Friday, January 22, 2016

Scrapping a Large Piece of Memorabilia

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I've found that when we travel (whether it's a short weekend trip or something longer), I not only end up with lots of photos to scrap but lots of memorabilia like maps and tickets, too. Today, I'm sharing a layout that shows how I dealt with scrapping a large piece of memorabilia - a city map.

I decided to treat the map like I would a large photo. I let it take center stage on the left hand side of my 2 page layout. Since the map is such a big embellishment, I kept the rest of my embellishments on the page pretty simple. 

Because the map is black and white, I decided to go with some of the more colorful papers from Pink Paislee Atlas. Adding some pops of red, blue, and green helps brighten up the dullness of the map.

The right hand side of my page is also full of bright colors. Since the photos on this page are in color instead of black and white, I matted the photos with a bit of green paper to make them stand out and draw your eye. 

Since I had a little more space on the right hand side of the layout, I added a few more embellishments and a bit more layering. 

Scrapping a large piece of memorabilia definitely worked better for me when I treated the map like a large photo. Do you like to keep maps, tickets, and bits of non photo memories too? 

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