Saturday, 8 September 2018

September Mood Board Inspiration with DT Katie

Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning! Happy Saturday morning and I hope that you get some scrappy time this weekend! Me, well I am working today and maybe tomorrow, if I am lucky I might get to play with  my crafty things!

Today I am hoping to give you some inspiration to try the September mood board challenge. I love, love, love this months challenge, but I think that is because I love yellow! It is such a happy and bright colour. Let's check out the mood board:

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Isn't it so pretty and fun?! You can check out the challenge album on Facebook here and see what others have been creating inspired by this board. And here is what I came up with:

I started by going through my paper stash and picking out papers that had yellow, or grey/soft black. I was surprised just how many that I found and I went with some Crate Paper Good Vibes and Maggie Holmes ones. Can you tell my background even has a hint of pink?! I figured I could run with that little addition. I have used Good Vibes Life Goals and Magic to create my background, and to add some interest and tone down all the yellow just a little I added some grey washi tape from my stash and used some Tim Holtz stencils with Hickory Smoke and Fossilized Amber distress oxide inks. 

So, the stripes gave me a perfect place to add the stencil detail, and here is where I challenge you to look at your stencils differently. Don't look at the stencil as a whole pattern, look at it for a simpler reduced pattern and if you see lines of pattern, like I did in the stencils that I used, grab some masking tape (or washi, let's face it we all have way more washi tape than we will ever use!) and mask off just the line of pattern. Doing this with your stencils can give you so much more scope on where and how you can use them!

After I finished with my background I matted my photo on some Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Stay True paper which provided a nice soft black background with a word pattern. This helped separate the photo from the background. Now the fun begins with creating interesting embellishment clusters! I used ephemera from Maggie Holmes Gather collection, as well as the thicker accents and a puffy sticker from the embellishment set. See the little tag sticking out, this was a scrap that I turned into a tag top and tucked into my cluster, this is such a great way to use up scraps!

Some more chipboard and ephemera in this corner along with a vintage button from Chasing Dreams and a title from Heidi Swapp's Enjoy Vintage Chic Collection chipboard stickers. It was a perfect match for this and I even used a grey chipboard heart from this set in the top cluster. 

Finishing details were a couple of tiny attacher staples on the photo. Staples are a great simple but sweet addition to a page. And of course a few splatters using some more of the hickory smoke distress oxide ink. And that is where I called the page done!

I hope you get the chance to have a play this weekend, and maybe you might even have a go at the mood board challenge. You never know, you might just win a prize if you do!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

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