With the disappearance once again of one of our number, as he heads off to his first internship, and all the talk of holidays to look forward on his return, I've been thinking over the travel scrapbooking I've done in the past. And my thoughts have taken me to a double pager I made as my contribution way back last year to the class on Vacation Albums over at Craft With May (still available self paced, as far as I know). I made a double page layout, like this:
Because I wanted to explore ideas on the different stories we tell and the different emotional approaches we take depending on our choice of photos. And to do this I selected pictures of a weekend we spent in Scotland before leaving behind our boy to start his second year at university. This first page shows a simple view of what we saw:
Same trip, same afternoon, same point to our journey. But the story fleshes itself out and all I had to do to find it was look at -well, no, not faces instead of places, but close enough. It's interesting, isn't it?
Now, for the facing side of my double spread I had fun coming up with some pockets to hold extra little pictures and a couple of tickets and the rest. I thought cutting a page from an old road atlas might be a good place to start:
Or, how about making the pockets out of photos?
Or a mixture?
Looking at this project a year later has me thinking about doing it all over again for a different trip. Double pagers? Not my usual style, but for travel? Try to stop me. It's all about broadening the mind.