Here is a LO that i made at my crop today. I based it on a LO over on the two peas website, although i think you will agree it has turned out very different! I used a neutral coloured ledge style background paper from Basic Grey. I used a compass to draw a circle about 1inch in from the edge of the paper in pencil. I used my circle punch to create a mask in vellum, and then went around the pencilled circle using this mask to create circular stamped images in grey ink. I attached a button to the middle of each stamped image. I used the colours that are in the boys t-shirts. I then added gems between the buttons in matching colours and rubbed out the pencil line.
I double matted my photo in neutral colours and stuck it in the middle of the background paper. Next i drew another circle on the background paper, this time about 7 inches in diameter and then hand stitched around it changing the embroidry threads to match the colours of the larger circle. I punched small circles out of coloured card and used little circular letter stamps to create the title and date, again matching in the colours to the circle. I finished the LO by drawing some doodled lines around the edge of the LO, yet again matching the colours.
Whilst at the crop i was annoyed to find i didnt have any orange gems....but i found a clever way to overcome this that i am really pleased with....i used clear/colourless gems instead, and when i got home i coloured over the top of them with a sharpie pen (which i didnt have at the crop) and they now are orange to match in with all the other things in that area of the LO!