“Just Smile – So Special, So You” by Hetty Hall

Good morning friends and welcome, so glad you could join us. Today I would like to share with you a ‘boy’ layout using the ever so gorgeous “Vintage Remnants” Collection. It has got a very grunge look, but at the same time soft and sweet designs to it, perfect for all sorts of occasions.

"Just Smile – So Special, So You" by Hetty Hall
“Just Smile – So Special, So You” by Hetty Hall

I just love my flowers so I still add them to my boy layouts. However, to make it less feminine, I usually use subtle colours and lots of other grunge elements like some corrugated cardboard and the gorgeous Dusty Attic Chipboard Cogs. I simply added some pewter embossing powder in a random fashion and it gave it this fantastic ‘metal’ look, so happy with how that turned out.

To balance all the darker colours, I added some gorgeous white flowers among all the layers as well as some yellow burlap tucked in here and there. It creates some lovely highlights I think.

"Just Smile – So Special, So You" by Hetty Hall

The other day I was so pleased to find some preserved moss in a dollar store. Grabbed a few bags of it as I knew it would come in handy one day. I added some of it to this layout among the chipboard pieces and I just love the end result. Finished it off with my go to embellishment ‘art stones’. Just love this stuff as well, it really finishes a layout perfectly by giving it that extra dimension.

Products I Used:

VRP-88039 Paper No 06
Vintage Remnants -Paper No 06

CB-86080 Cottage Blooms - Linen
Cottage Blooms – Linen

Garden Bloom Alabaster
Garden Bloom – Alabaster

Other Products Used:

  • Dusty Attic Chipboard

Hope you like what I created here, hope I inspired you to get out your son’s, grandson’s or even brother and husband’s photos and combine them with the beautiful 49 and Market Vintage Remnants Collection. Until next time….


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