“Handsome Boy” by Gerry van Gent

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am enjoying so much creating with the new products. These papers are so versatile and so much fun to work with. For my blog post today I have prepared a boy layout for which I used both 12″x12″ Cottage Life Collection Pack and 8″x8″ Cottage Life Collection Pack. Once again I decorated the photo with the New Layered Embellishments  and absolutely fabulous New paper flowers .


49 and Market Garden Seeds “Cotton”

49 and Market Garden Seeds “Bluebell”

49 and Market Blossom Blends “Bluebell”

12″x12″ Cottage Life Collection Pack

8″x8″ Cottage Life Collection Pack

Cottage Life Layered Embellishments

Sand and Sea Layered Embellishments

Gerry’s Essential Words Stamp Set


This is how I began creating my background…

I chose the pattern paper matching my photo. After that I used it in

both 12″x12″ and  8″x8″ sizes. Smaller size paper was matted with

Cottage Life “Bicycle Ally” pattern paper. I sprayed some matching paint.

Paper used for background: Cottage Life “Provence”

Before adding the photo I used that awesome

chipboard frame from Dusty Attic.

Here are some close-up photos fro you….


Dusty Attic Mini Bird Cages #2 chipboard

Dusty Attic Lavender #2 chipboard

Dusty Attic Retro Frame chipboard


Happy crafting!

Gerry van Gent
Gerry van Gent