Hey crafty friends! I’m back today sharing a mother and son scrapbook layout for the Paper Issues sketch challenge as well as the thankful challenge from Challenge YOUrself. I had entered my Mother Daughter layout in the thankful challenge earlier this month so how could I not include photos of my boy and I as well!?
I’m not usually one to gravitate to a sketch that includes triangles as the main element, but with how large these were I knew I could use a 6×6 paper pad easily to get the look they were going for. I also liked that the sketch had two photos since I had two photos of just M and I during vacation. Is there a shape you usually shy away from in your crafting?
To get the triangles I cut my 6×6 paper into 5 inch squares and then cut them in half to get my triangles. The striped paper I cut in half again for the triangles in the corner. It came together really fast when it came to the paper portion. The embellishments is always where a layout takes me the longest.
I printed my journaling on a scrap of cream cardstock, and cut it into strips. to do this I start by printing the journaling first on computer paper. After that’s done printing I then cut a square of cardstock larger than needed, and washi it to my paper. I then run it through the printer again and it comes out perfectly placed on my cardstock.
Since my paper choices were rather busy, and my journaling took up so much space I kept the embellishments very close to the photo so that they didn’t overwhelm everything else. A simple title in the triangle at the top and my layout was done.
Thanks so much for joining me today as I show off my creation. I appreciate each and everyone one of you who read my ramblings as often, or not, that I’m here. Until next time…stay crafty!