Belinda here with you today to share my take on the gorgeous January Mood Board Challenge.
Here’s a peek at the mood board.
The colours are just divine! I started my layout by adding some stencilling to the stunning 49 & Market background paper using the Bedazzled Stencil and white gesso. I applied the gesso very lightly with a latex make-up wedge to avoid bleeding under the stencil. I ended up giving it three light coats through the stencil to gradually build up to a crisp white. Once dry, I spritzed the page with water and applied a lovely blue watercolour using a large soft watercolour paintbrush. I flicked some of the paint over the page too.
In keeping with the colours of the mood board, I decided to keep most of my chipboard pieces raw as the soft brown colour matched. I first chose my patterned papers and created a stack with them that I secured with a staple or too. I then slipped in some die cut pieces and page tabs. I backed it all with a torn piece of the corrugated card.
I stuck down the two larger viewfinders on my layout first and then layered the patterned paper stack on top.
I added my photo using 3D foam and then slipped in the flower bud stem underneath.
I added some twine across the page and secured with a bit of glue. Next I added some book paper to 5 flags and sanded the edges with an emery board to make them nice and smooth. I added some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide around the edges and glued them in place on top of the twine.
I finished by adding the remaining chipboard pieces as well as some stickers. I painted the mini stars and the smallest viewfinder from the set with white gesso.