Thursday, 1 September 2011

My Monthly Challenge!

First of the month AGAIN??? Means new challenge day! I've just posted my monthly challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50, and this month I have been inspired by Fathers Day. So this month my challenge is a themed one - MASCULINE! (I know, not usually my forte, but hey - it's good to challenge myself too right?) So the criteria are to scrap a layout about an important ADULT male in your life, to include at least one 'non scrap' item and also at least one button. (I had to sneak the button criteria in there, seeing as Lovelybug Bits n Bobs is the sponsor for this challenge!)
Here is my sample layout...



To create the background I used a Crafters Workshop 'Houndstooth' template and 'Bell Bottom Jeans' glimmermist, then a Kaisercraft 'Frames' transparency. I decided to use the jeans pocket as I sooooo love denim and thought it would make a great feature instead of using pp and also allowed me to tuck some extra pics in it.

It took great restraint for me to keep the embellishments to a minimum on this one but I did include a Lovelybug Bits n Bobs button (from the 'Just Blues' set - I stretched the fabric really thin to make sure the metal base would shine through a bit to give it a more masculine feel)...


And I also use a gorgeous teal & cream lollipop from Charms Creations...


I would like to also mention that this LO was inspired by a gorgeous one I saw recently done by Melinda Thompson for Stuck Sketches. You can see the original LO on Melinda's blog HERE. Thanks for the inspiration Min! X

6 comments:

Jasmine S said...

This looks fab Sue. Just love that pocket. I have had one in my stash for years and have not known how to use it without it looking silly but you my girl, have used it beautifully. Love the button on the side too. Great page.

Linda said...

LOVE the denim pocket with the extra pics tucked in there....great idea, Sue.
Such an inspiring, gorgeous LO <3

Angela said...

Fantastic Sue!! love this! the denim pocket over the frame & glimmer misting is so effective!! I loved that page of Min's too :-)

my2angels said...

Awesome layout Sue and LOVE the idea of the denim pocket

Melinda said...

Oh WOW I just about fell off the chair when I saw my name...awww..thanks so much sweets I am so glad I inspired you! LOVE LOVE the denim pocket idea...so inspirational! Take care and have a great weekend :))xx

Aga said...

Hi Sue, just wanted to let you know that your fabulous use of the pocket inspired me to create a page with a pocket of my own :)