Friday, 23 May 2014

Nana's Boy ~ 1,2,3 Get Scrappy May Challenge.

When I saw this Challenge I got very excited as I had been waiting for the right combinations of elements to combine to create a layout of my handsome grandson. I have a beautiful photo scrapped and framed on my lounge wall of my gorgeous grand daughter and when my daughter shared this gorgeous photo of him all rugged up as he watched her playing netball, I thought 'that's a photo I have to scrap and frame' and put up with Imi. So this is what I have designed. 

 1,2,3 Get scrappy!
The Elements I chose were Rectangle shapes, gears or clogs and blue background.

I started with a blue 12" x 12" piece of cardstock  and sprayed sections with 'London Blue' Dylusions Ink.'  Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks 'Smokey Sky' and 'Vintage Photo' over my Kaszazz Honeycomb stencil I blended both colours together to give my background a masculine feel before I added splatters of watered down watercolour crayons (Blue, black and green) to complete my Blue Background. 

I chose a range of additional elements such as film washi tape (rectangles), cork arrows and chevrons from Studio Calico and Kaisercraft elements; journaling tags from Collectables 'Take Note' and chevron and star rub-ons to add to my layout.  To add more rectangles I selected and cut a range of papers from my paper stash, a mini note page (Kaisercraft Collectable 'Take Note') and a piece recycled cardboard I cut from a packing box. I distressed and then inked inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink 'Vintage Photo' . Two of the papers were made into rectangular frames with some natural twine around one

My chipboard words and the Studio Calico little wood veneer boy were painted blue and green with my watercolour crayons and the packet of cogs I had purchased from Simon Says Stamps quite a while ago (waiting for that perfect male card to make) were perfect for this layout. I placed pins into the centre of the cogs and layered 3 of them together, placed the small one with some rub-ons and to finish off the layout I added a 'SNAP picture PERFECT' tag.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my first layout for my grandson, I really enjoyed taking on the challenge to create this layout for 1,2,3 Get Scrappy.


  1. fantastic layout!!!! Thanks for joining us at 123 Get Scrappy!!

  2. From one Nana to another.. He is adorable!!! And I LOVE your layout!! Thanks for joining our challenge at 123 Get Scrappy :)

  3. Oh this is just beautiful, absolutely gorgeous, Love this, thanks for joining us at 123 Get Scrappy

  4. This is a fabulous layout and adorable photo! Thanks for joining us at 123 Get Scrappy!

  5. Gorgeous layout!! Thanks for joining us at 123 Get Scrappy!!

  6. Love Love Love all the layers and details on this layout! Wonderful! Thanks for joining us over at 123 Get Scrappy!