my Sweet Baby – Belinda Spencer – Mood Board Inspiration


Belinda here today to share my take on the stunning January Mood Board.

Here’s a peek at the mood board in case you missed it.

Aren’t those colours just gorgeous?!! Aqua is my most favourite colour so I was super happy to play along with this inspiration.

*NOTE: I actually did use every colour from the inspiration however that stunning chipboard frame covered up my darker blues.

To start this layout, I applied some clear gesso to my background patterned paper and let it dry. Then I mixed up a lovely watery wash with Dusty In Colour Alabaster and Capri paints. I spritzed my paper and then dropped the paint on with a soft wet paintbrush. I let the colour pool and drift over the page and then set aside to dry. Once dry I flicked some of the leftover paint over the page to add some more interest.

I added some more detail to my background using some tiny little heart stamps from Darkroom Door and a matching ink.

I painted all of my chipboard with a couple of coats of heavy white gesso and then a white paint pen to make a lovely crisp bright white. I painted the ‘sweet’ and the Mini Heart Button with undiluted Capri paint.

One of my favourite things to do is create lots of layers on my layouts. I started with the large frame from the Fancy frame # 12 set. I then added many layers of co-ordinated patterned papers. I like to shuffle around my layers and then staple them together before adding to my layout rater than sticking one layer on at a time. I prefer to use staples so that I can add little bits in around the sides of my layers later.

After the paper layers I added the smaller frame from the set, my photo and all of the sweet embellishments and words. I love to mix up and combine a variety of fonts when I add my title.

Dusty Attic products used:

DA0902 Dusty In Colour Alabaster

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.