Gwen here today to share with you some extra inspiration featuring the crazy cool April D-lish Inspiration Board - Have you seen it this month?
and here is the inspiration board:
Ok, so when I saw this, my first thought was WOAH, it's pretty "boy" themed, my next thought was WOAH, it's pretty "cool" too!! Two words I would not use to describe my creating style! However, after some thought, and a little pep talk from myself to be open, try new things etc...(you know the one), I decided to give it go. The result, I hope you'll agree is still very true to my style but is still in keeping with the Retro Revival Inspiration board.
I wasn't sure I would have a lot of choices from my stash in these colours, however, I went digging and I found this pretty Dear Lizzy pattern paper with red flowers all over it and immediately thought to fussy cut a stack of them out. I also found this chipboard heart embellishment from the depths of my stash and the page was off to a start! As I mentioned, I don't use a lot of these colours in my day-to-day scrapbooking so I don't have a stack of embellishments, but reminded myself, you can make a lot from a little if you get creative!! I will add that there was a little bit of Pink in the pattern paper, just a touch, and I thought I'd get away with that!
Next, I added a few layers of paper under my photo to create a mat and of course added some stitching. I then went about building my flower clusters to the left and right, starting with the largest of the fussy cut flowers, layering them up and I knew I had these super pretty yellow Fantasy Blooms to finish the clusters off which would be a perfect fit. I so love how they pop off the page!
For my title, I used some dark blue alphas and stitched them on - you can find similar ones in the shop... here in red and here in royal blue. I have also added some enamel dots, there's a stack in store and I find you can really never have too many of these!
To finish off the page, I added in a Bitty Bow Clip on the top left-hand side of my photo and added in the Resin flowers lucky last - I use these a lot on my pages, they are a really nice finishing touch.
So no matter what your initial thoughts, love it or a little scared by it, I hope that my layout today inspires you to give it a go!
thanks for popping by,