Lina here today on the blog with a Throwback Thursday layout for you. I used the latest boy themed collection, No Limits, for my layout and I have no doubts that I made the correct decision with this one. It’s full of bright colours with fun accents and decor pieces such as lightning bolts, arrows and stars. I mean, it was an obvious choice for me!
For my layout, I decided I wanted to incorporate a grid of some sort. I wasn’t sure how I’d accomplish this right off the hop but after looking at my photos and noticing that I had printed off duplicates of this photo of my darling nephew, one in black and white and one in colour, I thought using the photos and pocket cards was the way to go. The background paper I used is called Stardust and it’s the most perfect aqua tone with splatters and distressing.
I matted my photos and two Pockets Cards with papers from the collection including Latitude, Nebula, and Big Bang. The pops of colours make my rainbow heart happy ☺️
For a pop of darker blue, I used two additional Pocket Cards to matte the original cards. I just adore how the inky blues subtly pop out from behind the cards, it just makes them leap off the page. I arranged both my photos and my Pocket Cards in a grid style and went to work on embellishing my layout.
I used the Die Cut Ephemera, Accessory Stickers, along with the Chipboard Stickers to add pops of embellishments around the page. I also used the Chipboard Stickers for my title, pulling “You’re Awesome” from the sheet. I adhered it down using hot glue on the edges and securing it down. I enjoy the loose and playful placement of the title as it adds a bit of whimsy in my opinion.
I continued to embellish the page with Puffy Stickers, tucking them in and around the layout. I felt the layout needed a bit more expression and sentiment and so I used some of the small phrases from the Accessory Sheet to add some much needed micro titles. This is how I personally convey sentiment on layouts as I almost never journal on them. If I want to document something specific, I do so on the back of the layout.
Lastly, as per my style, I finished off my layout with a good splattering of gold paint spray. I feel like it just pulls everything together and rounds out the layout nicely.
I hope you enjoyed my layout and wish you the best day!