I had a plan......and in my mind it was fabulous. After completing all 20 pages, did I love them? Not so much. So, I decided to use them as the backs of my pages and make 20 new pages for the fronts. Crazy, right?
I knew from the start that I wanted to use some family photos, and here is the page I finally finished. It's my dad with his little brother, and this page I do love.
The background paper is from Tim's Vintage Shabby paper stack, and I stamped over it with whatever stamps I had that made me think of summer activities....game pieces, admission tickets, an old fan, a baby carriage, an ice cream cone, an old camera, and bunches of cherries.
I printed the photo on matte paper, distressed and inked the edges, then sewed (yes, sewed, on a machine!) them onto pieces of frayed fabric that I'd dyed with some colorwash.
The butterfly was cut with a Cuttlebug die and embossed, then inked. The antennae were done with resistors, currently my favorite use for these strange little objects.
I inked and sprayed some kraft cardstock, then printed Summer Memories 20 times, and cut them with a ticket punch. It's held in place on the fabric with one of Tim's newest items, the Memo Pin.
We really only had to finish off the backs of our pages, but since I already had my original 20 pages, I used them for the backs.
That very dapper gentlemen is my grandfather. He was a tailor and a very sharp dresser.