Father’s Day is coming up fast, so I thought I’d share this layout, my hubby’s first Father’s Day.

first-fathers-day scrapbook page leftI made a pocket to keep the cards he received and had a blast coloring in the frogs with watercolor pencils.  Aren’t they adorable?  Oh, and the baby’s kinda cute, too.  🙂

The title is made with Grungeboard Alphas.  First I painted them with the Denim Paint Dabber and Peeled Paint Distress Crackle Paint, then for added dimension I went over them with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.

The papers are from K & Company’s Hopscotch Boy 12×12 Paper Pad and the stamp is Penny Black’s Toadily Clear Stamps set.

For watercoloring first I stamp with Black StazOn Permanent Ink (you have to use a waterproof ink or else it will run when it gets wet.)  Then I use a basic set of watercolor pencils, Faber-Castell 24-Color GRIP Watercolor EcoPencil Set is great.  A Waterbrush is perfect for doing the blending.  (This link leads to a medium size brush, but you should be sure to get fine and large sizes, too.)

first-fathers-day scrapbook page rightI asked Gary to write his own thoughts and memories for this layout, but he hasn’t done it yet.  In the meantime,  here’s what I wrote:

Gary is a wonderful, hands-on dad who loves hanging out with his new little guy.
Photo, opposite page:  Changing little boys’ diapers can be a dangerous activity. You have to be ready for anything that might spring up.  Gary always gets a fresh diaper open and ready, just in case.  Josh doesn’t seem to mind wearing it for a minute.
Photo, top middle:  The matching shirts Mom made for her two guys.
Photo, top right:  Josh often gets fussy right before his dinner time, but it takes a few minutes to warm up the bottle in hot water on the stove.  To keep him distracted, Gary flies him around while we’re waiting.  (Gary’s mom finds this maneuver quite horrifying.)

Warming up the bottle in hot water on the stove!?!  I was so very thankful when we got a microwave a couple years later.

first-fathers-day two page scrapbook layoutCropping these six photos to 3″ square, then matting them all on a 7″ x 10 ¼” rectangle lets you get a lot of pics onto one page without it looking too busy.  I like the added touch of rounding just the two left corners, it makes the whole more cohesive.

Happy crafting, all!

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5 thoughts on “First Father’s Day – Scrapbook Layout

  1. I’m making a really big effort to get around everyone seeing as it’s a special week. Mind you it’s taking forever and I have a bit of a numb bum now so It’ll be back to my random visits next week I think. I just don’t know how some people manage it every week.

    Sounds like you’ve been very busy Sandy. It can’t be easy working on something so large but I bet it will be worth all your hard work in the end.

    Happy WOYWW 2nd Anniversary and …………….
    Happy Crafting!

    1. I agree, Sue, I can never make it to every site, there just isn’t enough time. This huge quilt began as a determination to put all my unfinished quilt tops to good use. The daughter of a dear friend got married and I thought I’d make her a wedding quilt. I just hope the other two daughters aren’t expecting the same, lol.

      Happy crafting to you, too. 🙂

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