|My father (center) when he was little|
This is my entry for the June Mood Board Challenge at Scrap Around the World. I was inspired by the pink and peach colours of the pinwheels in the mood board.
|Scrap Around the World June Mood Board|
I really like the grungy patterns of Prima's Timeless Memories Collection and used a piece for the background of this layout.
|Prima - Timeless Memories - Freedom|
Shimmerz texturez paste in Sandy Stone was a perfect match to add subtle stencilled numbers to the background.
The checker chipboard pieces were coated with different colours of embossing powder.
|Blue Fern Studios - Checker Bits|
The photo I used of my father's birthday party when he was little made me think of an Alice in Wonderland tea party so I thought the toadstool embellishments would go perfectly with that theme. I used molds to make the little teddy bear and car and the toadstools at the bottom left of the photo. The toadstool mold was a rigid mold with zero flexibility. It was very difficult getting the clay out of the mold without wrecking the shape even experimenting with various release agents.
I painted the clay toadstools and used glitter glue on the top portion to mimic the dimensional toadstool sticker at the top left of the layout.
Along the edges and center of the background, I used a watercolour pencil to add shading ( I used an Albrecht Durer watercolour pencil in middle cadmium red).
Thanks for looking!