Saturday, November 21, 2015

Shine | Mandy Melville

Hi D-lish friends!

It's Mandy with you today, and I'm kicking off my projects this month with my take on the November Inspiration Board! Let me just say that this was definitely different for me because I have never created a black and white layout with no colours before! But that's why it's called a challenge right? And I am so glad that I attempted it, because I'm really happy with the end result!

So, here's what I came up with...

"Shine"


I initially had another photo that I had planned to use for this layout, but my husband and I attended a wedding last week, and before we headed off my Mum snapped this photo of us, and I thought that it was perfect for the 'After Five' Inspiration Board.

Here's a reminder of what the board looks like...


I was obviously inspired by the black and white theme of the board. I also gained inspiration from the stack of cushions... I liked how the different patterns looked stacked on top of one another... I tried to mimic this with my different layers of black and white patterned paper. The diamonds have also found their way onto my layout! And you can see that I also used the optional sketch.

Almost everything on my layout was included in this month's Just Add Paper Kit! Although this kit has now sold out, some of these items are still available to purchase individually.

I started my layout off by choosing two different patterned papers for my background and joined them together with the gorgeous washi tape that came in the kit. Once this was done, I then added a little bit of stencil work to my background using the Scrap FX Star Confetti Stencil and some black distress ink. I then created my layers using the black polka dot tissue paper and the doily from the kit, as well as some more patterned paper. Once I had placed my photo on top of the layers, I was ready to start embellishing!

Let's take a look at some closeups of my layout...


I love this wood veneer word that came in the kit! I gave it a coat of white gesso and then once dried I rubbed some silver Kindy Glitz on it to give it some sparkle! It was the perfect title for my layout! Here you can also see the super cute wood veneer diamonds, which I painted with black Color Shine. To the top right of the photo, I added a little cluster of flowers including a black midi rose and a white mini rose from the kit, as well as a medium white rose.


Here you can see some of the layers behind the photo as well as the stenciling. In this little cluster I included a flair button as well as a couple more roses, all from the kit.


I added the larger of the wood veneer diamonds to the left hand side of my layout to balance it out.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my layout! I hope that you will play along with our current Inspiration Board!

I will be back tomorrow with another share... This time it will be something bright and colourful! I hope that you will join me again here on the D-lish blog then! Until then, happy scrapping!!

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