In late 2005, The Brainy One and I left London for a 6-weeks-long round-the world delayed honeymoon. It was on this trip that I was introduced to scrapbooking (by K in Australia) and our subsequent scrapbook was my very first attempt at pairing photos with paper and journaling. Thank you, Creative Memories.
Looking back sixteen years later and I felt compelled to re-do the whole album in a Project Life style, with added 12×12 pages here and there. I started with photos from Singapore that I felt deserved more than a divided page protector and then moved onto Australia. (More on those Project Life pages coming soon.)
Our first destination in Australia was the city of Melbourne in the state of Victoria. It has a reputation of being the most European-city-like of all Australia’s cities, with its colonial history sitting cheek by jowl with its modernity.
I chose two photos to showcase that – a city skyline and Captain Cook’s house (which had been shipped over from England in 1937).
One of the most famous scenic spots along the road are the Twelve Apostles near Port Campbell. Stopping there is a must for any traveller but in late December, we found the place swarming in flies, which rather dimmed our enjoyment of the view!
I usually avoid cut files like the plague, because let’s be honest, who has time or even enjoys all the back-filling required … but when I saw the envelope in the box of stash from Crop in the Country, I knew I had to use it (and I also knew I had the perfect patterned paper tucked away in my stash). I put the journaling on two cards and popped them behind the photos and in front of the flower montage.