29
Sep-2013

Together {Nanna & Baby O}

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My oh my, how quickly time flies. One minute, you’re spending {lots of} time on some personal/spiritual development, and next minute, it’s time for another Jot Magazine mood board challenge! And this time it’s bright and colourful, but as usual, perfectly gorgeous and inspirational. Here’s my take on it…

Together by Sandra Bunch

“Together” by Sandra Bunch

The Project Life Honey edition was perfect for the colour scheme of the mood board as you see it below, so that’s where I started. I love when a mood board truly inspires me, and even though there are loads of different pictures, I end up finding a way to incorporate something from each of them somewhere on the layout. Thanks to fellow Brisbane gal, Kim Jeffress, for putting this mood board together on behalf of Jot Magazine.

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I couldn’t resist using this cute-as photo of my Mum looking lovingly down at my youngest son. They were both wearing bold colours, so it worked well for this challenge. It’s colourful and playful, but there’s still a softness to the layout. The muted background and paper doily allow the colours to really pop.

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Something new on this layout is this plastic tape, which I found at my local Riot Art & Craft store. It’s by Twin Seven, and given that it’s not paper, it allows for some vibrant colours and patterns.

This is also my first time using stitching on my layouts. I’m not a newbie to stitching (I’ve done plenty of long stitch and cross stitch in my time), but to be honest, I spend long enough on my layouts without getting out thread and needle also. However, I gave it a go, and with simple designs, it didn’t take nearly as long as I expected. I tied it into the rest of the layout by using it in the buttons also. I do like the effect it has on highlighting a particular word as a title.

Oh, and the red stars? That’s simply the negative space from an old cut from my Pazzles Inspiration electronic cutter {which has been very neglected lately, but I promise I’ll pull it out soon!}

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I enhanced my visual triangle by using similar elements in each cluster – circles, butterflies, thread and tape. It’s such a basic rule that can be implemented on any layout if you ever get stuck for mojo. So long as there’s still visual interest by changing up the elements, and maintaining contrast, then you really can’t go wrong 😉

Materials: Kaisercraft cardstock, scrap smooth cardstock, Ranger Dylusions mist, Twin Seven plastic decorative tape, Project Life Honey edition cards, Project Life grid card, Stampin’ Up Stampin’ Write marker, thread, old buttons, Studio Calico wood veneers, Colorbox ink, paper doily

Other Tools used: Stampin’ Up! punches, Martha Stewart punch, Pazzles Inspiration, needle & thread

 

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