"The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see." G. K. Chesterton
My wife and I have been scrapbooking for six years. It is an excellent vehicle for recording our travels. Once a month we attend scrapbooking workshops at a craft outlet in Embsay near Skipton. These workshops are led by Virginia Mordey. Virginia's scrapbook pages are an inspiration to all who attend her workshops.
Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history. A typical scrapbook page usually includes photographs, embellishments and journaling. On our travel scrapbook pages we use photographs taken on our travels. Embellishments include stickers, stamps, brads, chipboard elements, titling letters, buttons, fabric, beads, sequins, ribbon and washi-tape. We sometimes include memorabilia such as tickets, postcards and items collected on our travels. The journaling briefly outlines details of the 'travel moment' including the place and time of visit. The journaling is usually written on a tag attached to the page or sometimes hidden behind a photograph or part of the page. The title should briefly sum up the travel inspiration.
I particularly enjoy using mixed-media to create a unique background page for my travel scrapbooking. I occasionally use my poems as an inspiration for a scrapbook page. Below you will find some examples of my travel scrapbook pages.
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." Saint Augustine