As it is Tom's birthday today, it is only fitting that the layout is about him!
The photos are from Cove Bay, a small bay about 15 minutes walk along the coastal path from our village. There are lots of rocks to climb and explore, and little caves and tunnels carved in the rockface from the years of erosion from the sea. Tom is a perfect size to fit in these holes. And he loves to explore them.
I pretty much stuck to the sketch, using 2 smaller photos instead of the one large one. The title was done using Sizzlit Chunkadelic alphabet dies, and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I swiped a brown ink pad over them, and also outlined them with a brown Zig pen. I used my sewing machine to add a (wonky) stitched border.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants, Jillibean Soup
Punch: Martha Stewart
Chipboard elements: BasicGrey
Before I go, I have another Tom-ism. This morning, he was up early, so he could have his breakfast and still have plenty of time to open his presents, and start on building some of his new Lego sets. Anyway, he came through to our room after his breakfaast, and said "When I woke up, my tummy was full of butterflies. I still have butterflies in my tummy, but now they are covered in Weetabix... That feels weird" Sometimes I look at him, and think "Where on Earth did that come from..."