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Friday, April 16, 2010

My parents at 6 years old

Well, even though I haven't posted in a while, I certainly have been busy creating new layouts and will have lots to reveal for my new Design Team position with Scrap That! -- a new Canadian kit club launching May 1st. Here are two new pages I made for a class I am teaching.

The first is my mom in 1959 when she started school at 6 years old. This was my first attempt at a handmade fan flower and thought this was a really nice touch for this page style. I glimmer misted it to give it some sheen. The papers are all 7 Gypsies and I am loving my new MS butterfly punch.

Design Tip: Use tearing rulers and edge punches to give paper edges fast and easy texture.

The second layout is of my dad at 6 years old when he came to Canada from Portugal. Again the papers are all 7 Gypsies -- I just love the contrast in the Savannah line. I also love the simplicity of this and it was really hard not to add a single flower but then again I made room for some bling.

Design Tip: Ink a bright ribbon (such as gold shimmer) with charcoal or dark brown ink to tone it down and match your heritage layout.