Hi.. Lynn here today. Having two mood boards this month has been great. This is my second layout and I chose to go with the Summer Days layout. I actually had a photo of my son's girlfriend wearing a big hat, so I have been inspired by the colours and the picture. I have created a photo tutorial of creating the background.
Start by cutting 2cm off each side of 12x12 patterned paper and lay on top of the plain 12x12 cardstock. I have used patterned paper by Maja Design - Fika.
Lay out the photo and chipboard and mark with a pencil the area of the photo (No point in wasting products that wont be seen!)
Using a brick stencil and 3D Gloss gel, add some bricks around the area of the photo and at the centre of the bottom of the page.
While you are waiting for the bricks to dry, cover the chipboard with gesso and emboss with embossing powder. I have used whichcraft do you do chipboard and Stampendous Embossing Powder - Golden Sands and Shabby Green.
Now the bricks are dry, I have sprayed around the bricks with Lindy Stamp Gang, "Gossamer Gold" and dried with the heat gun, pushing the spray in the direction I wanted. I then applied Tattered Angels Chalkboard Paint " Iron". I used the nozzle of the sprayer and painted around the edges of the bricks and then blended with my finger.
Now you can building the page with embellishments. I have placed ripped pieces of washi take around where the photo is going to go and randomly stamped a script stamp around the bricked areas. Once you have placed the embellishments to your liking, glue them down and add glass and micro beads for that final bit of bling.
I hope that you have enjoyed this short tutorial and have a go yourself at this months challenge.
Til next time - happy crafting :)