Keep Calm and Eat a Donut | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, Raquel here today with you sharing my newest layout using the August kits. These kits seriously have to be one of my favourite ever that I have worked with! Loving each and every piece and the beautiful colour palettes that can be achieved.

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For my layout this week my task was to ‘make it masculine’. My style I guess could be described as soft and feminine so I wanted to stay true to that whilst incorporating elements that would make my layout appear more masculine.

To achieve this I stuck with a white background and title, pops of colour from the kits and lots of contrasts of black. For me, adding contrasts of black make a layout more masculine and that is what I aimed to do today.

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To create the donuts I used Kim’s cut files and cut them on a white card stock from the card stock add on. I also cut an outline of the donuts on the kraft card stock to give them more of a donut-y colour. To add the pop of sprinkles I matted the donuts with one of the Amy Tan patterned papers.

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The title is one of Kim’s cut files too! I couldn’t resist using it!

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I decided to work in a somewhat diagonal design. It is certainly one of my ‘go to’ layout designs as I love the look of embellishments and photos flowing across a page.

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I printed the two photos of my son in wallet size and in black and white so they would coordinate with the colour palette of the layout. These photos were ones I had in my mobile camera roll and perfect for the cut files this month. I matted the photos with a couple of the 3×4″ cards from the Project Life kit.

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To make this page more masculine I added the pops of black to the page. This was done using some of the cute donut Amy Tan stickers.keepcalm-4

And the cute Dear Lizzy rubber charms, chipboard, clear stickers and Crate Puffy Stickers

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I also cut a couple of the 12″ scallop strips from one of the papers in the kits. I just love the way it looks, and placing them at the top and bottom of the page brings your attention back into the middle of the page.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope this page has given you some insight into how I may make a page more masculine, whilst staying true to my style.

Raquel x

Raquel Bowman

 

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