Sunday, April 5, 2015

Masculine Touch by Nicole Doiron

Hello 2Crafty Peeps!
Nicole Doiron with you today and I'm excited to share with you 3 layouts
that differ a bit from my usual shabby feminine style...
Let's go masculine!

My first masculine-themed layout is of my boyfriend Yves along with his father and brother...
an outstanding trio of men who each mean a lot to me!

I picked a very fitting title for my page, "Let's Hear It for the Boys",
which I simply painted black and dabbed with a little white.

To go along with the travel papers from Carta Bella, I added some 
"Mini Fast Forward Arrows", matching them with the mahogany colored papers 
by covering them with Distress Ink and dabs of black paint.
I also used a few pieces of the "Dotty Bits" set.

From the corrugated kraft paper to the book print tag and aviator stickers, 
I think I managed to create a very masculine layout, fit for Yves and his kinsmen! 

2Crafty Chipboard used:

From men to boy, this next layout is a double-page full of fun and wild 2Crafty designs!

Pictures are of my friend's son Tristan on a day outing at the zoo
so what better title than "Who's Who In My Zoo"!

I picked a few of my favorite animals from both the "Jungle 1" set (monkey & giraffe)
and the "Jungle 2" set (snake & elephant) and colored them using Copic markers.
 I did the same with the leafy stem from "Foliage Set 1".

Here, you can see the cute giraffe plus a piece from the "Mini Fast Forward Arrows".

This fun twirly arrow from the "Doodled Arrows" set seemed perfect to try 
and mimmick the snake movement.  I added a few more pieces from this set throughout my page.

An elephant peaks through from behind one of the pictures
as does a piece of the "Turkish Lattice Panel" from the patterned paper.
I found that this panel looked like wire fencing of the cages.

2Crafty Chipboard used:

My final layout for this month is one that I have created
for 2Crafty's Guest Team post for Scrap Around the World in March.
It was inspired by this futuristic mood board designed by Terhi Koskinen from Finland.

I was inspired by many elements of the mood board,
most notably the colours, the legoman/robot, the chevrons and hemp twine.

Below you can see the "Cool Dude" title which I dried embossed
using my Cuttlebug and then colored using tones to match the mood board.

I have also used many of the "Giant Gears"...

and the "Cog Border" mixed up with a few "Chevron Bits".

I have had these cute "Robots" from 2Crafty for a while now (they were part of one of my first DT packs received!) and I was so happy to finally be able to use them.  They are totally adorable!

I love the way this layout turned out,
thanks to all the 2Crafty chipboard!

2Crafty Chipboard used:

Well, I hope you enjoyed my masculine creations!
It was a challenge to keep from using lace and flowers and doilies this month,
but it just goes to show how so very versatile 2Crafty chipboard is...
there are designs for every style of layout!
Check the store HERE to see them all!!!
Check out my blog HERE to see more of my creations!



Fiona Paltridge said...

Nicole these pages are fantastic! You do boy pages so well! xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

WOw!! You do the masculine theme beautifully Nicole!!! I especially love the Who's Who at the Zoo ... such fun and absolutely brilliant!!! Fantastic work!! xx

Di Garling said...

Another great post Nicole and as always, fantastic and creative use of all the chippies. Three totally different styles and I love them all.

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

so darn impressed with your masculine and fun style - you have used a variety of chippies in such a wonderful way.

Debbi Tehrani said...

All three are fabulous layouts, Nicole! You do such a great job with "masculine" topics. Love your zoo spread so much!

Janice Nicholls said...

Gorgeous creations Nicole.....Loving all the awesome chippie pieces you have inspirational. :)

Belle à cropper said...

You really know how to work those cute pieces !!!! beautiful layouts !

Helen Tilbury said...

Wonderful pages Nicole! Great use of the chippies & love your signature white dabbing!!