Friday, April 2, 2010

Cool Dude (s)

This is my middle son Ben with his one-time roommate, Ryan, from grad school at KU... the goof balls! Don't look very smart here do they! LOL!

Masculine pages are such a challenge for me. I do love my lace and flowers! My solution is to find masculine looking papers and this Basic Grey "Vagabond " collection fits the bill. I did some distressing and inking on the background shape that I hand cut using one of my traced patterns. I also used a Tim Holtz mask and some Glimmer Mist as well as a Basic Grey stamp to add a little more interest.

I got my new Martha Stewart border punches in the mail today. A Cherry On Top is having a buy 2 get 1 free sale! So I used one of those on this page as well. The title is chip board and a gift from my friend Bella. I made the tattered flowers following a variation of the tutorial provided by Gabi at her blog: A Pretty Mess. You can find a link on my side bar. Since I used these same Boxer papers to make the flowers, I don't think they are too terribly girlie, and I love the splash of color the stitched fabric Basic Grey brads give my page.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.


Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wow Jackie this design is very interesting,different than you usually do,love it!!!
HAPPY EASTER my dear friend!

Darien said...

You did Amazing!!! I love the design and the stamp!!! Beautiful done!!!!!!

Peggy said...

This is one cool LO!!! I like the papers, the masking and the flowers are gorgeous!!!
xxx Peggy

Paulien van den Bosch said...

beautiful page!!!! love this design and those cool flowers!