Friday, March 16, 2012

Boys Will Be Boys: Authentique

I’m back today with another layout using Authentique’s Genuine line from my GDT stint with the Birds of a Feather Kit Co. This collection is so versatile. I love the cozy denim theme. For my first layout, I paired the line with kraft and white for a winter feel. Today, I've paired the collection with yellow and brown for a Fall look.

The stars on the the background paper made me think of the American flag, which I thought perfectly suited our all American boys. In these photos, my son and his cousin, both age 2, are at the lake shore, picking up rocks and throwing them into the water. I can't tell you how enthralled they were by this simple activity!


The element sheet in this collection had a sticker that said: Genuine through and through.  I added the word "boys" to make a title block: Genuine Boys Through and Through. There was just enough room to squeeze the letters in. The letter stickers above the block are from October Afternoon, Sasparilla, and I inked them darker to give a more distressed look.  The tag under the photo is from Little Yellow Bicycle's Hello, Fall! 

I love the big, bold chevron paper that was part of the Genuine line and I used the chevron as a mat under the photo block. I like the way the chevron pattern forms arrows to draw attention to the pictures. I added a bit of yellow cardstock under the chevron for a pop of color then stitched the two together with a denim thread. To finish the page, I stitched a brown frame around the page using heavy duty thread.

If you'd like to know more about the Birds of a Feather Kit Co, click here.  Amy, the owner, puts together a terrific kit each month.  You'll also find great inspiration in the gallery and friendly folks on the forum.  It's my favorite place to hang out!

26 comments:

  1. This is BEAUTIFUL Izzy! I loveeeeeeeee the photos, the colors and love love love love the stitching!

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  2. this is so awesome!! you really rocked this kit!!

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  3. So nice how you changed up the look by adding in the yellow and brown. This is a beautiful LO, Izzy! Fun idea to add on to the element sticker too! And how could I not comment on the cute photos too? :)

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  4. Another great layout! Love this line and you rocked that kit!

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  5. Izzy! The colors in this layout remind me of a good, worn, favorite, comfortable pair of jeans, and I just LOVE it!! Super cute pics! Love the touch of yellow, too! :)

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  6. Great colors and design!!
    I agree with Tanya about the colors and jeans :)

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  7. This is GORGEOUS! I love the colors and the little brown ribbon brought my eye right to the journaling. I love it.

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  8. This is amazing. Love the colors.

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  9. LOVE it!!! I love the colors and that little bit of yellow you added.

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  10. great paper for lil boys and love the title...

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  11. adorable layout,Izzy! great photo of the boys being boys, too! have a great weekend! hl

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  12. Fabulous colour combo, awesome 'boy' layout, love the stitching!

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  13. I love everything about this...great job!!

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  14. You always ace the masculine feel of a layout! Another great one!

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  15. wonderful Layout! Love the pop of yellow and what adorable photos. Perfect boy page.

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  16. I love that denim paper and all the blue. Beautiful!

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  17. This layout is so cool Izzy....love these boy pages!

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  18. Oh so cute, I picked up some of those papers and can't wait to play with them.

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  19. LOVE me some Authentique esp. the Genuine collection...ok, all of the Authentique collection are on my NEED list ;0P VERY cute page, Izzy!

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  20. Izzy, LOVE this LO! The papers are FAB and I LOVE how you added the word BOYS to make the title! SUPER CUTE photos, too!

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  21. WOW! Such an adorable layout, Izzy! I love how you did the title!!!! The colors look fabulous! I can't buy anything right now, but you sure do have me wanting to!!!!! LOL!

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  22. Gosh, these pps are fantastic with these photos, Izzy! My teens still like to throw rocks :0 when we are near rivers, NOT windows. lol!. Love that crest punching layered for contrast along the photo's bottom edge! And the touches of yellow are perfect :)

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