Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dusty Attic November Mood Board Challenge

Hi everyone,

We have a gorgeous new Mood Board Challenge for this month at The Dusty Attic... my favourite colours!!  Why not join us to be in for your chance to win a fabulous $100 prize voucher!! 

I absolutely adored creating with this month's Mood Board, as teal, aqua and green make the most beautiful colour palette, especially when combined with white... so fresh and pretty!!

"Beautiful Dreamer"
For my layout, I was inspired by the Mood Board pic of the flowers and humming bird, the script background on the dragonfly pic and all the frames and of course the beautiful colour palette.

To create my background I applied Dusty Attic Texture Paste through the Creative Script Stencil, then misted with Lindys Stamp Gang Tibetan Teal and Kaisercraft Lime Green, misting with water first, then applying the mist with a small round brush to create a watercolour effect.

Once dry, using the frames from the Mood Board as inspiration I stamped the background with the Prima stitched squares in teal Archival Ink.

For the top left and bottom right corners I cut up sections from the Ornate Frame #7, coated the pieces with gesso, then applied Dusty Attic Jungle Green acrylic paint.  Once dry I lightly flicked over with watered down Dusty Attic Texture Paste.

I repeated the same process with 1 of the corner flourishes from Corner Flourish #1 Pack.  I cut off the small inner flourish and used it to lengthen the flourish.

The Wrought Iron Fence Border was coated with gesso and altered by threading through with some green twine.

I used 2 different word packs to create my title which I altered by first coating with gesso, then misting with Lindy's Stamp Gang in Tibetan Teal.

For a little dimension and texture I altered my chipboard by adding a few Green Tara flowers and some pretty guipure lace pieces.

To finish off I watered down a little Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish and flicked over my background, making sure to cover my photo.  Whilst the varnish was wet, I applied the Lettuce Entertain You Prills.


Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting
Cathy :)


  1. Oh, your lay-out is so gorgeous and fresh! I love everything about it!

  2. Just STUNNING Cathy - LOVE the inspiration board too!

  3. Oh woweeee I love this! The colors are amazing together, the details are stunning and the photo is soooo pretty.. def a new fav!!! Have a great weekend!

  4. Absolutely stunning and gorgeous colour combo too!

  5. I am absolutely enthralled with your layout "Beautiful Dreamer". The color combo, minute detailing, and the vibrancy of photo mixed with background coordination are equal to none. Stunning work!!!