Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Kraft+ DT March. That's my Boy

Hello, Hello, it's lovely to have you call in again.
I'm so glad Summer is over and I'm looking forward to relief from this searing heat.
Roll on Autumn, my favourite time of the year.
Today I’m sharing a layout for the
KRAFT+ challenge for March.  

There are some brilliant layouts on the Kraft blog to inspire you.
I do hope you will join in the fun and play along.  
Great use for those worn out jeans that you don't feel like mending!!
 I love the mood board and found it really inspiring.
The challenge is to use Denim somewhere on your page 
and to create your project on Kraft, so that the Kraft is the hero.
I chose to scrap about a little Grandson who is a mini version of his Daddy. 
The papers are mostly Kaisercraft, from deep within my stash.
The blue paint splashed paper is from the Off the wall collection, “Rad” 
I use the reverse side of this too on the little flag under the tab.
The denim tab is from the same collection, "Awesome".
The clock was cut from an old pair of jeans, with a Tim Holtz Bigz die,
“Weathered Clock”.  The metal hands are Tim Holtz game spinners.
I used crackle medium to blend in with the peeling paint on the vintage bike.
I used Kaisercraft, Off the wall collection, alphabet stickers for the title. 
The mood board inspired the big stitches.
The yellow stars paper is Technologic collection, “Barcode” by Kaisercraft
The denim tag, I arbitrarily cut off Pa's gardening jeans!  Thanks Pa.
The paper cogs are from Kaisercraft Technologic ESC sticker sheet.
I glued some metal elements on with gel medium.

The journalling is a bit tricky to read, so here it is, if you are interested.

It’s incredible how much like your Daddy you look in these photos. The years roll away as I see you on the vintage bike in our back yard where your Father played.  Perhaps it’s something about your cheeky face and your body perched on the bike, like a Jockey at the starting gate of life.  You share more than just looks; your personalities are similar too.  You have a caring nature, with a warmth and compassion for others.  You love to joke around; to try new things and to be with people. Let your light shine little Boy, the world needs people with your passion for others & for life.  Love Granny June 2013

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  1. This is gorgeous Helen!! Such cute photos of your Grandie and I love all the different sized cogs marching across the page. Love the bit of crackle on the background too .. looks great! Let's hope the weather cools off a bit soon .. really sick of this heat! Enjoy what's left of the week Helen! hugs xx

  2. You've totally outdone yourself, Helen--I'm in awe! Incredibly creative use of denim--love everything here! What an adorable little boy & beautifully written journalling!

  3. Have to agree with Greta! I would never in a million years thought of cutting a die with the denim. Works soooo well! And the little jeans belt tab, LOL! Good onya how you've stitched with the yellow, too.... just brilliant:):)

  4. Oh how totally darling!!! Yes, the denim is fantastic, what a great detail! Hugs, Autumn

  5. A great boy the denim and textures! The little touches are so perfect and special! ;-)

  6. Love the MM background details, the denim clock is clever, the cogs work perfectly and the cheeky photos make me smile. Your reflective journaling is beautiful. Thank for the inspiration and for sharing. Love this !!

  7. Oh I so get this Helen. My two boys are the same. Clones :D It is so special to see. I would love to be still living in the house where Clint was a little boy. A wonderful layout for him too I love all the crackle and distressing it is just perfect.