. It even has Rose in the title. Yes, it’s a fairly feminine kit. Flowers and floral patterns abound. If you look at the pieces from a different viewpoint, however, you will see that many of the pieces can be used for a masculine layout.
I selected stamps, frames, geometric shapes, string, stitching, a heart, a flower, leaves, and word art. An occasional flower on a boy layout is okay by me!
As with most of my layouts, I selected the photo first. It was multi-colored so I changed it to black and white. This had the dual effect of removing the battle of color between my photo and the collection I wished to use, and it also reduced the clash between the photo and the heavily patterned paper I selected for my background. It also meant that I could introduce some black into my layout as accents.
Now, I could select my papers and layer them to best show-off my photo. This is how my page looked at this point.
Next, I added my edited photo and mat to help me place my embellishments.
Now I used those framed hexagons. I really liked the way these have the same pattern as my main paper as they fit the page and look like shadow boxes. I made a group of three for interest.
Next, I added some visual interest by filling the hexagons. I used a clock to show the time that has passed, a frame for my date, and a love heart with some word art overlaid on it. It’s not girly, but it adds something extra to tell my story.
Now it’s time for some items to anchor the photo in place. This includes a flower!
Finally, I added some finishing touches: a piece of string, a line around the frame, some stitching, and a badge with a “5” to represent Callan’s fifth birthday.
See how easy it is to make a “boy” layout using pieces that come in a “girly” collection? Have a go, and be sure to post your layouts in the Scrap Girls Gallery
! Inspire us with your creativity.
(Click on the images below to be taken to their product page)Article written by Jody West