Saturday, 3 September 2016


Morning Lovelies!! Today is day 3 of the HND Birthday Marathon and I am just so excited about everything going on and I just want to thank you all for your support in joining me in this mammoth commitment!! I am enjoying the little challenge and the motivation to keep posting for you all! I really do appreciate all the support and love you have been sending my way. Thank you so much for all your love. 

Today I am showing you yet another one of my favourite layouts. This one is a masculine layout using a feminine paper collection and embellishments. That was originally the objective for this layout but it turned into so so much more. 

Once again I am using the delicious Crate Paper Cute Girl collection. I know they have brought out a boy orientated collection the same time as Cute Girl, but the patterns are so generic (apart from the floral) that I thought, why not use it on a masculine layout? 

After I had selected my paper collection, I started working on the design of this layout, I knew I wanted to work with a cut file, but I had done a few patterns before, never a title. Jodie York is a fabulous brush script artist and lives right here in Australia!! She is such a beautiful woman and her gallery in the Silhouette Studio Gallery reflects that beauty. 

After backing the cut file, I decided the title needed some stitching over it to just hold it all done but to also give it that rebellious punk like look. The top is very bold and the bright pink flowers, white layers and flowery doily just lighten the bottom but still have that bold feeling to them. I am not one to hand cut flowers from paper but I really loved how these have turned out as accents around my photo. 

Yes I used pink flowers on a boys layout, and yes I will do it again. The only thing limiting you from using pink or girly things on a boy layout is your own thoughts. There is no rule saying you cant use feminine motifs on a boys layout. If you love the paper, the design principles, just use them. This album is as much for you as it is for them. 

This is probably the first time that I just let a layout develop rather than to have a structured plan. It has been amazing to watch my creative style grow since starting back creating 12x12 layouts. I am really loving how my personality and style is really starting to show through. Be prepared to see a lot more 12x12 layouts from me in the future. 

Thank you so much lovelies, I really do love and appreciate you support. I will be back tomorrow with another video!!

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