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Wednesday 6 August 2014

Vintage travel ticket book for Frilly and Funkie DT

Well it is time for me to return after a little break to my wonderful team mates over at Frilly and Funkie and the theme this fortnight has been chosen by the lovely Nancy .

so here are the details of the challenge in her own words...

Hello and welcome! Nancy here, and it's time for an exciting new challenge! Summer is in full swing, bringing with it the height of vacation season. Our challenge is to create a project, card, or lay out with avintage travel theme, whether it's far away over the sea or Route 66! 

I decided to make a mini tag travel themed book ...and here it is :

here is the back :

and here it is untied to show how it folds out ...

here is a little how to ... I started by cutting the tag die shapes and colouring using pumice stone and then frayed burlap DI. for this piece it was all about building up soft layers to create the finished piece .

Then I stared with a light colour of Distress ink (pumice stone ) and stamped this travel themed stamp ..over some of the pages. I then joined all my pages together using tissue tape to create the pages (sorry cannot find picture )

For the next layer of stamping I used another travel themed stamp and used frayed burlap distress ink.

Now for some stencilled detail using frayed burlap again...

This is how I built up the backgrounds for all the pages ... Now for the insides :
I added some of the framework dies, cut from tim Holtz paper and inked, some of the inside bits again cut from various papers including foil card. i added the focal image I stamped in jet black archival and added some stmped and inked tickets and rub ons .

I tried to make the pages flow but at the same time include all sorts of ways to travel. so here are a few more pages ..

 I added various rub ons to fit with the page ..

For the covers I added the same and for the main image on the front cover I stamped him twice and fussy cut and added and then dyed some seam binding to tie together . 

Make sure you pop across and see what my team mates have been up too and also maybe find time to join in the fun yourself there is still a week left..

well it is great to be back and a huge thanks to Jenny and Linda for allowing me the time off and for being so wonderful! :)
thanks trace  x

keep those fingers inky!
trace x 


  1. I do love this and hopefully I might get the chance to join in, I love the idea of this challenge and I live what you have done for it.

    Denise x

  2. Great idea Trace, love how all your stamping and stencilling fits the theme. Ooh that tyre track, love it! Nikki x

  3. This is terrific with wonderful ideas all through the book

    Love Chrissie x

  4. SO good to have you back with us Trace and what a project to start with! LOVE the way you've combined the stamping and die cuts throughout this clever book and what a great tutorial too. Jenny x

  5. So lovely, every "page" is another surprise....great creation Trace!
    greetings, Alie :-)

  6. Wonderful creation Trace,love how detailed you have made it. Thanks also for the tutorial,I love seeing how creations come together,especially one as fab as this :)

    Donna xx

  7. A fabulous mini tag book, I love how you've done the background the images are great.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Lovely Trace, love the imagery and background stamping. Love the ticket too. Great design. Tracy x

  9. Love your ticket book. Just wonderful!
    Hugs Lynn

  10. Oh Trace, I have been resisting buying that ticket shape die but after seeing this I am not sure if I can keep my resolve! I love your beautiful little mini tag album and the way it opens out like a roll of tickets - great stamping too! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Fabulous tag book With so many great details.

  12. Trace, this is really a fun project... I love the way you show how you have created your backgrounds... really nicely done and they are super creative too... the whole ticket book is GREAT... love it... thanks for sharing... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  13. What a fantastic mini-album, Trace - I love all those masculine images and the fresh spring green tones... a delight!
    Alison xx


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