Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dusty Attic July Mood Board Challenge - Nature's Beauty

Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing my take on this month's Mood Board/Sketch Challenge at Dusty Attic.

Why not enter for your chance to win a $100 Prize Voucher from The Dusty Attic website.  You can use the Mood Board or sketch for inspiration or if you're feeling adventurous, why not use both!! All you need to do is add Dusty Attic chipboard to your creation and link up to the Blog Site on the top right hand side.
 How gorgeous is the colour palette in this month's Mood Board... the contrast of the teal, orange and white is divine!!

'Nature's Beauty'
My son recently went to Japan and one of the highlights of his trip, was a visit to a fox sanctuary, so as soon as I saw the orange from the colour palette it made me think of this beautiful photo he snapped of the red fox all curled up in the brilliant white snow.

To create my background, I used the recent release Gradient Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste, then misted over with a mix of 2 Lindy's Starburst Mists and once dry, stamped over with a crackle background stamp in teal ink.
The Vine Corner #2 chipboard was cut into sections, painted with Capri Dusty in Colour, then coated with seafoam Liquid Pearls and whilst wet sprinkled with teal microbeads.  Once dry, I lightly swiped over with gesso to create the effect of a light dusting of snow.

To draw the eye to the gorgeous photo, I decided to frame it with the Large Crazy Stitching chipboard, which I coated with Viva Inka Gold in Copper.

To create my title I used the Mini ABC Script and Words #2 chipboard, which I coated first with gesso, then with white Liquid Pearls.
Dusty Attic Product Used
Mini Spritz Bottle - DA0610
Other Product Used
7 Dots Studio, MME and Basic Grey pp's
White Cardstock
Prima Flowers
Mulberry Paper blossoms
Prima Doily Die
Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays - 
Tibetan Poppy Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal
Viva Inka Gold - Copper
Martha Stewart Microbeads
Liquid Pearls - Seafoam, White
Pearl Brads
Butterfly Sticker
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Crackle
Ranger Archival Ink - Garden Patina
Brilliance Ink -  Moonlight White

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx


  1. Oh, what a gorgeous lay-out! I really love the colours and they match your photo perfectly. Great work!

  2. That is an amazing take on the color challenge and I love the stencil you have used... what a great photo of the fox, I guess he is used to sleeping like that... but he looks cold!! I hope you are well!!