Documented Road Trip

Happy Friday, everybody! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week – it sure went by fast! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a project documenting a motorcycle road trip to Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort with a group of friends back in July 2010. Hubby and I rode the Tail of the Dragon twice on two different motorcycles. We rode the Harley on our road trip with our friends and my best friend from high school and college trailered our Honda VTX so we could ride it on the Tail also. What fun we had! I used the Scallop Circle Printer Tray which I painted with green chalk paint, and it is perfect to document our amazing trip!

I painted the top layer of the Scallop Circle Printer Tray with green chalk paint. The nice thing about chalk paint is that it dries fairly quickly. I stamped texture all over the layer in brown ink, let it dry and then applied another coat of the Spanish Moss. When it dried there was just a tad bit of the texture stamping showing which I thought looked cool. I cut some striped patterned paper for the center area of the frame and printed a little summary of our trip on white cardstock, and adhered them to the back. 

I printed the six photos I wanted to use, trimmed them and adhered them to the back so they’d show through the apertures. Working from the bottom up, I glued the second and third layers together and glued them to the back. I removed the protective film from the back side of the acrylic piece and glued it down. I removed the protective film from the front side of the acrylic piece and glued the painted top layer down.

I added punched elements, stamping, bling, die cuts and my St. Christopher pendant (the one I wore on all of our rides over the years) to the outside of the frame for interest. 

Clear Scraps products used:
Scallop Circle Printer Tray

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Brown, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Timeless Textures stamp set, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Type Lower cling foam stamp set, The Project Bin Wild Thing stamp set
Ink: Catherine Poole Icing on the Cake ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Primitive Stars dies, Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Heart Punch, Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits
Accessories: Plaid Folkart Spanish Moss chalk paint, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Darice black glitter alpha stickers, clear acrylic stamp block, Trinity Stamps Andradite Sparkle Embellishment Mix, Ranger distress collage medium

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

4 thoughts on “Documented Road Trip”

  1. What a cool roadtrip! I bet you had so much fun 😁. Me and my hubby love motorbikes too, there is a meet up in the town where we live on a Monday and we love hearing them rumbling down the road …lol … and always enjoy seeing the different bikes and meeting people 😀. Thanks for sharing those happy memories! Hugs Jo x

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