I'm Sharni Haines from South Australia and welcome to our monthly Scrapbook pages blog hop. I am glad you have joined me to hop all around the globe and check out some inspiring pages. This month is a fun idea thought up by the clever Sharon...it's a Mood Board!
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Here is the Mood Board
Isn't it so pretty??? I had a lot of ideas with this one and finally decided to use the Pierced Blooms Dies as the major theme. I was quite excited to use these dies as it was my first time with them.
Pierced Blooms Dies
There are so many dies with this set, I was having a wonderful time cutting out all different floral shapes! Also, I could cut out a whole sheet all at once - a big time saver.
The Pierced Blooms Dies leave a pieced finish on every shape, which makes an interesting effect. I used Elegant Faceted Gems to add a little sparkle.
I tried to stick to the colours from the mood board - Balmy Blue, Rocco Rose, White, Gorgeous Grape, Purple Posy and Basic Black. I added a little green too...probably a little different to the Pear Pizzazz.
I also had a bit of fun with the Butterfly Bijou 6"x 6" Designer Paper. I fussy cut out some of the butterflies, mounted them on Dimensionals and once stuck to the page, I add a bit of glitter.
You can also see the ink splatters here that I added with my Water Brush and a bit of Gorgeous Grape ink. The black spots I achieved using my Black Stampin' Blend. (flicking the long end with the lid over the paper).
Before I arranged all the flowers onto the page, I splattered them with Gorgeous Grape ink and my Water Brush.
It looks like a messy job...but LOTS of fun! It gave the floral elements a little more interest.
The other way you can add the splotches is to do it straight onto the cardstock before you die cut the shapes. I did it both ways, as I ended up making lots of die cuts.
So here is the final piece! Lots of flowers and colours. It was an absolute fluke that the photo matched the Mood Board. If it didn't, I would have likely made the photo black and white.
The photo was taken February this year (I just noticed I put the incorrect month on the page!). We hosted my lovely cousin's Wedding in our garden and it was a perfect day for a perfect couple. I don't know about you, but getting a family photo is harder than rounding up cats! So it was great to get everyone in the shot on that day while were all dressed up and all at home at the same time!
The black die cut words were from Always Dies & Love You More Than Dies.
The backgound was achieved using a stamp from Painted Poppies.
Painted Poppies Stamp Set
You can clearly see which stamp I used...the blacked out one - this make a perfect water colour look, especially when you stamp off a few times to achieve different depths of colour.
It's great to use when you don't want to wet your paper.
I hand drew the black lines with a black marker (did it in pencil first to make sure I was happy with the size etc).
The small circular shapes are from the Comfort and Hope Stamp Set. As was the faint brick stamping in Rocco Rose underneath the photo.
Comfort and Hope Stamp Set
This set is widely under used in my books! I wonder how many people actually own it? LOL
So there you have it! I think I have achieved the brief...hopefully. I really enjoyed making this page and I will definitely be making more of those flowers!
So that is all from me today. Thank you for dropping in, I wish you a wonderful day. Don't forget to keep on hopping around to check out what everyone else has made with Sharon's great mood board.
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