Friday, September 11, 2009

future HERO

Here's my most recent layout, completed for the latest Whimsical Scraps and Bugs challenge. We were supposed to use the front of a magazine cover as inspiration for our projects. I focused on having one main picture and a simple clear title.

The picture is of my 3 1/2 year old DS at an American Heroes helicopter air show. He was trying on a firefighter's helmet. If you're familiar with the Station Fire in Southern California that has been burning for about 2 weeks now, it came about 5 miles away from us at its closest point. It was around this time that my son informed me that he wants to join a hand crew when he grows up. So this picture may just be a glimpse of his future...

The journaling is a letter to him regarding his future and, since it is of a more personal nature and would have distracted from the 'magazine cover' theme, I decided to put it on a hidden journaling tag behind the picture.
The next picture shows a bit of the dimension on some of the stars, which I then inked with white to further define the patterns.
materials used:
Plantin Schoolbook: 'HERO' and journaling tag
Sesame Street Font: 'future' and its shadow, and stars
A Child's Year: firefighter silhouette
Cuttlebug: Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots

Thanks for looking!


Sandy said...

This layout is amazing...I love the pic of your little guy...all the stars are fab..wonderful work!

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

First time visitor and loving all your layouts, I have now become a follower. Love this layout with your little man, the stars look fab. Can't wait to come back again.

Kaye x

Crystal said...

i love how bright and cheery this layout is! all the stars are so great and the pic is awesome! you did a great job! hugs!