I know it has been several weeks since I posted my last project but unfortunately my computer had been compromised and hacked. I knew something was wrong and since my computer intelligence is not very high even at the best of times, I did not realize what was happening until a few days ago when I got a notice on my screen that this had happened. It is now fixed and I am ready to go.
So I am going to show you a couple of layouts that I did, one suitable for a boy and one for a girl. They are simple and very easy to do.
For the boy
For this layout I chose papers (with a rustic look) from my bits and pieces bin and I made various tags that I layered at the right side of the layout. For the background I first marked where I wanted my picture to go then I stenciled some red paint randomly so that it would go around the picture. This hint of red made the picture pop out and went well with the red tag. I made a couple of banner pieces that I placed at the upper left corner and across the strip of yellow banner type paper. With a border stamp and black ink I stamped the upper left and bottom right corners for extra accent. I then added some various pieces of ephemera here and there. Below is a close-up of the tag section.
The girl layout
For this layout I selected at neutral background paper. I cut out a 10" square from another neutral coloured paper and added that, centering it. At the right side of the layout I made a paper collage using various papers that blended well with the background papers as well as a smaller collage at the left side of the layout. I then added pieces of lattice chipboard which I kept in its natural colour. I did do some stamping with black ink randomly around the layout and onto the paper collages. I added my usual flowers and embellishments along with a white circle resin frame to the larger collage section on the right. Again embellishments and flowers and a wooden cut out flower (embossed with white embossing powder) were added to the left side collage. I had to cut out and tuck in some butterflies as well. Below is a couple of closeups of the collages.
I hope you enjoy.
Until next time, this is Donna wishing you a safe and happy week.
"Our main business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.