Monday, March 16, 2009

THIS IS WHY

The inspiration for this layout was a sketch challenge at My Creative Scrapbook & hosted by Liz Qualman . OHHHH what a challenge this was! The challenge was for a masculine layout with NO FLOWERS *gulp* NO FLOWERS! Whew I almost passed out when I read that!! So I knew I was in for some struggles! I could not use any flourishes or swirls... that would lead to blooms!!
Let it be known, my hubby does not care for this photo! I captured the "toughy" in a gentle moment! When I seen the pic, I thought..." this is why I love you". It is true! Strong on the outside & soft on the inside!!
The layout was made using the yummy Marrakech line by BasicGrey & Bazzill black card stock.I double matted the pics & I distressed all raw edges of papers with Distress Ink-Black Soot & Broken China.

The title work is BasicGrey Sweets that were inked with Adirondack Alcohol black ink. It is the best way to quickly cover raw chip! Love them alcohol inks!

I made "sorta" inchies using a sheet of Marrakech that already had the designed squared. I distressed the edges with both the Distress Broken China blue & Black Soot to give the inchies a finished off appearance. I then mounted them on black card stock & adhered them to background on chipboard to give dimension. I then placed a jewel in the center of each inchie!
I made "this is why" on PC & printed it on card stock used in layout. I then adhered it to a journaling board & added some trim that was included in the BasicGrey Marrakech collection pack. I also trimmed small photos with the same Marrakech border sticker. A little bling was added to the printed paper layer. No flowers.... gotta have some bling!
I really enjoyed this challenge! I feel this layout is a bit of a change for me & I am happy with the outcome! Thanks so much for taking a peek!!! I appreciate it so very much!

16 comments:

Zoa said...

well congrats! you definitely stepped up to the plate on this challenge and you ROCKED it!! this layout is awesome Lynn!!! great job! :)

Sheri said...

See Lynn? Even without your gorgeous swirls and flowers, you still make beautiful layouts! Well done!!! (And I love "Toughy's" pic) :)

Michelle said...

Another FABU layout! I dont know where you come up with all your ideas but they are all GREAT!!
I have to admit I get inspiration from your work I hope you dont mind!

Julia said...

I knew you could do it Lynn. Proud of you girl, fabulous page!!!!

Belle* said...

I love these squares -- they remind me of quilt patterns I have loved over the years!! The photo of your husband is wonderful, good catch taking that! Great job on her challenge!!

Katamommy said...

Wowowow, you took the challenge and ran with it! I love the patchwork squares!

Karen Lee said...

I love the quilt like squares. You did an awesome job on this layout, even with no FLOWERS!!!

Tammy said...

This is a FABULOUS LO Lynn!!! I need to go check out that site!! TFS!!!

Pearl said...

Lynn, I really loved how you made use of these BG papers to the best of their design potential ! Great subject that you scrapped too !

Thanks always for your sweet comments ! They always make my day ! ;-)

Alecia Castro said...

Super cute page and what adorable pics!!

Thanks so much for your blog visit!!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hey Lynn! I am just like you- no flowers? YIKES! But you rocked it girl! oh- Thank you SO much for having my blog on your site! I appreciate that more than I can say - you're up on mine too! Happy Scrappin! xOxO deb

April said...

This looks amazing!!! You did an awesome job, even without flowers, and you should be very proud hon. :) I LOVE all of the squares...
- April

Scraplífið said...

Hellooo :) This one is absolutely faboulus...Love this mosaic kind a look. Very masculin :)
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your warm comments.

Cathy said...

this is nice page, I too make grily pages for my son ooops!

Peggy said...

oooh, this is breathtakingly beautiful!!! You obviously don't need swirls and flowers to create amazing work! I love the look of this Lynn, and I like the photo too, I can totally see "why"!
xxx Peggy

Bonnie said...

Wow! See! you could do it without flowers, and quite nicely I might add!! Very unique and I love it!

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