Monday 8 April 2013

Guest Design Team Member - Introducing - MEL CONNELL

Hi my name is Mel Connell. I'm from the hometown of Dusty Attic, Perth, and have lived here all my life. I am 36, have been with my partner Lawley for 17 years now, and have two kitties, Olive and Scarlett.
I am so very excited to have been asked to to the Guest DT spot for April at Dusty Attic. I just love this product. It's a staple in my scrapbooking adventures and love using it as much as I can.

I teach and am on the Design Team at Tomorrows Memories here in Perth
 (where you can buy your very own Dusty Attic chipboard products).
 I also have my own creative business called

I got a tad excited and made a bunch of layouts and an OTP to show you. I hope you like them. Be sure to stop by the Dusty Attic Ning, there is always plenty of inspiration, challenges, and chatting going on over there!

Project one: Curio Shadow Box

Note from Dusty Attic - those cute botles are a mould from Moulds by Mel

Dusty Attic product used: 

Garen Frame Set DA0606
Dusty in Colour Alabaster DA 0902
Dusty Attic shadow box tray

Project Two: Kassie
April Sketch challenge

Dusty Attic Product Used:

Dusty Attic in Bloom Bridal Veil DA0855
Dusty Attic in Bloom Vintage Rose DA0803
Dusty Rose Leaves DA096
Dusty Roses Pink Sorbet DA0954
Dusty Roses Whisper Blue DA0969
Dusty Roses Latte Cream DA0959
Dusty Roses Latte Cream DA0960
Dusty in Colour Pest DA0918
Lace Border #2 DA0844
Dusty Attic branches

Project Three: Sitting on top of the World

Dusty Attic Product used:

Skeleton clock face DA0430
Mini ABS set upper DA0861
Dusty Attic clouds

Project Four: You are so Beautiful

Dusty Attic product used:

You are so beautiful Title DA0952
Mini Butterfly DA0364
Dusty Rose leaves DA0962
Dusty Roses White DA0970 & DA0971

Project Five: She is Amazing

Dusty Attic products used:

Wrought Iron Frame Large DA0230
Bookman ABC set DA0666
Dusty in Colour Alabaster DA0902
Dress Form #1 DA0396
Dusty in Bloom Bridal Veil DA0805
Dusty Roses White DA0971
Dusty Roses Pink Sorbet DA0954
Dusty Roses Whisper Blue DA0969

Project Six: Our Memories

Dusty Attic product used:

Scroll border #1 DA0219

Project Seven: Mt Hutt

Dusty Attic product used:

Dusty in Bloom Bridal Veil DA0855
Dusty Rose Leaves DA0962
Marrakesh Trellis Large DA0820
Dusty in Bloom Bridal Veil DA0805
Bookman ABC set DA0666
Dusty Roses Whisper Blue DA0969
Dusty in Colour Faded Denim DA0913
Dusty Attic Flourishes
Dusty Attic Snowflakes


  1. Wow! You've been busy Mel. Everything looks beautiful. I keep going back for more looks and discover new things. I love what you've done with the clock and the words around the edge.

  2. Beautiful, all of your work! Love all the details.

  3. Oh WOW!!! What a treat to see so many beautiful projects! Mel, you rocked the Dusty Attic with these gorgeous designs!! Loved every bit! xo