The mood board really made me think of lazy summer beach days and this photo that my daughter took of my son Jaime and I at a local beach on New Year. I don't get many one on one photos with my older sons so this was a bit special and deserved a special layout.
I had a lot of fun with the background - spraying and masking. I used some washi tape and gesso to get the faint newsprint effect on the kraft cardstock. I piled on papers, Crate paper frames, a doily, Studio Calico journaling cards and other bits and pieces to make an interesting mat for my photo. I love the look of muslin on beach themed pages so I added a muslin bow - hey and look I even added flowers!!! (3 of them!).
For the stitching effect I was going to use my sewing machine but it refused to co-operate (time for a new on I think) so I dug out this old zig zag stamp and used that instead. It was so much easier than machine sewing and I really like the look too!
Have a great week whatever you are doing - enjoy the sunshine and the summer holidays if you are here in NZ.