Monday, 19 May 2014


Good Morning, Rikki here with another post for the start of  the week. Today I thought I would share with you my interpretation of the Molossi Mood Board. I have to share with you, it was for me a little intimating to do the board as I really enjoyed creating it but then having to translate it and do it justice scared me. But now that I am on the other-side of this I am so beyond happy with the results.

Whenever I start to interpret any mood board challenge, I always look at the colours first, it gives me the perfect start point, nothing better than blue and orange together. I then look at the textures and shapes, remember you don't have to add everything you see on the board to your layout.

Now of the background I wanted the colours to pop!!! Rangers Dylusions are the perfect thing for this, to give it a water colour effect mist water on your page first to make it run when you spray it with Dylusions, if your not feeling that brave, still mist the water and paint your Dylusions on with a paint brush.

Now onto building the background up, add your contrast colours once your first colour is dry, remember Dylusions will always stay water soluble each time you wet it sometime the colours will run and bleed together making the colours ''dirty'' I use an ear bud where it starts to get ''dirty'' to clean it up a bit. 

Now its onto the stamping for the black to stay crisp you need to use an archival ink like Rangers Archival Jumbo Ink pad. I wanted a distressed look, to achieve that I didn't mount my stamp to a block...... once you are happy with the look its time to add a template and ink with Rangers Tim Holtz Distress ink - Barn Door, ink all over where you have placed your mists, making sure that this isn't  meant to be perfect, just keep it random.

Once you have done the last step its about adding random pieces of Washi Tape throughout the background, followed by picking another template like Kaisercraft 12x12 Template  and use some Impasto Medium  or gesso over the top of all the area.

That's your  background completed now its about adding your photo/s and embellishments like your Manorhouse Creations flowers, remembering if you don't have they right colours you can use your Dylusions to tint or change the colours of them to blend with your layout. 

Dylusions Ink Spray - Squeezed Orange
Dylusions Ink Spray - Squeezed Orange
Archival Jumbo Ink Pad - Jet Black
Archival Jumbo Ink Pad - Jet Black
Washi Tape Design # 33
Distress Ink Pad - Barn Door
Distress Ink Pad - Barn Door

12x12 Template - Diamonds
12x12 Template - Diamonds

So why dont you give the Molossi Mood Board a go and go in the chance to win an awesome prize pack valued at $40, to check out the rules and regulations just follow the link here:

Till my next post have a creative day. 



  1. Awesome layout Rikki :) Love the great use of colour

    1. Thank you Jo...... I hope you will enter.......