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07 July 2010

Summer Dreaming

The weather has been so beautiful lately,
that thoughts have turned to summer holidays, to travel, sun, sea & sand,
so this week's project has been to alter an unwanted cd into a summer decoration.

I used papers from the K & Company Travel Vacation collection,
designed by Tim Coffey.

The colours are so soft & fresh, with vintage images.

I sanded the edges to add a little a touch of faded age.

Both front & back were covered & decorated,
so as it spins & turns in the gentle summer breezes,
it looks good from any direction.

I added a couple of stamped images using Non sequitur rubber stamps (postcard & postmark)
with Distress Ink (brushed corduroy).

I covered the coin images with Glossy Accents.

I punched a hole through the top, using a Crop-a-dile
& used string to create my hanging loop.

Then I made a travel tag, using mountboard to add strength.

This was attached to the cd through another hole with more string.

Where will you be going this summer?

Will there be blue skies, sandy beaches,
heavy luggage, foreign coins,
boat trips & trees swaying in warm tropical breezes?

Will you take photographs,
send postcards home to loved ones
or will they be there with you?

Will there be adventures & new experiences?


  1. Gorgeous CD daisy. Love these papers - I have them somewhere!! As for holidays - think this year will be spent in our garden, lots of photos though and sunny weather!! Love S xxx

  2. We haven't any holiday plans yet but your lovely altered cd has got me thinkin'.......! Beautiful colours on the papers you've used.