Saturday, June 23, 2012

June Prima Build-A-Page

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Hey everyone, hope you're all having a good weekend :). I had the chance to get some scrapping done yesterday and so I wanted to quick pop on here and share with you my layout for the June Prima Build-A-Page. To be honest, I'm still not sure what to think of this one...it's just a bit dark for me and the colors are kinda different- but here we are anyways!

"Handsome"
I must say, my Gunner IS quite handsome- perhaps that's my problem with the page? No layout can compete with his striking good looks, lol!! ;)...

Here's the sketch for this month, designed by the talented Heidi Kelley:

And a closer look...
The "Handsome" title is from Scrap FX- seriously, they have just about any title you can think of! LOVE them!!

I pulled in just some hints of green from the background of my photo by using just a few green-tinted flowers and this beautiful trim from Prima (which I actually won in a RAK from Heidi Kelley herself!!)...

All of the papers on this layout are from the Prima "Almanac" collection, which I adore, including these bits of rolled papers, which were distressed with a scissor edge.

This is my favorite part of this layout. I used my brick mask and a combination of texture paste and brown crackle paint. While it was still wet, I threw on a handful of seed beads and very lightly pressed them in before drying with my heat gun.


So glad you stopped in! I noticed that I'm VERY near 250 followers, which means Giveaway #5 will soon be revealed!! See keep an eye out!!

See you soon...

31 comments:

Norma Gomez said...

I have to agree, he is quite handsome indeed ;) The layout is just perfect, I love all the little details.

Evgenia Petzer said...

I love it so much, yes a bit different to what you usually make, yet stunning!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

I would love to see you in working mode, there must be beads, paint, glitter everywhere! (not saying you are messy... :) lol...love the little beads scattered around, and yes Gunner is so handsome, I still say that Dr. Wilson must have looked like Gunner when he was a baby. :)

Romy said...

I looove your layout! I love the neutral colours and your rolled up papers look fabulous.

Nat said...

The rolled up papers look brilliant. And I'm with you, the brick background is fantastic, I love the effect and the texture that it adds to an amazing LO

Linda Eggleton said...

ooohhh...I really LOVE the colours, Erin! along with the fantastic layers & textures. Gorgeous work! :)

Carin McDonough said...

I think it is stunning and I love how the black pops off the page because the other colours are so muted! :)

LisaM said...

Amazing! Love all the texture on this!

Lizzy Hill said...

Ooooh, yeah, LOVE what you've done with the bricks...is it the bits of black that distract??? There's some gorgeous flowers in there, too - that calico-ish one is yummy:):) As is Gunner!!!!! My oh my...almost 250!!! WTG:):):):)

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh, what a gorgeous LO, Erin!! Love all the texture!! ~ Blessings

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Kelly Foster said...

This is really quite beautiful, Erin, it always seems that the ones you claim you don't like very much are my favorites!! I'm in love with the rolled paper with the bits of sparkle hidden in them, and the tiny beads you scattered, too! Gorgeous work!!

Sandra said...

I'm with Kelly, this really is a beautiful layout and little Gunner is so very cute.

Ashley Horton said...

This is a beautiful page, Erin!! I love the black above and below the photo and the rolled paper is so awesome!! The soft, monochromatic colors on this one, really let your photo shine!

MiaW said...

Awesome page.

Jennifer said...

Oh, this is amazing! So artistic! The rolled papers and "bricks" are my very faves, but this is really stunning all the way around! And, yes -- Gunner is certainly quite fetching! -- keep an eye on that one, girl! :)

Paula said...

Such a gorgeous page...love the layering & texture! :)

Eila Sandberg said...

I'm all with the other ladies; the texture of the brickwork, the pearls and the rolled papers are my favest details in this gorgeous page of yours! He really is such a cute little boy your Gunner! xox

Today for Tomorrow said...

Stunning layout and great take on the Prima BAP.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous layout! I love the texture and colour palette too - amazing work.

Julia said...

Stunning layout! Love the use of the seed beads - great idea!

Lizzyc said...

Wow! this layout looks amazing! I love the look of the brick features with the beads.. and all the layers, and I love the masculine feel to this even though it is really beautiful!! and your lovely eyes layout is so gorgeous too.. and kids know when they shouldn't do something, but they will test the boundaries anyways... but do they have to look so cute doing it haha!!

Di Garling said...

Beautiful as always Erin. Always love your work. Cheers Di xo

Denise Price said...

I love it! I think the neutral colors are still very striking, and they help your handsome photo stand out. Also love the extra little touches--the seed beads and the rolled papers.

Sarah-R said...

What a gorgeous layout and a very handsome little boy! :) I love all the different techniques you've used.

Keren Tamir said...

gorgeous layout!! I love the grunge and the shabby all at once.

sandi said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful! Love the background and the fabulous look of the layering!

joyce said...

You achieved some fabulous textures with the paste and the paper torn edges! Awesome work.

cebelica said...

I just came accross your blog and wow, your creations are STUNNING! I love all the the details on this LO. I'm off to hit that "follow" button. :D Hugs! xx

Shazza said...

just gorgeous x

Michelle said...

Wow! What a beautiful page!!! I love the depth with all the layers of flowers and goodies. I have enjoyed scrolling through pages of your blog as well. Beautiful work!
Congrats on the OUAS DT! Fun to see a fellow Minnesotan. ;) I am from the Twin Cities, but jumped the border to WI. Just barely though. I am about 10 miles from the border of the two states. But, I do love to venture around the North Shore. It's my family's favorite area.
I am excited to see your beautiful creations on Nadia's blog. :)

Svetlana Austin said...

it is incredibly beautiful LO, Erin! I just love all the texture on it! stunning!