Friday, May 5, 2017

My Boys - Lauren Tomecek

I'm normally a pretty bright and colourful scrapbooker but this month I've taken it to the extreme! First up I have a rainbow explosion page with a photo of my husband. I told him if he wants to take silly selfies then he should expect to see them on a layout. :)

I started by doodling my background in Gelatos, then washing that out with some water and playing with how the drips ran. The background has some extra texture as I applied gesso through stencil ST5003 on the left and right sides. The heart topiary (CB1110 Topiaries 01) is a classic chipboard piece, I've used two packs in my time with Scrapmatts. CB4063 Leaf Spray 13 flourishes in black provide some contrast to all the colour. I've used CB1159 Hearts 05 in the red, CB1166 Cupids 01 in white mist finish in the purple and CB6116 Assorted Words 29 for my title.  

My second layout for this month is another bright and colourful boy themed layout about my son and his messy feet. They are always running or jumping or climbing or kicking.

I really wanted to capture the 'messy' aspect of having an active toddler, while still keeping a 'clean' layout design. The paint splatter stencils ST1009 and ST5010 were perfect to create that effect, using a little bit of mist. I mixed the same mist in with some texture paste and painted the title pieces from CB4055 Assorted Words 09 as well as some CB1078 Gears 05 pieces, you can see the great effect this created in the close ups. I covered a CB5117 Tabs 01 piece with patterned paper and added it to my top cluster.

I also created a little bonus project this month. Harrison had painted these wooden star bases earlier and I was saving them for a 'special occasion'. We had a few elderly neighbours pop round to give him some Easter treats, so I turned the stars into thank you gifts with the addition of a photo and some Scrapmatts chipboard. The sentiment is CB6020 Words 06, coloured with a silver sharpie. I've also added a couple of stars from CB1223 Stars 03 painted with acrylic paint.


  1. Wonderful creating, love the colorful layouts and great little thank you gifts too..

  2. Love the vibrant and fun pages Crece. The little photo of the tiny feet is just gorgeous. A sweet idea with the thank you stars too.

  3. Oh m, that first page looked like you had so much fun creating it and it was the perfect photo, all beautiful projects.

  4. Oh Man the Layout of your hubby is awesome, and your little ones cute feet, but I love what you have done for the elderly neighbours that pop around.
    Hugs xxx