I guess I shouldn’t complain too much when baby boy wakes me up at 6am, as it does mean I’ve managed to get up, create a layout from scratch, photograph it, and blog about it, before leaving for the day! This one is for Shimelle’s 3rd challenge (see here), to mix styles.
When I read this challenge, I’d just been commenting on this layout by Louise of Boys, Bugs and Beautiful Buttons, saying that I admired the muted colours but hardly ever used them myself as I found it difficult – if you’re a regular follower you know my layouts are usually bright. I also admire Rahel Menig’s (of swissgirlDesigns) use of softer colours, and I also chose to try her technique of leaving loose threads. I hope I’ve managed to combine it with my own style too, using distressing and paint as techniques I love: