Today I share the oldest teen male of the family.
I must confess...his personal album I keep up for him is looking a little thin these days...
yet there is so much going on with him.
When they get this age, growth is taking place inside, just a bit harder to document.
When they are little there is so much on the visual aspect of life to photo and add words to.
But it is none the less important to share my heart with this one...
This too is an exercise in No Limits patterns and all things (mostly) Heidi Swapp.
The background paper had to be distressed with splotches of Color Shine plus some stencil work.
I really really like the subtle way Color Shine plays with stencils to add a layer of interest and design to a project. I just can't stop doing this technique right now.
The boy is all bout the suit jacket right now. I caught this photo while he was off guard. the best.
With what he is wearing it caused me to stick with that shock of blue for the background, and then to layer grey and black and keep the rest of the theme fairly monochromatic.
The layers just happened on their own. Love when that takes place. I used a tab paper punch, plus a scrap of Color Magic paper in a bold stripe. Then of course the ever present packaging from Heidi's products. I keep a supply of labels in differing colors and use them pretty much all. the. time. Have you noticed that? And 'the best' flair comes from my sweet friend Kim. I thought it was an appropriate touch.
Another element I am using all the time are the Clear Stamps. They are one of those products that does not get a lot of hype. They do not make a huge play on a project...but they are a perfecting subtle element. I challenge myself to use them every time.
You should too.