My dad and me|September Mood Board|ScrapAroundTheWorld

IMG_4164 This morning I decided to take on another challenge – to create a Mood Board inspired page. Scrap Around The World post a monthly MD on their blog/Instagram and each month they choose 12 winners. You can find all the details here: SATW September 2015 challenge

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The MB reminded me of old memories, my childhood and time spend with my family, especially my dad who used to work a lot and every minute that I got to spend with him was priceless. I had an amazing time growing up in an environment full of positivity and care for one another. I was a happy little girl thanks to my parents. For the challenge, I decided that my page would focus around a photo of me and my dad taken approx. 34 years ago. He is an amazing, caring and loving man. Thanks to him, I grew up to be the woman I am now. I am also going to do my best to make sure my son grows up to be an amazing and caring man – just like my dad.

Let me talk you through the process.

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To start, I mixed gesso with a couple of drops of Heidi Swapp rose mist and some gold mica powder and spread it using palette knife on the card. This was to cover the black and white pattern and to add some colour and sparkle to the background.

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Once the gesso dried, I used white embossing powder and a handwriting clear stamp from Finnabair to add texture to the background.

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With brown and salmon pink watercolours, I added another layer of colour. I did that 3 times to allow for different shades.

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While the card was drying, I focused on the embellishments. Using Tsukineko Dew drop inks (Angel Pink and Toffee Crunch), I coloured edges of two doilies to create the shabby, dated look.

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I also prepared chipboard frame from wycinanka.net and some fabric flowers I got the other day at The Works.

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Now onto the picture. I trimmed the edges of the photo as it was old and the edges were broken off. I used papers from 13@arts to create a paper cluster.

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I decided that the chipboard frame could do with some ‘umph’ so I painted it gold (yes, I know that in one of my previous posts I said I’m not much of a ‘golden girl’…what can I say…)

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I also decided to add some gold strokes on the background. Once that was finished and dried, I assembled all the embellishments on the background and secured them with Ayeeda Acrylic Gel Medium.

This is the final result:

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And a couple of close-ups…

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So, that’s my layout inspired by September Mood Board from Scrap Around The World.

Do you think I did it justice?

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Thanks for visiting.

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