Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Flower Child (for the boys!)

Join us this week for a full-bloom flower challenge at Practical Scrappers!

If you've visited me here for very long, you might have guessed that I have a slight *cough*insane*cough* flower obsession. I collect them in many sizes, shapes and materials - in all colors of the rainbow. For this week's challenge, I stole a little inspiration from my friend Gretchen - mom of three boys - who always uses her flowers in such a wonderfully masculine way!

For this layout of Andrew, which I swore to him I would only use boyish flowers on - no glitter or sparkly things! - I added more earth-toned flowers to compliment the striped paper. With dark, matte brads and buttons, I was able to steer clear away from FrouFrouVille - thus making both mom and boy-child happy. Not to mention being able to scrap the best candid shots I've ever been able to get of my son... he's one cute kid... just sayin'.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


CraftyGirl said...

What a little cutie pie!! Love the close up photos... and those fun faces he is making!! Great job on using flowers without making the LO looking girly.... I really need to work on this technique myself!!
Barb :)

Kim said...

First, I love these photos!!!!! Second, love how you scrapped them, the border is fab! Love the little bits of flowers on a guy papge...I do that on some of mine and love it!!!!
Kim xXx

Laurel said...

What a great layout.