Thursday 1 February 2018

Scrap the Boys DT - Explore, Dream, Discover

It's the first of February and time for the new DT at 
Scrap the Boys 
to reveal their interpretations of this challenge.
I hope you will be inspired to play along with this month.
The theme is the Great Outdoors; the words can also be used to inspire, 
but you are not restricted to creating in blue - use any colour/s that suit your theme.  

 I chose to scrap a recent photo of our Grand Boys at Marion Bay.
They spent hours running in and out of the sea, jumping, squealing, laughing and occasionally pondering about life, the universe and more important matters such as when the food would be ready and what was happening at the Test Cricket. 

 My aim was to create a sense of space and freedom by extending the photo; 
blending it into the page and into the horizon.
The background painting was done on watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides.
I added some Marine themed Chipboard from Scrapmatts.  
The foreground was created with Prills, sequins and Mini Art Stones from Prima.  
The metal seahorse and the anchor are from my stash.

I enjoy reading your comments and appreciate you leaving them.  Thank you.


  1. Oh my goodness--absolutely incredible layout, Helen! I'm totally in awe of the background you made & the embellishments are perfect! Such a wonderful picture of the boys--so full of joy!

  2. This layout looks amazing!! I love how you have extended out the photo and the prills really add to the texture of the sand and great photo too.. a brilliant take on the STB's challenge...

  3. Helen this is so wonderful I love it very well!! Xoxo Heike

  4. Love this, an incredibly gorgeous page, and just love how that background all ties in with your photo xx

  5. I love the watercolour Background. So beautiful!

    best wishes,

  6. WOW!!!! Absolutely stunning Helen. Love what you have created here. I keep scrolling back up to have another look, and another look and another look. I love visiting to see what you have created and I am never disappointed. Thanks for sharing! LOVE IT!!!!! x

  7. You are such a clever lady...this is just gorgeous and love your arty handiwork! Beautiful page and the design just fabulous! ;-)