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Happiness Blooms from within – Adri Du Preez – Double Layout as Mood Board inspiration

Hello everyone!


Spring is approaching fast in South Africa. The sun peaks over the horizon a little earlier each morning and warmer temperatures thaw out the cold days of winter.  We have had some wonderful weather in Pretoria this past few days. 


Here is my layout inspired by the beautiful August mood board and lots of amazing chipboard pieces from both the new and old released. If you have not seen the new chippies you are seriously missing out!!! 

This is my daughter- in- law a few years ago. She is always willing to pose for photos.  I am thankful for every opportunity I get to photograph my family.


Here is the mood board.






This is the sketch I used by Allison Davis


and here is my layout.








All the chipboard pieces were first primed with white gesso. These newly released Polaroid frame sets are just stunning!! I used the negative of the frame set as well.  I painted the frames with Americana acrylic paint in Melon and Blue Mist. I then inked the edges of the frames with …..and gold embossing powder.





The Swirls, also a new release along with the Foliage #8 were heat embossed using Ranger white embossing powder. I snipped the Swirls in four pieces and tucked them under the flower clusters.






I cut the Leafy Garland, also a new release in half and along with the Foliage #10 painted it with Americana acrylic paint in Blue Mist.







The little flowers peeking out here, also a new release I heat embossed using with Zing embossing powder in Mustard and Apricot.






I heat embossed the title with Zing embossing powder in Powder.









When everything was glued down I added Art Stones and splatters with diluted white gesso.




Some more close ups.










These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I used.

















DA2178 – Happiness Blooms From Within


DA1805 – mini Tabs #3 Black


DA2438 – Blooms #5


DA2380 – Leafy Garland


DA2454 – Polaroid Frame Set #1


DA2355 – Swirls #2


DA1870 – Foliage #8


DA1872 – Foliage #10



Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you find some time to play along with this beautiful mood board.  Make sure you visit the Dusty Attic online store for more amazing chipboard designs.




Have a blessed day and happy crafting!



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