This is the first challenge that I've scrapped all month - to be honest, it's the first chance that I've had as things have been a little hectic around here.
But anways...on with my layout for the SATW challenge for July,
Of course, my layout is based on this months gorgeous sketch & mood board.
I took inspiration from the pale green, white & silver tones, as well as the dangling keys in the image at the bottom left of the board, and I pretty much stuck to the sketch as is, except I've used 2 smaller landscape photos rather than a larger portrait shot. My photos are from an amazing garden that's about 1.5 hours drive from where I live...and this water feature is just one of many that are there. If you ever get the chance, it is well worth a visit to Mayfield Gardens - they are only open a few times a year though - Spring & Autumn.
Here is this months mood board & sketch....
I used Prima papers from the Tea - Thyme collection, along with a few of the blooms & chipboard pieces that was included in the loot that I won at Scrap Friends many months ago (this is the first time I've cracked into this gorgeous bit of stash...how slack am I!) I've also had a bit of a play with my new Gelato's...wow the things you can do with these little gems are endless!
Ok, on with some closeups
The lime green flower was a little too bright, so I lightly & randomly coated it in gesso
(another product that it's uses are endless)
The dangling keys that were part of my inspiration - they are 2Crafty chipboard keys (of course) that I've added some texture by putting a bit of sand in with my gesso & then painted in glimmermist, before tieing them up in a little bunch.
Another small cluster with a piece of leftover 2crafty chipboard from many months ago....and on the background you can see some heat embossed stamping.
The die cut leaves were cut out in plain white cardstock & then I just shaded here and there using a silver Gelato for some highlights - love how this lifted the leaves!
And my journaling
And a close up overall view.
I'm not sure if you can see or not from the close ups...but I also used the silver Gelato with a crackled stamp on the background (look to the left of the Prima ticket). I love how this gives a more softer subtle effect than what ink does :)
Anyways...that's all from me
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend (what's left of it)
If you're looking for a challenge to scrap, why not join in at Scrap Around the World....it's a gorgeous sketch & mood board & I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun along the way.
Until next time, take care....xxx