Hey everyone! Raquel Bowman here to share my latest layout all about that man in my little families life; my hubby and great father to my kiddies. It is very rare for me to scrapbook hubby unless it is a photo from our wedding or I have managed to snap a selfie, as he is not one to like being a subject in photos. But I managed to convince him to let me take a picture prior to completing this project. I don’t think he realises how much we love and appreciate all that he does for us, so it is always nice making Fathers Day super special for him. In Australia, we celebrate Fathers Day in September so instead of making a gift now, I thought it would be a perfect time to document how much he means to us.
I had been pondering the Gold World Transparency in the Atlas collection for some time, trying to think of an idea for how I could use such a design. Hubby and I travelled a lot pre-children, so yes I could have used it for travel photos but I wanted to do something a little different. I decided to use my good old maths compass to draw a circle shape onto the transparency. I then cut it out and backed it onto a white piece of card stock so the image was not lost.
I created the photo mat layers by using a combination of plain vellum, patterned paper, the Insta Cards, Travel Tags, chipboard stickers and ephemera. I used foam dots on the smaller picture to pop it off the page. I love creating detailed layers such as this, its a great way to add lots of detail to your pages. I finished the tags with some crochet thread.
Now seriously!?! How awesome are these Thickers in this Atlas collection. Gold AND holographic! No way! Totally genius behind the masterminds at Pink Paislee. These worked great with this gold transparency too.
You can see some of the dimension in the image below. All layers are on foam tape, but so are some of the individual pieces like the smaller image. I love creating different depths and dimensions on my pages and it is such a simple and effective technique to use.
Don’t you just love the puffy stickers and enamel shapes in the Atlas collection? I could seriously have a packet full of just the cute little stars. Perfect for masculine pages. In these clusters I also cut apart some of the tags from a patterned paper, these are great to add another layer and give the look of a die cut once cut out!
I wanted to softened the grey stripe patterned paper in the collection so I have actually adhered a whole piece of vellum over the entire piece of paper. I liked the softened effect it gave and it was easy to adhere in the centre as I knew it was going to be covered by the map. I added photo corners to the top right and bottom left corners and this was a tool used to draw your eyes back into the page and the subject of my photos.
I really enjoy challenging myself to create and think outside the box with a ‘themed’ collection. I would love to see creations by you doing the same, you can tag me on instagram @raquelp or hashtag #ppAtlas.
Collection Used: Atlas