Wednesday 11 February 2015

Love Completely by Tina Dalton and Dad by Lizzy Hill - Mood Board Inspiration

What a gorgeous pallet combination of colors and words that  make this months mood board challenge at   Dusty Attic
 I just love the warmth that comes from this pallet.
I have been wanting to use the corrugate card so I decided to use it and paint it white, I have seen this card stock used in so many male grungy creations and wanted to use it with the added soft femine touch, I love the result. 
Some close ups...
  The prize of a $100 Dusty Attic chipboard pack is an awesome prize and makes it well worth playing along. Pop over to the blog and have a go.
I have listed the products I have used below for your convenience :

Monarch Butterflies
Live Beautifully word pack
Ornate Corners #13
Mini Birdcage #2

Thanks for looking and I really hope to see you playing along with the challenges, they are so easy and very relaxed.  
Tina xoxoxo
Hey there fellow scrappers! Sharing with you my take on our current FEBRUARY CHALLENGE.
It's a CORKER! So's the prize you can win.....YUP! A voucher for $100....pretty good, eh??!!! The mood board:
Now there's a story to  this one [which is why I've got a PILE of journaling on my page]....for more information on THAT bit of it, you can check out my post HERE. Suffice to say my Dad wasn't the easiest man to have around the house when he drank:/
But he was a good Dad in many other ways...enough guff!
This photo is from my 1st marriage waaaaay back in the 80's. Yes, I know, many of you weren't even BORN then. The colours just fitted the challenge to a 'tee'. And we lived on a farm. And it was time I 'faced' how I felt about my Dad. So I went with that:
Some yummy 7 Dots Studio papers. Glimmer Mist. A torn bit of cardboard [already gessoed - must've been for something else in the dim, dim past??!!!]. And lost of journaling. Which I TOYED with making private. But in the end, I decided, for me, scrapping is about the STORY as much as the picture and the creativity. Hence, the words became part of the design:)
Some closies of the YUMMY DA goodies I've used:
Birds on a wire. Lightly coated in DA paint [RAISIN]...the houses I left raw. I could get deep and meaningful & say something like "Doing this page left me a bit emotionally raw...hence, the houses..."
But [puke!]...I won't!!!!
I'm not a great flower user. But I find myself reaching for these VINTAGE ROSES ones all the time. Weird. Still, you can't blame me. Aren't they BEAUTIFUL??? Those buttons in the bg were 'raw' too. But I used stamps to print on the them. And I didn't smudge them. PHEW!!!
 Some of my journaling..... more of the 'Main Street' house set. There are sooo many uses for these chippies!
 In my title I used most of the words from the Word Pack #6:
 The washi behind made it stand out nicely!
And one more shot of that GORGEOUS barbed wire. I added cross stitches in quite coarse twine. I'm sure there's some symbolism in there, too, if you can be bothered thinking about it!!!
 I really hope you get to join in with this challenge. Not only is the prize of $100 of Dusty Attic products AWESOME - but it's a fabulous mood board - just take the bits that 'speak' to you & get scrappy, I say. You don't have to follow it to a tee - it's for YOUR inspiration!
And remember, you can buy DA products direct from the web now HERE.
Thanks for looking & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥


  1. It is important to document the good and the not always good - love your bravery!

  2. Fantastic layout and journaling , that's what scrapbooking is about , love it. Well done x