This is Kaisercraft's Hope Chest, which you would think is geared more toward us ladies. Actually, a number of the patterns are perfect for masculine projects, which is one of the reasons I love this collection. I've made several cards and layouts for my sons, SIL and grandsons using these papers.
I teamed HC up with some die cuts from Tim Holtz Expedition Ephemera Pack and Industrious Stickers trims.
Also adhered on a number of assorted bolts and gears (Prima, Idea-ology) with Liquitex heavy gesso. I dabbed on a bit of Lindy's Maidenhair Fern Green Starburst and Expresso Color Wash which gave it a kind of dirty motor oil look... perfect for a man, right?
The Alterations Birds in Flight are shadowed with a double cut in dark brown card stock. They're popped up with 3-D foam adhesive. Everything is edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
My one lone flower is a Petaloo Botanica. I just had to put one on somewhere... and hey, it's brown!
There is tons of excitement around here. Our son has a movie that he directed coming out in a couple of weeks and it's all very surreal. We attended a speaking engagement he had last night, and it was rather funny to see him sign an autograph. Will tell you more as it gets closer to release time.
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