Denise here with my first layout using the Anthology Kaisercraft Collection.
This collection is beautiful, I love the way it is botanical but also has an old fashioned vintage look to it. As soon as I saw the map and nautical elements I knew I wanted to use a photo of my dad when he was in the navy.
I decided to use the Ornithology paper as the background to my layout and also decided to leave the strip at the bottom with the wording. I was sent a lovely Filmstrip stencil to use so I Inked through it down one side of the layout with Bark brown ink. I gutted the paper so there was an approximate 8 inch square to use for matting my photo and also to make a banner.
After this, I took the paper with the map on and cut it out, then mounted it on to the background after distressing the edges with a Paper Distresser.
The compass at the bottom looks almost 3 dimensional.
Once this was done I matted my photo with the paper I had gutted from the middle and added the banner, I only adhered three sides of the mat as I wanted to tuck some of the Collectables die cuts inside for my journalling.
I tore a triangle roughly on the edge of the map then tucked some of the collectables underneath it.
I really did enjoy making this layout and can’t wait to use some more of it.
~ Denise ~