Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Those Cheeks - WW1

Well, after a stellar July so far August has been a bit of a flop, only in scrapbooking though. All other areas of life have been go go go! I have been working weekends, we celebrated Chloes third birthday, had an impromptu trip to Victoria, Brenden has worked away 90% of the time add general life on top and there has been no room to get creative.
Until now.

Last month I took part in the White With 1 challenge (HERE) something I thought would be a serious challenge but it turned out thoroughly enjoyable and found it freeing. So I promised myself I would take part again this month. BUT I was certainly not expecting this:

White and Liquorice. White and BLACK! I thought one colour would be tricky enough but NO colour! I literally said 'oh crap' out loud when I saw the reveal.
However, I kept to my promise. And this is what I came up with:

Those Cheeks.

The photo is a quick side profile snap of Jayce taken on my phone while relaxing on the coach one day. I used to get soo many comments about his cheeks when out and about. They did look oh so squeezable. They still do!

My first instinct to tackle this challenge was to head in a more mixed media/getting messy direction, so I deliberately did the opposite!

The page began by tracing around the Hiedi Swapp stencil onto white cardstock then cutting it out with my craft knife. After that I gathered together my Bella Blvd papers which featured black and white patterns and backed all the hearts.

I used one of the hearts to journal inside and after that I simply chose a few words that described his checks, including chipboard from Words Or Whatever which have been coloured with a sharpie.

There is also a APOCD flair button and a few black epoxy dots.

With all the descriptive words spread around the hearts I decided to keep the title just as 'Those Cheeks' and have again used a sharpie to turn would-be white stickers black.
Thanks for coming around.
XoXoX Nicole


  1. Look at those cheeks!!!! The page looks fabulous. I think the black and white really highlight the beautiful blue of his eyes. The heart pattern is gorgeous. Great job Nic. XXXX

    1. Love that photo! Gorgeous work on your background too! Thanks for joining us at WW1.

    2. Thanks Mandy, that was the reasoning behind using this photo with only B&W.

  2. Lol I understand the ''flop'' situation but I am seriously happy that you managed this stunning layout. Thanks for playing along with WW1