Friday, August 17, 2012

My Creative Sketches Layout - My Little Man

I don't often get to participate in challenges, but I have admired the 'My Creative Sketch' challenge for some time, and all the amazing entries, sketches, and design team creations. Worth popping over and investigating, if you have not been there previously...they also sell the most glorious of kits!

I really liked the sketch by  'Kim Kean', so last night, I found a little more time than I normally would and got busy creating a layout of my son, with one of my very favourite photographs, taken last year. He has the most adorable smile, just like his Daddy.

I seriously struggle making 'masculine' layouts, but am very pleased with how this particular layout turned out.  I think next time though, I will add in some stamped images, perhaps a wash of paint, some texture... the list goes on.  Why I didn't think of this last night....:-)

I used chipboard elements from Imaginarium Designs to embellish, coating in several coats of Gesso - I wanted the chipboard elements to be 'real white'.  However, after seeing Natalie's layout (you can see Natalie's projects 'HERE') on the Imaginarium Designs Blog earlier, I now wished I'd used spray paint - looks magical and so clear, crisp and beautiful.

Of course, I used Helmar adhesives all the way through my layout - making my creating life so much easier.  I really adore their products, and no, not just because I am on their design team, but because I love their products - that is why I am on the team! 

Layering the chipboard looked quite effective, and to complete, I used old world style button charms from Scrap Matrix.
The journaling, I spied on Pinterest (where else? hehehe) though I changed some of the words to fit 'my son and myself'.   It just seemed so perfect...

Well, I hope you'll pop on over to My Creative Sketches and check out the current challenge, and perhaps be inspired to participate yourself...
Happy Creating
Sandie

Materials List: 
Challenge: My Creative Sketches, Sketch by Kim Keane
Basic Grey: 'Periphery' Paper Collection
AC Cardstock
Imaginarium Designs: 9 Cogs on Board, Chicken Wire, Medium Clock, My Little Man
Scrap Matrix: Button Charms
Helmar Adhesives
Gesso

18 comments:

Tracey said...

It's lovely Sandie:) You truely do do some amazing work - Trace

Adriana B said...

great male page Sandie, love all the chipboard you have used from Imaginarium Designs, wonderful details :)

Amy said...

Wow this such a wonderfully stunning lo! Great details and colors and such a cute picture to scrap! Hugs Amy :)

Astrid Maclean said...

What a gorgeous LO and your little man is soooo cute! Love the journaling too (even if it was found on Pinterest lol)

Jasmine S said...

Oh that journaling is just fabulous. Gorgeous pic and just loving that chippy.

Lean said...

This is so sweet and cool details you have uswd.
byebye,Lean

Christina C. said...

I think we all struggle with masculine themes.... we're just very partial to ribbons and lace!!!!
Your layout for your handsome little guy is stunning....love it!

Melissa Vettorel said...

Wow...what a super cute page!! The little gears are too cute and so is your picture. Thanks for playing along with us!!

Veronica Goh said...

OMG I love this layout, especially all the chipboard elements and that gorgeous photo!

carlies said...

Oh my gosh, this turned out so stunning!

hugs carla

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

Aww! Such a sweet page! Your boy is adorable and your use of the chippies is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Sandie your layout is darling and lil' Man is tooo sweet!!! Beautiful job hun!!
hugs,
Cheryl

Jodi said...

Awesome boy page, Sandie!!!! I LOVE it!!!! I'm so glad you found My Creative Skethes!!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

Elaine said...

Sandie this page is just amazing , what a super photo and the details on this page are stunning well done Hugs Elaine

Shell said...

Gorgeous Page! That photo is so adorable wot an amazing smile! Luv all the ID chippies too!Thanx for playing at My Creative Sketches

Becky Litz said...

what a gorgeous layout! and i love your journaling...I'm totally stealing that! Thanks for sharing :) and for playing along with our sketch at My Creative Sketches!

Becky Litz

Eila Sandberg said...

He he you're recycling journalling too! made me smile to read about the boogies. Love the chippie cogs and how you turned one of them into a clock. This is a cute but still boyish page, not too dark or manly - just perfect for your little man! xoxo

Janet said...

Fabulous layout, love all the cogs and clocks, journalling is great
http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/church-scrap-crop.html