Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Be (you) tiful" Graduate


The "Be (you) tiful" paper collection is AMAZING and I wanted to show the true versatility of this line and to show that it could be used for a "masculine" theme.  Our foster son had just gotten his Senior pictures back the day before I received this paper, and I decided that I would challenge myself a little bit and create a layout for him for his favorite Senior portrait.

The base of this layout uses a sheet of "Integrate" paper.  I sprayed this paper with IMAGINE Crafts'® GooseBumps™ texture spray to add some texture, and for some shimmer I sprayed IMAGINE Crafts'® Fireworks™ craft spray in Dandelion and Tangelo.


I wanted to replicate the hexagon pattern in the background through out the layout so I used Spellbinders® "Decagons" die cut set for creating all the layering pieces.  I used two copies of his photograph and randomly die cut the pictures to create the picture layered over "Majestic" and coordinating cardstock.  The Be (you) tiful arrow is from the "Sentiments" die cut paper sheet and the small sentiment from the "Details" 12 x 12 sticker sheet.


I used the blank frame from the "Statements" die cut paper sheet to spell out Christian's name using the alphabet stickers found on the "Details" sticker sheet, along with the crown sentiment sticker.  These are both above layered ribbon.


The layering pieces featured in the bottom left of the page were created from almost every sheet of the "Be (you) tiful" collection- "Expressed," "Persevere," "Majestic," "Abundant" and "Integrate." Coordinating pieces were taken from the "Details" sticker and "Statements" 12 x 12 sheets.


12 comments:

  1. Fabulous layout. Love the hexagon layers and how you combined them. It's amazing and so fun. Great job.

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  2. Such beautiful texture and layering!!!! I love that you used almost every piece of paper from that collection! ;) After all, that's why there are so many!!! :)

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  3. Great layout. I'm glad to see that this collections works so well with masculine projects.

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  4. I think this is such a fabulous layout John!

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  5. This really does work well! Nicely done.
    J

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  6. very very nice! did you frame it for Christian?

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  7. This is fabulous John - loving all of the details and the way you have used this paper for a masculine layout! Thanks for the inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

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  8. Fantastic layout John! Very masculine yet soft.

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  9. Masculine layouts are more difficult for me so those in inspiring. I love the soft color and the texture you created.

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  10. the way you have incorporated the pic with the hexagons is truly amazing!!!! Love it!!!!

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