Sunday, January 29, 2012

These are the Days to Remember

My boys are all soccer crazy. In winter they play on separate teams according to their age and skill levels, but in summer they all play on the same fun team with their best mates. These games are the highlight of their week and even at 21, 19 and 17 they are happiest when all their family and friends come along to watch. We love these Wednesday evenings, picnicking on the grass and watching the game. This week one of the boys friends, Caitlin, took some photos of the action and I have chosen four of my favourites for this page.
I was inspired by one of my favourite scrapbook artists, Georgia Keays, to mat all my photos and elements in black cardstock to get a really masculine feel to my page - no soft edges for these tough lads :) Having said that some of the paper that I chose is from the Cosmo Cricket ' Clementine' range. This collection could not be more girlie, brimming over with flowers, leaves and sewing memorabilia. The colours were perfect to complement the boys soccer strip and I only chose relatively gender-neutral papers :) I added a visual triangle of clustered elements to my layout (a great way to use up those tads and stickers that you have had for ages and don't know what to do with) and completed the page with a longish title and handwritten journaling. The current word challenge at 'Bird is the Word' is 'remember' so this page is my take on this challenge.


Mrs Frizz said...

definitely wouldn't pick those papers as being anywhere near girly. Photos look fabulous backed in black ... so too does your whole layout.

Lizzy Hill said...

Not easy to do to boy pages, really, yet these couple you absolutely nail...couldn't agree more with Mrs Frizz [??!!].. black matting works so, so well. Who'd have thought:):)

Melenia Agapides said...

Sarah, i love your page. It's fun, bright and you have placed the photos in such a balanced way!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at BITW!

Rachael Funnell said...

YEAH! I TOTALLY Agree... Georgia Keays is VERY INSPIRING!!
& I Sooooooo LOVIN all the Black matting here!!! FANTASTIC layout Sarah..... THANKS for Palying along over @ BITW!!!! ♥

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