so in my old profession as an engineer, we talked a lot about WIP when we worked with our products - WIP = work in progress. it meant things that were being made to their final stage but hadn't quiet made it yet. you could have different stages of WIP. i want to share with you one and the progression i had to get it done.
when i was making an album for my SIL using an 8" binder, i had some leftover pages from the inside. deb and i know we give you a ton of pages, so if you have some left after adding lots of embellishments to the first 5-6 pages, don't fret, take them out and use it.
noah has been crazy about the ocean and digging lately. every time he sees some water , he says "ocean" and "beach" (which of course we don't live by any oceans here in dallas). but i thought how cool it would be to create a beach sign for him.
so i covered the front of one of the 8" pages with some cool paper that reminded me of the beach.
then to that, i cut a wide piece of double sided super sticky tape in the shape of "waves" - i was going to attempt glitter without the mess of a white glue and you know what, it worked! check this out:
it is amazing - this adhesive is super strong and barely any glitter comes off the page (which is a big deal for us here). i love it. this will be way i apply glitter if possible from now on (i haven't figured how much work yet it might be covering letters but that will be an experiment for another day).
and that was the end of the first day. next, i decided to mist up some of our scrolls II because i wanted some green in there. check out this scroll with some green and gold mist.
i wasn't sure what i wanted to put on this beach sign - a surf board, a little dude noah? but i ended up creating this on day 3.
but i wasn't sure what else i wanted so i left it for day 3. and on day 4, i wrapped this WIP up. check out what i made.
i even added some shells from an old lei i had. noah is thrilled already - he looks at the sign and says "crab, crab, crab!". and with the look on his face, this project is definitely worth it!