Continuing a week of Authentique and Therm O Web projects here on the blog. Today I’m going “Strong” with a bit of a rarity from me, a scrapbook layout, dedicated to my beautiful boy who will be graduating from high school this June.
This photo makes me quite emotional. I am so proud of my boy, proud of the young man he has become. We are busy filling out college paperwork these days. Soon he will be heading out and starting a new chapter in his life. Exciting, yet so hard on a momma, all at the same time.
This is Pete’s senior portrait. Just an absolute perfect match for the gorgeous papers in the Strong collection. I used the 8×8 paper Bundle here, which was a much better fit for my smaller photo. I love that Authentique’s papers already have a soft, time-worn feel to them to compliment the vintage pressed tin backdrop panels in the photo. Lightly distressed and inked paper edges help enhance the look. I added just a slight bit of stamping using a distressed dots background stamp in dark gray ink to carry on with the whole shabby theme.
A Mini Notes die cut and Elements alphabet stickers make a quick and easy title block. I popped my title up on 3D foam squares so I could wrap it in twine and create a bit of depth. The extra space allowed me to tuck a Circles & Scallops die cut paper accent and button underneath. And a few more embellishments around the title and photo finish things off.
I hope you’ve had a chance to see what some of the other Therm O Web and Authentique designers have been creating this week. Stop by both blogs for more inspiration, and be sure to leave comments to get entered for some fabulous prize drawings.
Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! I’ll be back soon with one more project for our Authentique & Therm O Web Project Inspiration Blog Hop. Hope you have a great day!
Authentique Strong Collection: 8×8 Bundle, Mini Notes Die Cut Paper Accents, Elements Cardstock Stickers, Components Cardstock Stickers, Circles & Scallops Die Cut Paper Accents
Therm O Web: Mini Tape Runner, 3D Adhesive Squares, Zots Singles Small Clear Adhesive Dots
Trim: American Crafts
Stamp: Unity (Distressed Dots)
Border Punch: Fiskars
Mini Paper Clip: Tim Holtz
Ink: Clearsnap, Stampin’Up