16 July 2010

Another Layout

Hi
Ok, this is a bit later than billed as yesterday afternoon, but hey, kept you all in suspense about the latest LO!
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I am kind of worried because this is the third layout in a week. Something must be wrong with me! he he!
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So..this is one I made with some fairly recent pictures of my brother. (The middle one, not the little one). I was struck with how grown up he looked. We have such a good relationship with each other, being so close in age and he has now realised that cooperating is the best way to appease me when it comes to photography!
Again for me it is relatively simple. At the moment I seem to be loving using a select choice of patterned paper and then including lots of little details in the embellishment. One thing I love about this layout is the blue border. So easy to do. Get a plastic ruler and a paint dabber. Paint the edge of the ruler evenly in paint and then press on the edge of the cardstock! simple!
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I always have a problem trying to make a boy page look sophisticated and not too "frilly". Thats why here I used staples to hold the paper in place and string rather than ribbon. Adds a bit of grunge I think!
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A few more details:
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all have a great day!
Loves xxxx

6 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

that's a g8 page, very elegant for a boy, thanx for the ruler tip
Jo xxx

scrappyjacky said...

It's a great page,Abi....and definately not too frilly. Love that idea with the ruler as well.

debs14 said...

Thanks for the ideas to make a page more masculine. I've got a 20 year old son, I need ideas like that! (not that he poses for photos for me very often!) I like the ruler idea, I'll certainly be trying that one out.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great page. I also love the ruler idea for making straight painted edges!I also really like the curve with the buttons. . . the buttons seem to be reminiscent of childhood and are perfect for your subject matter.
Thanks for sharing,
Rinda

dapfniedesign said...

Love that page! Perfect colours for your brother!

boysmum2 said...

The buttons also make it less frilly, well done