Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Father and Son

I'm up on the GCD Studios blog with a new layout today. When I think of generations past, I remember family names that have been used again and again, tying people together over decades and even hundreds of years. My name, for example, comes from my great-great-grandmother. I love that I can say that. When my husband and I were giving names to our children, we knew we wanted to carry on that same tradition.

Colten gets a kick out of having the same middle name as his daddy - Daniel. Connecting generations is an important aspect of this hobby to me, so I knew at some point I would document their shared name. When the assignment came up at GCD Studios, I snapped it up.

The blues and greens from the Splendor line were the perfect backdrop for these instagram photos that I captured recently. A pop of red in washi tape and Glimmer Glaze make for a striking contrast and tie the photos into the rest of the design.

This page is one of my current favorites and one I'm sure I'll love forever. Gosh, I love these boys :). Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll be back tomorrow with another layout I'm particularly fond of, featuring another family member I absolutely adore :). Have a great day! Tessa


  1. Gorgeous page, Tessa! I love it!

  2. What an awesome page! Love all the details - like the paint splatters, wooden accents and cut paper. Lovely, yet masculine!

  3. Tessa, this is amazing as usual!! how did you do the paint splatter? or better, what ink did you use if you dont mind sharing!

    1. Thanks, Cathy :). The white and gray paint splatters are Studio Calico mist. The red is Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze. I flicked the paint onto the page by removing the sprayer/brush and flicking it toward the paper. I also added a white wash under it all with white gelato. Hope that helps!

  4. I like the dimension and masculine colour scheme - very effective.

  5. What a sweet page! Love those wooden letters!

  6. amazing page - great patterns and colours...love it x


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