Love – Belinda Spencer – Mood Board Inspriation

Hello Dusty Attic fans!!

Belinda here today to share my take on the gorgeous August mood board.

I was totally inspired by the lovely soft blues and cream in the inspiration image as well as some of the fabulous NEW RELEASE chipboard for my layout.


I really do love to be inspired by a mood board. For me the best part is the treasure hunt through my stash to find the right coloured papers and embellishments. I set myself the challenge of using the stunning Windows and Shutters chipboard on this layout. I really loved the look of it combined with the Hanging Vines chipboard as a window box. 

I added the cute Skeleton Fish as a whimsical touch especially with the photo of my darling Burmese Noodle. Strangely she doesn’t even like fish and refuses to eat it!! Weird cat.

I painted the Windows and Shutters, Hanging Vines and the fabulous Fancy Frame # 10 (underneath my stack of layers) with white gesso followed by Cashmere Dusty In Colour. I added a bit of white gesso on top of the window and shutters too for a shabby chic finish. I always use a latex make-up wedge to apply my paint as it gives a lovely smooth finish free from brushstrokes or loose paintbrush hairs. You can also daub the paint on with it for a more textured look.

I used both the NEW Burlap Stencil as well as the Leaves # 3 Stencil on the background paper with the Cashmere paint. It added nicely to the texture that was already part of the patterned paper.

I painted the title first with white gesso and then with Faded Denim Dusty In Colour paint.

I created lots of layers with my papers and chipboard elements and tucked some of the gorgeous Dusty In Bloom flowers under the edges. I finished with some cute Mini Hearts that I painted white using my trusty Posca Paint Pen and some little paw prints cut from a patterned paper.

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Well I hope you are feeling inspired to play along with the mood board challenge this month for your chance to win one of two $50 vouchers. Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my project.