Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Summer – Kristy Abela

 Hi Dusty Attic lovers…. 

 I was lucky enough to live beside the beach for six years and one of the things I noticed was the grommets hanging down by the river rather than in the surf late in the day. On the East Coast the beach often gets ‘blown out’ in the afternoon and the surf can be hit n miss. This pic reminded me of the carefree days of evening walks with my boys along the V-wall who thought everything that came out of the ocean was a treasure; and for their Mum, the Cancerian Crab, who believes that the ocean is far more magical at night than the day.

To create this bit of magic I added a spattering of stars in Gold Paste and used a brayer to calm the middle of the page. I didn’t want the darkness to dominate . See the pencil mark, that was to act as a guide for my image. 

 I added some script stamping to put back into the background what the gesso had taken out and used a texture stamp in a light blue to add some interest.

 I coloured my chipboard with chalk paint and added some embossing powder to my nets in places to add a weathered look. For my Gecko’s I painted them with a thick coat of paint and then used my heat tool to make them bubble and let them cool. This adds a great textured look, perfect for reptiles.  

 Once I was happy I put all my elements together. Have a look at these close ups for the full effect. 

Thanks for stopping by to have a look and I hope you get to find a little moonlight magic at the beach.

 Here is a list with links to the chipboard I used on the layout to help inspire you. Till next time… Hugz from me! 

Anchors #2 

Driftwood #1 

Driftwood #2 

Mini Palm Trees

Birds #4

Hello Summer

Mini Lizards


Mini Seagulls  

Tropical Foliage #6

— Kristy – Abela Artistry