Mood Board Inspiration

Project Life Cards – Belinda Spencer

 Hello Dusty Attic fans!!

It’s Belinda here today to share my project for The Dusty Attic inspired by the marvellous March Mood Board. 

This month I have created six altered Project life cards using some fun Dusty Attic chipboard pieces and stencils. I find these really fun to make and a great way to use up scraps. I will probably make them into junk journals or use them as tip ins in other journals. They would also make great card fronts. 

Here’s a peek at the mood board.

I began by adding collage to my Project Life cards using torn scraps of patterned papers in the colour scheme as well as some tissue paper.

Once the cards were completely dry, I added some stencilling using various Dusty Attic stencils and texture paste. I then set them aside to let them completely dry again.
Once dry, I found that the stencilling wasn’t opaque enough so I added white Posca Pen over the top to brighten the stencilling a bit more.

Here are the completed altered cards.

I painted all of the chipboard pieces with about three coats of white gesso first. Then I picked out some of the pieces to paint with Dusty In Colour Storm Cloud paint.
I used a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to add the layers to the cards. I added torn scraps of other project life cards and the leftover negatives from chipboard pieces like the Mini Stars that you can see in the first card below.

For this card, I added a torn piece of the Mini Chicken Wire and then layered on a frame from the Frame Medley set, an owl, some Mini Foliage and the Mini Caption.

For the second card I added some doodling to the cute gecko using a fine white Posca Pen.

For this card I wanted the ‘create’ to be pouring out of the tap like an endless supply of creativity.

I LOVE the Cow Skulls so much (maybe because I live on a farm with cows!) so I had to use one and give it a little decoration with the fine white Posca Pen again.

I used some tangled thread on this card, to show the absolute mess that an artist can make when working just as a cat does. Well my cat in particular makes a huge mess all the time!! I hear Homer Simpson in my head whenever I see what she has done next “Why you little………”

And for the final card, a simply decorated autumn leaf using the Posca Pen again.

The Dusty Attic products used:

DA0788 Mini Chicken WireDA0924 Dusty in Colour Storm CloudDA1040 Mini StarsDA2423 CatsDA2445 Frame MedleyDA2576 TapsDA2595 GeckosDA2683 Autumn Leaves # 1 LargeDA2730 Mini Captions # 22 – CreateDA2786 Mini Foliage # 2DA3009 Cow Skulls # 2DA3083 Owls

DA1323 Flower BurstDA1539 Words of WisdomDA1758 RoseDA1760 Leaves # 3
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you are inspired to try some altered Project Life cards using Dusty Attic products for yourself. What would you use yours for?
Cheers Belinda