VENICE CANALS by Paige Evans
Journaling says: On one of our last days in California we finally went to the Venice Canals. It really felt like we were in Italy! Fox even posed for me.
How to: Trim 1/4" from the edges of a blue cardstock background, distress the edges, then back the edges with patterned paper strips. Adhere a photo to the center of the layout, tuck half of a label sticker under the edges, then stitch and "x" with white floss over the edges. Stamp a sentiment across the top of the photo. Punch 1" squares from patterned paper and trim the squares in half into triangles. Place the triangles in circles around and around the photo then stitch over the circles. Journal inside one of the rings with a white pen and place a white mini alphabet sticker title on the bottom right. Write the date with the white pen below the title. Embellish some of the triangles with buttons and sequins.
Supplies: Kit (Valley High), sequins, sentiment stamp: Studio Calico; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, BasicGrey, October Afternoon, One Little Bird, Paislee Press, Studio Calico; Mini alphabet stickers: BasicGrey; Pen: Uni-Ball Signo; Ink: StazOn; Square punch: EK Success; Sewing machine: Bernina; Thread: Coats & Clark