Hi everybody! I actually have a tutorial for you (finally, right?) today! I made this LO of my husband using Crate Paper's Brook line which is soo gorgeous. It's great for more masculine layouts I think too. Enjoy!
The first thing I did was pick the pages I wanted to use. I chose a lot of the blue pages to go with the blue shirt Robb is wearing in the photo.
Then I picked out my sketch, by Becky Fleck in Page Maps 2
Then I started assembling. I chose a khaki color border for the LO. Ive found that a thin border around a LO can really add a LOT to the final product.
and I used my new deep MS Punch along one edge (don't you just LOVE that punch?? I do!)
And then I trimmed the background sheet of paper...
Before I continued I inked all of my pieces (and added a punch to the top of the deep blue piece as well) to give some contrast between all the similar colors. Doesn't it make a big difference?
Following the sketch I turned up the bottom right corner...
Then I added my matted photo of my hubby (ain't he cute?)
And I added an adhesive border that came with the paper pack
I then cut out a small journaling block, matted it in green, and used "Journaling Jots" by CTMH to add some journaling lines
I used a circle included in the pack to add some embellishment to the top (inked of course!)
Then adhered the journaling block to my LO
Then added another coordinating flower and a button (with a small twine bow)
I cut two squares and matted them in brown in stead of using two pictures as shown in the sketch.
I used my Gypsy to cut out two hearts from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge then inked and adhered them to the squares
I added those to the LO along with some buttons (with twine bows again) and my title "love" (letter stickers are Basic Grey)
and I added a small punch out flower to the corner for some embellishment
And added some brads to the punch to give it some definition
And last but not least I added some hearts to the journaling block and actually journaled :)
Here's the final product! Hope you enjoy :)