A Midwinters Tale – Delight – Heather McMahon

Hello there! It’s Heather McMahon with you today.
I was out walking a few weeks ago and came across these stunning toadstools. Luckily I had my phone with me and grabbed some pics. It wasn’t until I was holding the Dusty Attic Old Wooden Fence in my hands that I realised how perfectly it would go with these pics.
Here’s my project:

Everything except for the hessian on this project is chipboard!
Here’s how I made it:

Old Wooden Fence: I dabbed some Hot Chocolate and Gingernut Dusty in Colour paints along each board and roughly brushed them out with a dry brush, leaving some small parts bare. The effect was that the two paints plus the bare chipboard combined to make the streaked look. I then added a few streaks of Vintage Gold paint over the top. When it was all dry I picked up small amounts of Soot paint on a wooden skewer and just brushed it on top in places.

Bearded Irises: The leaves and stems are various combinations of Forrest and Crushed Olive paints mixed in different ratios. I added some leaves from the Reeds #2. I’ve then used Cranberry, Alabaster and Cashmere (I adore this colour!) paints to detail the flowers. It helps to google images of irises first to get a rough understanding of how their colours are depicted. You don’t have to be perfect though!

Title: I used the mini ABC Set lower to create the ‘winter’ word and inked it black. I inked the ‘delight’ word with red ink then applied Glistening Snow Tinby Metallic Melts to the lower half.

Dusty Attic products used:

Old Wooden Fence DA1094
Bearded Irises DA1096

Reeds #2 DA1028

mini ABC Set lower DA0862

Word Pack #4 DA1077
Dusty in Colour paints in Chocolate, Gingernut, Forrest, Crushed Olive, Cranberry, Alabaster and Cashmere.
I hope you find some magical winter delights too!

Happy scrappin’!
You can see more of Heather’s work at www.heathermcmahon09.blogspot.com.au

4 thoughts on “A Midwinters Tale – Delight – Heather McMahon

  1. Helen says:

    What a wonderful project, Heather!

    1. Thanks so much Helen!

  2. Pamellia says:

    Another amazing creation! I thought that fence was real, not chipboard!! I have been viewing page after page of such stunning work here at the Dusty Attic! So much talent, glad to have found your blog! Hugs 🙂

    1. Glad you're enjoying it here Pamellia!

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