Shop and Crop July Moodboard Challenge & Dino Friends

Hello crafty friends, I am here today with two layouts for you on behalf of Shop and Crop Scrapbooking. The first one is inspired by the July moodboard challenge as pictured above – have you given it a go yet? I had this background that I had started some time ago (I like to use a piece of cardstock to swipe brushes of left over paint on to), so I just add to it with colours that matched the moodboard. Using a stencil and ink from my stash I added some interest to the background. I also used a stencil and texture paste to add some further dimension for the background. Lets take a look at the layout;


Whilst the background is quite busy, I like the grungy look of it – kind of messy like my son’s journey to find boxing – something he loves to do. The photo had a white border (also as per the moodboard) and matted with various patterned papers from my stash. The title – ‘Follow your Dreams. They know the way.’ was again inspired by the moodboard. The colourful letters used here were from the Echo Park Paper Co Dino Friends collection. This collection can be purchased in store

The second layout for today has been created using the collection mentioned above – the Dino Friends collection by Alisha Gordon, created by Echo Park Paper Co.


The double sided patterned papers in this collection were used for the layout base and matting for the photo. This photo is of my 3 year old son trying on a dinosaur dress up costume that his older brother once wore to kinder. It’s still a little big for him but nevertheless, he was still happy to pose for a quick pic. I used Dylusions paints in three shades of green to give some texture to the background, particularly around the photo area. I added some white gesso around the edges of the laout and some green punchinella under the photo mats and top corner embellishment to give some extra interest on the page.

The Dino Friends collection come with a fantastic array of cut apart cards and element stickers. There are brads (I havent used them for so long and it was fun to revisit them) and they are just the cutest with a lot of bling for the diverse range of layouts and card ideas you could create with this collection.

I hope you enjoyed these layouts and you will give the Shop and Crop Scrapbooking July moodboard challenge a go – there’s always great prizes to be won! All details can be found at the website Until next time….



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