Monday, September 16, 2013

He Colours My World

Another pubbed layout to share today!

Supplies used: Core’dinations and Bazzill cardstock; Sizzix BigKick; Sizzix, Crafts Too, Darice and Stampin’ Up! embossing folders; Making Memories sanding block; American Crafts Thickers; Stampin’ Up! piercing template; TüL pen.

I love this sweet photo of Connor from July 2005.  He was about five and a half here - still my baby boy, but I can now see the glimmer of the man he is becoming.

I wanted a simple layout to showcase the photo so I chose to use rainbow hued squared of Coordinations card stock, which I embossed in 8 different patterns (clockwise, from top left:  Layered Hearts Background, Twinkle, Dot Matrix, Chevron, Argyle Background, Honeycomb, Modern Mosaic and Woodgrain) and then sanded lightly.  The heart was cut free-handed and embossed with another embossing folder (Bricked).

Just to keep it real - if you look closely, you can see where the embossing folder slipped when I was embossing the purple square.  I didn't notice it until after the layout was done, photographed and shipped off for publishing... Just goes to show you that perfection isn't all it's cracked up to be! ;)

I love these American Craft Foam Thickers (Sketchbook, I think?) - perfect size for titled, but narrow enough to not take up a lot of space:

I knew I wanted the "colour" word in the title to be a flowing handwritten type of font.  Because I created this at CropFest in Oshawa in May, I was limited as to what I had available (i.e. no access to my Silhouette Cameo and favourite fonts.  So I took matters into my own hands.

Literally. :)

I wrote out the word in pencil on my cardstock, thickened the lines by sketching lightly and then hand-cut the word out.  It's not perfect but it suits the distressed feel of the page:

Now I'm off to bed - Connor has his first football game tomorrow night so I have to get into work early so I can make it home to pick up Aili and head back into town to watch him play!  Stay tuned for photos!!


P/S:  Don't forget about the other challenges on my blog for a chance to win:
September 2013 Sketchy Challenge (deadline:  Sep 30, 2013)
Leave Your Legacy: Top Ten Lists (deadline:  Nov 30, 2013

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