Traveler’s Notebook Sketch Challenge With Interactive Element

By | 02/07/2021

I had several projects I wanted to create today and all I felt like doing was scrapbooking in my little traveler’s notebook, so I combined all the projects into a fun little documented story in my traveler’s notebook!

travelers notebook interactive element


If you have been one of my long time blog readers, you know that I’m all about stretching my supplies and getting them to work harder for me.  I love using my cardmaking supplies to create all kinds of other projects and that is what I’ve done here today!

Yesterday I decided that I wanted to get more serious about traveler’s notebook layouts, so I decided that I would create my layouts with sketches that TN creatives have made.  Getting a few go to layouts under my belt will help keep me from just randomly sticking things on the page like I scrapbooked when I was 5.  I need a rhyme and a reason for why I’m placing something in a specific spot.

I found a fun monthly TN challenge that one of my former design team member has with a friend of hers.  Their sketches are amazing, so I’m going to play along for a few months and see if I can improve my TN design skills.  Ultimately, I would love to be on a company scrapbooking design team in a year or so!

Here is the sketch that I started with:

travelers notebook interactive element

You can find the challenge at Created by Lisa  or at My Happy Life.  This is sketch #25, so there are 24 other sketches waiting for me to try!

travelers notebook interactive element

Instead of using a circle, I used the largest die from the TLC Designs See You In The Center die set.  I also used the two arms dies to create the channel for the seahorse to slide in and I die cut 2 of the dial pieces and attached them together and used this behind the seahorse with some foam in the channel so that little seahorse slides back and forth!  Notice that I have stamped “slide” on the dial using the TLC Designs Action Stamp set.

Here you can see the pretty digital paper and the coral that I colored with my Altenew artist markers and die cut with my Brother Scan-n-Cut.

I love how this page turned out!!

travelers notebook interactive element


The background sea paper that I die cut is from the TLC Designs Sea Scenes digital paper set.  This is one of my all time favorite digital paper sets.  These are GORGEOUS!

I’ve also used 4 digital stamps from the Seahorse Samm digital set in black and white.  You can also get the images pre-colored if you like.  There is a convenience to that when you want to create, but don’t feel like coloring or painting!

Check out a couple of the other digital stamps in this set:

travelers notebook interactive element


I essentially created my own embellishments by coloring the digital stamped images and die cutting them out.  Isn’t this little blowfish cute?

I love that I was able to resize all the images to fit the needs of my project.  I think that is a huge advantage of digital stamps!

travelers notebook interactive element

This shell is another digital stamp in the set.

I have a video tutorial that will be available tomorrow for this little set of TN pages.  I thought you might like to see how that interactive piece works.  I will post it on my YouTube channel and on my blog.

Supply List:

Are you interested in the products I used?  To make them easier for you to find, I have linked them below. (Affiliate disclosure ) As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  Your purchases help keep my blog running at no additional cost to you and I thank you for the support!

TLC Designs Sea Scenes Digital Paper Set

TLC Designs Seahorse Samm black and white digital stamp set

TLC Designs Seahorse Samm pre-colored digital images

TLC Designs See You in the Center Die Set

Altenew Alcohol Markers


I hope you enjoyed seeing my project for today!  Thank you for stopping by!

2 thoughts on “Traveler’s Notebook Sketch Challenge With Interactive Element

  1. Lisa in Texas

    Wow! What a great take on the sketch!! Love how creative you were with your supplies as well!! This is such a fun spread!! Thanks for joining us at TN Time with Lisa & Lori! I hope you will continue to join us each month!!


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