Design Team Project

Happy – Belinda Spencer

 Hello Dusty Attic fans.

It’s Belinda here with you today. Welcome to my February post where I share with you my latest layout featuring a whole lot of awesome Dusty Attic product.


For this layout I wanted to use a whole lot of super cute chipboard pieces to frame my photo of my son when he was younger. I wanted the chipboard to co-ordinate with my patterned paper and to have a variety of finishes. I first worked out the pieces that would remain in their raw state and they were the ones that would form a visual triangle on my layout: the photo corner, alpha tile and pointer tag. I painted everything else with a few coats of gesso.

Next I pulled out the pieces that I wanted to remain white and put those aside. I painted the remaining pieces using a combination of matching Dusty in Colour paints.

I used the Distressed Grid Stencil on my background cardstock with white gesso. I then sprayed a black ink over the background, spritzed it with water, let it drip and then blotted it. The stencil didn’t show up as much as I had hoped and then I ended up covering most of it up anyway!

Next it was time to assemble my layout. I love this part where I shuffle everything around until it seems right and has balance.

I liked the little quote on the patterned paper that says “Never stop looking up” so I wanted to make sure that didn’t get covered up. It suits the photo of my darling boy perfectly.

Creating clusters of embellishments is fun. I love to layer my chipboard pieces.

Here are the Dusty Attic products I used:

DA0554 Photo Corners

DA0830 Corrugated Card

DA0934 Filmstrip

DA1040 Mini Stars

DA1079 Pointer Tags

DA1119 Tile ABC Set

DA1538 Distressed Grid Stencil

DA1800 Mini Tabs # 3

DA2454 Polaroid Frame Set # 1

DA3044 Suns

DA3053 Hearts # 4

DA3084 Owls # 3

DA3109 Creepy Crawlies # 3

Dusty in Colour:DA0915 CapriDA0916 Mountain MeadowDA0917 Crushed OliveDA0918 PestoDA0919 Forest
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you are inspired to go and have a play with some Dusty Attic chippies too.