Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You can't use flowers on a boy layout!!

Ummm...yes you can!  Flowers are no longer the domain of just girls!  For this project I have used the soft, muted colours of MME's Portobello Road collection and teamed it with pearls, glitter and flowers to create a layout that still suits a little boy!

Scrapware's 12" circle overlay is the perfect base for this project. I have left the overlay raw, and added 1.75" circles of coordinating patterned paper underneath some of the circles to allow the base patterned paper to shine through.
I have coloured the little boy chipboard pieces from the "His and Hers" chip sheet with metallic cream chalks. I even gave him red hair, just like my son (lol). I then drew a cheeky look on his face and coated the shape with glaze.  To finish off, I have added a twine "belt".  To ensure that the different colours don't blend into each other, I have scored a line to separate each the shape further definintion.
I have also added a few of the Multi Media circles to my project. They fit perfectly within the overlay!  To colour the circles, I have separated the pieces and coated them with metallic cream chalks. I then glued them back together within the overlay. They have also been coated in glaze.
To finish the project, I have added a glittered banner title with twine, and dotted Prima pearls throughout the overlay. To create balance, I have used odd numbers (strange I know, but its a great design principle to remember).
Scrapware products used:
  • KD 11 - KDD 12" Circles
  • CH158 - His and Hers
  • LW14 - Multi Media
If you think creating a layout for your boy is too difficult because there isn't enough boy stuff on the market, try dipping into your girlie stash! You will create a layout that you and your boy love.

Cheers, Lisa.


  1. great boy lo - always looking for boy ideas, tfs :)

  2. Truly gorgeous, love the little boy and his twine belt and the soft muted colours is beautiful

  3. so cool Lisa...lovin all the different pps