Christmas – Rosalie Duke-Stanley – Mood Board Inspiration

Hello everyone, this is my last Dusty Attic project for 2018 and as it is Christmas, I have decided to go red red red and white. I love the traditional red and white combination of Christmas colours even though here in Australia we have a hot Christmas day.

I started with choosing pale patterned paper so that the red and white would pop on the page. Clear gesso the page and while drying, prepare the chip board. The foliage and tree were painted using Nuvo white crystal drops. It gave a luscious shiny 3 dimensional look. While drying, sprinkle ‘dress my craft’ frosted sugar powder on the foliage to give it a icy look. 

The flowers were sprayed with Lindy Stamp Gang Peony red spray for a soft red colour. The flowers used were a buttermilk colour so for the white ones, I used Lindy Stamp Gang Frozen Jack Frost shaker and dabbed on the flowers to add a white effect. Once the flowers were dry, I added sugar powder to the centres to add more icy frosted texture. 

Using red card stock, cut out a photo mat and adhere with foam tape or spare chip board pieces to add height to the layout.  

Add a painted trail of Lindy Stamp gang spray along the top and bottom of photo mat and turn page up side down back and forth to form trails – Dry. Add all of the foliage and flower embellishments and photos. Using white cotton, add amongst the flowers and leaves snip so that it makes tendrils out from the main layout feature. Add more on the last photo mat which will feature the tree. Once the cotton is added, carefully add drops of Nuvo white crystal drops along the cotton to form some texture. Add some drops to the page where there might be a gap between flowers and leaves. Tip: you will need time form the crystal drops to dry as heat gun drying may ruin the shiny look of the drops. 

To finish off, add the Christmas tree, sprinkle sugar powder amongst the branches and red mirco beads on the main red drips. 

I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear form you in the comments bar of my blog.