I seem to be on an online challenge mission this month. Not sure why! I think it's just that I have the time atm.
I thought I'd have a go at the Scrap Around The World challenge as the mood board is stunning. They've changed the rules and the sketch is now optional. I didn't use it so I haven't included it here. Here's the mood board - the images are so striking!
I really wanted to use the strong black and white contrast featured in the mood board but I also wanted to highlight the stunning black and yellow colours of the flowers in my pic. To achieve this I sprayed a background around the pic of bright yellow Dylusions but kept the rest of the layout completely black and white.
I had a bit of fun "pegging" a banner to the photo to create the title. Here's a close up:
I was originally going to doodle the entire leafy background but I then remembered a TCW stencil that I had and I thought that tracing around this with a black pen would look cool so I used a combination of both stenciling and doodling to create my organic shapes. By using the stencil I could achieve an open "white" look then I doodled the black leaves by hand to form a strong contrast both in colour and form.
I used all sorts of bits and bobs to create the border - leftover punched shapes, bits of washi, punched out sections backed with black cardstock and good old ink and pen.
Even though these Kennedias are gorgeous, the sad thing is that they keep taking over everything else in the garden and I'm going to have to pull them out! There might be one I can leave though. I have four plants, all under a year old and all about 5 metres across! They're climbing up other plants, over fences and onto paths. I really needed some ground covers but not such aggressive ones! It's such a shame.
Til next time.