China...a la KP

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Heyo! I've got some more inspiration for you. This time courtesy of my scrap crush, Kelly Purkey.

She's amazing, I promise.

Just look at this Thailand page she did!

It's vibrant, it's creative, it's SO KP!

What drew me in:
  • Straight out the gate, it was the colors. I loved the varying blues and all of the bright patterns.
  • It's a map! And a creative one at that =)
  • Travel themed [check]
  • Circle punched photos, I do that too! [Here, here & here too...]
  • It's Thailand. I lived there. It has a special place in my heart
  • And let's face it, it's by KP. I'd scraplift any page of hers!
And so on to my page...
I went for it with my China photos and will be using this as title page for my album.

I don't have Adobe Illustrator, so I had to improvise a bit. I free-handed the outline of China as best I could and cut it and the coordinating mask out.

It looks close enough to me :)

I just had to use the new Amy Tangerine for this too!

Circle punched all of my photos and pop dotted them off the page. I could have pop dotted all of the pieces like KP did, but I'm just too lazy!

And since the pieces felt a bit flat, I decided to add "stitching" in between them all to make them feel more cohesive.

Journaling Reads:

"China was one of the most amazing trips of my life. It was the first time I'd ever traveled alone and I could not have been more embraced by the people and the culture. James and Patrick joined me in Beijing and from there we traveled to Xi'an, Shanghai and then Hong Kong. It was an adventure for the history books."

And that's my page! I've been itching to try this map idea out, ever since Kelly posted it.

I'm working on some more inspiration posts to share very soon. Thanks for dropping by!



  1. I loooved this KP page & I think it's totally awesome that you re-created it for yourself! You go girl!

  2. Love this page! Such a great concept! You totally made your scrap lift your own, love it!

  3. This is amazing Jamie. You have given me a new concept for my future travels.
    The colours are vibrant and the overall effect is GREAT! Thanks for sharing.