Hey, everybody! Today I'm sharing a fun boy layout I made using a mix of older and new products, including the brand new Scrapbook Ideas Volume 1 book. This handy A6-sized book is great to take with you to a crop and perfect for a permanent spot on your scrap desk, as it's just chock full of sketches and inspiration from our amazing design team. In addition to the book, I used two Fox Dies, Paper Snips, 5 different Perspextive Packs, and a stencil on my page. (Please note that I scrap 8 x 8, so the products will look a bit larger on my layouts.)
I used Sketch #4 as inspiration for my page, turning the sketch sideways.
The teal and lime Perspextives from the Slide Mount Frames and Speech Bubbles were perfect for this photo of my friend's son preparing for ziplining. I chose the Imagine That Boy collection from Echo Park, which complemented the colors and also has oranges to match the boy's shirt. Plus it has the cute little dogs in the old-timey airplanes, which are perfect for the event I was documenting.
I started my layout by using one of my favorite stencils, Fox Cut Stencil #30. I used a blending brush and two different Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo) and then dabbed some gesso with my finger and added some messy outlining with a fine-tipped pen.
Next, I layered vertical pieces of patterned papers and a piece of corrugated cardboard, along with a filmstrip made using the Fox Dies #14 \ Film Strip Die. (I cut two and layered them to make the filmstrip longer). I attached everything with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher because I think staples are a great touch for masculine layouts. I adhered that whole piece to the background using foam adhesive for added dimension.
The sketch has tags beneath the photos, so I used a frame and a tag Perspextive from the Slide Mount Frames behind the layers and tucked another tag behind the photo, made from Fox Dies #6 | Tags. I adorned the Perspextive tag with a white star from the Cool Stars Perspextives.
The title I used is no longer available in the shop, but the No Regrets titles have a similar look, perfect for masculine pages, and match the teal embellishments. I traced the title upside down on white paper and fussy-cut it and then glued it onto the white paper so that the title would stand out against all the different patterns. I tucked a blue heart from the Cool Hearts pack inside the O (I always add a heart to the pages I give away--it shows the recipient I love them and makes it fun for the kids to find the hearts on the layouts). The photo corners, from the Slide Mount Frames pack, double as chevron arrows to point to the heart. The black Dymo-looking word strips are from the original Paper Snips 001 | General, which are one of my favorites because the words and phrases are so versatile.
Finally, here's a shot showing one of the awesome Speech Bubbles. Just look at that etching! I added another fussy-cut plane with foam adhesive for more lift, a fun pennant sticker, and another white star from the Cool Stars Perspextives.
I think it's so awesome how the Bramble Fox products, older and newer, work together so well and also work with other brands!
You'll definitely want to check out the Scrapbook Ideas Volume 1 book. It's got a dozen awesome sketches and a whole bunch of example layouts showing how to adapt the sketches in different ways. And if you haven't visited the shop lately, you're in for a treat with so many new and interesting bits that have been added recently!
Until next time, have fun scrapping!