Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Little Man

Browsing through the family archives, I found this photo of Colten, age 4, popping his head out of a tunnel on the playground.  If my memory serves me right, I was in the tunnel - the part that branched off another direction - to get this picture.  I just had to have it printed and after all of my errands this morning were complete, I got scrappy :).  And sketchy :). 

This layout is based on the June Guest Design Team Challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays.  I love Heidi's sketches and am happy to be seeing more and more of them!

I made the flowers (which are available in my shop here - you can request the fabric I used for this layout).  I used October Afternoon papers for my background and framed the yellow damask with masking tape.  I took a piece of cardboard, painted the edge, and stamped the corner lines.

I used a scrap piece of one of my favorite K and Co. papers for the pleated strip, and some scrap pieces of two Basic Grey papers for my leaves and the bracket strip at the bottom. 

I recently discovered that I have way too many rub-ons for not being a rub-on user, so I've challenged myself to use them up.  The little finger pointing at my journaling is an American Crafts Mini Mark.  I loved the look of lace in the sketch, but was afraid to use lace on a layout about my boy.  Solution?  Use it anyway, but use a very subtle one.  I like the effect :).

I hope your day is sunny and bright.  Mine is, and I'm really grateful for that.  Thanks for stopping by! Tessa


  1. Oh, Tessa, I absolutely LOVE this!!! I'm so glad you liked my sketch. I feel honored that you made it into this amazing layout. (And I'm soooo using that cardboard edge paint thing!)

  2. This is soooooooooooooooooooooooo GORGEOUS Tessa!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors and those flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I love everything about this LO! It is absolutely beautiful. And those flowers are right up my alley.

  4. i'm so inlove with your flowers!!!

  5. great LO! The flowers are wonderful!


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