Immediately I was drawn to the feeling of spring portrayed by these photos. I had a picture of my son on a swing with this gorgeous green grassy background that I new would be perfect for this challenge. Now, a color theme involving pink may steer some away from showcasing a boy pic - but have no fear!!!! Pink elements can totally work on a boy layout - I promise :) Check out what I came up with . . .
I used a combination of papers from the Homespun Chic Collection & the Artsy Urban Collection. I LOVE that I was able to find patterned papers within both collections that coordinated so nicely :) I did a bit of machine stitching to tie each patterned paper to the next. I also added another small "pop" of pink in the bottom right-hand corner using a portion of one of the fabulous Homespun Chic inspiration cards, topped with a section of one of the Homespun Chic die-cut borders. I finished this off with one of the adorable Homespun Chic buttons - love the uniqueness of these!!!
For the title work, I knew I just had to incorporate one of the word strips from the Homespun Chic Collection. I love finding products like these that put into words just what we all want to say :) Above the title is one of the GCD Studios chipboard butterflies. I used the Chip Art tool to deboss some flourish images into the shape & then painted it a kraft brown color. To distress it a bit, I sanded the edges & finished it off with a few pearl accents in the center :)
I am all about layering recently, especially embellishments. The Homespun Chic Collection offers numerous choices & I LOVED the look of their recipe card, transparency, and inspiration card all together. A fun little touch peeking out from the top of the photo :)
I encourage you all to use this theme of pinks, greens, and creams on your own spring layouts & if you are feeling a bit adventurous . . . try mixing in those boy pics!!! You'll be surprised at how nicely a "pop" of pink can add just the right touch to those layouts of the boys (& men) in your lives :)
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Have a fabulous Thursday!!!
ttyl - julie