Monday, July 25, 2016

Hello Today and Dream Big layouts by Rachel Lowe:

How quick does a week end go!
So I won't show off and say I am currently in Florence, Italy!
Today I have two boy layouts for you.
I love a good boy collection and this new collection by Echo Park Pinstripes Boy is just awesome (petticoats is the girl version).
I love this photo of my baby boy (being the youngest of four he will ALWAYS be my baby!!) and rocket shops, stars and little boys just go together.
Firstly I have cut a circle at 8x8 inches in the navy blue paper. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut various sized stars but you could use punches to create the same effect. I chose the yellow tan paper as I wanted a stark contrast.

I them went about creating layers to mat my photo and in keeping with my theme of stars I chose the rocket ship paper and the speciality foil stars paper which I broke up with hints of dark blue and red.
To add more texture and interest I have sewn around my layers.

I then chose the stickers to keep with my theme and foam taped these to add depth to my layout.

I hand cut out the 'NOTE' banner from a 4x6 journalling cards paper and once it has been show cased I will go back and add one hand written journalling to give my layout meaning.
With my left overs from this collection I created another layout for you.
Firstly I splattered my white bazzil with yellow spray in a random fashion.
I have hand stitched my over sized title 'Dream Big'. Hand stitching is a cheap (if somewhat time consuming) and effective way of adding a real 'wow' factor to your layouts.

I have made the star foiled speciality paper a feature behind my photo and then layered a strip of the yellow tan paper behind it.
I created an embellishment cluster to the right of the photo, a sticker at the top left of my photo and finished of with the zig zag border sticker under the photo.

Finally I added some small star stickers to the top, left of my page.
I love creating a minimalist layout as they are always so clean and fresh but still visualising striking.
You sometimes need very little product to make a great layout.
Thank you for stopping by today and see you next week and yes I will be back in Australia and back to reality.
EP petticoats pinstripes boy paper 3x4 journal cards
EP petticoats pinstripes boy element sticker sheet
EP petticoats pinstripes boy paper blue
EP petticoats pinstripes boy paper rocket ships
EP petticoats pinstripes boy paper stars foil
EP petticoats pinstripes boy paper yellow tan
EP petticoats pinstripes boy paper 4x6 journaling-cards
Bazzill White Cardstock
Kaiser craft - Kaisermist iridescent spray yellow

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