#pu cooj | A Flair For Buttons

TGIF! I’m back to share a layout that I made for A Flair For Buttons last month. You might have seen it over there on the blog, but I absolutely wanted to share it here too. It’s one of my favorites of the past weeks, and not only because of the cute subject. You might have seen this picture before, I used the color version of it for my guest post on Shimelle’s blog last summer.

#pucooj by Els Brigé for A Flair For Buttons

For the background I used white cardstock and applied a layer of gesso first. After letting it dry, I sprayed some water overtop before adding bits of black ink. You could use a spray ink or paint to add color, I used a distress ink reinker from Tim Holtz for this background. I added very small drops of the color, since the color on these reinkers is so intense. Where needed I took some of the excess color away with a paper towel, where needed I added a little more. I’ll be working on a little tutorial video for backgrounds like this, but since the kids have there Easter break the coming two weeks, it might have to wait until after that;)

#pucooj by Els Brigé for A Flair For Buttons

The title, #pu cooj, needs a bit of an explanation, I suppose. Our Tuur was a slow talker when he was younger. While Nora has been an avid talker from 9 months old, Tuur is a man of little words. At the age of 2 he had a few words, some of them could even mean different things. And the all of a sudden he started shouting #pucooj in his enthousiasme. It was his most complex word so far and it took us some time to figure out it meant ‘super cool’. It was hilarious to see the attitude he always said it with.

#pucooj by Els Brigé for A Flair For ButtonsA few stamps, a deer die-cut, and off course a flair to finish up the page. This page didn’t need much supplies obviously, but every now and then I love to go back to basics. Have a great weekend!! Els.

3 Responses

  1. Irene Talaasen
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    Hi Els,
    I love the story about Tuur’s words!! and then you have put it together wonderfully, as usual! I love the picture and your page with the Capture the Everyday and the deer die cut too! Will look forward to your video; I need that 🙂

  2. laura mm
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    This is such a gorgeous layout! Love the simplicity 🙂

  3. lennys309
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    Love this!!
    And the story behind it … so fun!!
    Love the design, the background and …the flair button!! 🙂
    Happy Sunday!!

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