For Christmas, I took this picture of my nephew and today, I thought I would share with you a masculine layout that I did using the photo.
A few months ago, Suzanne from FlamingoScraps.com - also an Artsy Addicts Member - shared with me the Pink Paislee's Portfolio collection and Heidi Swap's Vintage Chic collection. I instantly fell in love and this is the type of paper I HOARD!
Last night, I wanted to experiment with negative spaces and thought a "boy" layout was the perfect opportunity. It was really hard to break away from flowers, bling, and my usual "busy" style. It was a challenge to keep the layout "clean", but I'm so happy with the results. By adding all the layers, It makes the layout look full without being crowded.
I allowed the text in the paper collection to be my title around the picture. It reads left to right - "Think Big, Today & Tomorrow and FOREVER - Seriously. On the right it says "You Are.... so I filled in My Everything." Kolton has told me I'm his favorite everything since he was able to start talking. I placed a glassine bag behind the collaged paper and tucked a tag into the bag for my journaling spot. On this tag, I wrote Kolton a note reminding him to always stay true to his heart, and never be afraid to follow his dreams. I also hand wrote some things around the frame of the picture and the secondary title reflecting these thoughts as well.
I love how clean this layout is, and I'm so happy that I avoided cluttering it up. If you want more details on how I did this layout, please watch as I recreate it Live on Ustream on January 7 at 8:30 est. My channel is http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gibbst
I hope everyone has a Blessed 2013.
Thanks for stopping in today,
- Pink Paislee - Portfolio - Unbelievable.
- Pink Paislee - Vintage Chic - Heidi Swapp, Just Dots paper
- Pink Paislee - Portfolio - Ephemera Pack
- Pink Paislee - Artisan Resist Stars
- Pink Paislee - Artisan Boarders
- Tattered Angels - Frozen Lake, and Silver Sugar Glimmer Mist
- Ranger - Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs and Wild Honey
- Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Tiny Tags and Tabs Die Cut
- Tim Holtz - Tiny Attacher
- Glassine Bag
- Misc. Washi Tape
- Sewing Machine
- EK Success Label Punch