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Happy Brothers | You Rock | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb here and it’s time again for another project from me, this time using the fabulous ‘You Rock’ collection. It’s no secret that I love creating boy layouts, so with two five year old boys, I always have plenty of moments to document. The photo on this page was taken the day I took my Cars-mad boys to see the new ‘Cars 3’ movie. (Of course, we had to wear our Lightning McQueen shirts for the occasion.) Afterwards, I took them to spend some birthday money that was burning a hole in their pockets, and they quickly snapped up some of the car characters from the movie.

I adore the wood grain print on the reverse side of the Plus One paper, so I decided to use that as the base for my layout. I wanted to “grunge” my page up a bit first, so I added some brush strokes of white gesso, stamping and random smears of coloured texture paste to the paper before constructing my page.

I started by creating a layered mat for my photo to sit on. I used pieces of the Stripped and Galactic papers, which I cut and tore into a variety of shapes and sizes, then stacked and stapled the pile together. I also added a small amount of frayed gauze to add some texture before adding my photo on top.

Next, I took some of the washi stickers and tore them up. I applied the enjoy the little things phrase to the right of my photo, and small pieces from the blue striped one around my page.

Die cut ephemera was next. I selected several pieces from the pack and used them to add dimension and interest to my layers by tucking them in around and under my photo.

With that fabulous wood grain print forming the background for my page, I couldn’t go past using some of the coordinating wood veneer shapes to embellish it. (I so love the stars in this pack!) I added several pieces around my page, which brought warmth and natural texture to my design.

Finally, I added my title. I used the happy word from the Wild at Heart wood veneer words pack; and paired it with the word brothers from the cut apart Random paper. I highlighted my title by adding a small arrow from the rubber charms pack. I also added the double trouble phrase sticker from the accessory sticker sheet above my photo; my handwritten journaling; and a few splatters of white ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I will be back again in a couple of weeks with another project.

Until then, happy scrapping!

By | 2017-07-30T12:03:20+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sue is a stay at home mum of 3 (daughter Brielle, and twin sons Hunter and Kaden) and lives in the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland. She began scrapping in 2008, shortly after her daughter was born. After the premature birth of her sons in 2012, she took 18 months off scrapping to concentrate on family and since her return says she is enjoying it more than ever. (Her biggest issue now is finding quiet time!) She currently designs for challenge blogs, and has had work published in magazines on numerous occasions, including the cover. She is also a 2017 Scrapbooking Memories magazine Creative Team member. Although primarily a 12×12 scrapper, she says she loves to dabble a bit with pocket style scrapping, art journaling, and the odd canvas and card too. She best describes her style as "versatile" - ranging from clean and linear one day, to messy mixed media the next.

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