Friday, August 12, 2011

My Boy... again!

Yep... he's the subject of my latest page again!  Why is it the youngest little fella features so much?  Probably because he and I spend the most amount of time together right now and I therefore have more opportunities to snap away ... and he never shies away from the camera either!  lol   Seriously, I don't know when I last took a photo of Maddi... might have to chase her with the camera at our club soccer carnival on the weekend.  :)

Anyway, this layout has been rattling around in my head for a while now, just screaming for some attention.. so i finally had to give it wings.. and what better medium than The Colour Room's next palette, number 71!  I think just about every DT member gave this palette a go this week, so you really are in for a treat if you head over for a look.

{all boy}

My first attempt at something steampunk-ish too.  What do you think?  :))

I really wanted this layout reflect the fact that, no matter how much femininity I try to smother this little guy with, he just smashes through and pushes it aside!!  He really is All Boy!  Guns, noise, mess, smashing into things... like a bull in a china shop  lol.  I really enjoyed doing this page, especially the cogs and button and metals bits and pieces.  I used tonnes of glimmer mist and gesso.... layer after layer in fact.  The chippy cogs are Scrapfx and there is even some Dusty Attic chippy chickenwire under there too.

And here is the palette that got almost the entire TCR DT all inspired:

Hopefully it will get you all inspired too!  :)  Look forward to seeing you over there.

Thanks for popping in and I'll see you soon with my next ScrapBoxx Challenge.  Have a fabulous weekend!



Rachael Funnell said...

YEP! Just Seen all the AMAZING DT creations over @ TCR....
& when I seen your's Jules throught to myself WOWers.... This is Just S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G!! Awesome colors & What a lil Sweetie, Love this Layout too bits!
May have to borrow that ripping of the paper from YA!!!!
Wink Wink.. xx

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Wowsers!! So eye catching and totally amazing! I love the symbolism of all the boy elements overpowering the hint of flowers at the edges! And what awesome colours of course :-)

Felicity said...

oh my golly... the elements and texture there is AMAZING.. a lot of work and hours waiting for things to dry. LOVE IT!!
that palette has me in, fingers crossed for time to do scrap!
enjoy your weekend x

Chantelle said...

Oh wow Jules - it's just gorgeous - def. has a boyish feel about it. And I know what you mean about using the same subject - I have that with my little man too - he's with me the most and they are at the cutest age!! Have a wonderful weekend.

sarah martin said...

Jules, its an incredible layout. I love it! You totally rocked that colour palette and yep love the steam punkish elements! The layers and are amazing. He is just gorgeous. Thank you for the lovely comment and for following my blog. xo

kathie said...

Beautiful page Julie! I love the contrast you got going there. Steampunk is fun, isn't it? I did a mini album recently and had the best fun with it.

Jasmine S said...

See I feel like I have so many LOs of DD and wonder if it is because she is a girl but I think it is too because she is always around and the memories are fresher than when I look back at the boys photos.
Anyway, love where you drew your inspiration for this. So so clever and soooooo many bits to see in that tear.

Tanya Tahir said...

Jules! Oh my WOW! I keep scrolling up and looking at this page. It is amazing! All the cogs and bits and bobs is just sensational, awesome work my friend!! That palette is to-die-for!

Mardi said...

WOW amazing!!
Ive never heard of steampunk....but is this is it...its awesome.
Have a great weekend...Mardi x

Kylie said...

i am just totally lost for words

Eila Sandberg said...

Got me gobsmacked - AGAIN - with your page Jules! his little grinning face among all the bits and bobs is so totally cute! Very unusal for me, but I am actually wanting for words trying to describe the pang of awe that hit me when I saw your page. I just curtsy to your fabulousness Mrs Winks and continue twinkling with my eyes in adoration! MWAH!

blaacraft said...

Julie - a long-time anonymous admirer of your designs - this layout for TCR is just amazing!!!!! It really did make me freeze my mouse (iykwim....hehe) - a Fabulous layout - wonderful inspiration.
Thankyou :)

Marelize said...

I saw this one over at TCR Jules and its stunning! I love the colours and those papers are some of my favourites. The texture is just awesome! :)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

You did such a wonderful DT creations as always !!!!
The layers and are amazing. He is just gorgeous!!!
You are so talented and I love evrything you did!!!
I will like to make a invitations, so I´m gonna live my email can you write to me.
I wish a wonderful weekend.
Kisses and huges

Nikki xx said...

I have no words Julie :) I just love it! Stunning x

Nikki xx said...

I have no words Julie :) I just love it! Stunning x

Paula said... never cease to amaze me with your layouts! Stunning!!! Love all your elements on this one :)

Tanyah Payne said...

wow that is an amazing layout totally adore it checking out your creations x :)

Melinda said...

OH my GOSH!!!!! This leaves me speechless Jules!!! I just LOVE the steampunk inspiration...the grunge with the fussy cuting is just AMAZING!!! You are sooo talented! :))xx