Thursday, August 27, 2009

Children Learn What They Live

The inspiration for this layout is the wonderful photo of my hubby as a young boy. I can count on one hand the number of photos we have a him as a child, so it is very special to me! I love the way the sun is peeking through the trees & shining on him in the photo. I wanted to pull from that in the layout & the Prima "Indeed" Collection featured in the beautiful September 2009 Swirlydoo's "Bejeweled" kit were perfect!
I wanted to showcase the beautiful papers, so I used purple & greens to accent. I mounted a printed paper circle to solid card stock to use as a home for the photo. All papers were inked on the edges using a combo of Distress Peeled Paint & Adirondack Purple Twilight. The flowers have 2 die cut layers made from the card stock. The main portion are kit included Prima Trellis Roses- purple mist.

The lettering was colored using Ranger Purple Twilight Alcohol ink applied with a Q-tip. The alpha is 7Gypsies. The decorative photo corners are made from Cuttlebug dies & were cut with my Sizzix Big Shot. I placed contrasting colors in different corners. The small green butterflies were punched from a Martha Stewart punch from the Prima packaging!! Waste not, Want not!!!

Lastly I cut some green leafy decorative edging with my Sizzix & distressed it with the Adinrondack Purple Twilight ink. I then attached a purple punched branch for some extra detail. A touch of lavender & lime green Stickles was added to the greenery to highlight.
This layout was so fun to do! I love the photo & wanted to create a calm gardeny feel! I love scrapping with older pics!! Thanks so much my friends for taking a peek! I appreciate it very much!!!

10 comments:

Lynette said...

Beautiful Lynn...now you have inspired me to get back into my heritage album.

Sandy said...

Such a perfect layout....I love the precious pic...I understand as I have only a handful of myself as a child as well...this is beautiful..all the details are wonderful!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Lynn this is so beautiful....such great colors and I love the entire garden feel!!!! PERFECT!!! :)

sue said...

lovely page, beautiful elements the colours are lovely together a great vintage look thanks for sharing x sue x

Toni said...

Lynn, This is such a pretty lo!!! luv the colors!!!

Anna C said...

Lynn, This is such an awesome lo! I love the colors!

Julia said...

Lynn this is so special. What a precious photo and I love the colour you have chosen.

Julia said...

Lynn this is so special. What a precious photo and I love the colour you have chosen.

Michelle said...

I love this layout! I like to use nontraditional colors to do boy layouts!
FABULOUS!!

Siri Fjørtoft, Fjørtoft Design said...

Oh my, this is stunning! I love the colors and the swirls and the flowers :-) If you have time, I would love a list of the punches and die cuts you have used for this layout. I would love to get some of them in my meager collection!!

Siri

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