Sunday, March 11, 2012

Scrapmatts - For the Boys

Hi Girls,
This month at Scrapmatts the theme is Boys and Men, which is probably a good thing for me as I have been fixated on feminine LO's lately... ADORE working with all things girly and pretty!!  It was nice to get grungy with some masculine creations though.

Guitar Hero Legend

The grunge style just suits a teenage boy LO to a T.  I used the Scrapmatts Music Frame 05 to frame my silhouetted photo of Luke and added some metal brads to the guitar and my background.  I also used the Music Notes 02 in my little cluster and just inked it to match.  Had some fun with another Crafter's Workshop stencil and paint on my background... am totally in love with them!!

List of Materials:  Bo Bunny, Prima and Ruby Rock It pps, Scrapmatts chipboard, Crafters Workshop stencil, BG and Bo Bunny stickers, Martha Stewart border punch, Thickers and Adornit alphas, Ruby Rock It chipboard, my2angels star charms, Kaisercraft  & assorted metal brads, midnight blue Glimmermist, Versamagic ink, cream paint.

Cool Dude

Had a play with a Crafter's Workshop number stencil and some ink and paint to create a grunge background and mixed some red teal and black pp's together to make this LO pop.  I used the new Assorted Words 09 chippies for part of my title, which I embossed and inked.  These chippies are perfect for your male LO's, you get 11 different words for $10.. what a bargain!!  I also added some Gear Frames... there are so many different cogs available at Scrapmatts and I love them all!!

List of Materials:  BG and Glitz Design pps, Scrapmatts chipboard, EK Success binder punch, Crafter's Workshop number stencil, American Crafts Thickers, Rouge De Garance rubons, Versacolor ink, red paint.


Made a quick card by layering and tearing a couple of different pp's then used the Scrapmatts, Kites, Name Plates and Assorted Words 02.  I altered the chippies by using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and ink.

List of Materials:  October Afternoon and MME pps; Scrapmatts chipboard, Versamagic chalk inks, machine stitching.

Dream Big

I made this card for my nephew's upcoming 21st birthday, using the Assorted Words 01, Clocks 01 and Gears 02 and 05 which I altered with ink to match the new range of Ruby Rock It Vintedge kit.

List of Materials:  Ruby Rocket Vintedge Kit, Scrapmatts chipboard, BG and Authentique alpha stickers, Kaisercraft brad, Versamagic chalk inks.
Sneak Peeks

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.. your comments really make my day.

Cathy :))


  1. wow Cathy (my fellow team mate ) your work is sensational ... so amazing ... love all your details and you always have a special touch to all your work .... big hugz x

  2. Hi Cathy, oh wow.. your male layouts ROCK alright!! i love the texture and the colors and the designs.. these have inspired me as i don't do many male layouts and i really need to do some more for my son. He is a drummer, so a grungy distressed painted layout would be great.. always love what you create, you are able to do any type of layout!! thanks for the inspiration!

  3. WOW super cool boy layouts Cathy.
    Love what you've done with the paint behind the cut out photo in the 1st one.
    cheers :)

  4. Excellent Cathy! So much to drool over here!! Love the grungy boys layouts - you do them so well - and the sneaks look awesome - can't wait to see!!

  5. Stunning as always Cathy!! We should have taken out the Guitar Hero for Sophie last week hahaha...she would have got up to less mischief ;0)

  6. Really beautiful work. The Cool Dude layout is so 'cool', lovely photo and such a nice memory to store. Your son will look back with a smile...