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Monday, January 14, 2013

Boy Layouts

I am still here in chilly Anahiem, at CHA, meeting lots of designers, and  crafty folk, if you take a peek at
http://www.facebook.com/AustralianScrapbookIdeas you will see loads of photos of the people I have met. Today I plan on taking photos of products and the stores, they are amazing!
Meanwhile, here I have 2 boy layouts for you. they both feature Sprightly Sprockets and texture paste,  but have different results. The bottom one was a bit of an accident,  I loved the look of a scrap sheet that I had used for spraying mists, I had used texture paste on the side with a notebook template, so it went form there. I have cut lots of sprockets from cardstock and glued them directly to the sprayed up card, with gel medium. then I have covered with gesso, and re sprayed where I wanted to. It is completely random, but I love that about it. You can see some eggshell in there too, thanks to Gabrielle Pollacco lol This is using the same technique as the blossom layout below, but see how you can achieve very different looks and colours.
The first layout is more traditional, using the same ingredients really, I have texture pasted only in spots and sprayed it with mists, I have cut out the sprockets from foil board, placed everything on the layout and then swiped gesso where ever I wanted to lighten the shine and impact of an item.
Both photos of of my eldest boy Brandon, I love that I have been able to use older photos, he dosn't allow me to take photos much now he is a cool teenager lol


  1. I like them both Sue and especially the random nature of the second one. Can totally relate to the whole teenage boy sans photos thing :)

  2. Oooooh ... Nice Boys layouts Sue ... there are not many about in this style and you have pulled it off perfectly, I love them both!! Hope you are having a ball over there at CHA!! xo

  3. these are both so gorgeous Sue... I am loving all your mixed media creations, you have inspired me to step outside my box, and have a go, they are all so stunning... have a great weekend xx