Digital Layout | It’s a Great Big World

I’m on a flight to Paris today, headed for the Creativeworld show in Frankfurt. So I thought I would share the next page in my digital travel scrapbook – since it’s the page about taking this same flight last year!

I love taking pictures of the airplanes I fly. It’s where the journey really begins! My love of flying goes back to when I was a kid, and my first flights – transatlantic on British Airways 747’s when we were living in Wales. 

Digital Supplies Used:

Blendable Layers Base Paper Pack No. 01
Stitched Up Frames No. 04
Striping Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Watery Washes No. 04 Brushes and Stamps
Fine Lines Page Titles No. 21 Brushes and Stamps
Fine Line Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02
Make Your Own Postmarks Pack No. 02
Katie’s Marker Font

It’s rare for me to make a digital layout without starting with a template, but this is one page that I created from scratch. I had two very specific photos that I wanted presented a particular way. So the creative control freak in me decided to do the whole thing from the ground up. It stretched my digital skills a bit at this point, but I’m really thrilled with the results!

Atlanta Airport Layout closeup

At the top of layout, I started with the main photo, my plane. But to soften it I used a blending mask instead of a structured frame. Then to enhance the travel theme (and as a fun way of providing the date & location) I used a “create a postmark” element to stamp the date and place on the image.

Atlanta Airport layout

To ground the journaling and provide a visual “block” for it, I put a paint wash element under it. The title is a pre-made element. I added a few swirly pencil line elements to provide some movement to the layout. They look to me like little aircraft paths flying across the maps on my paper background!


While I’m gone, I’ll be posting travel pictures from Paris on the Chasing Dust Bunnies instagram account, and pictures from the Creativeworld show on the Nally Studios instagram. Don’t miss all of the excitement!

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