Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Mood Board - Canvas and Layout

Welcome back to another creative day on the BoBunny blog! The August Mood board is our inspiration this week, enjoy crafty friends!

BoBunny August Mood Board

Whimsical Canvas by Gabrielle Pollacco

Hello, it's Gabrielle here with you today to share with you a canvas I made using the August Mood Board as inspiration.  This was such a fun Mood board, the colors in it are some of my all time favorite combinations.  I decided to create a little vignette using the reverse side of an art canvas.

I began by began by tearing bits and pieces off of my Bo Bunny Washi tapes (I used tape from the Black & White, and Kraft collections).  After that I added a little texture with home-made texture paste and a stencil.  I cut a piece of background paper from the Enchanted Garden paper. I continued by dry brushing a bit of Gesso in a thin coat over the texture and taped area.

I then chose some flourished and scroll chipboard from Et Cetera collection to decorate my frame with.  I added some trinkets and buttons from other Bo Bunny collections and glued them to the frame work.  I gave the added items a coat of  Gesso and when it dried, I misted and painted the frame with the blues and purples in the paper collection.

I created a little nest with some Spanish Moss (found in the floral dept of your local craft store) and made little eggs with air dry clay, and tucked it into the corner of the frame.

I did a little fussy cutting from the Enchanted Garden patterned papers (flowers, mushrooms etc.) to add a few more whimsical embellishments to the framework.  I gave the whole frame a final gilded finish by dry brushing some gold metallic paint to bring up details.

Bo Bunny products used on this project:
Patterned Paper:  Enchanted Garden / Mosaic, Enchanted Garden, Periodical, Fairies, Pixies.
Chipboard:  Et Cetera
Trinkets: Et Cetera, Gabrielle, Serenity
Jewels: Apple Cider

Nature's Beauty by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Nature's Beauty Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel using BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection

Greetings, it's Rhonda here to share with you my take on the Mood Board. I loved the dreamy and soft feel of the colors and the element of time all together. It inspired me to use these sunset photos from the campground of our recent vacation.  

Nature's Beauty Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel using BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection

This was the perfect opportunity to work with our all new Glitter Paste and Stickable Stencils. I have to share with you that the results are more vibrant and so stunning, it is beyond amazing! It reminds me of bedtime fairy dust really. ha! I've done quite a bit of fussy cutting and added some cuts using dies and my cutting machine.

Nature's Beauty Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel using BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection

I used the Pearlescents in Chocolate to accent the rivets on the door. They were also used along with a Stickable Stencil on my Doily in Island Mist and a touch of Brilliant Blue. These dried very fast. Once dry completely, I spritzed the Doily with water, then used Glimmer Spray in Frost and Gold.

I really love that with Mixed Media you can make your project extremely artistic or simply add hints of it all to your taste and what the project calls for. BoBunny's new products make the process fun and easy.

BoBunny Supplies:
Pattern Papers: Enchanted Garden, Imagine, Magic, Moonlight, Mosaic, Pathway, Periodical, Pixies, Spellbound  / Enchanted Garden
Stickers: Enchanted Garden Combo Sticker
Chipboard: The Avenues 12x12, Somewhere In Time Layered Chipboard
Stamps: Gateway Stamp
Brads: Enchanted Garden
Blossoms: Plum Purple Bouquet, Plum Purple Zinnia
Doilies: 6"Medium
Kraft: Wood Clock
Pearlescents: Chocolate, Sugar, Island Mist and Brilliant Blue
Ink Pad: Sugar
Glimmer Spray: Frost and Gold
Glitter Paste: Silver
Stencils: Bliss Stickable Stencils


  1. I ADORE Whimsical Canvas by Gabrielle Pollacco!!! Fantastic project!

  2. Gorgeous mood board and love the canvas! Fabulous!

  3. Thanks ladies! This mood board was so much fun to create with! Rhonda, your page is stunning, love the way you used the new Bo Bunny mixed media products! xo

  4. Lovely work ladies! What an adorable nest Gabrielle. You have inspired me to have a go at the backside of a canvas sometime!

  5. All fabulous projects from such talented ladies!

  6. The projects are beautiful.. i LOVE these colors!

  7. Gabi, I just adore your canvas - so stunning and full of intricate details!!! Always a treat to see what you create next!

  8. Just beautiful ! Love the color palette! BoBunny always has such rich colors and I love the weight of the papers !