Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Travel Journal By Sampada Srivastava

Hello Crafty friends, today we have another guest designer at the Itsy Bitsy blog. She is none other than our last week’s “Crafter in the Spotlight” SAMPADA SRIVASTAVA!  Sampada continues to amaze us with stunning creations. Today, she will showcase a delightful lemon themed travel journal which is adorned with beautiful flowers & pearls! Visit our blog to see this fabulous creation & please show your love by leaving your valuable comments for our guest designer! 

Over to Sampada..

Hi All,
I hope you all had an awesome weekend...well I had a fun time travelling this whole last week with my family. This is my first Guest Designer post so I am pretty excited about it..
Well Delhi’s summer is the painful thing but guess what its raining in my city...which is a instant mood boosters esp for Delhi-NCR people..And here I have this lovely little travel journal to share with you...I have been in love with Itsy Bitsy products since I jumped into crafting and when Itsy Bitsy asked me to do a guest post, it was irresistible.

Now on to the post, I have altered a mini brag book which I have bought few months back from Itsy Bitsy. It was kept since that time because I couldn’t get time to make use of it. So, in this project I am altering it with with a classy theme. It is super cute and has space for pictures and journaling. It is handy and its Travel size makes it perfect for Travel/Vacation journaling so here I am with perfect Travel journal.

More detailed pictures at the end of the post!
& Don’t forget to see the video attached below which has all the details of the Product list with their easy for you to search. Also I will be listing the material list at the end of the post and you can get entire collection from Itsy Bitsy so once you are over with my post you can grab yours.

Now coming to the process,

So this is the mini brag book which I will be altering. 
I am using MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY COLLAGE GOLD GLITTER sheet to cover the top of the journal. This pattern paper is one of my favourite and you don’t need to add any texture on the base as it is already so amazing..I have cut the sheet and distressed the edges with scissor for ripped look and then I distressed the edges with DISTRESS INK, available at Itsy Bitsy. And then I pasted it on the Top.

Then I pasted a oval cut pattern paper below the oval frame and stick it on the cover.
I did crackle paint on shells and leaves, and chosen color wisely so as to complement other embellishments. I have gone LEMON with this project...LOL
Crochet Flowers Lemon Chiffon
Phoebe Petals Lemon Chiffon 6 pcs

I don’t remember the name of the product for leaves as I have got that long time back but it was in a pack of butterfly-leaves-swirl mdf.

So you can see the crackled texture on the shells and leaves.

Next started embellishing the cover page starting from Lace, pollens on the base and flowers on the top. These classy Pearl beads has added extra beauty to the journal. Detailed pics below.


  1. Congratulations n looking forward to ur more lovely Creations

  2. wow!! gorgeous "lemon" transformation..indeed very pretty

  3. Absolutely Gorgeous! Love this Travel theme Journal, All the embellishments complementing each other so beautifully, love it!

  4. Never seen a more prettier Brag book !! Well done Sampada !

  5. Lovely creation !!awesome makeover... Happy to have you over !

  6. This is fabulous and awesome photography too!

    Dr Sonia

  7. Thanku everyone for your appreciation...
    Happy that you all liked it :-) <3

  8. Amazing creation! Love the embellishments!