Wednesday 14 April 2010

We Went Ape!

Once, when we still lived in Norwich, my brother came to visit us and we went ape in the surrounding forest. It was so much fun - climbing and swinging and zipping down wires! I've finally made a page to commemorate the occasion, called 'If You Go Down To The Woods Today':

The paper I finally used was from Sassafras Lass, called 'Say Timber', and it was a real collage of tree and forest things. I made sure I cut around the little rabbit's ears a bit so they weren't obscured by the other pieces of paper.

I added to the mixy, messy, random design by backing the photos with numerous scraps of paper and adding a lot of embellishments. I made my own buttons, since for reasons I won't go into here I only have a few real ones: I did this by punching a circle from some card, punching two holes in the centre, and then covering it with Glossy.

Last of all I stamped some images - a swirl and some great clouds and birdie (that Sassafras Lass Head in the Clouds collection again) - and cut them out, using them in relief:


  1. wow, you have been busy, lots of work went into that page! it looks lovely, very interesting bits to look at!

  2. I'm such a big fan of sassafras paper, and this layout is just perfect :) Its so much fun and I love the title LOL.

  3. Really nice - I like how the flower thing in the middle links up you and your brother together, it’s good for effect and well as adding symbolic meaning to it.