Hey everyone!! Just stopping by today to share with you my take on the January mood-board here at Dusty Attic. We would love for you to play along with us…. It’s simple just create a project using Dusty Attic Chipboard based on this months mood-board. You can pick what ever inspires you, the colours, words, or something from the picture itself. Plus there is a fantastic prize pack from Dusty Attic valued at $100 up for grabs!!! Also remember that throughout the month of January you can receive 20% off your order in the Dusty Attic store by quoting the Promo Code: Happy2015.
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Here is what I came up with:
‘Live and Dream Together’
I have taken my inspiration from the blue and brown/golden colors on the mood-board,
though the thing that inspired me most was the Jetty in the image. It
really reminded me of Dusty’s ‘Old Wooden Fence’ chipboard, and I
created my layout around this one element that I just had to use on my
I have taken some of the ‘Old Wooden Fence’ small, painting it all white with gesso, then using a combination of Acrylic paints, Micro-bead’s, and some very fine sand colored embossing powder which I glued down instead of melting, to create a weathered timber look. I have glued the rails to the back, arranging each panel in a crooked way, adding to the effect.
I have added a Mini Birdcage #2 beneath my photo, mounting it up on a flower. I have used my finger to dab gesso on, then sprinkled some gold embossing powder into the wet gesso. I also added a touch of 13 Arts Gold Glitter Paint. The leafy stem coming down next to it is actually the smaller of the 2 frames in the Vine Frames #2 set. I decided that it was the perfect size to cut into smaller pieces, creating small leafy branches which I have used around the page.
I have taken the words ‘Live’ and ‘Dream’ from the ‘Live Beautifully…’ set and painted the white with gesso before dabbing on some mist with my finger. I have placed the word ‘Live’ above the fence, whilst placing ‘Dream’ below, layered on top of a small corner scroll from the Elegant Swirls #3. The scroll has been painted with Egyptian Gold Twinkling H2o’s, and 13 Arts Gold Glitter paint.
Here you can see a Seagull I have painted with Acrylic paints to make it look a little more realistic, tucking it amongst the flower cluster to the left of my photo.
I have added the largest frame from the ‘String Frames small’ set around the photo, with one side sitting above the photo, and the other half sitting behind. I have simply painted it white with gesso.
There is also a really small section of Chicken Wire Panel beneath the flowers and papers above the photo. I colored it in black with a marker.
Lots of dimension as always!! I love building up layers and layers with papers, flowers and gorgeous pieces of chipboard tucked in!!!
That’s it from me today. I hope you have enjoyed my post and found something here to inspire you!!! You can check out more of my work on my blog here.
Dusty Attic Chipboard Used:
Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be sharing with you all my first layout using the NEW Limited Edition ‘Nyhavn’ collection
by Maja Design! I really love the sunny, pretty colors in this collection, and when I saw the nautical elements in the papers, I knew that I had found the perfect papers to scrap a photo I took of my niece and her hubby.
The colours and theme are perfect for the Mood Board for this month as well
Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be sharing with you all my first layout using the NEW Limited Edition ‘Nyhavn’ collection by Maja Design! I really love the sunny, pretty colors in this collection, and when I saw the nautical elements in the papers, I knew that I had found the perfect papers to scrap a photo I took of my niece and her hubby.
My niece’s reception was at a yacht club, and she chose nautical elements for her decor. Add to that, her wedding colors where orange and blue, two colors that are prevalent in this lovely collection. So this collection was just the ticket to get this photo scrapped!
I used ‘The Sunny Side’ paper as my base and dabbed a little Ingvild Bolme chalk inks (Rusty Keys, Vintage Pink) around my photo area and the small cluster in the top right side of the page. I then added a bit of texture with some home-made texture paste and a few Crafters Workshop Stencils (North Star, Art Is, Time Travel).
I mounted this paper on the ‘Sitting at the Dock’ paper, I also used this paper as the matting behind my photo. I cropped it to look like uneven pieces of weathered board. All the chipboard I used on this page is from Dusty Attic
(Elegant Swirl #3, Elegant Swirl 13, Word Pack #4, Skeleton Clock Frames). I kept the chipboard bare with just touches of grey and white to stay with the weather wood look of the papers. I also did a little bit of stamping with a Graphic45 ‘By The Sea’ stamp set.