I have a great attraction to old things. I love things that are old, from yesteryear, when things were built well. And if it’s wood, well, that is all the better! I think wood is one of the most beautiful things in creation, God’s artistic hand at work in something He allows us to craft into something using our artistic hand. It’s just the perfect blending of God’s art and man’s art. And it makes my heart warm. My favor is more than just admiring someone else’s wood, but our own home is full of wood. We have wood floors throughout the house, our doors and trim is wood. A good part of our wall space is covered in wood cabinetry (because of our very open floorplan). I just love wood. And when we’re out, I love capturing the character of wood with my camera.
This page is for two challenges, first the May Sketch Challenge on Club CK hosted by Ashley, and second the Thinking Through Design challenge to use handstitching. Yup, I like to combine challenges when I stumble upon one(s ) that inspire me.
Supplies: Coredinations (cardstock), My Minds Eye (6x6 paper, chipboard), Papertrey Ink (larger butterfly die), Spellbinders (small butterfly die), Making Memories (chipboard alphas), Cosmo Cricket (small alpha), Tim Holtz (kraft paper), misc (bling & floss – stitching pattern freehanded).
Design Tip: Using lines to create movement The photo of the crates on the right are the same crates as the middle photo. However, I took the photo at an angle which created movement. When I placed the photos on the page, I made sure to put the photo on the right so it looked as if the crates were “leaning into” the page. Had I put them on the left side, they would have looked to lead the eye off the page and created a distraction. But by making the movement go into the page, it keeps your attention on the page and avoids chaos.
Price Per Page: $ (Under $2 per page) The hand stitching allowed me to add a lot of interest to the page while costing only a few pennies. This helped keep the cost of the page very minimal.