Thursday, August 26, 2010

In Youth We Learn

Hi Friends! I hope this finds everyone doing well!
The inspiration for this layout is a photo of our sweet son Nick in deep thought! Nick is 29 & will be 30 this upcoming winter. He is such a great son & husband... Nick is has some awesome qualities & is one of the hardest workers that I know. He is also very kind & we are lucky parents! I thought the quote " in youth we age we understand" is very appropriate as he faces his 30's!
I used the yummy yummy yummy "So Sophie" papers from My Minds Eye. The papers were featured in the June 2010 My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit. The really awesome thing is this is made entirely from 2 printed papers, 1 die cut shield & 1 piece black card stock, 1 alpha sheet ink & some punches! Very basic!!

I adhered a circle to the die cut shield. Inking was really major on this layout. I inked all edges in 3 shades to bring continuity. The inks used were Scattered Straw, Fired Brick & Broken China Distress ink. The alpha sheet is from My Minds Eye So Sophie line & was cut, inked & adhered.

I doubled matted the inked photo & added black flourishes that were cut with my Sizzix Big Shot. They are actually a decorative strip... I just cut them up & placed them in about randomly

Lastly I added 2 sizes Retro punched flowers about the layout to add some interest, again inking all edges! I placed a few more on the die cut shield & dotted centers with black Fabric Paint.
What a fun layout to do!! I love the texture of these papers- so fun to work with!
Thanks Friends for taking a peek! You guys are the best!!


Romy said...

Ooooh...Lynn...your layout is sooo gorgeous. I love how you focused on the picture by using a circle. And the black cardstock and paper swirls make everything pop even more. I love it! The quote is beautiful too. I've never heard it before, but is so totally true!:)

Cindy Gay said...

It is beautiful!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

gorgeous lo & I love that quote

Sandi Cl~ said...

Love love love it! These are some of my fave colors and the whole design is just awesome. Great job on that title/motto!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a gorgeous layout! I love the shape and all the wonderful details you added! :) beautiful work!

Jocelyn said...

Another Perfect LO.....what a wonderful title and I adore the colors and detail work!!!

What a wonderful tribute to your are Blessed!!!

Have a great day!!!

Maria Elena said...

So beautiful !
Have a scrappy Friday !

sue said...

as always fabulous the inking is great and how would we cope without our sizzix machine i love it x sue x

LISA said...

Incredibly beautiful Lynn!! I am loving the papers and the way you used them .The colors are beautiful!!
And thats a great shot of your son!!

Yvonne said...

Oh, gorgeous layout!

Maggi said...

This is gorgeous, I love how you did the title!

stampdiva said...

Really cute arch. Love the image of the little girl. Lynne M


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