A lot of us can only imagine what it would be like to go on a safari in Africa. I am hoping one day that I get the chance to see majestic animals in the wild. The closest I have been to them in the wild would be the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, New South Wales, where they have more room to roam.
Finally I have a collection of papers and dies that I think do my photos from our trip some justice........
I started with a piece of Ivory Ultimate Crafts Cardstock and die cut two full sets of the 'A Dazzle of Zebras' dies across the full 30cm. Next I added the Zebra print paper from the Wild & Free Paper Collection pack to the back of the piece of cardstock I had just cut and adhered it to a full piece of Ivory cardstock.
Next, cut two full sets of zebras in the Obsidian black cardstock. I then heat embossed the die cut zebras with the Couture Creations Crystal Clear High Gloss embossing powder. I double heat embossed the die cuts to give them more depth and looked more 3D. I then glued them into the original die cut panel. I then added a strip of the patterned paper with the green and blue peacock feathers to the top and bottom of the banner of zebras.
I selected several different flowers from the Couture Creations bulk flower range and inked them up in matching blue and green to match in with the peacock feather patterned paper. To blend the inks into the flowers better I spritzed them all with water and then dried them off with my heat gun. The phots below show the before and after the water spritz.
As I put the layout together I decided it need something extra. I used the Forest Frame die and cut two frames, one in Cyrpess Pine and one in Battle Fatigue cardstock. I cut them down to use along either side of my mounted photo.
To finish I added a title in chipboard letters and drew around the edges of the page.
Until next time... keep crafting