Mood Board Inspiration

Live Beautifully – Rikki G

Good morning how are you? Wow March already? “It true the saying blink and you will miss it”, that has been the last two months right? 
Well with that in mind a new month means another stunning Moodboard challenge from Dusty Attic.

Have you ever had a heap of bits and smaller pieces of chipboard, and wondered how can I link them to make them into a larger piece? An impact piece? Well this is the layout for you !
After going though the stash after spraying them all white I realised I had used most of my major, larger pieces of Dusty Attic Chipboard.
So the task how to put them altogether so they make a large impact.

Foam tape or left over chipboard will be your friend in the process its important so stems and layers can be added so it seems seamless.

To start off stick your photo down , then find some fussy cutting or ephemera and I added three clusters along the bottom they act as an anchor point.
Start with your largest piece of chipboard like the Spring Blooms. I have placed them starting on the righthand side. 
Everything feeds from that, now its just about placing pieces in and around them.

Add the Branches and Berries to cap of the cluster.
Now for the top left hand corner, I didn’t have any Spring Blooms left, so in Foliage Cluster #3 there’s a piece is similar, so it give your layout some symmetry and it ties in similar shapes.

Once you happy with all your chipboard add some art stones or prills throughout the layout.
Now you can choice to leave it like that but there’s nothing better than getting a little messy. 
So grab your inks and a water bottle, and yes I am aware that there’s a photo stuck – loosely cover it as you want all your layers to tie into together.

Dont have enough circle bits? Cut them up and scatter through out the layout, to make some broken patterns, and on the plus side it gives places for ink and art stones to gather adding to the overall look of one large piece of chipboard.

I hope that inspires you to play with your smaller pieces of chipboard, till later on in the month, with the sketch reveal. 
Have a creative day.

Foliage Clusters #2

Foliage Clusters #3

Botanic Mix #5

Botanic Mix #6

Spring Blooms #4

Branches and Berries

Live Beautifully…

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 
Good Luck and have fun creating.