I was a bit stuck on what I wanted to document today so I decided to use the #thursday3 hashtag (Thank you @rukristin!) to create a snapshot of now in my Life Crafted album using the July Life Crafted kit from Citrus Twist.
I took a quick selfie, printed it at full size (5 x 8.25 inches) and then punched some holes in it. I also trimmed out a white base page at the same dimensions for the right hand side of my spread. I chose this gorgeous striped paper because it:
- Matched the colours in my photo nicely
- Had all the cheery bright colours I need right now
- AND it has a 6x4 journalling card to match it!
But instead of using the paper flat, I trimmed out all the coloured strips, stitched them onto the base card with my sewing machine and then used a bone folder and my fingers to create little distressed edges on them. I love the texture and dimension it creates!
Instead of using the original journaling card, I used the digital version so I could create a card with three stripes rather than four. I also added my journalling digitally so I knew it would fit on the stripes. Once printed, I trimmed it down and add it to the page using some craft foam for dimension.
I added a strip from the original card on top of my photo as a shelf to add my title too. I didn't have the black alphas from this months kit so I used some gold ones from a previous kit. I also added the same numbers next to my journaling. The last step was to add a few of the GORGEOUS enamel dots from the kit.