Cyn & Wren

My friends Cyn and Rob recently got a new dog: the rascal you see on this layout. His name is Wren, and he’s an English Pointer/Australian Shepherd/Border Collie. Not that you can see any Aussie or Collie in him. Doesn’t he look just like a Pointer? Anyway, he’s hilarious! I’ve never met a dog with this much personality.

So here’s my first layout about Wren and his girl, Cyn. I wanted to create a playful, colorful feel for the layout without going themed, and the funky, vintage style of October Afternoon’s 5 & Dime collection worked perfectly for the bulk of the layout. Notice: I didn’t add any journaling to the labels. That’s because this is a gift layout, and I want Cyn to be able to write whatever she wants on it.

Also, you can tell from my photo–I’ve been messing around with Instagram. Yay! I’ve been following a few blogs that always post photos with a distinctive style, and I wanted to give it a try to see how it looks…. The filter I picked does add a vintage color cast to the full photo, which I like, but doesn’t tell you exactly how this layout looks. Close, but the colors are muted. Tell me what you think. (I can take it….)

Cyn & Wren recipe: Patterned paper: Lily Bee Design and October Afternoon; Stickers: Crate Paper and October Afternoon; Brad: The Girl's Paperie; Embroidery floss: DMC; Adhesive: American Crafts and Tombow; Photo action: Maggie Holmes Photography.

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