Mood Board Inspiration

Country Life – Adri Du Preez

 Hello everyone!
I hope you all had a blessed Easter.
Here is my layout inspired by the stunning April mood board, and featuring Dusty Attic chipboard pieces.  
I took this photo of this beautiful horse and her cute foal a few years ago when we visited  the Dunkeld Country and Equestrian Estate in Dullstroom.
This is the mood board.

 and here is my layout.

I painted the barb wire frame using a sponge brush and Americana Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber, and Georgia Clay.

The title, paddock fence, pumpkins, and gourds were primed with a thin layer of white gesso.  I painted the edges of the title and paddock fence Americana Acrylic Paint in Slate Grey and a brown ink pad.

The pumpkins and gourds were coloured with Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Cloud White, Aloe Vera, and Persimmon.

Next, I covered the grass clusters, branches, hay bales, and gecko with a layer of clear gesso and then Distress Oxide in Black Soot, Walnut Stain, and Iced Spruce and Mowed Lawn.  Press the four Distress Oxide Ink pads onto a craft mat and spritz with water creating small droplets.  I started with Iced Spruce for the base color and slid  the chippies through the droplets a few times and dry with a heat tool. Repeat with all the colors and dry in between. 

The little nest was inked with a brown ink pad and the eggs were painted with Americana Acrylic paint in Grey Slate and dry brushed with white gesso.

To colour the hay bales I used the same method as mentioned above using Distress Oxide in Frayed Burlap and Crushed Olive. I inked the edges with a brown ink pad.

The weather vane and spider web were painted with Americana Acrylic paint in Lamp Black.  Here you can see how I used the quoted sentiment.

The final touches to this layout included art stone and splatters with diluted white gesso.
Dusty Attic products used.

DA2544 – Country Life
DA2546 – Quoted Sentiments #2 BLACK
DA0612 – Spiders and Webs Set
DA0401 – Paddock Fence Set Large
DA2595 – Geckos
DA1151 – Barb Wire Frames
DA0866 – Grass Clusters #2
DA0660 – Grass Cluster #1
DA0721 – Bird Nests #2
DA0744 – Weather Vane
DA3094 – Pumpkins & Gourds
DA1184 – Branch #4 small
DA2795 – Hay Bales
DA0722 – Mini Eggs

Thank you for visiting the blog today.  I hope you find time to play along with this mood board.  Share your projects on our Facebook Page here for your chance to win a $50 (AUD) credit for two lucky winners to the Dusty Attic online shop so you can choose your very own chippies you would like to use.
Happy crafting!