Hey everyone, its Raquel Bowman here with you today sharing a new layout as part of ‘Pink or Blue?’ week. You will never believe what colour I chose to feature on my page today!
………………….. blue! Yep, I decided to go against my natural lean towards all things girly and create a blue layout featuring my little man. For this layout I chose to feature the blue toned papers and embellishments from both the new Bohemian Dreams collection and the You Rock collection too.
Here is the layout that I created:
I am documenting my little mans love of jigsaw puzzles on this one. He loves puzzles and he does them amazingly quick….sometimes I can be doing a puzzle with him and he places pieces together before I have even grasped what the piece was of.
Due to having a large title on the page, which I will share more about it below, I documented the story of Jack’s love for puzzles on tags I made using the CVS papers and my typewriter. I knew I definitely wanted to add journaling so if my main design doesn’t allow a lot of room a great tip is to create tags to tuck behind photos that hold your story.
Here is a close up of the journaling:
The title itself formed a large part of the page and is a fun and functional design element. The cut file was downloaded free from the Paper Issues store and backed with the ‘Wild and Free’ Bohemian Dreams patterned paper. I love the two tone effect that the paper has behind the cut file. It gives a nice effect with little work. It did take me a little while to back this file as I had to use my craft knife to cut out some of the negative spaces, but the result was well worth it. I added some machine stitching to add some extra detail to the title.
To embellish the page I went through my embellishments and found any that would coordinate with my blue colour scheme. I also added black, white and a smidgen of woodgrain, thats a neutral right?!?
I created three main clusters of embellishments, one to the top right of the photo, one to the left of the title and one towards the bottom right of the page. Here is a closer look at those clusters.
I really enjoyed sticking to the one colour for this layout as it challenged me to use stickers, flair, die cuts, etc that I hadn’t yet used on other layouts.
A handy little tip I have found when working with chipboard is that if you would not like it to be as thick, simply peel layers of the board off the back of the piece. This allows you to create the amount of dimension that you want the piece to have, like I have done with the world icon on this page.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, I have to ask, are you team pink or blue? Or are you on the fence with this one?