The second stop on our trip around Bodensee was Bergenz, Austria. We spent most of our time here exploring the lakefront and had an authentic lunch at a restaurant right on the water – pictures of our food can be seen on the left hand page.
The right hand page has pictures of the outdoor theater where the Bergenz Festival is held. Each year they produce a different play and the stage is built right in the water. We were lucky enough to be able to go in and watch a rehearsal. A day later this same location and event was featured in the local newspaper and I was able to add that on to the page in a pocket that I made for it. I did this by cutting a slit in the background paper, and then using another strip of paper to strengthen the cut. If you don’t do this, then the cut can tear further and damage the background paper.
For this spread I bordered the pictures in blue, and then in yellow, to celebrate the national Swedish colors, and then also carefully attached a streamer of Swedish flags which I purchased at a gift store later in the trip. Each one is carefully glued on so that they do not move.
I ordered the background paper on Ebay before we even left for the trip and I felt that it worked perfectly for this spread. (hmm – did I mean the pages or the delicious food?)
This is the second page of our adventure at Disagarden on Midsommer Eve. This spread includes a map and program from the day. I bordered the program in pink and set it inside the plastic protector sheet so that it can be removed so that you can read all of the entries on the map page which is attached to the background paper.
On the right hand side of the spread are two sets of flowers that we collected on that day and carefully pressed in a book I was reading during the trip. When we returned home I used a laminating machine to carefully press them to card stock, and then mounted card stock onto a pink background paper. The laminating machine curled the card stock and so I used brads to affix the flower card stock to the page background paper.
While I realize that this page may not be quite as exciting as others, and also does not include any pictures, I wanted to highlight a unique form of ephemera that can be collected and included on scrapbook pages.
After we visited the Vasa Museum, we walked over to Skansen. The Skansen’s website shares that “Skansen was founded by Artur Hazelius in 1891. It is the world’s oldest open-air museum and is situated on the island of Djurgården within the city limits of Stockholm.”
We found it to be a mix of historical museum, living history museum, zoo, and children’s entertainment. We were only able to spend a little time at Skansen, but I am sure that it could be a full day event, as we only saw some of the parts of the facility.
I chose orange as the theme color her to match the “tram” ticket, brochure, and my son’s sweatshirt. The left hand page serves as a holder for the Skansen brochures. The black and white paper is the bag from the Skansen Museum store, and the orange ticket is for the children’s tram that we rode on to get a quicker tour of the facility so that we did not have to walk as much. I used a rotary cutter to cut the slit in the black and white bag to slip the brochures in.
The right hand page has a picture of my very yummy lunch, my son trying out stilts, and a cool picture of an old log home juxtaposed with Stockholm’s modern TV tower.