Saturday, August 8, 2015

Scrap the boys August challenge

The challenge at Scrap the Boys for August is a little different and a lot nice:
I really liked this as soon as I saw it, I loved the colour and I really loved the quote. 
I chose a photo of myself and my son (seeing as we are allowed this month to include a mother in the photo), taken quite a few years ago now. 
I had planned on some clean scrapping - pffft, that went out the window, that is way harder than mixed media - lol, it's for me a challenge to make it special. I tried a few things, and none of it worked. So mixed media it was. I had to rescue the Websters Papers patterned paper I had massacred, and cut out of it what I could. I grabbed some good old card stock, a Crafters Workshop stencil, and ink, and inked around the cardstock. I had tried using glitter with the stencil on the patterned paper, but most of that rubbed off, but it did leave a cool effect of the left over glitter - so not all bad  - lol. 
I really liked the quote, so that became a feature on my layout. I recently acquired the Heidi Swapp clear banner, and I suppose it is fitting that I used that seeing as she recently lost her son. I used some new X, O and heart embellishments from Charms Creations, Freckled Fawn wood veneer, and Prima flowers to embellish. 
Thanks for looking at my layout and any comments you may leave. 
Love my boy


  1. Sandra I love your take on our challenge - thanks for playing along with us at STB

  2. This looks stunning!!....Beautiful photo, Sandra....Thanks for joining us at STB

  3. Beautiful page and a treasured memory! Thanks for joining us at STB.

  4. What a fantastic colour combination and love the simple stencilling in the background. Thanks for playing along with STB this month.

  5. Love the colours and fun embellies you have used for your wonderful take on the challenge!! Thanks for playing along at STB :)