Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Love To Play | Kirei Baldwin | Masculine layout

Hi UK Scrap Addicts!

This month's theme was to create a 'masculine' layout which for me is not a problem as I do scrap quite a lot of boy photos! For this layout I decided to scrap two cute photos of my lovely nephews and their dad on a day out...

I dug into my stash and used these fab papers by Pretty Little Studio from their 'Let's Go' collection. The stars were fussy cut from one of the papers and I added some other cork and star stickers that I have had for a while...

I layered up the photos and added a few embellishments...

To finish off I added a long title in a variety of alphas by Thickers and PinkFresh Studio...

Don't forget to check out all of the inspiration from the rest of the Creative Team this month! We'd love to see your layouts for this months 'masculine' theme so don't forget to share them over on the UK Scrap Addicts Facebook group.... I'll see you next month with another challenge!

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, 25 November 2019

There's No One Like You | Masculine | Jackie Ashton

Hi Crafters,

So this month our theme is ‘masculine’ layout, so I choose these photographs from 2009 of my son climbing a large climbing frame on a day out at the zoo.

There’s No one Like You

I used Pink Fresh Studio - Escape The Ordinary, and started by cutting patterns from one of sheets of papers and using them as backing to each photograph.

I added 3D foam to the back of each photograph to add dimension.

I added some embellishments from the same collection, which worked well with my photographs.

For my title I cut the phase from one of the patterned papers.

And finished the layout with some Bramble Fox perspectives in my stash.

Hope you can join us this month with your masculine layouts and share them on our Facebook page 

Till next time

Happy scrapping

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Boys will be awesome boys - Masculine - Stephanie Squires

Hello all and welcome to this moths blog post!

So as you might be aware - I am a girl!  I have two girls and I love pink girly stuff so this months challenge - Masculine was a challenge for me too!!

Well lucky for me my sister gave me two adorable nephews a year ago so I had plenty of lovely photos to choose from but my scrap stash is a bit I dug deep and came out with Shimelle's box of crayons collection from last year and I thought it would be perfect!

I found this cutfile on the Silhouette store and I cut it out on some coconut swirl bazzill basics cardstock (I always ensure I set my silhouette to pass through twice to have that nice clean cut) I then trimmed the cutfile down to 11.5 inch square.

I used the centre part of the cutfile first and backed some of the letters with some bright and funky paper from the collection and the "O's" with photos of my nephew Oscar!

Once that was done I started making up the layout....I chose my 12 x 12 page and stuck the outside of the cutfile down flat but I used foam risers on the back of the boys will be boys part of the cutfile to give my layout some more dimension.

I put a small embellishment cluster in the bottom left hand corner and raised the word "Awesome" on some foam risers before sticking it onto the layout.  I added some additional stickers and paperclip lightbulbs to complete the layout!

Thank you so much for reading - happy scrapping

Steph xoxo

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Sunny Days | Sam Ball | Masculine Layout

With three step-daughters and a husband who is a photographer and rarely appears in photos as he’s the one that’s always behind the camera, my layouts always tend to be more feminine, so this months’ theme of making a masculine layout did throw me somewhat!

I wasn’t entirely sure where to start, but having made a mixed media background a few weeks ago, I found a photo of Harvey that I took when we visited Thailand. It seemed to co-ordinate perfectly, and so I settled upon using the background as the basis for my layout.

Often I’m sure that I overthink my layouts, staring at a blank sheet of white cardstock, afraid to commit to making the first mark! No matter how many times I try and convince myself that it’s ‘only a piece of paper’, nothing changes!

However, having a pre-prepared background this time has made the creating process so much more enjoyable and speedier, so I shall definitely be employing this tactic again!

The layout itself uses the fabulous ‘Indigo & Ivy’ collection from Pink Paislee. I loved it from the moment I saw a preview of it, but had yet to ‘cut’ into it.

After backing a heart cut file, I layered it with embellishments, ephemera and phrases. Often I find that the sentiments in the word packs are a bit ‘soppy’ and repetitive, but I really like the mix in ‘Indigo & Ivy’.

Having been away on a crafty weekend, a friend let me play with her Nuvo mousses. Similar to a texture paste in consistency, they can be mixed with water and applied using the packaging technique, but also dragged through a stencil to create a texture relief. They even have a few mousses that are classed as ‘expanding’ which are supposed to do just that when heated.

The expanding results were subtle, but nevertheless, I have succumbed and no doubt these mousses will appear on many more of my layouts!

Remember to share your layouts with us over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram?

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Super Star | Lisa-Jane Johnson | Masculine Layout

Hi everyone, it's Lisa-Jane from Pretty My Page here today with my masculine layout for this month's challenge. I have a 13 year old boy and a fair bit of boy themed stash so it was a perfect challenge for me.

I busted out my Cocoa Vanilla Boys Rule collection and some mixed media for this layout.  I was using up some old cut files and some odd photos that hadn't made it to another layout so it came together really quickly,
I love how the texture paste stars pop on the dark background and give some interest around the cut file.  The colours in this collection are so perfect for any age of the chaps in your lives.

You can also see the addition of some lime green paint smudges on the background cardstock.  I confess this was an accident after I tried some mixed media on the reverse and didn't realise I had swiped it on the back too.  A happy accident though :-)

We look forward to seeing all your masculine layouts over on our Facebook page and on Instagram so don't forget to tag us!

Best wishes

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Best Friend | Karen Moss | Masculine Layout

Hello, Karen here with my masculine layout for this month's challenge.

It is rare for me to make a layout that doesn't feature females or flowers or pretty things so this was quite a change for me.  I decided to try for a grungy feel and dug out my Infusions - coloured powders that are activated with water.  Also to accentuate the masculine/grungy feel I planned on using my Tim Holtz crackle paste.

I am really thrilled with the effect that I achieved using these together. I started by laying down a triangle of the Infusions powders in shades of yellow and blue.  I then added some texture using a clock face stencil and crackle texture paste.

I added some strips of paper both vertically and horizontally and mounted my photo onto three pieces of paper, which I 'roughed up' with my finger nail. 

The cogs on my page were cut from an old pizza box and I peeled some of the paper off to reveal the ridges underneath then added some texture paste and inked them with some brown ink. 

I have a process video here which shows how the page was made. 

We would love to see your masculine pages over on our Facebook Page or Instagram feed


Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Sunshine and Fresh Air | Sarah Costain | Masculine Layout

Sarah here today with my take on this months theme of masculine layouts.
Around 95% of my layouts are of my little boy so masculine layouts are the norm for me.

I don't however use just paper collections aimed at boys. For starters there's very few collections available and secondly I like to use flowers and pretty things on my page.
I therefore have my own little rules (which I break all the time anyway!) I don't use a majority of pink on a page, I use flowers on outdoorsy/nature layouts or in boyish colours and destash anything with "girl power" written on it.

So for today's layout I went outdoorsy and even though I didn't add flowers and butterflies I would and could have if they were to hand.
I started out with the idea of a leafy layout with a black background as I had attended a Crafty Vixens workshop at the weekend loved the layout and wanted to recreate something similar on black.

I added white texture paste to my background through a leaves stencil and added splashes white ink.
With my die cutting machine I cut a bunch of leaves and added Distress Oxides to them scrunching them to add texture.

I fussy cut some cute woodland critters and words from the Crafty Vixens kit leftovers and cut two mats for my photo and distressed the edges.

I glued these over the leaves and then added some diecut tags to the top corner for balance.
Using some ephemera I added a few pieces over the tags and a title over the leaves.

Finally I added some sequins and splashes of ink to my background and amongst the leaves. 
You can check out the process in more detail in the video linked here.

Thanks for joining me and have a Happy Scrappy Day :)


Monday, 11 November 2019

Live Life Out Loud | Keighley Brennan | Masculine Layout

Hey UKSA, Keighley here with my layout for this months theme. My hubby and son are gaming mad so I knew for this months masculine theme I wanted to created a gaming themed layout. I pulled out the Teen Spirit Collection by Echo Park because I knew it had lots of gaming themed embellishments. I found a photo I’d taken of my son TJ sat in his room playing playstation, I love to scrap the normal everyday stuff and this photo is definitely that. 

I had a number of the cards cut from the cut a part paper and I decided to layer them up, using one of the cards for my title. I pulled lots of gaming embellishments from the sticker sheet, die cuts and I also fussy cut some from patterned papers. I created three clusters of embellishments creating the visual triangle, this isn’t something I always do but I felt it worked well on this layout. 

I finished off by adding black paint splatters. It’s a fairly simple layout but I think it’s perfect for this everyday photo of my boy.  

You can watch my layout process here on the UK Scrap Addicts You Tube Channel.

Please take a look at the UKSA Facebook group where there’s lots inspiration from the team aswell as the group members, as always the album is full of stunning scrappy loveliness.
Thank you for stopping by 

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Its a Boy Thing | Essie Jane | Masculine

Hi Essie Jane here with my layout for this month.

For my layouts I used the lovely collection from Cocoa Vanilla - Boys Rule, adding in a few die cuts pieces from Shimelle's new collection - Field Trip to bring some red accents to the page and compliment the photos.

I added some Elle's Studio puffy stars around the page.

I was unable to do a process video for this layout, due to my laptop being away getting fixed.  But fingers cross I will be back next month with my layout and process video.

Don't forget to join us on our Facebook group with your layouts using our theme for the month.

Happy crafting

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Ready, Set ,Go | Sheena Rowlands | Masculine Layout

Hi there UK Scrap Addicts, Sheena here again.

Our challenge for you this month is to create a masculine layout. For some reason I initially found this challenge hard, trying to figure out what makes a masculine page but I decided to stop overthinking it & make a page featuring my eldest Son completing a 10K for charity.

Ready, Set, Go.

I chose to use the left overs from my Crate Paper Cool Kid range as the colours were perfect for these photos of my Son.
Using a template made from scrap paper I cut half chevron shapes from the patterned papers, this was great for using up all the small pieces.

I added Oxide inks through a stencil to the cardstock using colours to co ordinate with the papers then added the half chevrons running up the page to echo the movement in the photos.
I machine sewed down between the lines.

After mounting both photos I attached them to the background then added my title using 3 different alphas down one side trying not to cover the chevrons too much. I finished the page with journalling strips and lots of starts from the Cool Kid range.

I look forward to seeing how you tackle this challenge. Please share your creations with us over on our FB group.

Till next time x

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

this photo | Amy Kattenbelt | Masculine Layout

Hello, Amy here sharing my layout on this month's UK Scrap Addicts theme of 'Masculine Layouts'. As a mum to 3 boys its safe to say that the majority of my layouts are could be classed as 'masculine'. However several years ago, after the arrival of my youngest, I came to the conclusion that I could either continue scrapping in blues, greens and browns (with the occasional primary colour scheme) or I could embrace all the pinks and florals and scrap with products that I love and that make me happy. So these days I don't think anything of using what some might class as traditional feminine collections. 
I know that for some this is a difficult thing to try and do, so i thought i would show you how you can start to introduce pinks and flowers into a layout without it being too overwhelming or typically girly.

On this layout I used a reddish hue of pink, almost salmon in colour, along with a pale mustard and a light aqua. The papers were from a 12x12 pad I found in The Range called Forest, by Craft Sensations. I had fun creating a splattery water colour background using the pink and yellow (deliberatly not picking the more obvious aqua colour).

I used hexagons as a repeating shape, I find geometric shapes can really work well on masculine pages. The straight edges are a nice contrast to the floral puff stickers.

As well as little puffy pink hearts, I also used little crosses, another great shape for masculine layouts.

I added a black puffy sticker title, and love how this stands out against the more muted colours. I added flecks of black ink on the background too.

I hope this layout might inspire you to think out the box when creating layouts featuring the males in your life. Be brave and give it a go...balance traditionally feminine elements and make elements, I hope you agree there should be no limits when scrapping these whatever makes you happy!