Here today to share with you the April D-lish Inspiration Board - Have you seen it this month?
Ok, so when I saw this, my first thought was WOAH, it's pretty "boy" themed, my next thought was WOAH, it's pretty "cool" too!! Two words I would not use to describe my creating style! However, after some thought, and a little pep talk from myself to be open, try new things etc...(you know the one), I decided to give it go. The result, I hope you'll agree is still very true to my style but is still in keeping with the Retro Revival Inspiration board.
I wasn't sure I would have a lot of choices from my stash in these colours, however, I went digging and I found this pretty Dear Lizzy pattern paper with red flowers all over it and immediately thought to fussy cut a stack of them out. I also found this chipboard heart embellishment from the depths of my stash and the page was off to a start! As I mentioned, I don't use a lot of these colours in my day-to-day scrapbooking so I don't have a stack of embellishments, but reminded myself, you can make a lot from a little if you get creative!! I will add that there was a little bit of Pink in the pattern paper, just a touch, and I thought I'd get away with that!
Next, I pulled out my spray inks, I managed to find a dark blue, a light blue and a perfect shade of yellow. I'm not hugely into mixed media so I just went at it little by little adding little splatters to the centre part of my page. I kept building it up slowly but surely trying to keep it down the centre of the page leaving 3 inches each side (approximately) for white space. Next, I spread the fussy cut flowers out over the splatters, placing them closer together near the centre and spreading out as they went down the page.
Next, I added a few layers of paper under my photo to create a mat and of course added some stitching. I then went about building my flower clusters to the left and right, starting with the largest of the fussy cut flowers, layering them up and I knew I had these super pretty yellow Fantasy Blooms to finish the clusters off which would be a perfect fit. I so love how they pop off the page!
For my title, I used some dark blue alphas and stitched them on - you can find similar ones in the shop... here
in red and here
in royal blue. I have also added some enamel dots
, there's a stack in store and I find you can really never have too many of these!
To finish off the page, I added in a Bitty Bow Clip
on the top left-hand side of my photo and added in the Resin flowers
lucky last - I use these a lot on my pages, they are a really nice finishing touch.
thanks for popping by,
Labels: D-Lish Scraps