Thursday, 24 March 2011

He's my no. 1 {The Colour Room Palette 50 /The Studio Challenges March 20th Sketch Challenge}

It was a public holiday here on Monday {Human Rights Day} & as a result I have been playing "catch-up" all week!  I keep thinking it's a day earlier than it really is & then realising that I had more to do on the day than I had originally thought!  Anyway, here is my take on this week's blue palette over at The Colour Room.

I used the latest sketch up at The Studio Challenges, which appealed in it's simplicity, and I thought the stripes would lend to the manly theme.

I was inspired by the striped background to use this striped paper from American Crafts {Blue Skies} and used the opportunity to try a technique I've seen around quite a bit lately - using masking tape & washi tape, just sticking & tearing it, overlapping & layering it slightly.

I placed a 1" strip down either side of the dark blue matt, but it looked too clompy, so I tore it (LOVE how it came out!) then used the other side of the torn strips (the halfs which I had torn off) & adhered them to the edge of the page on either side...pretty nifty I thought :)

There was a twist to the sketch challenge, and that was to use "ruffles" somewhere on your project.  I used the white crepe paper ruffle from my recent Studio Calico kit {My mind's Eye} and added the little "Fine & Dandy" bird from the MME bling packaging too.  The rosette is actually TWO Studio Calico rub-ons rubbed one over the other & the stitching is faux stitching using (one of my many as they take it in turns to be temperamental!) white gelpen {because I am still waiting for my sewing station to be built so to sew is a bit of a hassle right now as my studio is too small to fit my machine into}(to have it permanently set up). 

Thank you for looking & for all your kind comments on my recent posts.  

***See previous post for my BIRTHDAY RAK & please note that you do not have to do a new post on your scrap-space to qualify if you already have a photo of it anywhere on the internet, or a post about it along with a photo - just add the link to the comments section or e mail me a photo to be in to win!***


Backing paper - American Crafts - Blue Skies (Peaceful Easy Feeling)
Dotty blue print - Bo Bunny (Ocean Dot)
Plain cardstock - Navy (Bazzill)
Arrows cut from Basic Grey Hopscotch (Sidewalk Chalk) Studio Calico
Colourmates (White photo matt)
White pen - Hybrid Gel Grip
Alphas & no's - Basic Grey & American Crafts "Remarks"
Journaling sticker (Studio Calico) by Crate Paper *exclusive to Candy Shoppe kit.
Buttons - My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found (Portobello Road - You & Me) Studio Calico January 2011
Rub-on rosettes x 2 - Studio Calico - Candy Shoppe
Birdie - My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy packaging
Bling dot - My Mind's Eye - Fine & Dandy
Ruffle - My Mind's Eye - Lost  & Found - Madison Avenue "Happily Ever After"
Dymo type alphas - stash
Masking tape, washi tape - stash & Diana (Jamaica)

A page that looks simple to me but when I type out the supplies list it looks like there's everything but the kitchen sink on there!


Marilyn said...

Simple and Beautiful man page!! Love the colors and how you used the intense color to pop up the photo. nice ruffle and photo, too!!! Take care!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Helen, this is so cool!! I remember the pic of your hubby. lol. Enjoy your weekend, Helen!! Cos I will :)))

FiKenward said...

This is such a great male page and I like how you didn't over the do the ruffle just the right amount. I like that you tried the masking tape and the other tape, oops forgot what you called it. What is the other tape exactly???? Anyway you've done a very lovely blokes page.

Pearl said...

awesome take on TCR#50 ! fab masculine page indeed !

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is simple and GREAT, the used of masking tape and washi tape is such a brilliant idea on this page, perfect masculine layout!