Step 2 | I chose a selection of complimentary colours and patterns to use for my strips. Each end of the strips was snipped off on the diagonal and then adhered across the centre of the layout. I didn't add any adhesive to the very tips of the strips as I wanted to raise them slightly to add dimension to the page.
Step 3 | Hand stitching is one of my favourite textures to add to a page and lately I've been playing around with a messy style by adding loops along the way by gently twisting my thread. However, I still have to pin-prick the holes for the stitching so I know where I'm going.
Step 4 | I had an idea to hide a wooden butterfly within my photo so I printed two copies of my picture and adhered the first one to the layout. I then positioned my wooden piece onto the second photo and drew a cutting line around the edge.
Step 5 | After deep etching the photo glued it to my butterfly and lightly gave the edges a sand to create a fine white outline so it didn't completely disappear into my photo. I added thin pop dots to the back of the wooden piece to raise it slightly off the photo and create a shadow for further dimension.
Final step... have some fun. I added further embellishments, a bit of spritz here and there and then finally the heading and journaling.
Patterned Paper: Sightseeing Stew/Grilled Geocache; Spicy Social Soup/2 Parts Tweet, Bite Size Bits; Soup Staples II/Grey Salt, Orange Salt, Red Salt, Turquoise Salt, Yellow Salt
Alphabeans: Banana Yellow, Mushroom Grey, Blueberry Teal
Wood Sprinkles: Travel
Stampables: Wood Shapes
Other: Multi-shade yellow thread, Black journaling pen, Color Shine