Jonathan Turns 2 Layout
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Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:14

A bright and colourful layout perfect for little boys and girls. Simply change the colours and the embellishments along with your theme and this layout can be anything you want it to be. More importantly this layout is perfect for using all those odd knick knacks you have lying around on your work space.

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Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte (Page 1)
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Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte (Page 2)

Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte
The layout celebrates my nephew's second birthday. To work alongside the bright photos and colourful embellishments I chose white cardstock as my base to work on. The supporting themed embellishments are odds and ends that were perfect for completing the look. My photos are far from perfect but by combining them with loads of other elements they take centre stage without the viewer noticing their imperfections.
Cardstock by Peters Papers. Paper tape by Heidi Swapp. Gaffer tape & rub-ons by 7Gypsies. Liquid Pearls by Ranger Industries. Tags & acrylic paint by Making Memories. Lettering stickers by Basic Grey. Ink by Clearsnap. Stamps by Tim Holtz. Other: Threads, staples, tags, brads and book tabs.

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Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 1)
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Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 2)
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Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 3)
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Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 4)

The supporting elements consist out of themed tapes and stamped numbers showing his age. Rub-ons were used to show that family and friends are joined together by this little one and joins in his celebration. I love how the rub-ons are used so randomly and yet they make perfect sense as a whole. Other elements that were included to add texture and dimension are tags, cardstock frames cut in half, paint and liquid pearls.

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Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 5)
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Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 6)
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Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 7)
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Jonathan Turns 2 by Jowilna Nolte (Close-up 8)

To highlight the fact that Jonathan turns two I used gaffer tape with numbers on them and stamped a circle around the number to draw attention to it. The number 2 in the title was painted the same red that I used for the stamping and draws the connection between the two.