Thursday, November 10, 2011

Graphic 45 and a Sketch!

I have a sketch for you today! And it's a layout sketch! Don't faint! For you card makers, you can probably make a card instead. {grin} I created this sketch, then adapted it for a masculine layout by replacing the flowers with gears, clocks, and other metal embellishments.

I created my layout using Graphic 45 Transatlantique papers. Transatlantique is an older line, but I love the blues and aquas, plus the map on Bon Voyage is awesome!

This layout is of  my oldest son, who will be 20 years old on December 12th. I am amazed at the man he is becoming. One of these photos was taken when he was 10 and the other when he was 17, nearly 18. To watch a boy become a man is one of the miracles of parenting!

Here is a close-up of the metal embellishments I used. The chipboard word-art is from Imaginarium Designs. Make sure you check the Graphic 45 Blog for MORE inspiration!

Graphic45 Papers
Transatlantique: Around the World, Souvenir Stripe, Bon Voyage, Exotic Destinations, Transatlantique Tags
Graphic45 Staples: Buttons
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard word
Clearsnap: Colorbox Blackbird, Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: EZ-Runner, 3D Foam Squares
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Raven
Other: metal embellishments from Idea-ology and 7Gypsies, Stickers from Jenni Bowlin Studios, Glue from craft supply


  1. How fun to be the first to comment. I keep a scrapbook of all the photos we get at Christmas. This young MAN, was just a boy when we met. I know time passes us by - but Wow.

  2. Yeah - a sketch! I may work from it if it's ok. Love the layout of your son and the two photo comparisons.

  3. wonderful layout Gloria...I can't believe you have a 20 year old...

  4. This layout is a wonderful time piece keepsake for you and him....great idea...