Katherine says - The moment I saw these papers I knew the photo I was going to use with them – it is from our holiday in France and the kids having a go at body boarding (which the adults had lots of fun with too).
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Teresa Collins – Board walk – Hibiscus
Teresa Collins – Board walk – Surf’s Up
Orange acrylic paint
MLS crème brulee alphabet
Brown ink pad
Black gel pen
1. I cropped and mounted the photo on some white card, and doodled a black rectangle around it. I cut two sections of the Hibiscus paper out, and inked and ruffled the edges. I then stitched both of these pieces so they were ready for mounting on the card stock.
2. I cut out some surfboards and other elements from both papers.
3. Next I bubble wrote the word surfs – though you could find a font and print it on the computer or equally use any old stickers up for this. I cut out the letters and stuck them to the page with repositionable glue. I mixed my acrylic paint to match the orange in the papers as best I could and then put a thick layer across the title and a little bit below. I then watered down some of the acrylic and did some paint splatters with my brush.
4. I peeled off my letters and then drew around the outline with a black gel pen once all the paint was dry. I also added the My Little Shoebox mini alpha for the word up and I stitched across the 2 letters.
5. I then started sticking my pieces down, starting with the papers behind the photo, and I added a strip of orange lace to the edge. I placed the surfboards on the other side of the photo and used 3d foam to add some height to the middle board. I also layered up the little tag strip in the bottom left hand corner.
6. I threaded some orange buttons onto a piece of string which I stapled on either side of the photo. My stapler is only a short one, so for the bottom 2 staples I made small holes and pushed the staples through myself and bent the arms back. I then added a little journaling to the side.