Hello, and welcome to another week of Monday Mojo! This week, I’m linking up with the Make it Monday blog tour, and the theme is travel. Perfect for me, because I just got the second half of my Wyoming photos back, and they are so amazing, I can’t wait to get them scrapped!

This layout, titled “The Mountains are Calling” is based on May’s sketch prompt:


I stuck fairly close to the sketch, adding in a few of my own touches. I added a couple of strips of patterned paper and washi at the top and bottom of the page, because I’ve found that this helps to break up and brighten up the seriously neutral tone of the kraft paper, which, let’s face it, can be a little boring at times.

My favorite part of the layout, aside from the photo, is the piece of an actual tourism map cut down and used as one of the patterned papers. Such a cool way to include actual memorabilia from the trip right into the page!

 I tried a couple of different versions of a handpainted title, but in the end I went with my trusty SN@P alpha stickers. Can’t go wrong with these babies!

And lastly, once the layout was put together, I splattered a bit of blue ink onto the page on a diagonal, being careful to cover the photo. Added my journaling, and ta-da! Completed page in about 30 minutes. That’s the magic of using a sketch – all the planning is done for you, so all you have to do is pick the photo and papers, and you’re off! I hope you enjoyed this little bit of mojo on a Monday morning.


To continue the blog tour, click on over to Karen’s blog, Photos Kept Alive, where she’s also showing you how to include ephemera on your layouts – only digitally!

Take away tip: Cut up maps, brochures, and other memorabilia to layer with patterned papers on your travel layouts.

4 Thoughts on “Monday Mojo 5.18.15

  1. Libby Wiers on May 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm said:

    Nice LO with that simple sketch. Love how you used the map and did the splatters!

  2. What a gorgeous layout and I love how you incorporated the map as a piece of patterned paper.

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