Good morning Rikki here with my second post this month and as stated at the start of the month I am showing how to use your cuts files with your Dusty Attic chipboard to make, this time a boy layout.
Boy layouts I find a little bit harder to be creative with compared to girl layouts as there seems to be a lack of masculine papers out there, lets face it there is a lot more feminine papers out there so sometimes you need to be a little bit more creative with our boy pages and this is where the cut file can help that process.
So like before find a cut file that you like, cut it out and then fill it in with a couple of pattern papers, this is perfect for all the 6×6 paper pads we collect and if your anything like me you only tend to use some of it and then have a fair amount of leftovers sitting in your stash.
With this layout I really wanted to mimic the girl layout from before so then you can do a double page layout if you wanted to and have them tie together.
So we start once again use the Industrial Globes – stick throughout your overall layout.
Add the photo, now if your worried you will cover up the giant word, you can use a small wallet size photo, I love the juxtaposition between the large and the small it makes you focus on the photo and then see what your saying with your title…..
Once again add chains and IN STORE there multiple difference styles to add a heap of interest to the layout…..
Layer cogs throughout the chains and background……
*** A little tip: to create the background, pick a dark colour cardstock and stamp and stencil only in white as the white images dry, swipe the ink pad in direct lines- that way you have big, bold swipes of white throughout the background.
If the bold swipes are too big, grab a blending brush and blend some of the edges out.
On blue cardstock it reminds me of a blueprint…..
By keeping everything white it allows you to focus on the word and the photo, and allows all the chipboard shapes to pop against those colours.
I hope the post this month has inspired you to to create and include chipboard with your cut files….. if you get creating dont forget to share in the Dusty FANattics group and tag me in your post I would love to see what you come up with.
We would love to see your take on our moodboard. Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself?
All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any.
Good Luck and have fun creating.