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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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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  1. Great mini album Patti. Love that you used the burlap for the page. Your flowers are awesome.

  2. I love your flowers, great color and love that you used burlap.

  3. I love this! I am always wondering what to do with all of the On the Edge dies that I have....I love them but they are greatly underused. Also, I like the simplicity of the album. I have all of these products at home and will try my hand at this over the weekend! Thank you for the inspiration.