Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pro 31 Designs & Gecko Galz Layout

Happy Sunday Friends!!

Well today you will see something that I rarely do...LOL.  That would be a LAYOUT.  It is  not that I can't do layouts.  It is more the "I have boys" that don't really want photos taken, or act goofy in the photo, and frankly I like pinks and greens, so boy pages done in those colors work..but are not my thing.
Why am I doing a layout?  Anna at Pro 31 Designs, set a design team challenge, to create a Layout.  Right up till this morning, I was not planning on  All of a sudden at 8am, an idea came to me.  Here is what I came up with.  I will have to say,  I actually had fun!  But don't tell anyone, because I don't want anyone to think I am becoming a Layout kind of gal...LOL.
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I started out with a sheet of Graphic 45 (black  patterned paper), then used two patterns from the "Neverland Digi Paper Pack" from Gecko Galz (blue & green patterns).  The Frames around the photos are from Gecko Galz Frame's Collection.  I distressed all my edges first with a craft knife and then inked with Ranger's Vintage Photo.  I used dimensional squares to elevate each of my layers.  The boys are in their Boy Scout Uniforms.  I used Inkscape and my Black cat Cougar to cut out the frames and all my text.
I have some of the medium ivory mulberry roses, black drop bead trim, clear crystal flowers vine spray and ivory pearl sprays.  I did stitching in the upper left and lower right by hand.  I LOVE how this turned out!!
I just love how all the colors look so rich and go so well together!  Yummy!!  I used a hot glue gun to apply glue for all of my embellishments.
The clear crystal flowers are off a a flower sprig, and I simply added some brown blingy bling mesh or pearl for the centers.  I also used some of the bronze pearls by the yard.  Overall I still think it looks masculine...and yet beautiful.
Close up of the frames and the boys.  I used regular card stock to print these out.  
Thank you for visiting me today!!  I hope you enjoyed my Layout.  Thank you Anna for the fun challenge!  I will put this in a vintage frame and hang it on the wall next to the other "3" layouts I have done...LOL.

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Have a great day!!

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  1. Love your layout! That black drop bead trim is great for a male project. Love the pic's of the boys!

  2. A truly super layout with fabulous embellishments! Saw it on MIM. NancyD

  3. Awesome layout. This just too beautiful. I saw you on MIM I hope you will pop over and see me I'm # 85
    DIANA L.

  4. This is an amazing layout Heather - I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Hello Heather. I popped by from MIM to see this beautiful card..Loz

  6. Wow wow WOW!!! This is amazing! So jealous because when I try these kinds of projects, they look like my 5 year old did them...actually, that may be insulting my daughter as hers are better!!! Ha! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  7. Saw you over at MIM... What a fantastic way to honour your boys, an amazing layout with such thought and love and creativity gone into it.
    Alison x

  8. hi... saw you in MIM... highly fantastic... really you got a magical hands... kisses for your hands... and hug...:)can see the "victory V" in the image...:)

  9. Oh Wow! this is stunning..and I agree with you this is still Masculine but very beautiful also..such a lot of love and care into this layout hun...I just love it!!

  10. Hi Heather,, long time since I've seen you! Love your layout! I hopped over from Make It Monday!! I'm entry #201, be sure to stop by.

  11. such a lovely design!!!! Gorgeous as always!!!! hugs!

  12. I saw your card at MIM and loved it, what a gorgeous card. Good luck in the challenge. JOx


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