Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dusty Attic DT - May Mood Board/Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone, today I am sharing my take on this month's beautiful Mood Board/Sketch Challenge over at The Dusty Attic.  This month we have a beautiful Beach themed Mood Board and fabulous sketch from "The Nifty Pixel".

Why not enter for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher from the Dusty Attic website. All you need to do is use the Mood Board or Sketch or both for inspiration, add Dusty Attic chipboard to your creation and simply add your link with your name and country to the right hand side of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

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


  1. What a gorgeous beach lay-out! I really love the colours and the chippies. You've treated them beautifully.

  2. This is soooo beautiful.. I love the blue and love the beachy theme... great quote too!