Tuesday, 30 August 2011

About a Boy....

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this layout turned out - I think it is my favourite ever that I created using Upsy Daisy Designs.

But have a look for yourself, and see what you think.

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There is actually a story behind this layout concerning its "making-of" story. Believe it or not but this layout went initially into the trash. 


I know I wanted to create a flower from a layered, crumpled, misted set of papers cut with the scalloped circle Nestability dies. So that one came first and I hated what I did with it...so much so, that I crumpled it up even more and chucked it in the bin. Then I started to randomly stamp flourishes onto a sheet of paper and thought that the flower may actually look kind neat on top - out of the bin it came.

But for some reason, the flourishes and flower did not work with any of the photographs I had in mind or indeed with any of the ideas I had for a layout. After two hours of shuffling my papers around, I TORE the layout to pieces (including tearing the stamped images) and it went right back in the bin...flower and all.

I just thought that this was not meant to be and admitted defeat. But only one day later inspiration struck: I fished all the pieces of torn paper out of the bin, glued it all together again and started fussy cutting. That was how the above layout came together - once I cut along all the flourishes, the design of the page was just a doddle...weird, hu?

Anyway - after I added some rub ons, bling, mists and ink, I fell in love with the layout and I glad I fished it out of the bin :)


  1. such a gorgeous photo of your boy and the flowers and cutting are awesome. awesome example on a manly layout with flowers

  2. So glad you rescued this from the trash because the finished piece is fabulous, Kim! I love, love the bubble wrap background. The stamping looks like rays of sunshine radiating from the photo. LOVE that flower and all those fussy cut flourishes and leaves. The flowers stamped on the background blend SO perfectly. This is amazing!

  3. you crack me up girlie! i totally love your finished page...everything just flows together so well i can't even pick a favorite thing! so glad you fished it out of the trash :)


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