Tuesday, 17 April 2018


Hello and as always welcome to my blog and my DT post for Off The Rails. This month I chose to do my layout tutorial on the monthly challenge. I just loved the April Mood Board. My page photo is of my eldest son Riley and two of his school friends.

I chose to use the beautiful bright colours from it along with the rosettes and the dots all over the lips for my inspiration. I just loved this mood board and the bright colours and as soon as I looked at it I felt happy, I needed a fun happy photo and I knew just the one. Riley house swimming sports. His house colours are yellow and all the students are encouraged to dress up and do a fashion parade as well. Yes my fun loving son is in the middle and they were the winners of the parade. 

  For the rosette I created it with a stencil and texture paste. Once this was dry I then went over it with different bright Distress Inks.

I worked out where I wanted my photo to sit and the frame I was going
 to use so that I knew I had enough of the background showing when it was placed on the top.

I mounted the photo on orange patterned paper and the frame I painted red. On both I did circle/line in white as well to match in with what chippies I was going to use.
 Once everything was placed on my page I then used the different paint pens to put dots everywhere on the page. Some even on the chippies. The lips in the mood board with all the dots were just screaming out at me to be used.

The last thing I did was colour and place my chippie title. First I painted it yellow to go with the kids outfits and then I used a sponge to sponge on it a little of the orange paint I used. 

I hope you have enjoyed popping in to see my page and how I have used this months mood board. Please make sure you join in with us over at Off The Rails this month because it is such a bright, lively mood board and I would love to see your take on it. 
Happy Crafting xxx

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