Thursday, 2 June 2011

Being This Cute...

Finally a scrap layout! :)
I had a few photographs of my grandson Alistair taken on the same day, and have made a layout already using one... but these two picies of him yawning were just begging to be put onto a layout. I titled the layout:
"Being This Cute Is Just So Very Tiring".
After all the papercrafting and mini-book making I've done over the past few weeks, this seemed too simple. I didn't want any huge swathes of flowers or loads of embellishments - and this kind of feels like I've cheated somehow. Maybe it's just me trying to get used to scrapbooking a 12x12 layout again.... who knows?!
The cardstock and papers are nearly all My Minds Eye, with a little Core'dinations thrown in for the blues. Some of the flowers are raised with silicone glue - but I wanted them to be part of the pattern rather than a statement factor of the layout.
You really don't have to look too closely to see what a mess I can make with a little daub of glue *lol*
The title is part handwritten, and the letters on the banner are cut using the Tim Holtz "Once Upon A Time" Sizzix strip die. A little bit of handstitching... and a couple of die-cut birdies to look as if they're holding the banner-string in their beaks and it was just about done. I think I need to get back into practise... but making boxes and books is so much fun! *lol*

8 comments:

misteejay said...

The mini books & boxes are fun; aren't they. I attend a fortnightly crop and I do struggle with putting a LO together LOL

Your LO is lovely and I can see why you wanted to use these super photos.

Toni xx

Scattychick said...

This is a lovely LO he is a real cutie and I love the banners and flowers just too cute :)

Sandra said...

What a lovely, lovely layout - the perfect title too.

Sian said...

Ooh, gorgeous texture and stitching and everything I love!

Debbie said...

What a cutie! Great LO. Love the sentiment. He's making ME yawn!

jennifer said...

Aww, those pictures are so sweet! Well done for capturing that moment. The title you've used is so perfect and I like the subtle raised flowers. x

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dawn said...

awwww this is so cute, all of it. What a perfect title to go with these pictures. I will have to remember this one for my little cousin. I think you did a great job on this. So nice to see a little of everything you make. I just posted some layouts on my blog too if you want to peek.

Anita said...

Lovely layout as always Sheleen and SUCH a lovely saying to use. He is a handsome little fella :).xxx