I've created this layout for the February "Love Letters" All That Flutters Challenge now going on at Swirlydoos.
The February kit is packed with beautiful papers from Kaisercraft and Anna Griffin; the colors and patterns are perfect for so many kinds of projects, be they romantic, heritage or girly. But I wanted to scrap these photos of my grandsons showing off their Big Boy haircuts, so I challenged myself to create a page with a masculine feel.
Despite its title, the Romantic sheet, with the grey hues and subtle pattern, makes a good background for what comes next. I've taken a 6" x 5" piece of the Valentines paper (saving the reverse side for later) and cut it down the lines of the pattern. After lightly distressing and inking the edges, I glued the pieces to thick cardstock to give them some dimension. I did the same with the photos, adding one small bit under the edge of the left one, so it would lie down evenly.
After determining where I would be placing the photos, I used a Tim Holtz stamp to add a bit of interest and a bit of a masculine element to the page. Next, I glued the Valentine strips down in a slightly staggered pattern and fastened the photos on top.
This page is all about being Big Boys and I wanted to stay away from flowers and butterflies as embellishments. I selected some of the Teresa Collins wood elements that came in the kit and raided my stash for gears, clocks and a bottle cap that I've inked up and layered together before adding to the layout. The little critter that qualifies my page for this challenge was fashioned from air-dry clay using a Mod Podge mold that was part of the September 2013 Technique Add-On kit.
*Swirlydoos February 2017 Kit - Love Letters*
Kaisercraft - P.S. I Love You Collection - Romantic
Kaisercraft - P.S. I Love You Collection - Valentines
Teresa Collins - Save the Date Collection - Decorative Wood Pieces
*Swirlydoos September 2013 Technique Add-On Kit*
Mod Podge - Mod Molds - Royal Icons
Prima - Stationer's Desk - Wood Icons #572877
Prima - Wood Embellishments - Wood Clocks #554613
Prima - Wood Embellishments - Wood Gears #556563
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Steampunk #CMS107
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Edger - Rusty Bucket
Premier - Lightweight Stone Clay
Amazon - Metal Gears
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