Saturday, November 5, 2011

Our Baby Boy

Happy Saturday!  And, let me start by saying, Murphy is right!  If it can/will go wrong, it will.  :/  
Tui, from Stampin' Time has a fabulous challenge for you over @ Our Creative Corner.  It's a masculine challenge.  Now, before you change blogs, lets examine this.  Ok, so if you are a follower, or frequent visitor, you know, that I don't do masculine.  I don't have boy stuff.  I have girl stuff.  I love pinks, ribbons, bows, buttons, bling, and all this girl-y.  So, I embraced the challenge.  And I encourage you, too, to embrace the challenge.  Step out side of your comfort zone, or the proverbial box.  Here are a few helpful hints.  Remember, boys are 'harder' than girls.  Instead of 'soft' embellishments, think 'hard': like metals, wood, corduroy.  Does that help?  

Here is my Masculine Project:

A 'close-up' of the bottom row of boxes.

This is one of those Solo ShadowBox's.  They come in either black or white.  Neither of which I wanted.  So, I selected white.  And then I painted it in a light beige paint.  I thought that it warmed up the stark white.  Then, I rubbed a nice, warm brown ink pad along the top rim to give it a 'walnut' look.  

I selected some of my all-time favorite photos of my grandson.  And then edited the photos, so I could control their size, without distorting their proportion.  Adding the tiny embellishments, was actually kind of fun.  Thinking small really does change your perspective.

Now, before you go a little crazy with what products I used.  I'll just let you know that I used products from 10 different companies.  Yeah, my craft room, is basically a store.  But, if you can name 7 of the companies I used in the comment section, your name will be entered in a drawing for a full roll of ribbon.  I'll draw a name at the close of this masculine challenge brought to you by Tui, and Our Creative Corner.


Marjie Kemper said...

Sharon, this is absolutely wonderful! I love your shadow box and all the different textures you have included. I see paper, ribbon, wood, metal, plastic, ribbon, fibers, inks, trinkets, etc. Not to mention the great photos of your grandson.... how cute is he!?!?

I can't guess the products but I just want to say I totally love your project. It's a treasure!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Sharon, this is an excellent project!! I don't do masculine stuff too but you did this so well!! You have chosen all the right colors and embellies :) It's totally precious!! Well-done, Sharon! =)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, Sharon, this is fantastic!!! For someone who doesn't do masculine, you certainly put together a beautiful piece. I love how you thought out of the box for this challenge and really came up with something so sensational! Super job!

Have a great weekend!


Tui Nathan said...

WOW ... what a fantastic project Sharon ... you have definitely risen to the challenge on this masculine project ... I love the fact that even though you love to do girl stuff, your project reflects a true masculine style ...
What a fantastic keepsake and definitely a moment in time memory!!!

Sorry Sharon ... coming from an SU background, I can't name any of the products, but they sure are lovely!!!

Vicki Burdick said...

.....THUD!!! this is amazing!!! So many creative elements!! I LOVE it!!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sharon, you and I can hide in the corner, dressed in pink, wearing our sparkly tiaras! Lol!! "Guy" cards are tough for me as well. but you really rocked this challenge. Your shadow-box has so much fabulous detail. Fun photos, awesome detail...and an all-around gorgeous project. Big hugs to you!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great frame work. Love the color combo, the little crown charm... and all the other embellishments. :o)