Wild + Free with Hide and Seek

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Hello,

Karen here with the second of my projects using the Hide and Seek collection.

As soon as I saw this range I knew the exact photographs I wanted to use – these ones from 9 years ago. One of the first times the four of us went for a walk in the woods with our dog.  Gracia and Josh had such a fun time jumping out on each other and photographing their wild leaps!

I started by using the arrow side of the piece of the Mountains paper that I had gutted from my previous layout.  I then used teal and gold paint and the Dotted Lines 6×6 Stencil to add a little extra interest to the paper.  My paint was a little runny as it had gotten hot in my outdoor craft room and smudged a little but I quite liked the effect.

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Once dry I trimmed .25 in from the top and one side of a piece of Trees paper (although I think they look more like leaves than trees) and then gutted a 1 in border.  I added the frame to a piece of Kraft card and the arrow side of the Mountains paper to the top of this.

Next I ‘fussy cut’ all of the leaves from the remaining piece of Trees paper and set them aside for later. Two pieces of cloud paper, from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, were cut to 4.5 ins square and added to my page, using mounting foam pads. I left a border without any pads so I could tuck bits underneath.

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I then added my photos, also on mounting foam pads, at an angle to add to the crazy feel of the page.

A border from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad die cuts was added to the bottom of the page with a banner from the Collectables pack on top.

I cut a little fox from Woods paper and added this to the bottom of my photo on the left of my page.  A bear from the  Collectables pack was added to the photo on the right.

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Finally, I tucked the leaves cut from Woods paper and some from the Collectables pack under my photos and photo mounts, adding birds and phrases from the Collectables pack.

I then wanted to add a little colour to the border of my page so used the stars from a pack of Natural Epoxy Stickers.

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Making this layout has reminded me of the fun Gracia and Josh had when they were younger and the fact that they are still just as crazy nine years on!