I wanted to keep the layout, light and airy and delicate, so I toned down the colors a bit but stayed true to the Moodboard, because that is the mood it put me in, light, airy and delicate. I prepare my base by using 2 pieces of 12x12 corrugated cardboard. I cut out a square opening on 1 of them and layered it over the solid piece. This gave me a dimensional background with a faint shadow box effect. I covered it with gesso, used a little Dusty Attic texture paste over it then let it dry completely before using color. Now the fun begins. I used Lindys Stamp Gang T-Bird Turqoise Flat Shots to cover the background. I also used Pink Ladies Pink Flat Shots and Merry Go Round Green with a paintbrush and dabbed away until I got a watercolor feel to the entire background.
I chose some Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil and a couple of flowers from my own stash and smothered them in gesso. Let them dry.
The word Adorable from the Word Pack #12, was then painted using a mixture of Lindys Flat Shots in Merry Go Round Green and T-bird Turquoise.
Here is a closeup of the other corner of blooms. I just painted them with a more concentrated formula of Lindys Flat Shots in Pink Ladies Pink and T-Bird Turquoise.
Just another view.
The frame was also colored in Pink Ladies Pink. In this shot you can see a bit more of the dimension. I placed a small piece of corrugated cardboard behind the smaller Vintage Frame to raise it a bit.
Check back every month at Dusty Attic because the design team has so much gorgeous inspiration and The Mood Board Challenge is open to anyone who wants to give it a shot. You can have a chance to win a lovely prize pack from Dusty Attic. Just let the Inspiration/Moodboard take you away!!
This is the Moodboard for January 2016. Wait until you see February...sigh...
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