Hello and welcome crafty friends. I am back today to share with you my newest creation called “Let your smile change the world”. I thought this title which I found from the Dusty Attic Sentiments pack was quite apt for our challenging times at present. So without further ado this is my take on this months Dusty Attic moodboard which I just adore.
And this is the moodboard for those who have not seen it yet.
For my project I of course used loads of flowers but chose not to use all the colours as you can see above. And my main reason doing this was that I was so keen to use the latest release papers from Maja Design which is called “Miles Apart”. These pretty papers were perfect I felt for this moodboard challenge.
My starting point here was gutting and distressing and then layering of my papers. I chose the pink from “Distance” to frame the layout and “Stay Home” were used as the centre piece. And then along the way I found the addition of the Aloe from the beautiful 49andMarket Seaside Blooms, helped keeping the project soft and subtle.
Monochromes – Shades of miles – Steel Blue
I chose a portrait photo, that I adore of my youngest, and swapped it to black and white and printed them out in differing sizes. I layered these up on torn sections and cut mats of the leftover “Miles Apart” papers. I also cut a heart freehand from the pink gingham leftovers.
As with most things I do have favourite things that I use and the one of the many things Dusty that I love to use is the Decorative scroll #1. I cannot tell you how many times I have used this piece over the years. But I always try to change up the way in which I use it. This time around I cut this piece to elongate it around my two black and white photos that I chose to use. It was primed with clear gesso and then coloured using acrylic paints and liquid pearls.
Moving along I used lots of loose pieces I had sitting on my desk. I am forever taking pieces out of the packs and not returning them to where they live so today they were going to be used. A few of these were :
Ornate Circle Frames Small
I only used a small portion of the outer frame for the project. It sits under the Decorative Scroll #1 at the base of the layout.
This gorgeous ATC frame was used to sit behind the cute little windows which I have used the smallest one.
ATC frame 6
All my pieces were primed with a Liquitex Clear Gesso. This help to protect the chipboard from becoming too wet from the medias. I think it also gives your chipboard a truer colour from whatever medium you are adding. They were once dried, coloured with acrylic paints which I will list below.
And that is all from me today. I hope you have been inspired to take part in this month’s moodboard challenge. You still have time left.
Until next that I am here, take care and happy crafting.
Other Products Used
49andMarket’s Seaside Blooms Aloe49andMarket’s Garden Petals Ballet Slipper49andMarket’s Tickets and NumbersDistress Ink Walnut StainArt Alchemy Acrylic Paint Rose GoldRanger Liquid Pearls BlushLittle Birdie Matt Chalk Paint – Whipped SeafoamLittle Birdie Matt Chalk Paint – Rainy Day