Saturday, 19 March 2016

Moody March Inspiration with Amanda Baldwin

Hi Scrap The Boys Friends & Fans!

Amanda here with you today to share a lil more about my layout that I created from the gorgeous 
March Moodboard!

I know, it's just divine isn't it?!!

I immediately fell in love with the colours and knew they would form the feature of my layout, 

"Awesome Takes Practice"

I know - he really is too awesome for words! 
And that background, well I did say I was drawn in by the colours!
I've used Kaisercraft's fabulous Kaisermists in Red, Turquoise, & Denim, as well as a fine point black sharpie pen to create this fun background. I always intended to use the
 Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Made Of Awesome collection - not only is it the perfect 'go-to' collection for scrapping our boys, but the balance of black and white works so well with the pop colours in the board.
Combine the colours, the cool patterned paper and then those fabulous coordinating embellishments (again, all from the Made Of Awesome collection) & it was always going to be a fun page!

Let's talk techniques....

Layering is fundamental to this layouts success. 
I started by trimming my white cardstock to 11" x 11" and layering it over that super cool LUCKY STAR pattern paper .
I then used the black sharpie pen to scribble a rough outline border, & drew on the wavy lines to guide my ink work.
How did I achieve that cool inky background? 
Well.... I'd like to say it's some fancy pants technique, but the truth is I simply dipped my paintbrush into the Kaisermists and painted the wavy pattern on. Starting with the red first - because it's so dominant, then the turquoise, & finally with a finer tip brush, the denim ink. I also allowed each colour to completely dry before adding the next one. 
Finally, I splattered the Kaisermists in my negative space. Easy peasy! ;)

As the mood board also featured some fantastic textiles, and those awesome vintage cameras,  I decided to incorporate these elements into my embellishing....
The natural burlap and turquoise tulle were just scraps from my material box. I think they really added texture and dimension to the layering of my photograph. Love it!
The camera ticket, enamel little stars and ephemera coordinated perfectly too, but it's that 
LUCKY CHARMS CAMERA that brings the layout together. The ultimate finishing touch. 

A few staples, and that incredible DIE CUT EPHEMERA title complete my page. 
And there you have it!

My take on the March Mood Board & a quick review of how I created my layout.
I hope you enjoyed it!
I can't wait to see your interpretation of this challenge :) 
For more inspirational ideas, be sure to visit my blog  & follow me on Instagram, 

til next time, 

Now leave a comment to go in for a Faber Castell prize announced next winners post

Wednesday, 9 March 2016


Hello Crafty Friends,
It's time to for winner announcements
The Prize Pack from Scrapmatts
The Prize Pack from Colour Blast

Our International Winner is Sue Smith who wins a Guest Designer Spot.

Did you know we have a new monthly post called Close Ups? Make sure you comment when you see that post come up and you could win a little prize.
Last month's is a prize from Faber Castell,
And the winner is...

Rebecca Daly said...
I love the fact that you only used up three pieces of papers (I am also trying to use up my stash this year!!!). I love my silhouette and how much you can do with it. Great layout!!!

Congratulations Ladies. Please email me at aj(.)little(.) with the subject line Winner March for the next steps.

Stay Scrappy
Amy xo

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

March Challenge

Hello Scrappers,

Today is a New Day, A NEW Month and a new SEASON!!! Why Hello Autumn are you bringing some cooler weather? Oh Thanks that's great.

Lets get our challenge happening. I have a feeling you will like this one.

How awesome is this mood board.
Now lets see how our gorgeous design team went

 Rachel L,
 Rachel D,
I hope that inspired you.
Now what are you playing for?

A Prize Pack from A2Z Scraplets

A Quality Pair of Fiskars Scissors
How to Enter?
Be Inspired by that mood board and create something original! Take a Photo and do a blog post! Then Link that photo and that blog post to the Link on the right of this post.
If you don't have a blog. Send the photo in by private message to Scrap the Boys Facebook Page and it will be linked up for you.

I hope you have a go if your haven't before.
Anyone could win these prizes.

Now Stay Tuned this month for our new monthly CLOSE UP post and Winner post for last month

Stay Scrappy,