Explore Summer | Antonia Sherlock

As soon as I opened my August Fox Box and saw the word arrow perspextives, I knew which photo I would scrap, and how…! Don’t you just love it when that happens?!

Hi everyone, my name is Antonia, and I am a member of the new Bramblefox Challenge team! As you might already know, our August challenge is Tic Tac Toe – and I chose stamping, stitching and ribbon / lace from the Tic Tac Toe board.

The acrylic arrows prompted me to use a horizontal orientation on my layout – so I stamped the background in horizontal lines, attached the paper pieces and ribbons in horizontal lines, and did the stitching horizontally, too…

As my photo was taken in nature, I wanted to use earth tones on my layout. As the word arrows were pastel in colour, I chose papers which complemented both the earth tones and the pastel colours – I was pleasantly surprised how well the two worked together!

To stay with the natural look, I distressed the edges of the paper strips, used a piece of jute ribbon, which I cut in half to create some more frayed edges, and deliberately used a random and messy stitch for the machine stitching.

I completed my layout by adding bits of embellishments across the page – I only needed a few small pieces, as the focal point of my layout are the word arrows! These came from the August Fox Box and from the Everyday Arrows pack.