My Boy by Tracey Rohweder

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Welcome welcome fellow crafters!  
Tracey R here today with more of the gorgeous Magnolia Lane range.  I am so enjoying creating with this collection. The colours & embellishments are truly gorgeous. are truly gorgeous. If you haven't grabbed any from your LSS be quick, because it's been very popular.   
Today I'm sharing a 12x12 layout of me and "My Boy".  So let's get crafting!
  These photos are around 5 years old, but they make smile and I've been wanting to scrap them for sometime.  I really like these little passport size photos, but rather than use then as one photo (how they were printed out, I've cut them up individually.  To start I chose my background page (ULT157488 Rosehip Memories).  I love any script paper (I'm in heaven with all script papers in the Magnolia Lane range!!), and this green paper is no different. It has a script & postmark pattern making it perfect as background. 
 Using a light coat of modelling paste and a stencil I've added some circles over the page either side of where my photo will go.  Initially I like the circles just plain white, but when I added my matted photo (as below) the white stood out a little more than I was looking  for, so I added distress ink (light pink, rose grey) to plastic packaging from my  embellishments and dabbed it over the circles.   
Just make sure your modelling paste is dry before you ink!!!!
  To matt my photos, I'm mounted each photo on foam tape and attaching in a grid pattern. Making photo mats is a fantastic way to use up your paper scraps - which is exactly what I've done here.  I've used offcuts from both my 6x6 & 12x12 Magnolia Lane paper pads.  I've used green & pinks tones of paper in a range of pattens for interest.  I've distressed each piece of paper  with my non-stick scissors and then inked each edge with a pink ink. I adhered each layer of paper together with double sided tape except for the last 2 layers (one closest the background page) where I've used foam tape to give some dimension to the mat.  And if you're using papers from the same collection it doesn't really matter which ones you use because they are all coordinating!  
Making your job much easier & quicker.  I've added a piece of white gauze to the back of my photo mat and added to the page with some more foam tapeI've placed the photos towards the top slightly off centre.  You can also see the inks I've added over the white circles. It tones down the starkness of the white and adds more detail & colour to the page. I've changed the look of my rosettes by adding other embellishments to the centre.  I removed the pearl (keep that for something else!), added some white gauze, and placed a metal trinket on one and a oval cabochon to the other.  Just a small change, but creates something totally new.     I've placed the 2 rosettes and paper magnolia along the bottom left hand side of my photo mat with foam tape, and once in place added a part of the bling flourish under the flower.  I cut the bling flower in half, placing in opposite corners under the photo mat and gauze.   For my title block, I've used more offcuts strips (KEEP THOSE SCRAPS!!) and layered them with double sided tape, then added my letters on top.
   And with that the page is done! I hope you've enjoyed this step by step layout. Be sure to check the Couture Creations Blog to be inspired 
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Couture Creations/Ultimate Crafts Products Used
ULT157488 12x12 Paper Magnolia Lane, Rosehip Memories  
ULT157489 12x12 Paper Magnolia Lane, Floral Fancy  
ULT157488 6x6 Paper Pad Magnolia Lane  
ULT157503 Magnolia Lane Embellishments, Oval Cabochons  
ULT157504 Magnolia Lane Embellishments, Rosettes  
ULT157500 Magnolia Lane Embellishments, Metal Trinkets  
ULT157499 Magnolia Lane Embellishments, Bling Flourishes with Pearls  
ULT157508 Magnolia Lane Embellishments, Paper Magnolias 
CO721955, Pointed Non-stick Scissors 14cm 
CO721964 12mm Foam Mounting Tape, 
CO721985 6mm Double Sided Tape 

Have a crafty day! 
Tracey R


Maree Kerwin said...

Your layout is just so lovely!!!! What a clever idea for a boy page. I have some more photos to do for one of my sons at the moment and I am still thinking about how I will do them. He tells me no flowers, definetlly no flowers!!!' You made you layout work so well,🙂

Adriana B said...

Great layout and love the photos too :) everything looks fabulous

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE your FUN photos, BEAUTIFUL colours, textures, layers and golden accents ... WOW, I LOVE IT ALL!!!