Adventures using Old Mac

Hello everyone,

Denise here with another layout using the lovely Kaisercraft Old Mac Collection .

I decided this was a perfect collection to use the photos of my son and his girlfriend visiting the elephants in Thailand and made a start using Coconut Weave Cardstock 

OldMac3a 003Some of the Acres paper was cut down very slightly to use on the base. I then took some of the fabulous Rusty paper, cut it down then used a punch around the edges. Next I used some of the Countryside paper – very apt looking like straw ! -which I ripped along the edge and placed it top and bottom of the Rusty paper. These were then stuck to the cardstock.

I took some Burlap Roll measuring approximately 2″ x 6″ and tacked along one long edge with a needle and cotton. I drew it all together to make a flower shape then stitched the ends together. I also pulled some of the burlap thread away at the edge to ruffle the flower a bit. I hid the join by folding it over then stapled the whole thing at the middle. I then punched a star to cover the middle.

OldMac3 003Using some of the threads I had pulled, I tied them into a bow.

OldMac3 004Next I matted my photos on to some of the Acres paper – then took a rectangle piece of Burlap measuring 8″ x 6″ and laid it diagonally across the base securing it with some double sided tape.

I then  placed my photos where I wanted them to go and laid some of the collectables around the edges tucking them under carefully. I also punched some flower and heart shapes using the Acres and Yee Haa papers . When I was happy with the placement I stuck my photos down.

OldMac3 007Underneath the photo at the bottom right I tucked a tiny piece of the Coastal Escape Die Cut Paper 

I cut some of the words from one of the manufacturer’s strips from the bottom of the papers and placed them on top of the die cut paper.

OldMac3 008Finally I inked around the edges of the white cardstock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and finished embellishing with some punched elements and gems.

OldMac3 006I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post – see you soon with some more inspiration!

~ Denise ~