A lil more of moody March ;)

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing a lil more about my layout that I created from the gorgeous
Scrap The Boys: 
March Moodboard!

I know, it's just divine isn't it?!!

I immediately fell in love with the colours and knew they would form the feature of my layout, 

"Awesome Takes Practice"

I know - he really is too awesome for words! 
And that background, well I did say I was drawn in by the colours!
I've used Kaisercraft's fabulous Kaisermists in Red, Turquoise, & Denim, as well as a fine point black sharpie pen to create this fun background. I always intended to use the
 Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Made Of Awesome collection - not only is it the perfect 'go-to' collection for scrapping our boys, but the balance of black and white works so well with the pop colours in the board.
Combine the colours, the cool patterned paper and then those fabulous coordinating embellishments (again, all from the Made Of Awesome collection) & it was always going to be a fun page!

Let's talk techniques....

Layering is fundamental to this layouts success. 
I started by trimming my white cardstock to 11" x 11" and layering it over that super cool LUCKY STAR pattern paper .
I then used the black sharpie pen to scribble a rough outline border, & drew on the wavy lines to guide my ink work.
How did I achieve that cool inky background? 
Well.... I'd like to say it's some fancy pants technique, but the truth is I simply dipped my paintbrush into the Kaisermists and painted the wavy pattern on. Starting with the red first - because it's so dominant, then the turquoise, & finally with a finer tip brush, the denim ink. I also allowed each colour to completely dry before adding the next one. 
Finally, I splattered the Kaisermists in my negative space. Easy peasy! ;)

As the mood board also featured some fantastic textiles, and those awesome vintage cameras,  I decided to incorporate these elements into my embellishing....
The natural burlap and turquoise tulle were just scraps from my material box. I think they really added texture and dimension to the layering of my photograph. Love it!
The camera ticket, enamel little stars and ephemera coordinated perfectly too, but it's that 
LUCKY CHARMS CAMERA that brings the layout together. The ultimate finishing touch. 

A few staples, and that incredible DIE CUT EPHEMERA title complete my page. 
And there you have it!

My take on the March Mood Board & a quick review of how I created my layout.
I hope you enjoyed it!
I can't wait to see your interpretation of this challenge :) 

til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo

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