Sunday, 10 January 2010

Get funky spots and stripes challenge!!!

Woo-hoooo!!!! I have made something !!! yey!!!!
Here is my entry for the Get funky challenge blogs January challenge of spots and stripes!!

I had to head straight for my salt and pepper download from the funky hand shop. I can't wait for the new cd to go on sale it looks fabby from the snipets I have seen from the funky hand DT members and have got my pennies put aside ready!!!!
I needed a little break from my uni assignment and I decided to get myself out of my comfort zone of cards and challenge myself to do a scrapbook page ( I think this is the 5th page I have ever done so I am getting there!!!) The salt and pepper download colours matched really nicely with a photograph I wanted to use.

This picture of Ryan is my favourite picture of him we have so far and when we showed it to all the family everyone kept saying "doesn't he look so grown up and handsome"
I printed out my 2 sheets - 1 spotty, 1 stripey from my salt and pepper and gave them a good scrunching up to grunge them up a bit!! Then I straightened them back out and rubbed them with my file to scratch ad distress them a bit. Ryan likes cool stuff like that so I figured it would be perfect for his page.

Then I did some tearing and inking to get the cool edges and popped them onto my white 12x12 cardstock, I inked the edges of that too. I ripped a couple of strips of the stripey piece to get a couple of layers on the bottom part of the page and put one of the strips over the photo using a couple of screw brads. I used the left over bits to make a funky flower and for the centre I used a screw brad ( I had to keep it 'manly'!!)
Then I inked up some alphabet squares saying " all grown up and handsome" and popped them on the top half of the page. I only inked the edges of the "ryan" on the photo as I wanted to keep them gentle with the white on the photo.
I doodled a bit around the edges with my white gel pen and I think thats it!!!!
Thank you for popping in on me xxxxxxx


  1. All that distressing has paid off as it looks so fab! thanks for getting funky this month (and yes, the CD is FANTASTIC!!!!)

  2. this is lovely , great choice of papers
    Thanks for playing at Get Funky this month

  3. Wow super layout Lou and very manly. It is really hard to know when to stop when doing men/boys layouts but you have managed it perfectly.
    Max x

  4. Looks fantastic Lou, thanks for joining in over at FH this month,
    big hugs
    En xx

  5. great page Lou, love the treatment of the paper, works really well and great for a page for Ryan - who is very handsome indeed!


  6. Hi Lou

    What a brilliant scrap book page.

    So many great techniques and I agree - your son looks very grown up and handsome!!

    Thank you for playing along with the Get Funky! challenge again this month.

    Love Jules xx

  7. I love your idea of crumpling up the papers and then flattening them back out it's really effective. Your scrap page is fab. Thank you for joining in with our Get Funky challenge this month, it's always so exciting for me to see what crafters create with my papers.
    Anice xx

  8. Lou this is fab! I love the spots and stripe papers you distressed them really well. The flower is perfect and manly enough. Great layout.

    Kaye x

  9. fab layout lou and I love your combo of the spots and stripes and gorgeous ripping...tearing and distressing and hey look out girls...this is one cool dude...thanks for joining in the fun with the Get Funky gang...hugs kath xxxx

  10. Wow Lucy This is fab! I love the masculine feel you got with the tearing and, crumpling and inking. Love how you've put the striped paper over part of the photo looks really great. What a handsome little chap Ryan is!

  11. This is soooo good! Such a great layout and use of the papers as they fit it so well! Like the use of the crumpling too! Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next month! Get Funky!


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