Thursday, 17 July 2014

Scrapbookit July Challenge

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today.

It is my turn over on the Scrapbookit Blog again today and I'd like to share with you the latest layout I created "Nature's Beauty".

 The photo was taken at my recent retreat, such a beautiful serene place.  I used papers from the Echo Park paper range "walking on sunshine", I used Fancy Fish along with strips from, Sailboats, Direction Arrows and Oceanfront Views.
I created this layout to play along with the current challenge, using the mood board and a stencil.  For this layout I chose the blues and oranges from the mood board to work with and I actually used two stencils, the Chevron Stencil for the background, and a little word stencil.

A close up of the background detail; showing the texture created by the Chevron Stencil, the strips of the other papers and also the thin check ribbon (Sullivans) I added (you need to look closely to see it). You can also see the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays that I used to colour and drip on the background.

A close up of the word stencil that Jo sent in my kit, inked at the edge of the photo. 

 I removed the yellow and black centre from a Manor House flower and created my own blue centre with some Ribtex beads, I also used some of the cheap paper flowers to created a couple of 3d flowers .

For my title I used the Scrap FX Nature's Beauty.
 I used some open circle grommets in shades of blue to further texturize the layout.  These are an older product, but give such a great look and can be so versatile, get yours from Jo while they last.

For a little extra detail I added a Scrap FX flourish Doodad G, which I had cut in half and put on the corner of my photo. 

Just to refresh your memory of the details of the challenge I set this month: 
1. To create your project using a stencil
(just cause I love them, lol)
 2. To take your inspiration from my mood board 
3. Have fun

I hope that I have given you some more ideas on how to use this mood board, and that you will come and join in the fun over on the Scrapbookit Blog and who knows maybe even win yourself a prize. 

till next time
happy creating

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