Saturday, 3 August 2019

Create a Smile Challenge - Mood Board

I gotta say it....I love Mood Boards!! I don't know what it is about them but all the different photos with something for every idea you have just gets me excited. And when I came across the Mood Board for the current Create a Smile Challenge I had to make sure I joined in!

The flowers immediately caught my eye and I wondered if I could combine the dark purple/pink with the orange/yellow on one flower. Unfortunately I don't own many Create a Smile stamps but I thought I could make it work:

I have to be honest and say that I struggled with the design part of this card, so I went back to a previous Create a Smile challenges and found this sketch from earlier in July, which helped me immensely. My mojo for ideas seems to be lacking at present, which is so frustrating!!

I started off by stamping the big flower from Create a Smile 'Botanical Love' with Waffle Flower 'Safe Choice' ink over the card front. I then stamped the fuchsia (from the same stamp set) on Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS a few times with Versafine black ink and immediately heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Using yellow, pink and orange Zig Real Color Brush pens I started with adding lots of pink. I then put the orange on top and pushed towards the ends of the petal, adding a touch of yellow on the ends. Once they had dried I fussy cut them out and popped on foam tape. 

For the sentiment (from Create a Smile 'Bad Day') I white heat embossed it on black CS, fussy cut around it and put on foam tape along with some Neat and Tangled sequins.

Its a gorgeous sunny day here and I've been outside Winter spraying my pruned roses and peach trees. Phoebe and I are off to town soon to buy some clothes and I'm trying to find more things to jazz up my photos. I'm also going to pick up a rose bush from a friend who doesn't want it anymore. I don't really have anywhere to put it but will always make a free rose bush work!!

Take care


  1. Such a great card!Thanks for joining the Create a Smile Challenge. :-)

  2. What a beauty Shona - love the vibrant colours on the fuchsias, and the subtle background stamping.

  3. You nailed that mood board. The flower colors are gorgeous and I love the background you created. Fabulous.

  4. Really pretty, Shona! Thanks so much for joining us at the Create A Smile challenge.

  5. So wonderful ! Thank you for playing along with Create a smile challenge!

  6. Very nice! Thank you for playing along with Create a smile challenge!