Monday, April 15, 2013

About A Boy Chevron Challenge

     The April 1st challenge for About A Boy (link on the sidebar) was to use chevrons in your design - easy right!?  WRONG!  I went through my entire stash and found I had nothing.  Apparently I've never used a chevron before. 
     I went looking in my idea books and on web pages for inspiration, but everything was so busy for my style of scrapping.  I then stumbled upon a picture that had nothing to do with chevrons and noticed the rick rack, and that was the inspiration for the following page.
      I knew I wanted the chevron to be subtle when I started so this was perfect for that.
    You probably can't tell from the large page, but the photo mats are chevrons too.  I took a close up to try to show that detail.

     As a final note....if anyone has any suggestions on how to take better pictures of my scrap pages I would love, love, love to hear them.  It seems no matter when I take the picture I get glare and the smaller details don't show.  Can't wait to hear your comments.  Until next time....


  1. Aww what a precious layout! I take my photos outside in daylight but not straight up noon as that is too bright. Hope that helps. Thanks for playing along with us at About A Boy! :)

  2. Beautifully done, thanks for joining us at AAB!

  3. Clever and good for you for creating your own chevron. Glad you played at About a Boy

  4. Wonderful layout! I take my photos directly over head of the layout or tape the layout to the wall and take directly in front. Thank you for playing at About a Boy!

  5. Precious photos! I take pics of my LOs outside with indirect sunlight...hope that helps! Thanks for joining us at AAB.

  6. Super cute photos! Thanks for joining About a Boy!

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  8. I put my LOs in a scrap n easel. It holds it at an angle. I usually have the ott light just above to help with lighting.


    1. I've been standing them up, but I never thought of my ott light...Thank you!