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!
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