Hello there! I hope that you are enjoying this lovely holiday weekend! It is very quiet at my house right now, so I am taking advantage of the time to get some scrapping done! It is funny to me that as I have gotten older I have learned to really appreciate the quiet moments in life. For me, that is definitely a thing that has come on as I have matured (sounds so much nicer than aged, doesn't it?!). I don't mind a quiet room or some reflective time, but in all honestly do find myself missing the chaos and craziness that was our lives for so many years! With 4 kids we always had something nutty (and often loud) going on and I LOVED it! A buzzing, bustling house full of energy and happy sounds always made my heart feel full and made me feel incredibly lucky!!
Ok, on to the reason you stopped by! I have another starburst page to share with you today. This one features my youngest son. This kid is so sweet and thoughtful! He is the best hugger and always has a 'punny' joke to tell. He is smart and handsome and funny and just so happens to save lives for a living. He is a Paramedic! He's a great kid and we are so proud of him! Take a look:
I used the same starburst technique as on my last page, but this is a little different variation! I only starburst-ed (Yes, that is a highly technical term!) half of the page! I left the other half of the page open for some stamping and a bit of a side border. I started by choosing 5 colors that wanted to share the same page and made my bursty triangles. If you are interested in how I did that you can check that out in *this* post. I laid them out and then before I adhered anything down I used my ruler to draw lines where I wanted my bursts to end. My big plan was to kind of frame the picture on the inside using them. I was pretty pleased with how they turned out.
I matted and raised my photo off the page using fun foam. I made my own embellishments by punching several hearts and arrows out and gluing them one on top of another to make them more sturdy than just the one layer. I sprinkled those throughout the page trying to keep them balanced looking.
I drew lines on each of my starburst pieces to give them a little more definition. I left a little bit of space between the pieces to let the background peek though.
I did some light stamping on the page too. This was as close to a title as I got on this page.
I am really loving the look of the starburst design. You can probably expect to see a few more (I still have kids left! *snort, giggle, grin!*) from me too!
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Ok, I am off to work on a few more pages!! Next Monday will start my Make It Again Monday series where I share with you an old layout and its made again updated version!
Have a great day and happy scrapping!