Salt in the Air … Cathy Cafun

Hi everyone, Cathy here sharing my take on this month’s beautiful Mood Board/Sketch Challenge.

Salt in the Air and Sand in my Hair
I was drawn to the colours, textures and beach theme on the Mood Board and used the sketch loosely as inspiration.

I started by masking by background with Dusty Attic Texture Paste and the new Confetti #2 Stencil.  I mixed the a bit of Lindys Creme Brulee Cream into Lindy’s Long John Silver to make a soft brown which I misted over the stenciled area, dried off, then misted in soft blue. 

Once dry, I randomly stamped with Kaisercraft crackle texture stamp in soft brown and Carabelle grungy circle stamp in sky blue and finished off by using a brown fineliner pen to highlight the Confetti Stenciling.

The new release Salt in the Air and Sand in my Hair title was the perfect addition for my mixed media beach layout.  Love this title, which has a fab mix of script and block wording.

Dusty Attic have a wonderful range of beach/ocean chipboard designs,  To accent my beach layout, I have used the Anchor, Ship’s Wheel, Mini Seagulls and Fish Net Panel.

All my chipboard pieces were altered with various embossing powders, which I applied by priming the chipboard first with gesso, and whilst it was wet, I sprinkled with embossing powder and heat set.

I thought the Foliage #5 would make a great seaweed.  I altered the foliage branches with Stampendous Frantage shabby blue embossing powder, heat set, randomly dabbed with gesso, sprinkled with Tim Holtz Distress broken china embossing powder and heat set a second time.

Dusty Attic Product Used
Other Product Used
Prima and Basic Grey pp’s
7 Gypsies ephemera
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Mist – Creme Brulee Cream
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist – Long John Silver
Lindy’s embossing powder – blue
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Mist – Summer Sky
Viva Inka Gold – Aquarmarine
metal charm
Kaisercraft Crackle texture stamp
Carabelle Studio circle stamp
Ranger Archival Ink – Sky Blue
Memories Ink – Sand
Stampendous Frantage embossing powder – shabby blue
Zing embossing powder – copper and brown sugar
Brown fineliner pen

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting
Cathy xx