Hello All! Wendy here to share up an altered project for you today!
I always love the vintage and eclectic and this printer's tray from 7 Gypsies just spoke to me along with the Simple Stories Take a Hike collection. I love the tone of the distressed tray along with the color palette in this collection. My soul screamed...a perfect pairing. Truth.
Take a Hike is a previous release from Simple Stories and just about perfection for all things outdoor-sy, masculine, and "simply" capturing the beauty of nature.
You can still grab it up at your fav online spots for scrapbook product and/or local scrapbook store.
My inspiration behind this project....
My boyfriend absolutely loves the outdoors...fishing, even spear fishing, yep. I promised to take him deep sea fishing next month since I live along the beautiful coast along the Gulf of Alabama in Orange Beach. I feel more outdoor-sy pics to come....
So, in this project I wanted to capture his love for the outdoors, skiing, hiking, the beautiful mountains of Salzburg, Austria, bringing in the rustic, all along with the beautiful scenes of nature in his part of the world.
I went with black & white photos for uniformity and to keep the photos as a key piece to the project. I wanted to keep many of the cubby holes in the tray just the natural wood and only used about 2-3 colors of pattern paper and/or patterns not so 'busy' to keep the tray from being 'overwhelmed'. Also, in using the 6x6 paper pad from the Take a Hike collection, the patterns are smaller in scale than the 12x12 size and I love this for working with mini projects and altered projects. If you didn't know that...daily food for thought. Ha!
Without further ado..."One with Nature"
I played on the scenes you find in nature...the mini fawn was found in the children's toys section of a store. The fishing embellishments are actually dollhouse miniatures. The trees are from train track landscape scenery. These simple touches added just the punch to my project that I was looking to capture.
Randomly thinking "out-of-the-box" brought a lot of interest, texture, movement, and just the random to my project, "One with Nature".
The hanging latern is attached with a screw inside the cubby hole. A little "elbow grease"/sweat is needed here. :)
I love to cover multiple sections with one photo cut to size of the tray pockets. This adds a neat and unexpected interest to the project.
I love the mixing of different tones of wood and metal - i.e. wood veneer shapes, metal vintage finds, metal quote plaques, and mini wood letters.
Also, this would make an excellent birthday gift for hubby, boyfriend, male friend or a great Father's Day gift that can be displayed!
Hope you enjoyed my project!
Take a Hike Collection:
6x6 Paper Pad
Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers #2602
Expressions Cardstock Stickers #2503
Letterblock Printer's Tray - 7 Gypsies, Trees - Woodland Classics - Woodland Scenics Forever Green #TR3565 N, HO, O Scale, Fishing Accessories & Rabbit - Mayberry Street Miniatures, Wood Veneer Shapes - Studio Calico (birds, letters, bicycle), Fawn - Safari Ltd, Metal Phrase Plaque & Hanging Screw - Advantus - Tim Holtz, Metal Dome Studs - 7 Gypsies, zGlossy Accents - Ranger, Glue Dots - Glue Arts - Extreme Tac Adhesive Squares, Mod Podge - Matte, Metal Wheel - Local Vintage Store.