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