Monday, August 26, 2013

With Blinders On

Road trips...I LOVE them! The journey is just as important as the destination, and every bit as enjoyable. In the passenger seat, I'm perfectly content to watch the world go by. Back roads, small towns, scenic rural highways and byways are all good.  But Kevin travels differently, and that is what this layout is about:


Below you'll see a trio of Studio Calico wood veneer cows, painted up as Holsteins, and set on a watercolored map background:


And a cluster of fun elements:



In my journaling I related how as children we would play travel games, count VW bugs, and look for farm animals. We were city folk, so cows, horses, barns and silos were fascinating! Video games are Kevin's distraction. Ipad in hand, he travels "With Blinders On", oblivious to the world passing by just outside his window.

What kind of travel habits do you have? 


18 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally love this layout- so many details

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Amazing page, Madeline! Love all of the layering and details.

Margie H said...

Aren't they all like that?! Mine are! LOL! Too funny. Great page - lovin' those sweet cows!!

Fleursbydesign said...

Great layout, love all the clusters of embellies.

Debby said...

I wonder if kids know how to get places and give directions to their own home. I remember it took my son a bit longer to learn that one due to hand held games. LOL Very creative and current layout.

emily said...

I remember loving to count license plates on road trips as a kid too:) I love the cows on this layout!

lil gik said...

Great layout, love the contrast between you and your son's travel habits! Fun memories to look back on for sure!

lorirobinett said...

Love the detail and layers in this page. And your post reminds me so much of my own travels - I'm always a "looker" too. :o)

Katalina-Marie Kruszewski said...

all the details, great page, love the cows

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great page!!
And those cows are so creative!!

Tracy said...

This is such a great layout!!
I like th papers and those cute little cows, such a fun layout :)
I too would count the cows, or try to figure out what type of transport was coming towards us or count telephone poles.
My girls would put in their ear buds and listen to music or play their games as well :)

bitsypookums.com said...

This is a great subject and a wonderful layout! I love your embellishment clusters, title, and those cows!

Erica said...

This Reminds me of me! I used to read and do word searches in the car. I neve had any clue how to get anywhere when I learned to drive because I never paid attention. Used to bug my mom. The cows are adorable!!!

Diana Waite said...

SO fun love the touch of cows!

scrapperjen said...

That looks just like my kids when we travel! I love to watch the scenery go by.
This is a wonderful layout - thanks for sharing.

antenucci said...

Amazing page, totally love how you decorated your cows!

Kimberly Kett said...

FABULOUS LAYERS!! LOVE it!

Staci said...

Fantastic LO! Every detail is perfect!