Rock ‘n’ Roll is an attitude,
not an age… (Challenge #130)

Wow, aren’t these the most handsome guys or not?  


(And can you believe my son has no girlfriend yet?
He’ll be 17 next Sunday and if I were a young girl,
I would dribble over such a lad!
But hey, the other one is mine and I hope to grow old with him
so that we can dribble together in the home for the elderly!) 


As soon as I
laid my eyes
upon this sketch;
challenge #130
over at Lotus
Paperie this week

I knew I wanted
to make the scrap
I had in mind
for a few weeks,
using a quote
from Dave Mason.

So I asked my men
to pose for me,
what they
willingly did!
Love you guys!!!


Two lay outs???? Huh???

Well, that wasn’t my intention – I will explain further on –
but first take a look. Which one do you prefer? 


This was my
first lay out.
I thought the
pattern paper
would go great
with the old
record covers,
and the colours
are fine…

…it’s not a
flopped lay out
or something,
it just wasn’t
Rock ‘n’ Roll


It’s a traditional-nothing-wrong-with-it lay out, BUT my guys are way from “traditional”… they are exceptional, incomparable, explosive, hip and hot (pardon me – getting over excited here) so this picture deserved better.





But beeing the perfectionist that I am – I started over! 


For the background I scanned an old record cover my love had, but before
he let me do that he made me promise that I would tell you all this:

“This is not originally my record! I would never, ever, handle a record
and it’s cover with such negligence! I got this record years ago from a friend
who didn’t like the music, and the cover was already tore and taped like this!” 

We, scrappers,
are funny people!
I LOVED the old
tape on the edges:
totally Rock ‘n’ Roll.

I wanted
the same
effect and
so I used
distress ink
to get the old
look back,
and put
real tape
over it again!


To highlight
the photo’s
I made a layer
using vellum
which I tore
again, to show
the old cover

The three
small photo’s
at the bottom
of the lay out 
are covers
of albums
my men love!


So I ended up with two lay outs!
I totally prefer the second (“record cover”) – and so do my men – 
it has a prominent place in our living room right now.
(Whenever I’m satisfied over a lay out, I expose it on our sideboard table.
Other lay outs go straight into an album.)

And what can YOU do with Vanessa’s sketch?
Hop over to the Lotus Paperie blog and join our challenge!
And while your there, you might as well take a look at the finalists
for the May’s favorites.  
The design team chose three layouts for the vote for May’s favorites.
You’ll see a poll on the top sidebar where you can cast your vote.

And, last but not least, you have to take a glance at the NEWSFLASH
on top of this blog! You won’t regret it, I promise!

GO CREATE this weekend!
Hope to see you all, je t’embrasse!

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7 Responses to “Rock ‘n’ Roll is an attitude,
not an age… (Challenge #130)”

  • cindy Says:

    WOW. Both layouts are awesome. I do agree, the second one has the “feel” that you were looking for. They are both equally fabulous. 🙂
    Your son sure is a cutie. 🙂 I can’t believe he doesn’t have girls knocking down your door … LOL. But my dd is the same …no boyfriend yet. Which is cool with me. 🙂

  • Vivian Says:

    Hoi Marit,

    Toen ik voor het eerst naar beide LO’s keek was je eerste LO mijn favoriet (waarschijnlijk door het kleurgebruik) maar toen je uitleg gaf over LO nr 2 en nadat ik hem nog wat beter bekeek ben ik het met je eens dat LO nr 2 toch als `winnaar`uit de bus komt 😉

    Ze zijn beide erg gaaf geworden en jouw oog voor detail is op beide LO`s weer goed vertegenwoordigd 🙂

    Geniet van het weekend, groetjes Vivian

  • jessica Says:

    first off love the pic of your men…they are so handsome! i love both the layouts but the second one is my favorite of the two!

  • Denise Says:

    Hey Marit!!! Lovvveee both layouts too, but my fav is the second on too!!!

  • Maria Says:

    Hi Marit,

    They both look wonderful I think I love the first one, just the colours look so good and everything looks like it’s going to pop off your page…..
    Love it, I love your alpha’s they blinkin rock….

  • Chimene Says:

    Wat heb je dit weer geweldig gemaakt:)
    Erg Cool!

    Er staat een award voor je op mijn blog:)


  • NancyB Says:

    I do so love both layouts! You have a couple of great looking guys there girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comments! xoxo