I cut six inner pages for the journal from white copy paper (the Passport die cuts out the covers, the spine and the inner pages) and tea stained all of the pages. I then did some second generation stamping on each page using a variety of stamps from my stash with the same three colours of Distress inks I had used for the stencil monoprinting.
To incorporate the crackle technique included in my travel bag, I did three different crackle treatments on cardstock and die cut the flowers using Tim Holtz's Wildflower die. I used Weathered Wood crackle with acrylic paint on the left, Distress Rock Candy crackle paint and Distress ink for the center flowers and Distress Crazing Collage medium and Distress crayons for the flowers on the right.
And then it was time to assemble the passport journal. I die cut the spine from kraft coloured corrugated cardstock and made three signatures from my tea stained inner pages and some envelopes that I made.
Black heavy button thread was used to sew the signatures in place and I added some buttons to the spine for a bit of decoration.
A map brad from Tim Holtz's Custom Fasteners and some Distress ink stained Crinkle ribbon was used as a closure for the passport journal and I glued some of the crackled die cut flowers to the front and back covers.
The word journey was die cut using Tim Holtz's Adventure Words:Block die and I backed the negative of the die cut with some green coloured textured card.
The inside of the covers were covered with some scrapbook paper from Tim Holtz's Wallflower paper stash and I die cut an envelope from kraft cardstock for the inside of the front cover (using Tim Holtz's Pocket Envelope die). A butterfly was punched from the Weathered Wood crackled cardstock using an EK Success Butterfly Layering punch.
Page tabs were die cut from kraft cardstock using Tim Holtz's Tiny Tabs and Tags die and I added some Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs (Words and Elements) and Label Letters to them.
A couple of circular paper clips were coloured with alcohol ink and I tied on some bits of twine and ribbon. The picture below shows one of the envelopes that I made to add to the center of each signature, this envelope was made using a digital file courtesy of Vectoria Designs.
Tuck spots were randomly added to some pages with scrapbook paper scraps and I made hang tags for them that I stained with Distress ink and hand stamped. The pocket on the back cover was made with a Sizzix Jillibean Pocket w/ Scallop Edge die from kraft cardstock and to it I added one of the crackled die cut flowers, the word 'discover' die cut with Tim Holtz's Journey Handwritten Words die and a mop up tag made while doing the stencil monoprint on the covers.
Thank you so much for joining me at our first stop on this month's Destination Inspiration journey, I hope you will come back each Monday this month to see what my fellow Creative Guides will create with the contents of their travel bags. I also hope that you will join us for our April challenge here at A Vintage Journey, Spring Is In The Air. Click here to see all of the amazing projects that the Creative Guides made to inspire you and hope that you will link up your own Spring project! Have a wonderful week everyone and happy creating!