Every now and then, I end up with a photo full of so much love and femininity, that it changes my style up, and I find myself digging into my flower stash. In this case, I also had to add more than a touch of gold. The relationship my daughter has with her great-grandmother is beyond special. They share the same birthday, 79 years apart, and they are similar in so many ways. They both epitomise girly girl, as well as being independent and strong. This photo of them was perfect for Life. Paper. Scrapbook.’s latest (and final) Moodboard Challenge.
Green and pink are my favourite colours, so I always have a soft spot for this colour scheme. I also included loads of gold in this layout, mainly using Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold Lame. I just adore how shiny the gold is, so I use it often. You’ll find it painted onto the wooden pieces, and splattered around the page, alongside My Mind’s Eye gold spotted washi. The papers used are from the Shimelle Collection by American Crafts. I have been using Shimelle products on nearly every layout recently – I LOVE her style, and can’t wait to get my hands on more of her goodies!
Here’s the gorgeous moodboard this page was inspired by. I haven’t participated in nearly enough of these challenges, but I am super sad to see them coming to a close.
My grandmother adores flowers, especially pink roses, so there are always flowers on any layout of her. In this case, the wool from the mood board inspired me to use crocheted flowers – pink, green and white, to match the wool in my daughter’s scarf that her great-grandmother made her this winter. I also pulled on the buttons from the moodboard, and used buttons for the flower centres, as well as scattered around the page.
I blinged up the edges of the flowers with the Color Shine. This helps with cohesion across the page, tying it into the wooden pieces and the Maggie Holmes word sticker. This effect takes some patience, but I always love how it turns out. I simply unscrew the bottle and move the bottom of the feeder around the edges of the flowers, dipping the feeder back into the bottle as needed.
I love the inspiration that the LPS moodboards give me, and will very much miss their challenges. Let’s hope they return soon!
Love and light,