Gosh I seem to be posting so much more than usual lately. I've been busy!
I've made a layout for this month's challenge at Scrap Around The World. As soon as I saw the mood board I knew I just had to have a go. That mood board is so me! Maybe that's cos it was created by the uber talented Leonie Neal-Dawson, who has a similar fixation with bright colours to me. Here's the mood board and sketch:
I have thought of sooo many ideas from that mood board but sadly, I only have time for one layout. Using the sketch is optional and it didn't work for what I wanted to do, although I did use the circular element. The two left hand pics were the ones that influenced me the most. I used the bright, bold colours of the paint picture but my design feature came largely from the first pic. Somehow, those butterflies kept making me think of hearts. I was keen on that transparent look too so I used watercolours. I used them strongly though, in keeping with the second image.
Here's my layout:
I spent hours making this layout! This is mainly because I started out with a different idea using the watercolour paints to make the hearts. After much effort I had to accept that it wasn't going to work! I eventually just put it all aside telling myself that I might be able to use it for something else another time. To make this version, I traced some hearts from a TCW stencil with textas then used watercolours to paint the smaller heart inside.
The circle shape is a separate piece of cardstock that I ran dribble lines of Dylusions ink sprays down. I then sprayed white Dylusions over the dribbles to make them fade into the background more so the hearts would be the feature. I stitched the circle shape, cut it out then stitched my hearts to the dribble lines. Here's a close up:
That background paper is an American Crafts Sketchbook paper, which is one of my all time favourite ranges. I added some stamping to it and used watercolours to colour the flowers.
The title is influenced by the third picture in the mood board. I painted the chipboard letters black, and added black Wow! glitter. I adhered this to a section I cut off an older chippie which I painted white. Underneath there's a layer of this fabulous textured ribbon that I found recently.
I love scrapping these older pics of my kids. It's a great reminder of how much has changed in the last 12 years.
I'm not sure if this was a great time to write this post because about 20 minutes ago that sweet little blond girl just drove herself off to schoolies week! With her hair dyed black, seemingly a year's supply of clothes and a box of alcohol she has just headed down the coast for a week of fun with four other friends. It's the first time she has ventured away on her own and my hubby and I are having a bit of trouble with the letting go thing. We know she'll be safe - she has a great group of friends who are all good kids - but we won't be there with her.
OK - that's enough emotion for today! Hope you can join in this month's challenge.