Scrapbooking layout for Sketchabilities DT: Documenting travel memories

Hello my crafty friend,
It's time for a new Sketchabilities sketch challenge!

This multi-photo sketch is perfect for documenting a holiday trip and precious vacation memories, and that's what I did with my take:

The background paper is from 7 Dots Studio. I started with adding more pattern to the background with stamps and black ink. Stamps are from Carabelle Studio; the edge stamp 'Life is Good' and the punchanella stamp ('Punchanella Background') are designed by my dear friend Birgit Koopsen. Aren't they so cool!

I wanted to add watercolours to the background, so I covered the page with clear gesso. Once dry I glued down some strips of washi tape and scrap pieces of paper I had printed with my Gelli Plate.

Then I printed a collage of instagram pictures I had taken on our long weekend trip to Milan. All the six pictures fit on one sheet of 10x15 cm (4 x 6 in) photo paper.

Blue rose is stamped using Altenew stamp set. Building a layered stamped image is so much fun!
Leaves are cut with my Cameo. Yes, those are the same paper cuts I used on my previous layout; I often use material I happen to have on my crafting table, and in many cases they are leftovers from my previous projects. So many of my consecutive projects contain same elements :)

White chipboard letters are covered with clear cracle paint and inked softly on the edges.

I tend to build layouts around one picture only, and using multiple photos is always a tricky thing for me. But this sketch was really fun to work with, and using six photos on one page was not hard at all!

Hope you decide to play along, too. We have amazing prizes to be won: Our lovely sponsor is
Infinite Designs Scrapbook Studio

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You have time until August 13 to link your project. Follow this link to see the challenge details and to view all the gorgeous layouts the design team has made for your inspiration!

Happy scrapping!
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  1. Truly a fabulous page Elina!! Love everything bout it.
    The background-work especially looks amazing!!
    (I love Milan, too! :-D )

  2. When I saw your page I said "Ohhhhh, that's my city!!" (I live in Milan :)) What a great work and gorgeous background, thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Beautiful layout & great work with the multi photo challenge!

  4. Oh Elina ! Your layouts are so gorgeous, love them :)

  5. Wonderful page and sketch

  6. Can you tell me which collection of 7 Dots Studio was that paper ? Your work is amazing and inspiring :)

  7. Absolutely in love with the background...what a great scrapbook page...