Friday, June 17, 2011

In Honor of the Guys by Laura C

Sometimes I find "guy" pages to be a challenge. This scrapbook
page would work great as a LO for a Dad, Grandpa, Husband,
and really for any special guy in your life.....I happen to have
3 in my photo!!

Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" 12x12 paper pad is the
main focus in this LO, with a bit of black and cream solid
cardstock to finish it off.

I started by making a "tile" or embellishment for the page.
I first cut my strip of cars for the right side of the page,
then from the remaining piece of this pattern, I cut out
one of the cars in it's rectangle, and then distressed the
edges with Black Soot Distress Ink and a distress tool.
Then I applied some Rock Candy Crackle Paint, which
was dried with a heat tool. Once dry, I gently rubbed
this piece with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, using a
foam applicator, and the result is in the pic below....

Once the tile was ready, I started my page. I used the 12x12
diamond pattern paper, inked the edges with Black Soot
Distress Ink, and roughed it up with a distressing tool.
I made 2 little rips in the paper, inked the torn paper with
more Distress Ink, and then put a small 1&1/2" square
piece of hounds-tooth patterned paper behind it to peek thru.
Next, I cut an 8&1/2" square of black cardstock, as a mat for
an 8" square of the hounds-tooth patterned paper from the
Graphic 45 paper pad. I distressed and inked this and then
centered it onto the 12x12 piece of diamond patterned paper
(along the right edge). The odometer paper is also from the
Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman". I cut a 4&3/8" strip from
the top of the page, trimmed off 1" from the right side, and
then inked it with the Black Soot Ink. It was adhered about
1" from the top of the black cardstock mat with the hounds-
tooth paper, and even with the left side of the page. I added
the strip of the car patterned paper on the right side of the
page....and matted and added my photo to that piece.

To finish it off, I added the car tile piece I made earlier, using
foam tape. It really makes the page "pop". You can see
the difference in the 2 pics below....first without....

and then with the "tile".....

I typed up my journaling on the computer, printed it on
cream cardstock, and then cut it apart, inked each piece
with Black Soot and then.....the end result....

Hope this page inspires you, to remember to take lots of
Father's Day, or any day, guy pics, and don't be afraid to
scrap away to remember that special guy!!

And a Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!!!

Available At Cutter's Creek:

Graphic 45 12x12 paper pad (A Proper Gentleman)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot & Vintage Photo)
Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy)


  1. Laura your layout really looks great. I love that paper pack (I have it) its perfect for guy stuff. Great job! Hugs, Fran

  2. Great L/O. Love how it just says it all!!

  3. I love this layout turned out awesome. I especially love how the tiles came out and the colors! So hard for me to do masculine ones.

  4. LOVE the layout! It just so happens that I just got some of this paper...thanks for the ideas!


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