Wow! I can’t believe how time flies when you’re having fun. It’s been forever since I posted anything. I’ve been crafting, planning classes, preparing for my daughter’s graduation and open house and, finally, going on a much needed vacation.
So, now I’m back with all sorts of things to share.
For starters, I want to share my latest page — featuring my husband and me at the Sleeping Bear Dunes along the shore of Lake Michigan.
I created this page for Glue Dots, which I love since they are strong enough to hold metal embellishments.
The papers are all from We R Memory Keepers. I cut the ones in the middle to 8×8. Then I inked the edges of each paper with Walnut Distress Ink. For the background paper, I folded the corner and used a Craft Glue Dot to secure.
For the smaller papers, I used a distress tool to add a bit of texture and added a few tears here and there. Then, I layered them and used Ultra Thin Glue Dots to hold them in place.
I cut a piece of white card stock to serve as my photo mat and then inked it with Distress Ink and attached my photo and then attached it to the page.
Next, I added twine from My Mind’s Eye. I wrapped it around the back of the page, secured it with a Glue Dot and then cut out a small piece of leftover paper and layered it over the top.
For the title charm, I attached a clear charm by Tim Holtz to one of my photos of the dunes with Glossy Accents. This takes a long time to dry — I let mine dry over night. Then, I trimmed the charm, added a bit of twine and attached it to my page with Craft Glue Dots. Finally, I used the Zig Photo Writer Pen to write the title on top.
For the final touches, I used metal flowers by 7 Gypsies. The one at the bottom features a button from Tim Holtz, which is attached with Craft Glue Dots to the flower and then I used Craft Glue Dots to adhere the flower to the page. The top one is adhered with a brad from Bo Bunny. The little coin is also from Tim Holtz and is also attached with a brad.
I like how the page turned out … simple, rustic and relaxed — just like my trip!