So part of the reason this layout is so adorable is the look of sweet innocence on his face. Trust me this is not always the case. The reason he was so willing to lay still for this photo is because prior to this photo he had been running around, and climbing trees. So waiting till they get rid of all that energy is a large part of getting a great boy, or child's photo like this one.
A lot of the supplies for this layout came from Robin's Nest Scrapbooking. They included both sheets of pattern paper the B side of Pink-Glitter-Coral, Charity, Dew-Drops-Originals, and Diamond-Dew-Drops, Glitter-Cardstock, and "Picture Perfect" card from Saffron-Cards.
Another part of making this layout work is the color of his shirt, and how they work with the background papers. Since they are all light blue it effectively divides the layout into thirds which is always pleasing to the eye. The additional strips of washi tape also help to define these areas.The word "Matthew" was made using K & Co chipboard letters, they also made the photo corners
When making the tag "Hello Beautiful" I used a pre-made tag, and a sticker. I placed the Dew drops around each scallop in the center of the tag's edges. Placing, and gluing these in the correct position would have been almost impossible, without the help of ScraPerfect's Embellie Gellie
and ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever using both these together made a difficult task super easy, because the glue hold extremely well in small amounts, and the embellie gellie tool let's you precisely place even the smallest of embellishments. It's also great for lining up alphabet stickers.
The arrows on the page also help draw the eye into the photo, and I loved the tag on the right hand side with the metal camera paper clip, just to give some balance to that side of the page. .
Well I hope you had fun today while we took apart the design element's of this page! Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny