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Laura Rumble – Bobby Knows All The Names

I’m so excited that Pretty My Page has some COAPA Cut Files for sale!  I’m a big fan of Virginia’s designs – especially those that are more masculine as they work great with photos of my nephews.  This train is AWESOME!  

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My nephew knew all of the Thomas engines names and was so familiar with the books that you couldn’t say a single word wrong when reading to him as he’d stop you and start again!  If we weren’t playing with trains we were reading about them.  I put so much effort in to learning their names but there were so many.  The look of disappointment on a two year olds face when you call Edward Gordon is a look that stays with you for a long time.

Right less waffle and on to the layout.  I’ve backed the train with various papers from a Doodlebug 6×6 pad.  I choose yellows and oranges for the engine as blue and yellow were the two colours that stood out the most from the photos.  Orange is blue’s complimentary colour. 

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I added a little blue ink to the white background using the packaging technique.  I choose three bold alphas for my title and subtitle.  Despite what the photo tells you, that middle line of alphas is straight.  I triple checked after looking at the photos!

You can see the process video here.


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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx


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