Sunday, 31 May 2015

My Awesome Boy - Scrapbooking Top 50 and Paper Issues

Hello there and welcome!

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend! I have one last layout to share for this month. I created this layout for the May sketch challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50. The sketch looks like this:

May Challenge

What a cool sketch right? As soon as I saw it I knew that I had to play along with this one! I love the big star in the sketch!

So, here is my layout...
"My Awesome Boy"

I had a lot of fun creating this layout! The photo is of Isaac when he was 6 1/2 months old & was just starting to crawl! He has always been a busy boy & I love that about him! Like every little boy, he's always keen for some kind of adventure!

I also used some free cut files on my layout from Paper Issues:

I used the card with the stars as well as the one that says 'Be Awesome Today', but I rearranged the letters to say 'Awesome Boy'. I thought that I would also play along with the Paper Issues Red, White and Blue Link Party!

Here are some closeups of my layout...

I started my layout by first applying texture paste through a Kaisercraft stencil to the background. This is one of my favourite techniques for adding some subtle interest to a layout! I also flicked some blue watercolour paint onto the background. The red stars on the layout are the cutout pieces from cut file! The large blue star is Heidi Swapp and I coloured it using the same watercolour paint.

I backed the cut file with some cardstock and separated the layers with some foam tape to give it some more depth.

Because the title was fairly long, I moved it up here as it seemed to work better. Other than that, I stayed fairly close to the sketch apart from giving the main elements a bit of a tilt.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog & looking at my layout! And thank you to those who leave lovely messages as well!



  1. Great page! I love how you tilted the sketch. Thanks for playing along with SBT50.

  2. This looks beautiful! Love that cute photo! Great take on the sketch too!

  3. Such a fabulous take on the how your have framed the super cute photo!

  4. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the stars and that ADORABLE photo!!!!!!

  5. Wow Mandy - what a perfect photo to use with this sketch! I love what you've created.

  6. Love how you used the Paper Issues cut file!

  7. Oh I love how you tilted the sketch! Great page, thanks for joining in at SBT50!