Thursday, 21 August 2014

Scrap the Boys - August

So, I have been doing a little scrapping lately, but not as much as I would have liked to. Was sick for a bit, still recovering actually, and just not inclined to do anything.... On the mend now, thank goodness!

Thought I would start with the Scrap the Boys challenge for this month, which was to profile your boy/man. I just happened to get the Teen Boy Project Life cards recently (like I need more of these!) and found the perfect one to document my Liam at almost 10.

Played with a new technique on this one, which kind of worked. The idea was to lay down some texture paste and stamp a background stamp into it to create an interesting background. The stamping didn't work as well as I was hoping. Not sure if the texture paste was too "thin" and wet or the stamp too complicated. Still a technique in progress I think!

Have also played along with the D'Lish Scrap Suite Cyber Crop that was launched last weekend. There was four challenges and I have managed to complete all four!

Challenge 1 - Use stamps

Well, to say this one excited me is probably and understatement! My next question was "which ones"?! I decided to try and create the kraft, white, black and red backgrounds that I am seeing around at the moment, loving this look (think Kaiser Craft Mix and Match collection).

I really enjoyed playing with some of my Kellie's Stamps (diamond, plus and words), also stamped the title and journalling spot.

Challenge 2 - use monochrome embellishments

This one took a little more thought. I ended picking photos first and the rest came together. Not a colour that I usually use though!

Lucky that I had some glorious purple (in the right shade and all!) embellies from D'Lish!! Love these photos of Liam and Alex too!

Well, I will leave it there for now. I will be back in a day or two with the other two challenges.

Katie x


Wilma Voermans said...

Beautiful layouts, all of them! I like the boyish feeling on the first one, and the background looks very soft, but still textured! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap The Boys!

Sue Plumb said...

Loving your take on the STB challenge Katie! I think the background work still looks fabulous (even if you didn't quite achieve what you set out to.) Great subtle use of colour too, well done! And thanks for playing along with us at STB. :)

Rikki Graziani said...

Love love Love that background and its layering. Thanks for playing along with STB's

Lisa Griffith said...

I think it worked, love the texture it adds a lot to your page, great photo too! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap the Boys!

Sharryn Thomson said...

WOW! Love your gorgeous background and textures. super cool page!
Thanks for playing along with STB.

Agnus K. said...

Looks like you've been a busy scrapper :) love the design on your profiling page, the soft textured background looks awesome!!! Thanks for playing along at STB