Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Boys Layout

I created this layout for a challenge at Serenity Scrappers.  They are giving away a PhotoElf software program.  For the challenge, we were to create a 12x12 layout using three photos - using one of these three themes: Sights of Summer, Fall Frolic and Winter Wonders.  I chose to do Fall Frolic, using photos of my boys (one of which is really my man!) from our trip to the Metro Toronto Zoo in late September.
I cut the large mat from Accent Essentials.  The round photos were cut using the Creative Memories cutting system, which I also used for the circular mats behind them.  I used Opposites Attract for the title and Speaking of Fall for the different leaves.  I felt the page needed more, so went with a turtle from Walk in my Garden to pick up on the turtle crossing sign in one of the photos.  I also embossed the title and the turtle's shell.  I added a little journal box and some gems - and inked everything!  I popped "BOYS", the larger leaves and the turtle.  (I used the same yellow cardstock for all the lettering, leaves, turtle, and journal box - even though some cuts look like they are from a brighter yellow paper in the photos.)
Check out Serenity Scrappers!  There is such a fun group there.  It's certainly one of my favourite blogs!

13 comments:

Tracey said...

What a great layout Kate! Its nice to see photo's of your boys. Good luck in the challenge.
Years ago I was at Toronto Zoo.....it nice to know the place you are talking about!

Coachfans said...

This is a wonderful layout. I love the colors brown, yellow, and green. My favorite are the little cirlces aound the big picture.

Georgiana

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Oh what a beautiful layout Kate. Love the splash of yellow and the awesome design. That little turtle is so cute.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love the layout, Kate! Every element works well together.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Kate, this is just as adorable as it gets! I love the design layout and the intrique little touches with the letters and the darling turtle! Simply Splendid! What a sweet family :)
Blessings!

Alma said...

This is a great layout! :D

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Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - awesome, awesome job!! I love the leaves and the little turtle! What a handsome family you have!!! Thanks for taking on our challenge!!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love it. it is a amazing layout. your boys are cute. I would wish you a happy thanksgiving but yours has passed. so have a great week. hugs

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! Love the embossing!

April said...

I love the embossing and especially the turtle! Great job!

Kel said...

This came out great. Good luck in our challenge!!

Val said...

Kate, you know how to use embossing like no other, absolutely gorgeous layout!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW, once again I am blown away by your talent!!!

My son, who will be turning 4 next month wants a Monster truck birthday party and I was going to get the Boys Will Be Boys Cart to make his invites. Man...I wish I could sit down with you and have you help me make it FABULOUS!!!