Mood Board Inspiration

Precious Moments – Adri Du Preez

 Hello everyone!
I am sharing my June design team layout with you, using stunning Dusty Attic chipboard pieces.
This is my daughter’s first Mother’s Day. 
Journaling :  It has been an incredible journey witnessing your life unfold in beauty, to witness you bloom from daughter, to woman, to mother.  There are no words to express the joy you bring me.  You are an amazing mother to James and I am so proud of you and I wish you all the joys of Motherhood.
Here is my layout.

All the chippies were first covered with white gesso, except for the Cogs, Lotus Pods and Wild Grass.For the title I used Americana Acrylic paint in Mint Julep Green and Arbor Green.

The Cog frame and cogs from the Jumbo Cogs set were randomly covered with coarse gesso, and once dry covered with black gesso. Next, I painted the cogs with a sponge brush and Americana Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber, Georgia Clay, Arbor Green and True Ochre. I dry brushed all the cogs with white gesso and Art Alchemy Wax in Rich Copper.

These Lotus Seed Pods are just amazing, and I cannot believe I have not used them before.  I first covered the seed pods with clear gesso and then Distress Oxide in Black Soot, Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso.  Press the three Distress Oxide Ink pads onto a craft mat and spritz with water creating small droplets.  I started with Vintage Photo for the base color and slid the chippies through the droplets a few time and dry with a heat tool. Repeat with all the colors and dry in between. I also splattered the chippies with the same colors for a mottled effect. I then dry brushed the pods with white gesso and ochre acrylic paint.

I colored the the Flower Buds with Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Persimmon and Pink Grapefruit and dry brushed with white acrylic paint.
I colored the Foliage #8 with a white Uni Posca Paint Marker.
The Wild Grass were colored the same way as the Lotus Seed Pods but only with Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo.

These cute seedlings were painted with America Acrylic paint in Arbor Green and dry brushed with white gesso.

Here I used some of my favorite Wordpl@y elements.

Some close ups.

The final touches to this layout included pearl beads and splatters with diluted white gesso.
These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I have used.

DA2088 – Precious Moments

DA2643 – Wordpl@y #15 BLACK
DA1870 – Foliage #8
DA1406 – Flower Buds #2
DA2897 – Seedling #2
DA2469 – Lotus Pods
DA2542 – Wildgrass #3 small
DA0232 – Jumbo Cogs #1DA0327 – Cogs frame set

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Happy crafting!