Baby Boy

I guess I shouldn’t complain too much when baby boy wakes me up at 6am, as it does mean I’ve managed to get up, create a layout from scratch, photograph it, and blog about it, before leaving for the day! This one is for Shimelle’s 3rd challenge (see here), to mix styles.

When I read this challenge, I’d just been commenting on this layout by Louise of Boys, Bugs and Beautiful Buttons, saying that I admired the muted colours but hardly ever used them myself as I found it difficult – if you’re a regular follower you know my layouts are usually bright. I also admire Rahel Menig’s (of swissgirlDesigns) use of softer colours, and I also chose to try her technique of leaving loose threads. I hope I’ve managed to combine it with my own style too, using distressing and paint as techniques I love:

Supplies = My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up ‘Princess’ Paper, Fine and Dandy True Blue Chipboard, Papermania White Cardstock and Heart Brads, Gesso, Lace, Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch, White Foam Letters, Uniball Gel Journaling Pen.

I like how the soft colours work for this page, but I think I’d miss the brightness if I did this too often! Do you think it still looks like ‘my’ page?
Hope you all have a lovely, crafty, Saturday! x

  • It certainly does have your personality on it and I think you have made a great job stepping out of your colour comfort zone! And what a fabulous photo and sentiment. Lovely!

    April 14, 2012 at 11:51 am
  • I love the muted colours on this page and the effects with the paint. I have become a follower as I seem to be stumbling upon your blog a lot recently! 🙂

    April 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm
  • The muted colors work beautifully with this photo. I’m one to use lots of color also, so I think you did a great job trying this & ending up with such a lovely layout. Of course, that’s such a precious photo to start with!

    April 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm
  • Beautiful layout – I also love the colorful layouts in your gallery

    April 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm
  • Gorgeous!! Love the background and the little pops of color!!

    April 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm
  • Gorgeous. Particularly like the paint and the stitching across the title.

    April 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm
  • Jennifer – a fantastic page it looks so calm and delicate….I love it. The stitching across the title looks good too I always worry that i’ll get the machine stuck half way across lol!It is good to try something different once in a while but like you i do like colour too xx

    April 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm
  • I love this look too – very lovely indeed

    April 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm
  • A beautiful LO. The muted colours suit the photograph so well 🙂

    April 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm
  • This is a precious page. I love the muted tones. It just works so well with the photo.

    April 14, 2012 at 9:38 pm
  • This is so, so beautiful and yes, with the finishing touches you’ve added, I can see it’s one of your pages x

    April 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm
  • Different but I love it!

    April 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

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