Our Jackson Pollock

Monday, April 15, 2013

One of the best things about all of the challenge blogs, is I'm constantly finding new ideas. Case in point, today's new challenge at About a Boy:   Use your son's artwork on your page.  I probably wouldn't have done this without some prodding, at least not right now.

So here it is.  My younger son made this a few years ago. I know he had a lot of help, but I like that it feels like him.  And I know he likes paint.   For some reason, I decided to take a photo of it instead of keeping the original.  I've only done that a few other times.  

I wanted to keep the focus on the photo.  I decided to use grey as a neutral and kept it simple with small patterns and similar colors from the photo. I did bring in some contrasting colors because it was looking blah. The green and the orange helped bring the focus back to the photo. I also have to say, that thanks to this assignment, I was able to use something I've had in my stash for a very long time...the title.  Lastly, I had to use paint splatters, didn't I????

That's all for now. I hope you will stop by About a Boy and try your hand at scrapping your son's artwork.

PP-Fancy Pants, MME
Die Cut Title-MME
Stickers-Creative Memories, Fancy Pants
Mist-Studio Calico


  1. Loved your take on this challenge. I am having such fun with the challenges at Boys. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Wow! Love your take on the challenge, great colors & layering! Also, loving the artwork!

  3. Great page - love your choice of patterns to surround his artwork. I just recently gave away the last few titles I had like that - at least I think they are all gone. I recall that I bought dozens of them when they were on clearance for a nickel and probably didn't use up a quarter's worth.