming around. They are even tracking tagged great whites just off the coast. I read an article from an ocean expert just this morning that said once you have gone past your knees consider yourself in the wild! Now I am thinking POOL sounds good! LOL We generally tour around Ocean Drive and Thames St. and look at the Mansions which have mostly all been preserved by the historical society … and then we head across the bridge to go shopping. When I was young there was no bridge … just a car ferry. My sister and I used to walk downtown and get on the ferry for less than 50 cents – ride over to Jamestown and just didn’t get off and made the trip back to Newport again. That ferry … is now a floating restaurant in Portland. Newport was a huge Navy Base destination in those days and we spent a great deal of time on base as we were a Navy Family. Seems like every other tour my Dad got was back to Newport. That’s why it feels like home. While I have been away for a lot of years, my sister married and stayed there … keeping it well in the family!June 24, 2021 at 6:44 pm #59468
Here is my day 1 and 2. I decided not to make my map darker because I liked being able to see the individual cities and states. I would like at a later date to recreate it and color each state a different color.June 24, 2021 at 6:47 pm #59472
PS- Yes, I was actually working in the car. (For a while anyway, until I decided it was futile.)June 24, 2021 at 8:23 pm #59475
Beautiful work Minka … it all looks so inviting, well done my friend. ;DJune 24, 2021 at 8:55 pm #59476
Sure sounds like you had a lovely time Laurie and your page shows it, well done my friend. 😉June 24, 2021 at 10:48 pm #59482CasselKeymaster
Annie, that is an interesting starburst background on your Day 4 page.
Ann, it is great that you used the datestamp idea and use it for something else than a date. Why not?
Minka, those frames are showcasing fantastic scenes!
Laurie, using a darker map is for making it a silhouette, but you obviously don’t have to. Hard to imagine someone working with PSP in a moving car! That is dedication!June 25, 2021 at 3:18 am #59486CristinaParticipant
Great work, Everyone! I learn so much about all corners of the world through this challenge… Each layout is unique and an opportunity to get to know places that otherwise, I wouldn’t.
Ann S., I didn’t know this book/author, and I was curious about it… So, I already order the first one at Amazon. : )
For this challenge, I will use photos from two different trips we went on years ago. I’ve already showcased one of the trips in the 2018 Travel Tale Challenge, but only part of it.
This is what I have so far… not much, as this is a work in progress. : ) I created two different Route elements, similar to what I have used in previous Travel Tale Challenges.
I am using the Day4 layout 335 from Marisa Lerin.June 25, 2021 at 2:45 pm #59495Gerry LandrethParticipant
Dad would spend weeks before the 2-week family vacation plotting a route to our destination. He wanted to maximize the scenic route without sacrificing “The Schedule.”
We drove through the Blue Ridge Parkway in stages through the years. Once I got over the initial fear of “One gust of wind and we are gonna die!”, I could enjoy the spectacular views.
The mountain range is divided into six regions, from the Great Smokey Mountains to the Shenandoah Valley.June 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm #59499
Here’s my page THREE and FOUR as a double page. I used one of Marisa’s layouts for this one. I’ve just landed in Gabarone, Botswana, and crashed at my Elegant Guest House. (They really do name their businesses very literally!) and as you can see, Gabarone is not filled with grass huts! I tried the template and it was all over the map so I gave up and went to the .jpg. Because of that, I had to do a lot of pasting and filling and such. I think it came out ok.. take a look! 😎June 25, 2021 at 4:40 pm #59503Corrie KinkelParticipant
Gerry what a spectaculair route! I would love to see it for real.
Here is my day 4 with a story about the “Koppelpoort” and the tag which has the silhoutte of those gates. This historic gates are a landmark for Amersfoort. All the photos are from that location seen in- and outside the gates. I even used a photo of it for the background with the blend mode set to luminance and a reduced opacity in order to make it less dominant. As I said before I will use the same colorpalette throughout this challenge. There were a lot of doves flying around, so I put some on the page.June 25, 2021 at 5:28 pm #59506
AND here is BOTSWANA-PAGE 5 – doing some sightseeing (including stamps to send out postcards!)June 25, 2021 at 8:58 pm #59507
Ann, I am loving your trip to Botswana and that guest house is something else. As I was typing this I had the thought that it would be lovely for you to do the actual trip one day … I wish that for you my friend. ;DJune 25, 2021 at 9:01 pm #59508
It all looks really lovely Gerry. Your dad was obviously a good planner. My dad had one destination which was about one and a half hours away and we went there once a year for 4 weeks … not very adventurous my dad, lol! ;DJune 25, 2021 at 9:14 pm #59512
Your work is coming along nicely dear Cristina. I must warn you about the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency books … they are addictive! Alexander has written 22 in sequence and I have read all bar the last on my kindle … I have pre-ordered it and expect the download to occur in September. Such innocent and amazing books for this day and age, I love them to bits. Ann’s fantasy trip to Botswana is bringing up all sorts of wonderful memories relating to the books. I do hope you enjoy my friend. 😀June 25, 2021 at 9:17 pm #59513
Thanks Cassel! Once I created the paper I decided to keep a template in case I wanted to use it again … as you do, 🙂
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