Now here's a collection I absolutely love! It's Kaisercraft's new Shine Bright collection, featuring yellow, black, white and grey. My home town's soccer colours! Well, let's not go there.
Anyway, these papers are perfect for both boys and girls. Black and white photos look especially nice with those striking colours.
(Yes, Leah is blessed with amazing lashes that can make Maybelline cry)
I painted some watercolour from Leah's paint box (nothing fancy here) on white cardstock and while that was drying, cut out circles from theSunbeam paper. Once it was dry, I trimmed it down to 10.5 x 10.5" (26.5cm) and matted it on the Sunflower paper (I always cheat and cut out a hole from the paper behind so I can use it again). Then I drew a 9" (23cm) circle with my compass and stitched it in grey.
Cap it yellow is s cute bottlecap embellishment that is also available in other colours, for both boys and girls. See them all here. I teamed it with a cherry blossom and a star flower.
For the those glass buttons I glued some glass cabochons on the Bright Side paper with Glossy Accents (or Dimensional Magic) and cut them out. They look so cute, and whatever picture you glue behind, it will look larger and brighter! You totally need cabochons in all sorts of sizes, but the ones I used are 8mm, 14mm and 18mm big.
Leah is 9, and the soccer shirt charm had a number 9 on the back, so that had to go on as well.
"There is a boy"
Now to prove to you how well this collection goes with teen boys!
For the background I cut 7" (18cm) including the barcode (!) off theCanary paper, flipped the shorter piece over and glued it under the barcode. Easy as and a great way to do a 3 pattern background in 1 step.
Add a few pieces from the collectables pack (that one is soooo lush), a piece of ric rac (which is half price and such an easy way to add some texture and pattern).
The black felt frame felt a little too strong to me (if you know me, you know that I don't really like framing photos in black, but I do love the felt frames). I added some lemondrop twine and licorice twist sugar beads, stuck on with plenty of Glossy Accents.
I told you about the bottlecaps, here is one for boys - the Cap it black, teamed up with a ship's steering wheel charm.
And up in the corner you'll find a date pin with a giant black rhinestone dot. How can you not love them!
And then there is my cute little nephew on a sugar high...
Here I used the Golden paper (yellow and zebra stripes) withMango (chevrons) and Bumblebee (grey), plus one barcode strip. The black tag is one of many cool ones on the Buttercup paper.
The rays were done with texture paste and a template, then sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heated. All those cool silver circles are from some fabric I found at Spotlight.
The journalling is inside a metal tag holder.
So, there you are - 3 layouts done in no time with this absolutely cool, awesome and happy Shine Bright collection!