Wednesday, 22 May 2013

About A Boy May Challenge

So I stumbled across a site - About A Boy and thought I would have a go at their mid-month Challenge - White + one colour.

Here is my take on the challenge:

For the first time I took a couple of pictures as I went:

I started with a 12x12 piece of white cardstock and using a brick stencil I used vaseline to cover the stencil.  I then painted the entire cardstock in black paint:

Once the paint was dry I wiped off the vaseline and was left with the white brickwork.  Although I was going for a black and white theme it seems a little bright, so I added some crinkled tissue paper over the top with modpodge.

I made the tag using a 6x6 brick stencil and white distress stain on black cardstock. Once dry I went around the edges of the bricks with a white pen to highlight it more.  The ribbon I stamped with a brickwork stamp and wet and crinkled it to dry.

I made the clock with a die and the large gear is a Dusty Attic chipboard which I painted black and attached a piece of white cardstock behind.

While I was looking around the About a Boy blog I noticed they had a DT call.  Check it out:

Thanks for looking


  1. awesome page, I love the "grunge" look of this. Thanks for joining us at AAB!

  2. Wow really nice layout. Thanks for plying with us at AAB!

  3. Oh wow! I love all your brick work and the vaseline was a great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at AAB! :)

  4. That is a really cool technique. Happy to have you on the About a Boy team!!!!

  5. Wonderful brick work. Thank you for playing at About a Boy!

  6. Great use of various techniques...I'm to chicken to try painting!

  7. I love the masking! Great page! Thank you for joining us at AAB!

  8. So many techinques! Love it!!! Thank you for playing at About a Boy!

  9. The bricks look so cool! Thanks for sharing the technique. Thanks for playing with us at AAB!