Saturday, June 7, 2014

Ready to Challenge YOUrself??

Time for June's challenge at Challenge YOUrself!  This month's challenge is a super fun one, especially with Father's day right around the Corner.  The theme is "My Boy!"  So whether you scrap your hubby, your dad, your brother, your dog or your goldfish, Bob (c'mon...someone out there totally has a goldfish named Bob...), grab your scrappy supplies and show us a layout of a boy in your life.  Make sure you're in the picture, of course! :)

Up for grabs this month is a awesome swag bag from Paper Issues!  CLICK HERE to check them out!

My scrappy style lately seems to be suffering a bit of schizophrenia...I'm all over the place and I can't commit to a style. I love so many different styles and love trying them all out, even if they aren't my exactly in my comfort zone.  Anyway, with this photo, clean and simple just wouldn't cut it.  So here's my take on this month's challenge.  CLICK HERE to see what the rest of the talented design team came up with!

Lots of layers and flowers on this one.  I found these little flowers in the value bin at Michaels.

I got this great chipboard frame from Creative Embellishments and have been wanting to use it for awhile.  I love the fancy swirly pattern of almost reminds me of the pumpkin coach from Cinderella.  To match it to my layout, I first painted it white, then embossed it with Tim Holtz Distressing embossing powder in green, rubbed a bit of that off, and added some neon green gelato to brighten up the lighter spots.  Then I inked the edges a bit.  Then I weaved these great shabby chic Thickers through a green wire and wrapped it around the chipboard.

For the background, I started by running some gesso over the middle part of the page, then misting over it with chartreuse Heidi Swapp mist.  Once dry, I used a DCWV mask to add texture with modeling paste, then grabbed a TCW mask and some ink to add some script.

I misted these white doilies with a mix of the chartreuse Heidi Swapp mist and some sweet cherry Heidi Swapp mist.

So there it is.  A layout featuring me and my boy.  Now, let's see yours!  Remember, you have a whole month to get your layout linked up...might be a good challenge to scrap those Father's Day photos next weekend, eh?  ;-)




  1. Shawna! This is absolutely beautiful in every single way! I love it!

  2. Love your vintage-ish romantic style going on....I sooo 'get' the let's try a different style thing! Those colours work really well & LOOOVE the doilies!!!

  3. Such a gorgeous page - love the vintage look on this one and I love trying new things!

  4. WOW this is just such a fun layout. I love the colours and I agree - clean and simple would not cut it. Love the pic. So sweet.

  5. Oh I hope I can make time to do my layout for CY June challenge :) Great layout, love those romantic colors, and of course that wonderful picture of you two sweethearts <3