Hello all! So, when I was originally planning this post, my intention was to use totally different product. Then, one late night, I found myself browsing through the store and I stumbled upon the Authentique Suave collection. I just couldn't resist the awesome shades of blues, greens and grays in this line along with the vintage patterns and nostalgic little boy images and sayings. Being the mom of a 2-year-old boy, I just knew I could put this collection to good use. Both of my layouts feature photos from a professional photo session done a couple months ago and we wore outfits in various shades of blue and gray, which was perfect for coordinating with this line!
This first layout is of my little guy, Liam, and my husband, Andrew. I knew I wanted to pull the lime green out from the collection to help highlight the pop of green in the photo from the grass behind them. I also love that the train tracks in this photo add to the vintage, nostalgic vibe of this collection. I started with the bright green leaf American Crafts cardstock and the woodgrain paper then built my layout up from there. I splattered the background with some navy blue mist, kept adding layers and elements to my clusters and finished with some of the wood veneer stars that I had tinted with blue patina mist. Oh, and see the blue circle behind the upper left corner of the large sentiment die-cut? That is actually one of the other die-cut circles from the collection, flipped over. Authentique was so smart and put a subtle print on the back of all the die-cuts in the collection so that if one contains an image or saying that isn't to your liking, you can just flip it over and use the backside - pure genius on their part!
Here are some closeups. I really like how the blue patina mist gives the stars just a bit of tint and shimmer and I love how easy it was to color the Heidi Swapp resist alphas with the navy blue mist to get a perfect match for my page.
My second layout is one of my favorite photos of Liam from the photo session. Because I love this shot so much, I wanted to keep the layout fairly clean and simple so the photo could really shine. I decided to go for a grid-style design and, along with the photo, wanted the awesome black diamond print paper be the star. I also opted for an extra-large title using the corrugated Thickers in Robin's Egg which perfectly match this collection.
And now for some closeups of this layout. I love all the cardstock stickers in this collection and had a tough time choosing which ones to use on this page. This time around, I colored my wood veneers with some aqua and black pigment ink for a richer, deeper color.
So, there you have it. My first two layouts with the Authentique Suave collection! I have to say, besides liking the colors, prints and theme of this particular collection, I really love Authentique's heavy-weight, textured papers. I am so excited to create even more with this fabulous line!
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