Messing about on the water!

Hi there foxy friends!

Earlier this month we spent a fun afternoon with friends meandering along the Grand Union Canal aboard The Black Swan! On this layout using a photo taken on the day I wanted to reflect the peace and tranquility of the canals.

I chose the 'friend' and 'love' perspextives, that were a free gift to subscribers. If you subscribe to the Fox Box you get a free gift every three months, along with an exclusive design for subscribers every month and a discount on any other purchases!! What could be better?! Take a look at the website for details of how to sign up.

I tend to use white cardstock but I wanted something softer for this layout so went with cream. I've used papers from the At Home collection by Carta Bella and Echo Park Warm & Cozy collection.

I love a wreath design so started by drawing an incomplete circle lightly in pencil then I used watercolours to roughly paint around the circle. My sewing machine is always out at the ready so I machine stitched over the paint a few times using straight and zig zag stitches.

I did lots of fussy cutting and to give the flowers more dimension added French knots in cream and yellow and on some, a light watercolour wash and a few speckles!

I also fussy cut out some creatures and die cut lots of branches and leafy stems to build my garland. The fox just had to make an appearance!