Thursday, 14 February 2013

Lil' Robots for little men

While waiting for my great-nephew to arrive I started hoarding  collecting paper ranges to create layouts and OTP for little boys. There was'nt a lot out there that particularly grabbed me at the time, but I loved this robots range from MME. I quite like their new boys range too, so I will be throwing some of that in my trolley shortly :)  And probably to prove to myself that I can do modern and bright, and don't have to restrict myself to heritage!
I find boy pages and masculine OTP's a bit of a challenge, probably because I don't always feel comfortable layering them with flowers, just does'nt seem right to me.  Or maybe it is and I need to just stop thinking, and start doing :)
I thought for his room I'd decorate a canvas with his name on it, but this time I got the letters from Typo - have you been there? I love this place, its very funky and hip, they're like a stationary shop I guess but they stock some scrappy goodness too, and wooden letters, and best of all they already painted - black or white. Black was the perfect  choice  to blend in with the brights of the robot range, so this took very little time to complete.

The cogs are themed throughout the range, so I die cut some more from scraps leftover using the Donna Salazar Sprightly Sprockets Spellbinders dies; cut out some of the robots and layered them up with some of the diecuts that come with the range.  Heres some closeups:

I also made a layout with the same range; my plan is to give my niece a completed photo album for Christmas this year progressing his first year. So this is Luka at four months old in his car seat out with the girls - that would be me and my sisters :)

On my desk I have a storage unit which I throw odds and ends of lines in. The problem with it became "out of mind out of sight" - I never used any of it! So this year I have challenged myself that everytime I create something, I have to utilise something from that storage unit! In this layout I used a few things, the chipboard cog, and heart, and the chipboard 'original' circle. I also have had the metal tools in my stash forever!, so decided they fitted in with the whole robot, cogs theme too so they were thrown in as well, and the end result? I love how it turned out :)

Heres some closeups:

Thanks for popping by :)


  1. Very cool projects Meg (and one cute bub too). Those little metal tool's look great on the banner.

  2. love love love it!! You are so good to make all these beautiful things and then give them away!!

  3. LURV the letters Megan !!!! they look terrific !!!

  4. Oh wow these are gorgeous projects - love the cogs and the little tools. Super cool!