Yippee! It's the weekend and it's time to have some fun! (and maybe win a lovely Maja Design Prize along the way). Each month Maja Design runs a fun and inspiring Mood Board Challenge. A board filled with colors inspiration, quotes, descriptive words and photos to jump start your creativity.
This is this month's (April) Mood Board. This one has lots of soft sweet Spring colors based on the Maja Collection called 'Vintage Spring Basics' ....
For my page I included words like, shimmer, fabric, pastels, add texture, twigs, Spring, paint, yellow and stains to inspire the page. I specifically chose the blues and yellows from the color palette for the layout as well. (I know I've used the photo on this layout before in a sepia tone but I thought the color's in little Kiera's princess costume went so well with the mood board colors, I thought I'd use it again...I'll probably keep this l/o for my albums).
I wanted to go with Spring elements for embellishing, like birds nests, butterflies, blooms and twigs/branches. I used Donna Salazar Distress Ink pads in 'Denim' and 'Honey' to tint the background of my paper and splattered on some random ink dots with Lindy's Stamp Gang 'Steampunk Sepia' spray. And then did lots of stamping with a whole bunch of different random stamps. (Butterfly is a Tim Holtz stamp, the flourish is an old Prima stamp from a frame set, the script and chicken wire is a Bo Bunny Stamp ...oh and the stitch stamp is a Prima stamp).
I did a little fussy cutting from the April 6th Paper, cutting out the little white floral designs for a delicate embellishment for the page. The barnboard-look paper is from Vintage Summer Basics (1905) The resin piece is from a Recollections pack I got at Michaels.
The chipboard of course is Dusty Attic chipboard (Flourish #8). I painted all my chipboard pieces with gesso first then inked areas with more of the blue and yellow ink pads I mentioned that I used on the background design. I dabbed a bit of gold Pearlex glistter onto areas of the design befoe I gave the whole thing a coating of Glossy Accents.
I used the same combination of inks and gloss medium on the number cluster chippie (Mini Number Planet) under the photo as well. Other favourite accents I added were some Tim Holtz Film Strips.
I added a bit of texture with a Prima 12x12 Stencil (Flourish) and some home made texture paste (found in right column of my blog under 'my tutorials'. And used (yet more) Dusty Attic chipboard pieces (Mini Arch Windows and Brick Wall Panel). I painted the bricks white and inked with yellow chalk ink and edged with brown chalk ink. The tiny roses are also from Dusty Attic called Dusty Roses.
Maja Design Products: Vintage Spring Basics (3rd of March-bs, 6th of April, 6th of May), Vintage Summer Basics (1905)
Dusty Attic Products: Mini Arch Windows, Brick Wall Panel, Flourish #8, Mini Number Planet, Dusty Roses.
Would you like to play along this month and try out the Mood Board challenge? You can find the challenge rules HERE. The prize is any collection of your choice!
NOTE: If you missed my post from a few days ago, I just want to let you all know that you also can have a chance at winning another beautiful Maja Design prize pack (Crea Diem Collection...see below) by simply leaving a comment at this blog post (any time during the month of April/2014) MAJA DESIGN GIVE-AWAY