Monday, 26 November 2018

'Magical' - My entry for the 7dots Challenge using 2Crafty Chipboard

 Hi there everyone,

I've popped in today to share my latest for 2Crafty Chipboard.

I was feeling a little flat, so to find my mojo, I decided to do a challenge!

It's been so long that I entered a challenge, and it's a great way to be pushed to try something new, rather than repeating what you know.

So I headed over to my favourite company 7Dots Studio, and as soon as I saw their mood board challenge, the creativity and ideas began to flow.

I've called this one 'Magical' as it works perfectly with the chipboard, and the story!
This layout captures my daughter and her girlfriend as they headed off to a Formal.
They were hamming it up for the camera as they anticipated the magical night ahead of them!

Let's take a look at that amazing moodboard:

I LOVE it!! The colours, the dress the feathers - you can see why it inspired me so!
You can see details about the challenge here

I used the following 2Crafty Chipboard:
"6" Mandala No 3"
"Fine Word Set 2"
"Indian Feathers"
"Soft Feather Set"
I created a Dreamcatcher using the new 6" Mandala No 3.

To achieve the effect, I added white gesso, and then rubbed some rust coloured ink over it.
I made sure this was random as I really wanted some of the white to show through.
I then added some teal coloured acrylic paint in various sections. 
I love the look I achieved!

I repeated the process with the 'Indian Feathers' and also the 'Soft Feather Set'.

On some I used more rust, and on others I used more teal.
I love that 2Crafty Chipboard is so adaptable!! 
It can become any colour I want it to be, so it ties in perfectly with the layout and the story.

Once dry, I went over the top of the feathers with a white gel pen, adding a few dots and details.
This really made them 'pop'.

I again repeated this process on the 'Dreamcatcher'.
I positioned one next to my photos, and added another to the edge of the layout, to create balance.

I also added a few beads to enhance the 'bohemian theme'.

For my title, I used the word 'Magical' from the 'Fine Word Set 2', as it just suited the layout so perfectly.

I added a rust ink to this and added it the top of my photos.

I just love all the layers, and adore those colours together!

That mix of chipboard feathers and real feathers just makes my heart so happy!

I used SO much 7Dots Studio products - they always appear on my layouts.

The background paper is from the 'Writer's Block' Range (I think that's my favourite background paper to create on).
The tags are from both 'Dreamscapes' and 'Fortune Teller', and the word stickers are a part of the 'Hazy Days' Collection.

I get all my 7Dots Studio products from my fave scrappy Australian store - Scrap Matrix.

That's it from me today......

I'll see you all again in December! (seriously December, that's CRAZY)

Luv Tam


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    1. I love this so much that my emoji finger got carried away !

  2. Such a fab page. And I am happy to see the mojo back. Thank you for joining us at 7 Dots Studio.