Handsome – Adri Du Preez – Double Layout

  Hello everyone!

I am sharing my August design team project with you.

I used the stunning Bold and Brave collection by Celebr8 and good selection of amazing chipboard by Dusty Attic.

This is my husband Johan, and we have been married for 36 years, and for the last 24 years we have worked together in his Brokerage practice.  We are a mean team and the partnership is working so well for us. He has so much respect for my photography and scrapbook passion and is always willing to be the victim when I need photos.  I always tell him that I need to practice my shoots, but I know deep down he knows it is only an excuse to photograph him.  Words cannot explain how blessed I am to have him in my life.

This layout is a tribute to this awesome man.  He is not perfect, but to me he is, and he will do anything for me.  He brings balance to my life. He makes me laugh, and at the same time he drives me crazy. He is such an optimist and the most positive person I know.  His attitude is that every day is going to be a great day, that there is always something to be happy and thankful about. He never gives up on anyone or anything. He knows how to say sorry, forgive and he is known for his mercy…

Thank God everyday for your husband. Bring him coffee every morning (I am the lucky one, I get coffee in bed every morning, how blessed am I) Hug, hold hands, say I love you daily and above all, pray for your husband every day asking God to care for and bless your husband. There is no husband on earth who cannot benefit from the prayers of his wife.

Here is my layout.

This is how I treated the chippies.  I covered the words handsome, charming and spunky with black gesso.  The chevrons were also covered with black gesso.
I randomly covered the cogs, machine parts, broken diamonds, nuts, bolts and the industrial border with coarse gesso.  Once dried I covered all the parts with Americana acrylic paint in Traditional Burnt Umber and randomly dabbed with Americana acrylic paint in True Ochre and Georgia Clay.  I then added some finishing touches with Art Alchemy Wax in Bronze Age and Old Denim and dry brushed all the elements with white gesso. This is a very good alternative if you don’t have rust paste.

I covered the Gauge Pointers with Old Denim Art Alchemy wax.

Here is close ups of the Mitform Castings that I used.

 Here I used the Finnabair Mechanical Mould.

Some more close ups.

When everything was glued down I added bronze micro beads and splatters with diluted white gesso, black ink and Art Alchemy acrylic paint in Rustic Brown.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I used.


Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope I have inspired you.  Please visit the Dusty Attic website for more amazing designs.

Happy crafting!