4153 - be happy

01 July 2017

Moodboard challenge

Hi friends! We want to present you a new and interesting moodboard!
You can make any work in the style of mixed-media, most importantly, specify in the description what inspired you: like sketch, elements, colour, text, shapes, textures, material  and maybe all at once!

This yellow themed moodboard empowered me to create a layout from scratch using items from only the scraps box.

Various textures are inspired from the images in the moodboard, curled over edges, bark, crackle, lattice and corrugations.

The circle and an industrial theme inspired the use of old buttons, stray clock hands, beads and circle stamping.

Yellow is the colour of happiness. Here the yellow is accented with white and black.


Thank you for looking,

I read all your comments




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  • Lisa Griffith (Tuesday, July 18 17 02:32 pm BST)

    Very happy indeed! so pretty! Thanks for joining us at MM&A!

  • Beatriz (Sunday, July 16 17 08:54 pm BST)

    A very original work, how many textures !!, fabulous !!
    Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media & Art !!

  • Inna Bronnikova (Saturday, July 15 17 03:29 pm BST)

    Soooo beautiful! Thanks for playing with blog Mixed Media & Art!

  • cindy Brown (Monday, July 03 17 04:52 am BST)

    Stunning project wow wow wow Thanks for playing at mma challenge this month!!!!

Items used

  • Recycled corrugated and other card scraps
  • Snipart butterfly chipboard
  • Dusty Attic trellis chipboard
  • Chipboard random clock hands
  • Finnabair mechanical's metal numbers
  • Craftbox bark natural texture
  • White gesso
  • Finnabair 3D matte gel
  • Crackle medium
  • Recycled buttons
  • Seed and microbeads
  • Lindy's starburst: Yellow Rose of Texas, Glory of the Seas Gold, Tainted Love Teal
  • Lindys magicals: Bonjour butter
  • Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress stain spray
  • Tattered Angels Lemon Zest spray
  • Pebeo Acrylic: white and various yellows
  • Black ink
  • Black sparkle embossing powder
  • Clock cabochon
  • White Gold gilding flakes

Entry 21- closes 14th July 2017

Secret Garden 6x4 mini album cover

01 June 2017

This month we propose to do any small-form work on the theme "Architecture". We are sure that the theme of textures, locks, buildings will give you a big push in creativity.

Secret Garden 6x4 mini album cover


It is almost as if this challenge was written for me.

I was looking for inspiration for the cover of a new 6x4 inch album I am working on, in the theme of lavander and wildflowers.

An I love, love, love architecture and texture.

Out came the paints from the greens pallate, and a plethora of ideas on creating texture for this little postcard sized layout.


I had in my stash a little wooden door embelishment, some IOD keyhole resins and a handful of ideas.


I have gone for a series of contrasts on this texture rich project; gloss and matt, shimmer and sparkle, rough and smooth, crackle and wood grain, gilded and varnished, corrugated and layered card, paint and spray colour, highlights and shadows.

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Items used

  • White heavy body gesso
  • 3D matte gel
  • Crackle medium
  • Glossy accents
  • recycled buttons
  • Clear art pebbles
  • Microbeads
  • Seed beads
  • Beach sand
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang starburst sprays
  • Prima IOD Vintage Art Décor Mould - decorative keyholes
  • Scrapiniec floral chipboard shape
  • Metal filigree shape
  • Metal key charm
  • Wooden embelishment shapes
  • Docrafts acrylic paints
  • Imagination crafts Starlights paint- gold
  • Black ink
  • Recycled corrugated and other card scraps
  • Self adhesive alphabet

Entry 24- closes 14th June 2017

Design team

Nov 2016 to April 2017

Monthly challenges


more than words runner up bagde Portrait of a Gentleman June 2017
CSI special investigator badge CSI#233 'Feet up' and CSI#234 'Just do it' - July 2017
scrapbook magasine logo I was published in 2013 for 'my eyes, her feet' layout
merely impression top acts badge Awarded Top Acts for 'iron puddler'
ive been on the csi watch list On the CSI watchlist for 'at 50'
merely impression stop acts award icon Awarded Top Acts for 'posh nosh'

Inspired by ...

link to Marta Łapkowska blog Marta Łapkowska
Nadya Drozdova blog banner Nadya Drozdova
Link to blog of Di Garling Di Garling
link to blog of Dorota Kopec Dorota Kopec
link to blog of Ola Khomenok Ola Khomenok
link to blog of Keren Tamir Keren Tamir
Klaudia Szpunar
link to finnabair blog Finnabair

I shop here....

link to craft box web page Craft Box monthly box
link to pink cat charms Charms from Pink Cat
The mad scrapper shop banner Paper & Dusty Attic chippies
link to lindys shop Sprays from Lindys
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