Echo Park | Welcome Baby Boy | Part 2 | Giselle Homer

Hi again Magpies, I’m back with two new layouts using Welcome Baby Boy from Echo Park.

Cute as a Button
The first layout concentrates on the blue and pale green elements in the collection.  The teal coloured paper with the little crosses formed my background and I drew a border around it.
One of the phrases in this collection is ‘Cute as a Button’. I wanted to highlight that so I added some tiny buttons into the border. I did this by using the eraser end of a pencil which I inked in a darker teal colour. Then I just drew the little button holes with a grey liner pen.
I backfilled a large cutfile placing it in the centre of the page.
The photo was backed with white and one patterned paper. A strip of lace was added below it, which I think, adds a soft texture. I added part of a large shaped tag behind the photo on the left side, with some satin ribbon threaded through the hole. Using the same ribbon, I hung a tag from the cutfile and added the date.
The top right  of the layout was a perfect place to add a cluster of embellishments. These included a tag, some puffy stickers and paper stickers. I used a puffy phrase below the photo and a little fussy cut baby shape on the far right of the cutfile to finish it off.
Sweet Dreams
My second layout uses the beautiful ombre effect paper as it’s base. I began by cutting and curling back the paper at the top left to expose the pattern on the other side. I glued white cardstock in the space that was left.
I sprinkled a few drops of blue ink onto the white to tie it in better with the colours of the layout. The white cardstock was embellished with stickers, stars and a circular phrase tag.
The photo was backed with yellow cardstock and one patterned paper. On the left I added a scalloped strip which I’d cut from a frame sticker. It was then glued into place at the centre left of the page.
Two little tags from the ephemera pack were hung along the left of the photo using sparkly embroidery thread. I added my title from an alphabet I had in my stash, with lots of ephemera placed below the title to add more interest, including puffy stickers and fussy cut shapes.
I hand cut three moon shapes, then I punched out lots of stars from gold cardstock and arranged them in vertical lines on the right of the page. When I was happy with the placement I ran some thread behind them so that they looked as though they were hanging from the moons! Then the stars were attached using foam dots to raise them from the page. The buttons at the ends of the threads were the final touch.
I hope you get some time to scrapbook, we love seeing your layouts so please add them to our Facebook page.
Until next month, happy scrapping everyone.
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