Monday, August 20, 2012

Scrap the Boys- August

Augusts' challenge at scrap the boys is to use your 
childs' artwork on a page.

I've used a Self-Portrait by one of my boys. 
I think he did a pretty good job, can you see a likeness. :)
It's actually on a 12x14 sheet of paper so I wasn't sure at first 
how I was going to incorporate it onto the page, especially considering it was larger 
than my page!!!
I didn't want to cut it up so instead I stuck it down over about 2/3 of my white cardstock and then on the other 1/3 I used paint and stencils to continue the colour and basic design my son had used on the background of his self-portrait. 
I then folded the excess part of the painting behind the 12x12 cardstock.
Here's a picture of the layout with the painting completely unfolded.

And a close-up showing the seam where the two edges meet.

thanks for looking. :)


  1. Oh, this is extraordinary in every positive ways!!! I love your sons painting, I love that you incorporated it like this for him to keep for the future, and I love the way you let the background continue onto your layout! So fun and creative!!!

  2. I love how you have dealt with this Leonie! Looks awesome!!

  3. You've got a real little artist there Leonie! What a gorgeous drawing. Love how you made it your background for you layout. Fab layout! xx

  4. Just love it. Did DS like what you did to his artwork? I hope so, it looks great.

  5. You have quite the tanlented boy there.

  6. Gee you did a great job matching that artwork! Fantastic layout!

  7. Awesome!! He's done a fabulous job. Love what you've done with this layout, Leonie! :)