I still have numerous other things on the go so scrapbooking doesn't stop. As I have already said I have started to put a 'This is Your Life' book together for my daughter so pages from this project will feature from time to time. However. I thought you might like to see my latest scrapbook diary page.
|My husabnd on Dartmoor|
The pictures are of my husband looking out across the misty and slightly wintery wastes of Dartmoor. Shortly after these shots were taken it began to snow. I'm not sure why he had to get out of a perfectly warm car but I think he was trying to capture the atmosphere. The title 'On a clear Day' was meant to be a little ironic.
Anyway to do this page I used some of Tim Holtz products. The background paper is from the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic collection.. I sanded the edges of the sheet then distressed the whole page with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Forest Moss and Old Paper.
First, I added about a quarter of the way down the page an adhesive black and clear border from K & Co which had a bird and vegetation motif.
I then added slightly off centre,vertically a scrap of card which I had embossed with a brick wall design embossing folder (another Tim Holtz product). The torn edges of this card I distressed again using the distress inks. Using another piece of the same card I used another of the Tim Holtz embossing folders this time one that created a bark like effect. To highlight the design I used another of the distress inks before adding it horizontally to the page about two thirds of the way down the page.
I also added two scraps of die card from my stash of paper which I had distressed with Forest Moss, On I placed vertically the other horizontally to give a lighter background to the area in which I was to put the photographs.
In keeping with the natural theme I added a K &Co border which had ladybirds and leaves on it plus an additional copper metal border from my stash. I placed these borders over the join of the other card pieces to improve the overall finish.
|Close up to show borders|
|Close up showing border and embossing|
I'm pleased with the final page I think the overall effect is quite masculine and rugged which I think reflects the subject (man on Dartmoor) very well.