I have a layout to share with you today with a nature theme in mind. I gathered twigs and birch bark from my yard and used them on a 2-page layout with photos from an ice fishing expedition in January. Well, maybe I should call it a walk across the ice to the ice shacks in January. The guys never actually let us in the shacks.
I wanted to use non-winter papers on this layout, so I went with Echo Park For the Record 2, purchased from my favorite place to buy most of my scrappy supplies, cropchocolate.com. I also used Clear Rock Candy Distress crackle paint from CC to adhere the letters to the birch bark, Tim Holtz distress ink in Frayed Burlap from CC to accent the crackle effect of the paint on the birch bark and for inking the edges of the papers. The letters in the title are by Making Memories (CC). The base of both pages in Carta Bella kraft cardstock, also purchased from cropchocolate.com. There's also some My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart twine used to tie the pictures to the twig.
Here's a close up of the left page:
My friend, Sheri's jacket says, "it's not where you walk, but its who walks with you that matters." Perfect for the day, don't you think? The wood veneer snow flakes are by Studio Calico.
And, the right page. I used more wood veneer snowflakes from Studio Calico. I also used a piece of wood veneer that I got at my LSS. I ran it through my Big Shot, using a Spellbinders die. I used 2 different stamps on it, the "Jan. circle" is a Unity SMAK kit from Nov, 2012. The "2013" is a Studio Calico/Hero Arts stamp.
And, there you have it. Ice fishing in Wisconsin. Friendship at it's finest, whatever the weather!
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