GONE FISHING: by Patti Sylvia
Hi, Design team member Patti here with a super quick and easy 6 x 6 mini album I made using DCWV burlap collection that I combined with Tim Holtz Wallflower paper using the 6 x 6 squares. I love that his paper pads have 12 x 12, 6 x 6 and ATC size papers. It makes his pads a great bang for the buck and very versatile.
I made some flowers using the Sizzix Tim Holtz tattered floral die that I inked with Distress ink in mustard seed and a touch of vintage photo and the leave were inked with mowed lawn and crushed olive adding vintage photo on the edges. I then coated the flowers and leaves with Claudine Helmuth Matte medium. It gave them a worn leather look and I find that it also protects them.
I made a pocket in order to add a tag for some journaling that I covered in a piece of Kaisercraft Base Coat paper which just so happen to coordinate with this collection perfectly.
I also cut the edges with the Tim Holtz Baroque On the Edge die for some interest. The burlap frayed slightly in some places, but I like the organic look it gave and thought it went well with the paper collection and the photos.
I also used a large eyelet as my closure that I could hook a Tim Holtz swivel clasp through...I thought it sort of resembled a fishing hook.
I kept the pages on the inside pretty simple and much the same for continuity and it made the whole project very quick to put together. I also printed my photos in 4 x 6 and I didn't need to crop them down too much at all.
I just tied a piece of twine with a Tim Holtz word charm tied through and completed the look with a flower either punched or diecut.
I used some of the Tim Holtz Nature rub-ons on some of the more neutral papers for some added interest.
All of the photos are of my 8 year old grandson, Maddox. He had been wanting to go fishing so Papa (grandpa) and I took him to the inter-coastal in Cocoa Beach one afternoon to cast a few. I'd like to say he caught a big one and it got away, but I'd be lying, regardless, he had the best time. Of course, being the true scrapper and Grammy I always have my camera ready in hopes of snapping some scrap worthy photos.
I put the whole album together with my often neglected Bind It All.
Thank you for looking.
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