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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Garage Days by Kaisercraft

Can you believe that it is November? 
I know I can’ is very scary how quickly this year has flown by.
We have had an amazing year here at Scrapbookit and there is still more to come!!!

To kick off the second last month of the year we have a great challenge for you all to join in with. We also have some great new products in store that you may be able to use. You could try some of the new Scrap FX stamps/stencils, some WOW chipboard and use them alongside some of the new Kaisercraft paper collections or how about Fancy Pants???

This months challenge is to follow the recipe from below. You need to include the following on your project:

* 5 Pieces of patterned paper ( any size)
* 4 Embellishments
* 3 Word  title
* 2 photo's (any size)
* 1 mask/stencil (as many times as you like)

I have been very lucky to play with the Garage Days collection by Kaisercraft. This range is a great masculine range featuring denim, cars, gasoline pumps and heaps of quotes and words about Dads and/or the males in our lives. It was extremely easy to work with.

Here is my layout...

I have used the gorgeous Spare Parts page for the background. I just love the wood grain effect on this page, it makes a great background. Along with this I have used Oil Change, Tool Box and Gas Tank (Front and Back) to make up the 5 pieces of patterned paper required for the recipe. I have distressed the edges of the smaller pieces of patterned paper to give that “grungy” look!

I have used a little collectable and a card from Wheel Alignment to create a hidden journalling card. A great way to make sure you journal! I love it that I can write special messages to my boys and they are not visible on the layout.

I have used some Twiddleybitz and Scrap Matts cogs, found in my stash, as part of the 4 embellishments. I have used a Collections chipboard movie ticket, some Garage Days collectable sayings and a shield (tucked under the patterned papers) as well as a button for my embellishments.

The Garage Days Element Sticker Sheet has so many wonderful options for use on layouts and cards. It has border strips, sayings and alpha stickers. I used the gorgeous alpha stickers for my 3 word title - Father & Son (which the littlest of my boys decided was the title he wanted).

I have also used some of the Garage Days Rub Ons on the layout. These work really well and are great to add that little something to your layout.

My 2 photos were taken in 2009 as we headed off on our Thailand trip. We were actually still in Melbourne and we had caught the tram to St. Kilda beach. It was nice to be able to include a 5” x 7” photo as well as a smaller photo.

For the mask/stencil part of the recipe I have used a Prima mask. It, like the chipboard embellishments, has cogs and wheels. I have used some Texture Paste with the mask and then to take away the starkness of the texture paste I slightly rubbed with some Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink. I also used some distress ink around the edges of the background patterned paper.

Well, it is that easy to complete this months challenge. Have you started your entry???

This month we will be announcing our new DT - it is really quite exciting! Make sure that you pop back in to the blog over the next few weeks to check out our exciting announcement but also to check out what our gorgeous DT member Brenda has created for this challenge.

If this layout has inspired you to want to create a great masculine page, or page about the men in your life then either head over to the Scrapbookit Online Shop (by clicking on the page link above) or email Jo - to get your hands on this collection.

Until next time - happy scrapping!
Mel x


  1. Woo Hoo Mel. What an awesome LO and that photo is beautiful. Two off the handsome men in your life and look at those smiles. That paper range and the embellishments are boy all the way. You rocked the challenge. Now I have my work cut out for me. :) Must say those papers are a must get for my stash. hehe.

  2. Great Layout Mel, Thanks for sharing this very popular range, so popular that it is already nearly sold out before I get it on the shelves. Such a perfect masculine range, just right for your boys.

  3. Love this Mel!! Fab use of layering and loving that photo!

  4. Great work Mel, How little is Brayden :)

  5. I think you made awesome decision the moment when you choose this topic of the blog article here. Do you generally make your articles all by yourself or you work with a partner or even a helper?


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