Saturday, 10 September 2016

Scrapbook Boutique September Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to our new challenge and blog hop which is open to Australian and New Zealand Residents.

Here is the mood board for the month of  September

Challenge : Create a project using the mood board as your inspiration.
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout, art journal layout or off the page's totally up to you!

NO Digital stamps please

The Prize :
One randomly chosen winner will win a $30 Scrapbook Boutique Store Credit.
Challenge Rules:  Your entry MUST
*be newly created following the current challenge guidelines
*link back to Scrapbook Boutique Blog
*not be entered in to more than three challenge sites
*you must be an Australian or NZ resident 
We look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge Closes : Midnight, Friday 30th September 2016.
How to Enter : Upload your entry to your blog, click on your Blog's title, copy the URL, and add it to by clicking on the InLinkz button below
  • If you don't have a blog you can still enter our challenge & play along by uploading your entry photo to a photo hosting site like Flickr & linking the URL of that hosted photo into InLinkz below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge and link it back to this post 
  •  Leave us a comment

Here is my take on the challenge. I created an art journal page that reflects on age - as I am turning 50 in a few months! I have taken inspiration from the balloons and their colours as well as the word Birthday. I will put more close ups further down the post as well as a couple of process step photos:

The Blog Hop:
We also have a Blog Hop happening so be sure to visit all of our talented design Gals'  blogs to see their wonderful creations & leave them a comment. 
Comment Prize:
Play along, you could win a Scrapbook Boutique $10 Store Credit.
(Hop closes Saturday 17th September 2016)
To be eligible to enter the Blog Hop Prize Draw you must leave a comment on all six of the Designer Gal's Blogs & then come back & leave a comment on this post where we will choose a randomly drawn winner.

LYNN -    (you are here) 

As promised here are some photos taken during the design and some close ups.  I have listed the products used at the bottom of the blog post which are linked to the shop.

I have used a brick stencil and Finnabair rust paints to create the brick wall.

Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. 

6x6 circle stencil - i sprayed water through the stencil to create some blotches in the ink and Distress Medium Collage - Crazing. 

The balloons were created using a gelli plate creation.  I used Dylusion Paints and texture tools with the gelli plate and then die cut balloons from the paper.

The dog was stamped from Tim Holtz Mini cats and dogs collection and painted with Distress Inks. Final touches include outlining the balloons in black Posca Pen, sayings from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk and splashes of gesso.

This shows the Tim Holtz crazing medium once dried

Thanks for stopping by and participating in our blog hop.  I hope that you get time to enter this months challenge with our awesome moodboard.

Til next time - Happy Crafting

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  1. Love this to bits and really enjoyed your step by step photos! xx Amanda

  2. WOW....... I have just started my art journal and this has inspired me so much

  3. great journal page, love the use of your gelli plate creation to make the balloons :)

  4. Fantastic journel page, so much texture and ideas. Love that dog and his face.

  5. So colourful. Thanks for sharing how you created the balloons - so much effort.

  6. Great page, so colourful! Love how you diecut the balloons from another project, I wondered how you'd made them. Best wishes for your forthcoming birthday too :) Cathy x

  7. Great journal page and thank you for your step by step photos

  8. Great journal page and thank you for your step by step photos

  9. such a vibrant journal page and thanks for the step pics to show your process. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Loving the dylusions range ( will have to get every colour!!) great idea with your art journal for your 50th. I did something similar and it's a great keepsake. I'll enjoy seeing your pages. Love your page and I used the same TH crazy dog 😀

  11. Wonderfully arty Lynn! Loved your take on the mood board, your step by step process photos and the finished journal page! Congratulations on your upcoming milestone - but age is only a number! (and state of mind).

  12. Love the card, the background is very effective

  13. Uber fun Lynn, those balloons are fabulous!

  14. A fun card, love all the colour and dimension...Di xx