So I've been getting quite a few emails and private messages sent to me lately asking if I would create a masculine style page for The Scrapbook Diaries Kit Pages. So I've finally gotten down to it and got one done!
Of course I had to reach for some of my favorite Maja Design Papers to make up this page kit! I love to include Maja papers in the kit pages where I can because I know how hard it is for some of you to get hold of these lovely collections. This way you can have all my favorite things to work with included in one fun filled kit!
Janene (owner of The Scrapbook Diaries) sent me lots of wonderful masculine elements to use on a masculine style page including lots of amazing chipboard designs, trinkets, sprays/paints, and embellishments. I think you guys are really going to enjoy playing with the fun goodies in this kit!
Here is a close-up of some of the lovely chipboard pieces included in this kit! ...Also included in this kit is a very cool product I just LOVE from Shimmerz Paints called Inklingz, it's a super shimmery paint that gives a beautiful metalic look to the chipboard pieces.
Another close-up of the page and of the yummy embellishments that are included in this kit. I love doing these kits because I'm able to give a quick and easy answer when you lovely ladies write to me asking where to find the products I use. You can find it all in one place, in one easy to order kit....The Scrapbook Diaries!
Yes,....I did include some blooms on the page, BUT I stuck to blooms with more masculine textures and colors. I also included elements like keys, clocks, gears & cogs to help you scrap those 'guy' photos you have been meaning to work with.
If you are looking to create a lovely 'masculine' style page for the man (or boys) in your life, this just might be the one you've been waiting for! And if you just want the kit for an everyday page, this would work wonderfully as well! You will get all the papers, embellishments, sprays/paints, chipboard that I used in making this page as well as a full step by step VIDEO TUTORIAL made by me (exclusive only to The Scrapbook Diaries) with the purchase of the kit. So grab one while you can, Janene says these kits fly off the shelf, so don't miss out on getting one for yourself! You can order your kit HERE.
Before I finish up todays post I want to share some exciting news I have to share! I've design my own set of stamps!! Lately I've gotten more into the mixed media side of scrapping and you know how sometimes you just want a quick way to add some interesting background designs? Well, I did a little hand drawing to create some cool, unique stamps. My friend Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries took these sketches and converted them into stamp designs.....
Above is the hand drawn water droplets I sketched out for Janene, she then took this drawing and converted it into a stamp design......
Here is the design she converted it to (above), we also added a few separate droplets so that stray droplets may be added to your project. I will do a project soon that will show you fun ways to use this stamp as a background design.
I also added some brick wall designs to this stamp set. I often hand sketch some brick wall designs in my scrap pages and thought it would be fun make little stamps to mimic the design. I love the look of brick breaking through cracked walls, so I made a stamp design to achieve that look. I had a little more space on my stamp set so I also added a leaf stamp. I find that leaves always add a nice finishing touch to a floral cluster and I often just cut a leaf shape from some cardstock to do this, but I thought it would be cool to have a little leaf stamp to add the vein design as well.
Another design you've all probably seen used on my pages is the corset lacing. This is something I've done on my pages for years....but I thought it would be fun to have a stamp that you can use at the top of a page or card to add a design element, quick and easy. I will also show fun ways to use this stamp on upcoming projects.
I have not got my hands on these stamps yet (waiting on Canadian mail system LOL) but you can put your order in already (and may even end up with my stamp sets before I do! LOL), Janene has them up for sale at her store right now. So if you'd like to check them out you can find them here BACKGROUND DROPLET/BRICK STAMPS and CORSET TOPPER STAMP.