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Terrific Kid Layout by Tonya Gibbs

Terrific Kid Layout by Tonya Gibbs

Hi  everyone  I hope you are having a great weekend.  A few months ago my sweet little nephew called me to tell me he was given the Terrific Kid award for his 1st Grade class.  I told him that “I already knew he was a terrific kid.”  He said “Well, now everyone at school knows!”  LOL!  So today, I'm going to let the World know with this beautiful Mixed Media layout!  


I love to create my own backgrounds for my layotus.  Especially for masculine layouts.  Just look at all this yummy texture! I featured the  brand new  Steampunk Gelatos® with the Gold Champagne Gelatos®  and Black Licorice Gelatos®  to create my background.   Then decided that the  Chalkboard paint  would make an awesome accent/background for my journaling.    To keep with the school theme,  I also incorporated a few pages from a dictionary since first grade is all about spelling words, and definitions.  Here is what my background looked like before I added my layered accents and my photo. 



I've prepared a process video for you to see how I created this layout.  

 I hope I have inspired you to create your own backgrounds for your layouts, and given you lots of ideas for your masculine layout.  

Thanks for stopping in today, 

Tonya Gibbs

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Marion Smith Designs Texture Accents
  • Stampendous:  Grunge Stamp
  • Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powder:  Aged Silver
  • The Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Retro Squares
  • Sizzix – Tim Holtz Frameworks – Lattice
  • Tim Holtz   Idea-Ology:  Salvage Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Idea-Ology  Pen Nibs
  • Tim Holtz Idea-Ology  Word Tokens
  • 7Gypsies:  6x6 Venice
  • 7Gypsies:  Naked Library Drawer Tabs
  • 7Gypises: Number Flashcards
  • 7Gypsies: Date Labels
  • Chipboard Letters
  • Dictionary Page
  • Canvas Corp 12x12 Cream Cardstock
  • Studio Calico – Wood Veneer  Speech Bubbles
  • Studio Calico – Wood Veneer  Camera
  • Studio Calico – Wood Veneer  Arrow
  • May Arts – Twine
  • Graphic 45 – Envelop Tag Staples
  • Chipboard



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Wonderful page - loads of techniques to take away! LOVE that you repurposed the packaging to create a palette - so clever. Cooper is going to love this :)

Johanne Lacombe

Your layout is very beautiful. I love the textures and the colors you used. I enjoyed watching your tutorial. Thanks for sharing,


Using the chalkboard as the place for your journaling was such a great idea!
I love the colors in this layout and the whole feeling!
Once again my friend you did an outstanding job!

xoxo <3

TracyM #6773

STUNNING layout Tonya!!!
LOVE how you have created the BOLD & BEAUTIFUL background!!!

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