vendredi 29 avril 2011

4 -> 11 May : USA!

Yes, the title says it all, from 4 to 11 May DH and I will be in the USA. We're off to New York City for 3 days, than getting to Key Largo in Florida for 3 days. And i couldn't go without... a roadbook. It's still quite empty, i hope to fill it with a lot of stuff on the way.

Hé oui, le titre dit tout, du 4 au 11 mai ma tendre moitié et moi on sera aux US. Nous partons pour 3 jours à New York City, ensuite 3 jours à Key Largo en Floride. Et je ne pouvais pas partir sans... un roadbook. Il a encore l'air vide, j'espère le remplir en cours de route.

I started with 1/16 cardboard to make the structure as thought to us by Do and covered it with Lord Tim's paper from the lost and found stash.The words 'May' and 'USA' are made of grungeboard. May is colorised with dusty concord, worn lipstick and walnut stain DI and covered with crackle accent. USA is colorised with pearl, mushroom and eggpland dabber and with dusty concord and walnut stain DI. I than applied some rubb-on that i distressed with sandpaper and to finish it off i applied a layer of glossy accent.

J'ai démarré avec du carton 2 mm pour faire la structure tel que Do nous l'a appris et je l'ai recouverte de papier du Seigneur Tim 'Lost and found'. Les mots 'May' et 'USA' sont fait en grungeboard. May est colorisé à l'encre distress dusty concord, worn lipstick et walnut stain et recouvert de crackle accent. USA est colorisé au dabber pearl, mushroom, eggplant, à l'encre distress dusty concord et walnut stain. Ensuite j'ai appliqué un rubb-on que j'ai cérusé au papier de verre et pour finir le tout, j'y ai mis une couche de glossy accent.

The right side hides a notebook.   Le côté droit cache un bloc-note.

Behind the first envelope a attached a mini-book Lord Tim showed us in a video for Valentine.

A l'arrière de la première enveloppe j'ai attaché un mini-livre que Seigneur Tim nous a montré dans sa vidéo à la Saint-Valentin. 

I tried to include both Linda's challenge over at Grungy Monday (new dimension) and Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge (buttons). There aren't that much buttons, but i think it's a record for a roadbook. What do you think?
Little close up of the new dimension cover of my notebook.

J'ai essayé d'inclure aussi bien le challenge de Linda pour Grungy Monday (new dimension) et de Simon Says Stamp and Show  (boutons). Il n'y a pas beaucoup de boutons, mais je pense que pour un roadbook c'est un record. Vous en pensez quoi?
Petit close up de la couverture en plusieurs dimensions de mon bloc-note.

I'd like to end this post with a big thank you to Elaine and Lisa over at destination art for selecting one of my entries from the Grungy Monday challenge for the review of it on their blog. And a big welcome to all new Aussie members!
I hope to come back from the States with lots and lots of memories, but also Art Parts, Clearly for Art, Distress stains, stamps, paper, glassine, dies, texture fades, idea-ology, ... oh, yes, we're only aloud 23 kg luggage... i'm off checking what clothes i really really need...

Je voudrais finir ce message avec un grand merci à Elaine et Lisa de  destination art d'avoir sélectionné une de mes participations au challenge Grungy Monday pour l'article qu'elles y ont consacré sur leur blog.
Et la bienvenue à tous les nouveaux membres Australien!
J'espère revenir des States avec pleins pleins de souvenirs, mais aussi de Art Parts, Clearly for Art, Distress stains, tampons, papier, glassine, plaques de découpe, plaques à embosser, idea-ology,... oh, oui, on n'a droit qu'à 23 kg de bagages... suis partie vérifier ce qu'il me faut vraiment vraiment comme vêtements...

26 commentaires:

  1. I love this!! Instead of mini books, I'm going to try one this size. TFS Have fun on your vacation and if you're in my area, stop by!!

    Carmen L
    El Paso, Tex
    cal8007 at aol dot com

  2. Oh France!! This is just .....Stunny a beautiful masterpiece!! I now know where you have been, working on this fab project! Hope you ok have missed u in tweet land! Dont forget to pack me in ur suitcase too!! imagine we would have ablast with all those fab shops!!
    Big hugs


  3. This is beautiful - what a lovely album to record your memories. Have a wonderful trip!

  4. I just love your project. Have a fab time in America. C x

  5. Your work is just so amazing and so inspiring!!!!

  6. What a great project! A perfect way to capture your USA Memories. I agree with you - less clothes, more treasures... Enjoy your journey.

  7. You make the coolest things!! Have a wonderful trip, show us your book when its been filled!

  8. What a gorgeously creative book. I love the colors you used and all the fun elements!

  9. A wonderful keepsake to record your vacation memories!

  10. Superbe!!!!
    Ne prends qu'un minimum pour ton chéri aussi lol
    Bisous doux

  11. est vraiment beautiful !! très très beautiful même ! et au retour encore plusss beautiful, car le fait d'avoir été manipulé, trimbalé, plein d'annotations, une patine en plus, je veux l'avoir en mains à ce moment là ! ik wens je een heeeeeeeeeeele goede reis en...tot ziens ! xxx

  12. This is amazing, you will have a super time.. wish I was going. have fun. and shop shop shop.

  13. Finally you are going to have your trip. I know you will find lots of things to include as you travel. A friend goes to the thrift stores and buys her traveling wardrobe and then discards each piece as worn to make room in the luggage for purchases. Just a thought to help you get more Tim and Wendy purchases home.

  14. Your book is fabulous. Enjoy your trip and fill your journal with lots of wonderful memories!!!

  15. France, this is such a special and beautiful project you have been working on, perfect for remembering the moments from your upcoming trip to th U.S. I can empathise with the lggage dilemia .. what's a girl to do when there is sooo many goodies out there just waiting to be snapped up. Hope you get lots of yummy stash and have a wonderful trip. x

  16. A fantastic idea for what sounds like the perfect getaway xx Enjoy

  17. Gorgeous book! Enjoy your trip.

  18. What a wonderful book! Full of such great elements! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stampa and Show Challenge!

  19. Another gorgeous project! What a beautiful book. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

  20. Hello France,

    first the UK, now the USA !
    You're quite a traveller :)
    If I was you I only took the necessary clothes , a very minimum and leave them in the US so you can fill your and your husbands suitcase with artstuff from there...

    Your roadbook is great : I like the hidden notebook , the envelop and the mini-album to put tags in.

    Do you let us know when you come back and how it looks filled with stories and embellishments ?

    enjoy your trip !

    greetings from belgium

  21. Waouh!!!! Le superbe voyage!!!!
    Profite en à fond et ramène nous pleins pleins de photos à scrapper!!!!

  22. Très prOmetteur tOn rOad bOOk...Belles vacances ;)

  23. I know you're hot-footing it around the US - but do want to say this a fabulous creation. Love all the contrasting papers, tones and great pockets too. It's a beauty - hope you are already filling it with fab stuff.
    Sarah (at 54 for GM)

  24. je viens de passer un très bon moment sur ton blog j'adore
    bizous vivi

  25. This is amazing! I love ths colors and papers you used. I hope your trip to the States is as pleasing as your book


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