The Scrapbooking Class attendees challenged me last month to present to them a "young masculine" layout for July. And for a mother of three daughters, it was new territory.
Affection for the subject, however, brings about inspiration. As well as the gorgeous swap from Miriam Thomas (a 6×6 layout that I based this one from):
One of the benefits of using stamps for scrapbooking is the ability to create your own "printed paper" to match the theme and colour scheme of your layout perfectly. Here we've used the Extreme Elements stamp set to create a grungy look (as requested).
I kept mine quite light, but we did also stamp the same images in varying amounts on the twill. Twill is great for that – sort of a masculine "ribbon" but also you can stamp and dye it to suit.
Word Play is one of my favourite stamp sets and is just fantastic for scrapbookers. Looking at it again last night during class I had an inspiration for another masculine layout. And each of the sayings has the potential to be embellished, as we've done here.
I was so proud of the ladies! Not a single one of them slipped and slided on the acetate with their stamping! (Which was really good because I didnt' have any spare pieces. Phew!)
The title was fun and easy to do. We used the Bigz Alphabet with chipboard and Basic Grey Cardstock. I fiddled quite a lot with these taking them on and off . . .I didnt' want to cover Bayley's feet nor his cute belly button. Got there in the end!
If you'd like to make this layout, please book in for a class. And next month in the Bucklands Beach Class (August 9th 7:30pm) we will be doing a gender-neutral Beach Page. Everyone in New Zealand has beach photos – join us!
Supplies Used: All products Sampin' Up and can be ordered here
Stamps: Extreme Elements, Word Play
Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Soft Suede
Other: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Twill Tape, Bigs Alphabet dies, Regals Designers Series Patters papers, Neutrals 5/16th brads, Hodgepodge Hardare Kit, White Staz-on, 3/4 inch circle punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch