Sunday, May 21, 2017

My Boys - Terry Nelson - USA

I made up another lay out for CSI: ( Color, Stories, Inspiration)
This one is for the second Case File of the month No. 230 

These are my two sons at my oldest sons wedding.  I just love this photo of them all dressed up in front of the fabulous view.  They are grown men now but forever they will be my boys.  😊

Here is how I solved the case...

Scheme: All the colors, 
lavender, off-white, light sage green, gray, light blue, sort of a cadet blue ...Check
Evidence :
I have Flowers, stars, metal and rhinestones. ...Check

Testimony / Topic:

Journal about a road trip or a group gathering.  and I tucked my journaling tag behind the layers of the center (photo)

I really wanted to use this photo, even though the lavender color isn't usually considered masculine.  So I minimized the lavender.  But I like how the small touches of it look on the page. 
I have used Maja Designs "Vintage Summer Basics" papers, Prima "Craftsman" papers, and even a piece of Anna Griffin paper (The lavender piece in the layers at the photo).
I punched spots of the background paper with a matha stewart punch.  Distressed all the paper edges even the photo.  I have painted and textured chipboard (the circle frame, gears and stars).  I have some metal gears.   I muted the colors of the flowers with gesso. Mixed up a bunch of different beads and some old rhinestone beads.  Added silver micro beads
To me it has a masculine feel but the light colors accent the spacious openness of the view behind my boys. 
It's fun to work with the CSI challenges, and get my pictures on some lay outs for a change.

Thank you for taking a look! ❤️
~ Terry


  1. Your layout is stunning, I love the fantastic little details of beads, micro beads and doo-dads (means I dont know what they are ;). Thanks for joining in on our challenge at CSI.

    1. Thank you! doo-dads is the perfect name for them. 😉

  2. Wow! Love that you turned this palette into a masculine one. Gorgeous details. Those beads add so much interest. The gears interspersed with the florals is such an interesting combination. So happy to have you playing with us at CSI!

  3. Love love love! Stunning layout with all the distressing and punched areas. Super embellishments with the micro beads, seed beads, cogs - all makes for a feast to the eyes! Thanks for joining in with at us CSI!


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