Monday, 2 October 2017

Tammy's Second Share - Moodboard

Hi everyone!

I'm back to share my second layout.

I again took my inspiration from the Moodboard Challenge we have happening this month. 
Please note our months run from the 15th of each month, so you actually have to the 14th of October to pop your entry up on the Scrap Matrix Shares Facebook Page.
If you go to 'Albums' you will find where to pop your photo.

A reminder of this month's challenge:

It's all about our crafting, our happy spaces.

My last creation was all about my creative space, you can find the link HERE.

So this time I thought I'd draw inspiration directly from the moodboard. That gorgeous painted rainbow heart just jumped out at me so I went with that as my starting point.

So here it is:

Oh it was so fun!!!

Look at all that colour - paint and colour make me so happy. 
Recently I have dappled in a little bit of painting and I'm just loving it.  It brings me joy and I find it really relaxing.  So I thought I'd document that.

I began by applying clear gesso to white cardstock.

I then got out my NEW Prima Watercolours in Tropical and went  to town blending them onto the background of my paper in a heartish shape.  I really wanted this heart to be messy and a bit random.

I then used some of my Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints.  I just love these! 
The colours are awesome, plus they come in these little squeeze bottles that allows me to 'draw' with the nib directly onto my page.  I did this with the black paint. 
 I just love how this turned out. 
 As they are 'heavy body' paints they are perfect for this.

I also love that I can squeeze a little out onto my craft mat, add a bit of water and then  flick it over my page with the end of  a paintbrush.

So easy, and it really prevents wastage!


I then stamped some paint splatters onto the layout using the 7Dots 'Hazy Days' Stamp.
So much messy fun!!

Whilst this was drying, I began working on the layers behind my photo.
I added some torn bits of paper and then tucked a tag and some word stickers around the photo.

I added in some gorgeous Metal Flowers, which I coated with black gesso.
I love how this gave the flowers a more modern feel.

I found the perfect charm - an artist pallete and brush - I added some pink paint to this - I just wiped the paint over it using my fingers.

I also added in some mini flowers.  They were originally white, so I spritzed them with my Dylusions Sprays to colour them up.  They coloured up just amazingly, definitely gonna be doing that again.

I then added some bling to the centre.

I added the word 'happy' to my layout - I love these Heidi Swapp Buzz Words.

Finally I added some thread behind my photos, and popped my cluster on top of this, making sure some thread was still peeking out.

I love it!!

Happy is right!

Don't forget to head on over to the Facebook group to enter. 

This is our first ever challenge and we'd just love you to have a go. 
 Vicki is offering a voucher to her store, so what have you got to lose? 
I can't wait to see your entries.

That's it from me today, hope this layout has brightened your day.
If you'd like to see more you can head to my BLOG

I will see you again next month!

Scrap Matrix products used:
Marshmallow Cardstock
Clear Gesso
Prima Watercolour Paints - Tropical
Dina Wakley Heavy body paints - black, ocean, lemon, magenta
Dylusions Sprays - Polished Jade, Lemon Zest, Funky Fuschia
Black Gesso
Brass Flower Large #1
Artist palette and brush Antique Bronze charm
7Dots Writer's Block tags
7Dots Dreamscapes Word Stickers
Pink Paislee Indigo Hills Paper - Sierra
Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss Paper - Seeds
America Crafts Plus One Paper - Assistant
Molossi Crystal Lines - black
Heidi Swapp Buzz Words epoxy stickers
White small flowers
7Dots Hazy Days Stamp


  1. Stunning stunning stunning!!! Congrats on such an awesome creation!!

    1. Thankyou Rosemary!! I had a lot of fun 🎨

  2. A glorious explosion of vibrant colour and texture. Superb creating 🦋