This also means that we bend the "boys only" rule a bit this month and allow mums into the photos. Here is what I came up with...
I started by creating my background. I first did some stamping using stamps from Carabelle Studio and Viva Las VegaStamps; then added some Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dust in Duke over the top. I then added some hearts using Colour Blast Colour Paste in Dusty Charcoal and one of my Flutterby Designs stencils; and some black splatters using my Colour Blast Colour Spray in Road Base.
Once dry, I added some small pieces of torn washi tape to my background before I then started adding my layers to go under my photo. I used some Cocoa Vanilla Studio patterned paper; a paper doily; black punchinella; and frayed gauze. I also added some Cocoa Vanilla chipboard frame pieces to give the layers some extra dimension and to help frame my photo.
Once I had my layers down, it was time to add all my embellishments. I used wood veneer pieces from D-lish Scraps and Cocoa Vanilla Studio, which I coloured black; as well as a ribbon bow, flair button and some small phrase stickers from Cocoa Vanilla. The large heart I used on the corner of my photo was from Charms Creations, and I layered a wood veneer arrow on top.
To finish off, I added my handwritten journaling and a scattering of Cocoa Vanilla sequins around my page.
I hope that lots of you will play along with us this month at Scrap the Boys. You don't have to have a son of your own either - you might like to scrap a pic of your mum with your brother; your husband with his mum; or any other male with his mum.
Until next time, happy scrapping! X