Monday, 20 June 2016

June challenge with Rachel Dutko

Hello Scrap The Boys fans, Rachel D here with you today to have closer look at my layout for June.

 "Every Day Is An Adventure"

I started with a full sheet of Crate Paper 'Boys Rule' vellum as a background. I trimmed a 1/4" off each side, then stuck it down to my black cardstock, careful to only apply the adhesive where I knew my other layers would cover.

I used a negative piece of black cardstock that I had left over from die cutting cogs, and placed some triangle patterns underneath to bring in the triangles from the mood board.

For my next layers under my photo I used a mixture of straight-edged pieces and ripped-edge layers. I really love the look of ripped paper, it really gives a grungy, edgy feel.

I had a lot of dark, negative space in my photo, so I stuck my title straight onto the photo. I also used a script stamp for the word' adventure'.

I finished off with embellishments of different textures - vellum, felt, flair, resin, punchinella and ribbon.  

I'd love to see your interpretations for this month's mood board.

Make sure to leave a comment below to be in the running for a great prize.
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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Winner for May Challenge

Who is ready to see the winners of the Scrap the Boys May Challenge?!

An AWESOME A2z Prize Pack,
goes to Marina

And the fabulous Tarrah Mclean has donated a prize pack from her personal stash

goes to Karen

Please email me on aj(dot)little(dot) so we can get those prizes out to you

Stay Scrappy

Amy xo

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June Challenge

Hello STB friends.
It is now WINTER in Australia. So to keep the cold chill away let me inspire you to get into your crafty space and create something beautiful for your boys.

Lets have a look at our DT inspiration


 Rachel L

 Rachel D




We are pretty lucky to announce our prizes for this month.
One is a prize pack from Clique Kits
And a Prize Pack from 2Crafty Chipboard

How amazing are these prizes?! I hope you jump on and get creating. I cant wait to see what you make.

So HOW do you enter?

If you have a blog write up a post and link it to the inlinkz button to the RIGHT of this page.
Take a photo and send it to Scrap The Boys Facebook page and I can add it for you.

Now get creating!
Stay Scrappy
Amy xo

Saturday, 21 May 2016

May Sketch Challenge - Love Life layout Rachel Lowe:

Hello STB friends.

Today I am here to share how I went about creating my layout using the fab sketch by Laura Whitaker.

I do not usually scrap more than one photo on a layout so I relished the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone. I have used three 3x3 inch photos (pretty handy having three boys for this sketch!).

I have essentially kept true to the sketch.

I have used the new collection by Simple Stories, Life in Colour. I kept my colour choice masculine.

When your layout is not so technique based (i.e. mixed media) then you need to ensure you add texture and interest in other ways.

I have sewn heavily on this layout to add texture. I have sewn in a 'messy' fashion which I think suites this boy layout.

I have then focused on embellishment clustering so your eye is drawn to areas of your layout.

I have created my title 'love life' by using the heart die cut and word flair. I often use embellishments to create a title as opposed to traditional word titles.

If my layout does not have journalling on it, I at least ensure I have the year the photos were taken and then write something meaningful on the back of the layout.

I hand punched some stars and glittered them the same hue of the wood grain base paper again to add texture.

I am a big fan of foam tape to create 3D elements on the page and have foam taped several embellishments.

Here are some close up photos:

Not all layouts need to be technique based but with colour and pattern choice and placement of embellishments can ensure your layout still has maximum visual impact.

Thank you for joining me today and I can't wait to see all your layouts of this sketch.

Comment and tell us what you think of Rachel's layout for your chance of a prize.
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016


Hello There STB Friends,

Time for winners we have FIVE prizes to announce tonight.
Lets get started.

The winner of
is Judy from

The Winner of
 A Prize from Flutterby Designs,
is Sue from

The winner of
 A Prize Pack from the Personal Stash
chosen by a random number generator is Ali from

And the winner of a Prize Pack of the Close Up Post Comment
Chosen by the randomised number generator is-
Karen B said...Thanks so much for sharing your process. A wonderful combination of stencilling and stamping.

And Finally the International Winner who receives a Guest Design Spot is
Oh wow I love to announce winners and that was a LOT
Congratulations girls please email me on aj(dot)little(dot) with the subject April Winner for the next steps to claiming your prize

Stay Scrappy
Amy xo

Sunday, 1 May 2016

May Challenge

Hello STB Fans

Its a new month! Time for a NEW challenge

Our May Sketch was provided by Laura of Stuck Sketches blog. I tried to create my own but I really am NOT good at it. Like REALLY NOT GOOD!! So I am so grateful that Laura was happy to donate a couple of sketches to us. So lets get on with showing this fabulous sketch

Here it is

And Lets have a look at what our Design Team Created. I have also linked the team's Instagram Accounts. So if you love the layouts show some love and follow along

 Rachel D

 Rachel L,

Wasn't that just AMAZING! I love what everyone has done with their layouts.

Now what are you playing for?

An AWESOME A2z Prize Pack,

And the fabulous Tarrah Mclean has donated a prize pack from her personal stash

I am so excited to see what you all make from this sketch. If you post them on facebook or instagram make sure you tag us in.

Stay Scrappy

Amy xo

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

April mood board - Anguree Tuturial

Hello everyone

It’s Anguree on the blog today and I am very excited to share how I created my take on the challenge this month. I absolutely loved this process and you will be amazed how quickly it all came together. So even though it may seem like a very long process, it did not actually take that long at all. So go grab a cuppa and sit back to see how I've done it.

First you will need a 12. 12 inch sheet of kraft cardstock.

Lay down a stencil ( I used Crafter’s Workshop) on the top left of the page and  add white texture paste or modelling paste to your paper. Dry with a heat gun.


Repeat step 2 by adding another stencilled shape towards the right side of the paper, but position it more towards the middle of the paper. Dry with a heat gun.

Use another stencil and add more texture using coloured paste. I used Colourblast texture paste (Leather) and loved it, but you could also mix some mica powder into 3D gel or impasto if you don’t owe Colourblast texture paste. (Position the stencil to both fill and overlap the gap between the other 2 stencilled shapes. Add more texture past to the bottom left and middle right side of the stencilled shapes.

Position your photo over the stencilled background to get an idea of where it will be placed.

Cut strips of grip-tape and start adding them to the background paper, as shown in the photo.
Test the positioning of the grip tape against your photo placement.

Cut some cardboard shapes using a Tim Holts die. (I used the arrows).

Choose a title for your layout. I chose this stunning Adventure chipboard by Srap FX Australia.

Now for some stamping. I used this large compass stamp which I have bought a few years ago. Compass stamps/die cuts have been very popular, so you could use any similar ones you may owe. Use Brown Archival ink and add 2 stamps to the background as shown in the photo.

Use smaller but similar compass stamp and the brown Archival ink to stamp 6 images on a scrap piece of white card stock.
Fussy-cut or punch 3 of these images in the exact size as the stamp. ( I just used a large circle Punch)
Repeat step 14, but this time cut 3 smaller circles. (I just used a medium circle punch)
Use some mounting foam and layer the smaller circles on top of the larger circles
Stamp aeroplane shapes using embossing liquid and emboss with white embossing powder.
Fussy-cut the planes and use mounting foam to layer the planes on top of the smaller circles.

Adhere some white string to your background and shape it to form little hoops or balloon shapes, using adhesive of your choice.
Add more texture to the background using white Archival ink and a grid stamp.

Look through some paper scraps or paper pads you may have and choose a suitable piece of paper for mounting your photo. As you will note, I only used 2 tiny strips.
Search for another piece of coordinating card stock and cut a tag shape using one of the dies you may have in your stash. (If you don’t have any, you can very easily create your own little tag shape)

Position your photo and paper strips and then add the tag under the photo. Adhere all the pieces to the background.
Paint your cardboard arrows with white gesso.
Ink your title with Archival ink
Add embossing liquid and emboss with Tinby Design Melts or your choice of embossing powder.

Add some highlights to the embossed title using gliders paste or rub-on wax or paint.
Add some embossing liquid to your background. I used Stampedous and used the dabber end, but then took the top off and flicked some liquid onto the paper using a paintbrush.
Add some Stampendous white embossing powder randomly over the embossing liquid and emboss with a heat gun.
Position the arrows and circle and plane embellishments onto the background and adhere using adhesive of your choice.
Add some journalling using Tim Holtz phrases and mounting foam. You could also type and print or write your own.

Yeah you are done. J I hope you enjoyed this and would really love to see your take on the challenge and or any layout you do, using the above techniques, so please don’t be shy to share your creations with us.

Comment below for a prize!!!
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