I had a hankering to play with some new things, and this layout is the result! Here's my boy, Nolan, almost two years ago, looking right at home in the canoe:Let's Get Sketchy, but I decided to change it up quite a bit, using the circles as inspiration for my background:
Do you love that circle background? I cut a background piece with my Cameo, then used it as a stencil with some gesso. If you keep the gesso thick, it almost works like modeling paste - I think... I don't have any modeling paste, so I'm not exactly sure!
Here's a really sweet cut file I found at the Silhouette Online Store for the dragonflies! I cut them out of cream cardstock, then sprayed the pieces with Dylusions. Same with the feather. I was going for a bit of an ombre effect there. The "TODAY" tab and "THIS IS ME" arrow are also from Silhouette, but I inked those up with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I also used some Close to My Heart wood veneer pieces on this page - the little dragonfly, the sun, and the bird.
Close to My Heart kraft cardstock and brads, Simple Stories patterned paper and journaling cards, WR Memory Keepers washi tape, and American Crafts twine round things up.
Well, I need to sign off quickly here. My little Brenna Bean has finally caught the flu bug that Nolan brought home over a week ago. He sure suffered for a while there, but it's worse when they're little - Brenna was lying in a puddle of puke this morning, ugh! I guess I don't need to elaborate more, any of you with kids should know what I'm talking about, but she's looking pretty flushed and tired so I better give her some Mommy snuggles! Thanks for looking, and hopefully the rest of your weekend does not involve vomit!