“You are my world” – Masculine Scrapbook Layout | Photo Tutorial

Hello! Donna here sharing my take on this month’s challenge: “M is for Masculine”. I have to say this month’s theme is really challenging. I struggle with any masculine or boy-themed projects, I like flowers and the color pink! But I was able to make something and I’m really happy how it turned out.

Before I show what I made, here is a step-by-step tutorial on my layout:

Sticking with the colors blue, green and yellow made it easier for me to form an idea what to do. Since flowers are out, I opted for a star cut file by Just Nick Studio. I cut two of the Starburst cut file and backed the open stars with cardstock.

The yellow rub-on added an interesting texture as well as a bit of color pop. I placed the rub-on on the bottom left and upper right side of the layout

Then I splattered some black Color Shine mist and blue/green/black watercolors

After everything dried, I placed the star cut files with foam tape for a bit of dimension. I adhered some messy thread under the photo before adhering it into place.

After this, I added the title work. I cut the word “world” using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I matted it with a cardstock with black watercolor and fussy cut with scissors. The Heidi Swapp alphas were also colored with watercolors and a bit of the black Color Shine.

As you will notice, I also used some PinkFresh Indigo Hill rubber charms. Some have color pink around it so I trimmed them off.

Instead of throwing away the cut-out stars, I also used them here and it added more interesting dimension to the layout.

I like how the black/greyish colors (and 1 pop of red heart!) made the overall look of the layout come together.

See, that’s not so bad (Me, telling myself I can make boyish-themed layouts too!). I really LOVE how this turned out and I’m quite impressed with myself.

I hope you liked my project today and I hope it inspired you to create something out of your norm. Do try this month’s PPS challenge and we would love to see your takes!

Happy crafting!

You can also join the Pretty Paper Studio Monthly Challenge through the following easy steps:

1. Create a project with this month’s theme in mind.

2. Upload your project photo to “March 2018 | Theme – M is for Masculine” Photo Album in the Pretty Paper Studio Facebook Group.

3. All entries are due by March 31, 2018.

4. Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.


A winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions.

All projects submitted for the challenge must be NEW and created AFTER the challenge went live.