Have I ever mentioned how much I love to scrap outdoor photos ? Well, I do. I love the vibrant colors and the natural lighting. The photos are usually so much better than any I try to take indoors and require very little, if any, editing. These particular photos were taken on the same hike that I posted about a last week when we had a picnic in the woods.
I decided to try something new that I think I thought of all on my own. At least I don't remember seeing it anywhere before. Did you find it? I'll give you a hint...it's the buttons. They are made of cork. Yes, I actually took a sharp knife and carefully sliced a cork that I had saved from a wine bottle. I emphasize carefully. It turns out cork does not cut as easily as you would think. And, depending on the cork, it can be a bit crumbly. Also, it's challenging to cut it to a uniform thickness. All that said, I think I did pretty good and came out of it injury free!
I inked the cork just slightly with my Tim Holtz distressing tool to darken them and give them an aged look. Then I threaded some embroidery floss through and tied it off to make it look like a button.
Patterned paper and sticker embellishments from October Afternoon's Campfire collection. Layout design from Sketch Support.