Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Travel

Except for the Northwest, I've traveled to every other region in the United States of America.  I've also traveled from coast to coast in Mexico.  Although I have friends and family who live in various other countries around the world, I've never had the privilege to travel to see their home countries.  Therefore, it is my goal in life to travel from "Coast 2 Coast" to visit various countries around the world.  God willing I will attain my goal someday.


For the travel theme, I designed a travel journal tag, which I titled "Coast 2 Coast."  I started by cutting my cover and a signature (folded pages) using a Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs & Tags die.  I decorated the cover with various K&Company ephemera, as well as with paper airplanes which I hand cut and decorated.  As a finishing touch, I added a bead of paint to each of the stylized flowers.  Next, I trimmed a label to use as my title page and bound the booklet with a strip of jute twine using a larks head knot.  As to the photograph, I stylized it with a Tim Holtz compass face, as well as with vintage miniature train and globe toys.

I want to welcome all of our new tag members to this talented group of artists.  I also want to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment regarding my humble offering to the "Fish" theme.  In closing, I leave you with the quote by Saint Teresa of Avila, "Anyone who truly loves God travels securely."

17 comments:

  1. What a really wonderful idea you had, and brilliantly executed too. I wish you well in fulfilling your dream of travelling afar :0)

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  2. Great job! Perfect quote too!

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  3. Lovely tag, hope you can fulfill your dream one day. Valerie

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  4. beautiful! and get over to the northwest -- it is beautiful here! xo

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  5. Great to share you dreams, Arnoldo in your beautifully executed tags! This is another of your wonderful creative ideas!

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  6. What a great goal. I love to travel too but haven't done much of it since my kids were born. Maybe in a few years...

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  7. You always have such creative ideas. Hope all your travel dreams come true!

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  8. Great tag, with some clever ideas.

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  9. Wonderful tags and a great post to read

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. What a wonderful dream you have. Your tag is terrific.

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  11. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you tag booklet! The colors are gorgeous, and your staging and photo layout are wonderful. Your quotation at the end was the perfect benediction to a wonderful post! Blessings to you and yours.

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  12. What a wonderful goal! I love the way you made your tag into a mini booklet. Now you need 50 more pages. One for every state!

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  13. A wonderful tag. May your wish and dream come true.

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  14. The tag is wonderful, as usual. i think that the jute knot really enhances it. Your staging for the photograph is noteworthy, too.

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  15. Lovely tag, great passage to put with it and you sure have done a lot of travelling! Great work Arnoldo, as ever.

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  16. I hope you get to travel to all of the places on your list...and be sure and come to the N.W.!! (I live in Portland :-)) Your tag is great. Very clever to make it into a little tiny journal! And thanks for the nice comment on my first entry.

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  17. Wonderful tag & Beautiful quote... Love it!! Hugs May x x

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