Life is Beautiful – Cathy Cafun – Challenge Inspiration

Hi everyone, Cathy here today sharing my take on the this month’s Dusty Attic Mood Board/Sketch Challenge. There is an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Prize Voucher for the winner.  To enter you simply need to use the Mood Board, Sketch or both for Inspiration, which you can interpret in anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used on your creation. 
Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.  Make sure to look at all the gorgeous creations from our Design Team while you’re there for some inspiration!!  Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations!


Life is Beautiful
To create my layout, I have used the sketch and the Mood Board.  I was inspired by the colours and flowers in the bicycle photo as well as the soft golden beige in the feather photo.
 To create my background, I used the Lace Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste, dried off, then misted with Lindy’s mists in several colours.  Once dry, I stamped with Prima background stamps in Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and Versa magic Wheat Chalk Ink.
The fabulous Perforated Mesh chipboard was cut down into 4 sections, coated with gesso and whilst still wet, sprinkled with extra fine white glitter.  I absolutely adore the Crazy Stitching chippies, and think they will become a firm favourite!!  To alter, I primed with gesso, then coated with Decoart Metallic Lustre in Champagne Ice. 

The Dusty Attic Bridal Veil Blooms are so pretty and add a soft and delicate touch to my layers.  I swiped over the edges of the smallest blooms with Champagne Metallic Lustre to add a bit of definition.
 The Teeny Tiny ABC chippies are a fab way to add a touch of journaling or to use as part of your title.  I primed them with gesso, then inked with Versamagic Pixie Dust Chalk ink .
 I decided to use the labels from the 6×4 Frame Set as part of my layering and altered them  by first priming with gesso, then a coat of Champagne Metallic Lustre, and a few random dabs of Crushed Coral Shimmerz Texturez.  The #gorgeous chippie was primed with gesso, inked in Pixie Dust, then lightly coated with Crushed Coral Shimmerz Texturez by dabbin on with my finger.

To finish off and soften my page, I watered down some gesso, covered my photo, then flicked all around my layout, holding the brush fairly close to get lots of lovely little splatters.  I also lightly flicked over with Lindy’s Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold.
Dusty Attic Product
Other Product
Basic Grey and Bella pp’s
Lindys Stamp Gang Mists –
Chateau Rose, Stormy Sapphire, Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold
Decoart Metallic Lustre – Champagne Ice
Shimmerz Texturez – Crushed Coral
Kaisercraft texture stamp
Prima gesson   Prima resin corners
Prima flowers   Prima stamp
Green Tara velvet leaves
Pearl accents  Lace flowers
Lace floral trim   metal key charm
Versa Magic Chalk Ink – Pixie Dust, Wheat
Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke
Stampendous extra fine white glitter
cotton twine  recycled tag envelope

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.
Happy Crafting 🙂