Mood Board Inspiration

Me time – Patricia Basson

Good Day friends…
Here in South Africa March heralds the Autumn season bringing cooler weather and that lovely grey, misty mysterious feeling in the air. The ideal mood for this month stunning and challenging Dusty Attic Moodboard.
I used papers from 13Arts for this Layout. Ray of Dark from the His and Hers Remastered Collection for the background and Forever with You from In love.

I added color to the background by firstly spraying some Black Orchid Silver Spray from Lindy’s Stampgang onto the paper that was sealed with clear Gesso. I manipulated the ink with my Heatgun toform  the puddles resulting in interesting lines of inks and Micas. I also used the Heart Stencil with three different pastes scrapped through it. From Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi, Black and Metallic Silver and Marcasite Silver from The Crafters Workshop. As often happens, some of the lovely texture got hidden behind a flower cluster but at least I know it’s there and loved achieving it.
The Resin frame really gave me some headaches! I painted it put it in place and it did not look good. Casted another one, tried to get it as white as possible and glued it in place, just to decide after looking at it from afar the next day that it just does not add any balance to the composition! So, bring out the darker one again, repaint it and voila! it worked… It was painted (amongst other things) with Raven Black Sparks from Art Alchemy and Ink Black Liquid Acrylic. Some Old White Matt Wax and White Glitter was added to the frame as well as the Rose Resin pieces.

I embossed the Iron Garnish and some of the Pine Twigs with my all time favorite Aged Black Embossing Enamel from Stampendous. Just LUV the amazing effect it gives to my chipboard elements…all the Black, Gold and Silver specks, so much detail. I glued down only the ends of the Iron Garnish, allowing me to add my flowers and other elements underneath it. The other Pine Twigs were embossed with Queen Sheba’s Silver from Lindy’s. I painted the stems of the Christmas Berries with the Raven Black Sparks and the Berries with some white paint. I added Icicle Crackle paste on the Berries for a subtle texture. 

The Title and Ribbon Banner were gesso’d. I then used some Grey and Black ink pads on the Title as well as some Clear embossing powder. On the Banner I used two layers of UTEE, I stamped with some black Archival Ink and heat the Embossing again for the ink to flow and give a marbled effect. 
I splattered with Black Splash ink from 13Arts, added some white half Pearls as well as Onyx Black Chunky Glitter to finish my page.

That my friends is my take then on the March Moodboard…Have You entered yet…?You need to create a project using the moodboard as inspiration and of course Dusty Attic Chipboards. Post your project on the Dusty FANattics facebook page and stand a chance to win one of two $50 AUD gift vouchers.

From the Dusty Attic On-line shop

Christmas Berries #1DA 3143

Pine Sprigs #2DA 3174

Scroll Border #4DA 1566

Iron Garnish #6DA 2136

Ribbon Banner #2 SmallDA 3100

Daily #DA 2937 

Heart Stencil #1DA 3257