Boy Bond | Bella Blvd | To the Moon and Bella Besties

Monday 14 June 2021


Hi everyone, here is my latest layout for Bella Blvd using the fabulous new collection To the Moon! I am mixing it with Bella Besties today and I’m focusing on making a masculine layout to celebrate Fathers’ Day!

I was instantly drawn to the Daily Details paper the second I saw it – but the B side! It has triangle quadrants in four colours: Oyster, Orange, Blueberry and Ice. I decided to get out my star punches and create a colour-on-colour layout by layering similar coloured stars over the colour blocked areas.

I have a super-cute photo of my husband and our two-year-old boy Theo. These two have a great bond and really are best pals. I adore this photo of them being silly together. The photo itself is poor quality. It’s taken on a front camera, in poor lighting so it’s a little grainy. So to make it look better I printed it small and changed it to black and white – that’s a great tip if you have a low quality photo, black and white can make it look a LOT better!

I pulled out my Bella Besties Freehand Graph and Dot papers and found the four colours. I then set about punching multiple stars using star punches. I have quite a variety of them! I used the biggest one first, then got smaller, ending up using a confetti star punch that punches out loads of teeny tiny stars. I then arranged them onto the quadrants. I cut some of the big stars in half in order to have stars cross over the lines on the paper. I raised all the bigger ones on foam pads and have layered smaller ones on top of the big ones. I filled in the gaps with the little stars.  I wanted my stars to be close together in the middle of the layout and spread out more towards the edges to form a star-burst effect.

I added my photo off centre and then found a few embellishments from the To the Moon Collection to go with my layout. I needed to keep the embellishment minimal because there was so much going on the layout already!

I added a few enamel dots from the Cooper collection and my title is made up of To the Moon chipboard and Aria puffy alphabet stickers.

I finished off by writing my journaling in silver pen and then I added splatters of black paint.

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx



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