During a working trip to Ludington, Matt & I took a few hours to do a bit of sightseeing. This was the first weekend in April and although Lake Michigan was beginning to thaw, there were still lots of chunks of ice floating around.
The Badger was in dock, with its sister ship, The Spartan. I have always wanted to ride the car ferry over to Wisconsin, but have never had the opportunity. I have been on car ferries before, but they were nowhere near the size of these boats. I was surprised at just how massive these boats were! I was so intrigued by them, Matt took me back to see them the next morning when the lighting was better.
Showing size and scale in a photo is always a challenge. I had Matt stand directly behind an old lifeboat to try to show how large they were. I kept the newer lifeboats hanging on the boat in the photo so you could compare the size. Because there is so much going on in the photo, I used a metal porthole frame from Prima to highlight Matt.
I was also amazed at the size of the chains anchoring the boat. I tried to take photos to show the scale, but they didn’t work at all.
I did add a bit of ribbon chain, from Hobby Lobby, to go on the page, in memory of that chain.
I used Mosaic Moments Grid Paper in Pewter on this page. I also used Paper Tiles in black, white and Scarlet, along with corners in black and white. The letters are Thickers from American Crafts. I accented the pages with more metal embellishments from Prima. These are available in my store … I used Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear adhesive to attach all of the metal pieces.
I also took a few pictures of the icebergs floating around and used those as smaller photos to connect the page together. What do you think?