Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Boys Will Be Boys


I have a layout to share that was submitted at Scrap Your Story for their FIRST Challenge: Just One Photo.  This is a fairly new challenge site that caught my eye so I thought I'd participate.

Here's what I created using a sketch from Stickers N Fun (April 2008).
Here's a super sweet photo of our grandson when he was 19 months old.   Hard for me to believe he's now 11 years old!!

Supplies used:
Paper: Colorbok, DCWV
Cardstock Die Cut Title & Bug Circles
Sharpie Marker
White Color Mist: Wilton
Mister Huey's Color Mist: Shine
Distress Stain

I torn the paper and distressed the edges of all the papers.  The three cardstock bug circles were found in my stash.  I distressed the edges and added various buttons.

Journaling was added in the lower right of my page.

I added three tiny buttons on the right of the photo.
Another great find in my stash.  I added brads to each corner which serves as the title. The edges were distressed and I used a watercolor pencil to trace over the letters so they showed up better.

This old ribbon was stained a bit, so to "cover" those, I used distress stain over the ribbon and misted it.

The background papers were also misted.

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  1. Oh yes...boys will definitely be boys! Great layout and I looove the buttons! :) Thanks for joining us this week at Scrap Your Story...I hope you'll be back to play along with us soon!!

  2. I love that ripped paper and the buttons totally make the layout. (I also like your choice of blog backgrounds..wink...wink...) Thanks for playing at Scrap Your Story!

  3. Great layout, i always find doing boys layouts the hardest. Thanks for joining in at scrap your story.

  4. Awww...adorable! Love the texture with the taring...buttons are fab also! Thanks for playing at SYS!

  5. That photo is just toooooo stinkin cute Libby!! Great work as always :-)
    Thanks for playing along at SYS!!!!

  6. What a cutie! And way to distress, I love how it not only "makes" a layout sometimes but also covers up problems. Great work and thanks for joining along at Scrap Your Story!