Dreams – Michelle Van OIudtshoorn – Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic FANattics
A new month and a gorgeous new Mood Board at Dusty Attic for April – I just love these beautiful colours

So fresh, so pretty and yet so vibrant 💓

And here is my take on the mood board using these colours

I was inspired by the circles and the leaves  – so I have taken to using a circular photo, adding in flowers and chipboard leaves. This is a photo of my beautiful niece, who lives in South Africa. It was a selfie she had taken of herself – hence the shadow over her eyes. I love this photo, and its so natural. She really is a beautiful girl!

I have started off using a page out of the 49 and Market Bold and Beautiful paper range called “to the point” paper. I used the Dusty Attic XOXO stencil with texture paste to create texture in the background. I then used Dusty Attic paint – Burnt Orange and dabbed this on on the page. I then marked the page where the photo would be placed and dabbed a combination of the Dusty Attic Raisin paint and Sugar Plum paint in that circular marking. Once dry I randomly stamped areas of the page. All chipboard was coloured using Creative Expressions Gilding polishes.

The photo was first mounted with foam tape for dimension. I used the larger of the decorative frames behind the photo, cutting the circular frame in half so that the ends of the chipboard piece could be seen on the top and bottom of the photo.

Next I layered the flowers and cut the foliage #13 chipboard into individual leaves and added these among the flowers

I then used a combination of the Dusty Attic Raisin paint and Sugar Plum paints to colour the muslin cloth before randomly adding it under the photo and between the flowers.

Once everything was adhered to the page, I used the same Raisin paint and Sugar Plum mix and went round the outside of the flower/photo arrangement to add dimension.

I finished off by adding random spots of art stones inked in green on the page.

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Till next time!

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn