Hi everyone, Iris here with a layout using the new Lil' Dude collection. Sure, the primary colors, animals, toys, and playful fonts are great for scrapping all the lil' dudes out there, but I'm here to show you that it's perfect for all the strong, adventurous girls too.
As soon as I saw the Never Grow Up teepee paper, I knew I'd scrap these photos of my daughter pretending to be a wild tribeswoman with paint markings. I started off fussy-cutting the teepees in tiers, and backed them with triangles cut from the corners of No Limits. It's nice to see such a vibrant true blue in a collection, and what's really awesome are the light blue splatters. Mixed media without having to do the work!
I lined up four pictures just under the mountain scene. She had so many great poses that I wanted to include. I printed my favorite as a 4x6 and placed the bold title banner next to it, so that although this layout is chock full of colors and little bits sprinkled all around, the eye is drawn back to the center banner and my daughter's cute face next to it.
The supporting photos are printed as 3x4's and matted in alternating orange and yellow patterns from Never Grow Up and 2x2 Elements. They fit perfectly across the page, staggered so I could nestle clusters of flat and puffy stickers where the photos overlap. And of course she's a Fox girl, so that puffy fox had to make it on the page.
Who can resist buffalo plaid? Not me! I love the addition of the text mixed into the plaid of the Hear Me Roar paper, and the black and white help ground all the bright colors. For my journaling I found a free font called "Blackout Two AM" that is very similar to the font with the filled-in letters. And because it's a white on black, it blends in with the plaid, so that it doesn't distract from the rest of the layout.
Can't have mountains without a sky, and how pretty are those distressed plus signs on the blue of the "Boy Oh Boy" paper? The puffy moon and the black stars are some of my favorite elements in the whole collection, and add the perfect touch rising above the mountain to balance out all the black from the bottom of the page.
I finished it off sprinkling more puffy stickers and hearts all around to fill in little gaps. I'm really loving that Simple Stories collections now include puffy stickers!
Lil' Dude is perfect to document all our playful kids, boys and girls alike.