Mood Board Inspiration

Live, Love, Laugh – Kristy Abela

Hi Everyone, welcome to April and wow… what a different world we live in since my last post.

I have chosen to use a special image of my Sons 18th and all I can say is that I am glad it was in a time when we could go to restaurants to celebrate.

So with  out further ado… hope you get some inspiration on how to play with Dusty Attics’ awesome chipboard! 

Happy Easter Everyone!

I decided to have a play with some 49th and Market Laser Cut Frames and papers. I initially laid down some stenciling with black Gesso. I didn’t want to do too much to the background as I loved every one of the marks on the page. 

Using my Tim Holtz stamp ‘Faded Text’ I completed the background and began layering my laser cuts and hessian. I used some gold paint and put it on with a sponge. I used alot of paint to get a really textured look. I wanted to bring out the metallics in the photo into the background.

Now this one was a bit of a challenge. I used layer upon layer to get the shading just right. I used two colours Caramel and Cream and once I had that just right I used the gold paint to highlight it. I didn’t want the etching to fade out so I used a white gel pen to emphasise the markings.

I distressed the burlap fabric with an inkpad. I ran it over the edges and frayed it, scrunched it and smoothed it out again. I painted the Notebook borders and used the same inkpad to highlight the solid edge.

I used the same gold paint on the title and used some white and gold to add some platters…

Close ups are the best… 

I used two shades of chalk paint to colour the number panel. I wanted to keep it simple as this was the brightest part on the page. 

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Chipboard Used

Notebook Edge Border

Chain Circles

Number Panel Large

Mini Captions #6


Stencils Used 


Kristy – Abela Artistry