Hi fellow scrappers and CE lovers.. It’s Nanné here to share a masculine layout I created using some photos of my youngest son Adam on his way back to the army base after his weekend leave..  Living in Finland, the army is mandatory for all boys age 18 and up.. They have to serve basic training anywhere from 6 months to a year.. depending the field they get signed up for.. My son is doing 6 months and so far, he has enjoyed his training..

Here is the layout I created for todays reveal:

I tried to add lots of military style colors and chippies that went with my theme.. Masculine layouts are a definite challenge for me, but they sure are fun,  the papers I used are by 7 Dots Studios

Here are a few close ups:

I basically just painted everything with black gesso and then dry brushed them with white paint to add some detail.. The flat back pearls were actually light blue, but gessoed those as well..

Lots of different mixed media stuff for the background. stamps, stencil and paints.. which was the best and messiest part of the project. 🙂

I added the clock to represent his time that he needs to be back on base.. they usually have from Friday evening till Sunday night to spend time at home.. he likes to un-wind and then go back, its like a full time job..

I really like the mesh paneling, which I tucked behind some of the papers and then used the positives from the harlequin panel, which I cut apart and glued down in a pattern on my layout..

Thanks for stopping by today.  Till next time


Here are the chipboard elements, stamps and stencils I used to create my layout:

Harlequin Panel (Panels Harlequin)

harlequin Panel

Mesh Panel

Adventure word set

Basic alphabet set

Arrow Banners

Nested Stars

Mini Pocket Watches

Distressed Grid Stencil

Distressed Crackle Stamp (Rubber Stamp Crackle)

Distressed Crackle stamp