Sunday, January 3, 2010

It's Not Just for Little Boys

The Man About Town line, with its soft blues and browns, is so versatile! Boys, girls, modern, vintage... it goes with everything! My first layout was a vintage one.

For this layout, I featured one small print of my mom and her sisters from around 1957. When I scanned the photo, I made sure to get the original white border too. Although it makes the photo a little smaller, it helps retain the feel of the original nicely. I matted it on a piece of the Martin plaid cut on the bias (at an angle). I think the bias cut gives it a little more of a girly, playful feel. I punched two strips of the William brown lacey print with a Martha Stewart border punch, and then crumpled and pleated it to give it some texture. Tim Holtz crackle paint covered up the maroon chipboard thickers (although I sanded a lot of the color off to make sure it covered) and the grungeboard accents. I used three Kaisercraft pearls for flower centers since I didn't have many large pearls left. I really like the look of the three little pearls better than a large one. It's a lot more visually interesting and I'll be doing it again on purpose, I'm sure!

thanks for stopping by!


susie said...

OMG Erin...when I was in the store yesterday and saw (and loved) this layout up on the wall, I admired the lace and did not realize it was made out of paper!

Esther said...

Good going with the lace effect. I must try it.