mandag 26. mars 2012

The Man Cave - A Masculine Layout And The Secrets Behind It


If you are looking for my MyScrapbookNook Blog Hop post, you find it here.

My world is full of men:
  • I work with men - there aren't many women in the construction business
  • My husband is a man - obvious, or he would be my partner, not my husband
  • My FIL lives with us - MIL died twenty five years ago
  • My kids are both boys - blaim it on my husband *lol*
  • Even our budgies and remaining Endeler's Guppies in the fish tank are men
But my cat and dog are girls - yuppie!!

Masculine embellies:
The metal rings are from a hardwear store
The screws are actually eyelets (yes, it is!) I hoarded years ago
Star Button from Ormolu
Striped button: BG paper covered with Epaphany epoxy brad 

So I am well trained in doing masculine layouts.

I remember so well when I started scrapping: finding masculine embellishments was so hard, but girly stuff was all over, you know flowers, bling and stuff.Over the years I have developed good skills in making my own embellies and I claim to have an eye for finding masculine stuff, like the ones one the image above. Ad some twine in neutral colors, some papers in masculine colors, and you are there :-)

Wood banner from MME
Fun alpha stickers from AC/Amy Tangerine
Another home made epoxy button using the same manufacorers as above

I spotted this lovely sketch over at the Get Picky Blog and I so wanted to try it out.
And then I had these photos of hubby in his Man Cave.

The perfect combination which resulted in this layout:

Blue PP: Echo Park
Kraft PP: MME

Yellow/grey twine is croched to ad more substanse to it
Office supplies from AC
Very, very, very oldfashioned black eyelets (do you still have yours?)
Button from Ormolu

So what do you say - is it possible to make a masculine layout without embellishments and papers designed for boys and mens layouts? I think so :-)

Thank you for taking your time to stop by.
Now head over to the Get Picky blog to see the inspirational layouts from the DT and the fun, original sketch!

7 kommentarer:

pysselpetra sa...

great man cave page - and let me tell you it is really a man cave they have with all the attributes, smached (modell) cars, tools ... you name it.
Love the big bannes as a photo mat

Nitasha sa...

Awesome layout! I love the use of various size banners and the way you printed your pics! Super!

Carol sa...

love this hilde!!!
adore the way you hung the pennants, so awesome!!!

Keri sa...

Just awesome use of the sketch to create this man-cave the addition of all the little "manly" circular embellishments to complement the cool details you've added to the it, Hilde!

Chantal Vandenberg sa...

What an awesome page!!! LOVE this!!! :D

Leanne sa...

This is fabulous!! Awesome LO. Thanks for playing along with us..x

Ruki sa...

wow!! wonderful page!! the color combo is amazing, and the the banners!