Monday, June 6, 2016


Father's Day is just 2 weeks away so we asked our DT to create any type of project that they wanted with the theme of Fathers.  We just adore the large DAD letters that Laura has created as the focal point on her layout.

Laura Whitaker

Hi scrappy friends!  It's Laura here with you! We are celebrating Dads this week and I have a fun layout and free cut file to share with you all!

I used some fun papers and embellishments that had a masculine feel and great colours for my photo from the Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection to create this layout, which documents what a great dad my husband is.

I created a cut file to feature as the focal area of my layout, I wanted to use a couple of larger pieces of patterned paper and my photo to fill in the centres of the letters.  Putting this piece together was the first step in my creative process.  I am kind of loving how it turned out! 

Next I focused on adding some style to the top of my layout, tearing my cardstock background so that I could add a couple of more pieces of patterned paper and a fun tag, that was fussy cut from the Par-R-Rty patterned paper.

Then I layered my "DAD" onto my background but I did not adhere it down at this point.  I wanted to be able to lift it so that I could work on adding some mixed media to the background.

I used a variety of water colour paints in greens and some muddy yellows and blended them out to achieve a mottled green-ish base for my focal area.  Then I added some splatters of Mr. Huey's mist around my page.

After I adhere the focal area down, I trace around it with a brown Sharpie to help it pop.

I kept my embellishing to a minimum adding only two small clusters around my die cut.

As a last step I added one more narrow strip of patterned paper to pull some colour to the bottom of my layout, and then stuck in a little sticker label.

As promised here is the free digital cut file that I created.  Click on the image to be taken to my download page.

Supply List:  Par-r-rty Me Hearty patterned papers, stickers and puffy stickers; American Crafts Cardstock; Leows water colour paints; Hemptique button twine and bakers twine; Mr. Huey's mist; Sharpie fine tip felt pen; Staedtler felt tip pen; misc. buttons.

Thanks so much for visiting today!


Monique Liedtke said...

Awesome layout and I love that cut file!! Thank you so much for sharing it!!

Nathalie said...

Great masculine layout Laura! I too like the die-cut which brings the focus on the photo!


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