hi there! Can you believe it's August already? I'm still trying to figure out what happened to May and June! Time sure does fly, and this page sure illustrates that-I created a layout of my son Graham's first portrait sitting....and this "little guy" is 23 years old now!
Since the lovely Prima Epiphany paper I chose had edge details, I kept my design fairly simple, keeping the focus on the photo and the chipboard accents. I did some script stencilling on the background in white for added texture. The title piece, was painted black, then heat embossed in black with a grid-patterned design. I then brushed it lightly with Iridescent green Silks.
As soon as I saw the Buttons shape set, I thought they'd be perfect for banners. I dry-embossed them with plaid-patterned and flourish-patterned embossing folders, then painted them with acrylic paints in muted colours that echoed shades in the paper. I rubbed black ink over top to make the patterns stand out a bit more, then brushed on the same green Silks as I used on the title piece. They were popped up with foam dots for dimension
While I enjoy creating card, canvases and altered art projects, scrapbooking is my first love-it means a lot to preserve memories of times that pass all too quickly...have a wonderful week and make a memory or two or three!