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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Where's the photo, Mel???

Good morning everyone and welcome to the first of my February posts. 

I have set the challenge this month at Scrapbookit.
When I was thinking about it I wanted to include bright primary colours and being that my routine and life has changed a little in the last few months I wanted our challenge to focus on who we are and what is happening for us in our life right at this very moment.

So I came up with the mood board below...


This month Jo has sent me the gorgeous Kaisercraft Wanderlust collection. What a fantastic travel range! I love collecting the different travel ranges that come onto the scrapbooking shop shelves because I have so many travel photos from our family trips..so thanks Jo!

Here is what I have come up with...


Now you might be wondering...Mel, where is the photo???
No...I am not going crazy (however I am sure that could be debatable!) I decided that this month I wouldn't use a photo. I wanted the focus of my layout to be the journalling of our story at the moment.
The beauty of a mood board is that you can take whatever inspiration you want from it. I decided to try and use lots of little parts of the board to help me create my layout.

Here is a close up of the journalling...


To brighten the papers up a little I decided to use a variety of sprays, ink and mists.


I really made a mess creating this layout but loved every minute of it.


A focus that I really wanted to include in my layout is the image of the road. I interpreted this as 'Life is a journey' and I used the Wanderlust collectables to do this.

Another focus that I used was the word 'Dream.' I have used the Kaisercraft Clear Stickers - Delicate Words to do this. The word 'Live' in the above picture is from the same pack. Aren't they just gorgeous? 


Here is a close up of the stencil, ink and sprays that I have used. The little tabs are from the Wanderlust sticker sheet and I have used some Tiny Alpha Stickers for the words 'Believe' and 'Courage.'


I loved using little quotes and reminders around the page to assist in sharing my story.
Just like these gorgeous Cosmo Cricket - Tiny Sticker words.


I have used thin wire for the tags.


The majority of the products that I have used came in my pack from Jo at Scrapbookit however I did throw a few little bits and pieces from my stash in too!

Here is what I have used:
Cardstock: Coredinations; Paper - Kaisercraft Wanderlust Collection...Wanderlust Paper Pad, Sticker sheet and Collectables; Mists - Prima Colour Bloom - Cobalt, Dylusions - Cut Grass and Postbox red; Ink - Distress Ink - Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Broken China, Peeled Paint; StazOn - Black Cherry, Jet Black; Stamps - Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Script and Sketchy; moulding paste; Kaisercraft Quarters Template - Arrows; miscellaneous washi tape; black wire; Cosmo Cricket - Tiny Text Sticker words; Kaisercraft - Tiny Alpha Stickers; Red Alpha Stickers and Clear Stickers - Delicate Words.

Why not pop in or jump on to the online store and check out these awesome products yourself at Scrapbookit??

Looking forward to seeing your creations for this months challenge in the gallery.

Mel x

P.S. Don't forget to book your spot for our retreat...it isn't that far away!


3 comments:

  1. What a great idea for remembering important journey's in our life. Great use of all those wonderful products, thanks for a fantastic challenge Mel.

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  2. Awesome challenge Mel and I love what you have come up with. Super way of doing the journal. Awesome papers and awesome texture as well. xxx

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  3. Fabulous challenge Mel, love the way you have used all your goodies and journaled instead of using a photo! Gret work xx

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