Mood Board Inspiration

Cherish – Belinda Spencer

 Hello Dusty Attic fans!

Belinda here with you today to share my take on the gorgeous January Mood Board Challenge.

Here’s a peek at the mood board.

The colours are just divine!
I started my layout by adding some stencilling to the stunning 49 & Market background paper using the Bedazzled Stencil and white gesso. I applied the gesso very lightly with a latex make-up wedge to avoid bleeding under the stencil. I ended up giving it three light coats through the stencil to gradually build up to a crisp white. Once dry, I spritzed the page with water and applied a lovely blue watercolour using a large soft watercolour paintbrush. I flicked some of the paint over the page too.


In keeping with the colours of the mood board, I decided to keep most of my chipboard pieces raw as the soft brown colour matched. I first chose my patterned papers and created a stack with them that I secured with a staple or too. I then slipped in some die cut pieces and page tabs. I backed it all with a torn piece of the corrugated card.

I stuck down the two larger viewfinders on my layout first and then layered the patterned paper stack on top.

I added my photo using 3D foam and then slipped in the flower bud stem underneath.

I added some twine across the page and secured with a bit of glue. Next I added some book paper to 5 flags and sanded the edges with an emery board to make them nice and smooth. I added some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide around the edges and glued them in place on top of the twine.

I finished by adding the remaining chipboard pieces as well as some stickers. I painted the mini stars and the smallest viewfinder from the set with white gesso.

The Dusty Attic products used:

DA0484 Flags

DA0830 Corrugated Card

DA1040 Mini Stars

DA1081 Viewfinders

DA1119 Tile ABC Set

DA1406 Flower Buds # 2

DA1482 Bedazzled Stencil

DA1800 Mini Tabs # 3

DA2544 Mini Titles # 1 – Love

DA3053 Hearts # 4

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you get a chance to play along with the mood board this month too.