Mood Board Inspiration

Let’s stay together forever – Patricia Basson

Hello again to another Dusty Attic Moodboard project.I found the Browns and Natural colors a pleasure to work with! And I had this perfect photo of me and Hubby to use on my page.
I used papers and cut-outs from 49 & Market, Journal Card and Airy from the Vintage Artistry Essentials Collection.

After I gesso’d the Chipboard, I painted all but the Gnome with a mixture of White Crackle Paste, Ivory Acrylic Paint from Stamperia and Sicak Yulaf from Cadence. I did not add a thick layer, only on the Hearts of the Frame set, therefor the crackle effect is very subtle in most places. It does show up nicely on the background where I used it through the Bedazzled Stencil.
I painted the trees with some Soft Suede from Deco Art and the Branches with Cinnamon Brown paint mixed with some Tiger Eye Color Glow from 13 Arts. I also used a paintbrush to flick some diluted gel medium on the trees and used Perissa Embossing Powder from WOW on it. It gives the effect of Sunshine speckles peeping through the leaves …

On the close-ups you can see the thicker Crackle paste effect. I glued some of the Heart attack Border hearts on the big Hearts and sprayed them with Lindy’s Stampgang Moon Shadow mist, Jolly Roger Red.
The cute little Gnome was painted with Soft Suede DecoArt Paint and parts with some of the Lindy’s Spray. I also embossed with the WOW embossing Powder and double embossed the Beard with Vintage Beeswax Embossing from Emerald Greek. I’m just loving the rough texture this achieved.

On the Ivy Flourish I added some more highlight with Cinnamon Brown paint on top of the initial paints. Here I also embossed with the Perissa Embossing Powder. I added a little piece of Anglaise Lace and a few small papery flowers as in the Moodboard. Some Hand stitching, leaves and half Pearls on the punched edges add to the details of this page.

I hope I might have inspired you to try your hand at the Moodboard this month. 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.

Bedazzled Stencil

DA 1482

Heart Attack Border #2

DA 1209


DA 3248

Wild grass #3 Small

DA 2542 


DA 2966

Ivy Flourish

DA 1460

String of Hearts Frame Set

DA 1017

Park Trees Small

DA 2701