Monday, 1 September 2014

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Sept Mood board: Free Yourself- Living the Dream

This is the wonderful Off the Rails Scrapbooking September Mood Palette my inspiration for my Design Team layout piece grew from.

My daughter Bec had the amazing opportunity to dance in the OzScot Australia Highland Dance Display Troop at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland last month and I was also lucky enough to be there to see her dream come true.  This was her first trip overseas and was a bit nerve wrecking for both her and me. 'Free yourself' was so appropriate for her during this incredible journey as she felt she grew as a person and gained independent freedom.

The background was created by using my 'Finnabair' Prima stencil with molding paste then spraying some different blue watercolours and Dylusion Ink Spray London blue over the page.  I mixed gold Jo Sonja acrylic paint with molding paste and used my star stencil to make stars to represent the flashes from the cameras in the stands.  While it was still tacky I sprinkled gold embossing powder over it so when I used my heat gun it gave the paste an embossed look. I then splattered watered down paint in blue, black and gold over the top.

For my layers I started with washi tape with gold clocks on it (representing the hours of work the team worked prior and during this time and also how it took time and hard work to reach her dreams). I inked and stamped script on some plain and patterned papers from my stash and edged them with gold paint and 'Black Soot' Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the added journaling and words were from Kaisercraft 'Kaleidoscope'. The other additions included the chipboard scrolls which were paint with black gesso, a wood camera embellishment painted gold and  some gold and white embossed music papers I cut to make the tags. The costumes were handmade by an amazing OzScot member with  2km of black tulle used and an incredible amount of cotton, so to finish off the layout I added black cotton and tulle.

Thanks for joining me to see my latest Off the Rails Scrapbooking design, if you haven't already head over to the blog and check out the amazing work the team and the artists that enter our challenges.

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