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31 July 2013

Black and White Headshot

 This month's Scrap the Boys challenge was to scrap a black and white headshot of your boy/man. With several boys/men to choose from, but having just visited my Dad in Canada, I went with a photograph of him from that trip. I ended up using my monthly LSS kit for the papers and embellishments. It's probably unusual to use more "girly" colours on a male layout, but I like how it turned out.

I started with sketch #105 by Susan Stringfellow which I turned 90 degrees to the right. I like her sketches since they're always fairly clean with an emphasis on the photos, but still have room/scope for embellishment. I loved making the stitched border around the central photograph and patterned papers.

To make the little embellishment cluster, I cut a piece of green ribbon into a banner shape, covered the floss holder with patterned paper and then wrapped it in the ric rac, covered one of the chipboard banner flags with patterned paper, and layered it all on top of a die cut made with my Fancy That doily flower 3 die. I added the circular and heart shaped paper clips, and it was done!

At the bottom of the page I added the flowers using diamond glaze, as I did for the paperclip on top of the large white brad. I think that lifted the brad just a bit. Even though there is an eclectic mix of embellishments on this page. I like how they all work together.

If you come to my blog often, you know that I virtually never make a layout without journalling. This was no exception but since I wanted to keep it private, I wrote it on the back.

Till next time, happy days!


Dot said...

I love that you scrapped your dad! The colours and your arrangement look fantastic!Thanks for joining in at STB :)

Monica Brady said...

Stunning - I love the design and all your little details!

Nancy said...

Wow, Francine! Your work is incredible! I must join your blog so I can see more!
It's fun that your Dad is in Canada...that's where I am! :o)