For the Designer's Challenge we had to use a grid design. I had recently made a layout using a traditional grid, so I wanted to do something a little different, and I remembered a sketch I had seen at Studio Calico that reminded me a little of a grid:
Here is the page I made. I used square blocks of patterned paper, overlapping and staggering, for a sort of modified grid design. That's one of about a thousand pictures of my nephews posing with a toad they found in their back yard. I've written stories before about the toads, but really there was no special story for this page, just a cute picture. I used a bunch of older papers for this page, including Making Memories (the die-cut paper in the background and the blue polka dots), K&Co (the green), DCWV (the blue and white and the brown polka dots), and Chatterbox (plaid).
Here are a few details. The leaves were cut out of an old Scenic Route paper. I scored the center of the leaves and folded them up for a little dimension. The tabs tucked behind the photo are ancient--they're woven ribbony tabs by Scrapworks. I have a ton of them. Don't know why I thought of dusting them off for this page, but I'm glad I did.
There's another tab by scrapworks--has more of a canvas texture. That frog was cut from a birthday card and I put him on a punched circle. The border punch is by Martha Stewart, and the chipboard letters are by BasicGrey. I added the pom-pom trim at the last minute, just before I was going to photograph my page.
That arrow is an old Foofala rub-on, which I put on that same yellow paper (which was trimmed from the edge of a patterned paper, by the way--I thought it was the perfect shade of yellow). I outlined the arrow with bue pen and added the pearls. The word stickers are all by K&Co.
This little 3D flower sticker is by Chatterbox.
The reveal is just gorgeous this week, as always! Go take a peek. And I hope you'll play along with us--the challenges are so fun!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page.
Debbi, I love this!! Such a great boy page!! I love that you added the pom poms! It made it just perfect!! Your layouts are such an inspiration to me!! I just love them all!!
what an awesome manly page. i love the title you have the best!!!! and those papers!!! yum!
This is adorable, love the trims, love the frog cut from a card, love the way you used the leaves, love it all, have a fantastic weekend. x
Gorgeous mix of papers for the combo and I just love your spin on the grid. Amazing how much the photo pops surrounded by all of the color and embellies.
Awesome page! love the cut out leaves, that was one of my fav papers from Scenic Route.
S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. as always .. your style is so clean, crisp, and stylish ... love it ... hugz x
So many beautiful deatils Debbi! I love the border and the little frog is sooo cute, what a great idea to cut it from a card!!
Thanks fof the close ups!
love it! always love to play along at CCG, Debbie! :)
Love you LO Debbie so vibrant and colourful. It's my first time playing along and I'm glad I picked this challenge, there is so much inspiration to gather my page from. xx
You should WIN the crown of using OLD products and make them look totally enviably new, what a stunner!!!
I absolutely love this lo! It looks so neat! The entire mix just comes together so well!
Superb layout...so love that awesome photo of your nephews with the toad. Fab design..love the placement of your patterned paper blocks and the title block going down the page looks great. Love all the leaves, pearls and that cute frog embellie.
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