Welcome to this week's challenge at Heart2Heart Challenges! The theme this time is to create a project with a water fun or beach feel.
All Close To My Heart consultants have been drooling over the new Autumn/Winter 2012 catalogue for the last week (contact me if you're in Canada and would like one). A new focus is creating home decor with your paper-crafting supplies. So I decided to frame a photo. I created a 12"x12" layout (essentially just embellishing a single photo) and mounted it in a shadow box frame which I purchased (50% off!) at Michael's. It is one of my favorite photos from last year's summer vacation. I can switch up the layout and leave the frame hanging all year 'round. One warning when using a shadow box: you will lose about 1/4" all around the edges when you place the lay-out in the frame; it is taken up by the spacers which allow for the depth, so plan your design accordingly.
A lot of layering, tearing and inking was used to mimic the terrain in the photo. Because the shadow box allows for some depth, I used some bulkier materials like the pleated blue organdy ribbon, and the corrugated paper (a re-used coffee cup sleeve!) in the lower left corner.
Now YOU have until the end of July to create a "Water FUN" project and upload it to the Heart2Heart Challenge blog. Remember to use SOME Close to My Heart products (doesn't have to be 100%). Post your creation on your blog or upload to an online gallery and use the keyword H2H.Waterfun. We look forward to seeing your work, and celebrating your summer fun!
Close to My Heart Products used: and not already mentioned
Cardstock and inks: Olive, brown bag, chocolate, and kraft
Patterned paper: Elemental (X7141B) available through the end of July