Saturday, 8 August 2015

Gold - Heather McMahon - August Mood Board Inspiration


It's been so cold and wintery here that I'm more than happy to be scrapping a bright, sunny layout. At least I can look at it and pretend it's warm!

My layout today is for the stunning mood board at The Dusty Attic. The mood boards are always sooo beautiful. Here's the board for August:

See what I mean about them being so beautiful? Here's what I made:

I took my inspiration from the yellow grass in the photo and the rural setting. I remembered this photo I took once of a beautiful paddock of canola in full flower. A decade or so ago you would never see canola around my area, but now it's quite common.

Now although I adore purple Jacaranda trees, I am not a fan of scrapping with purple. I wasn't going to use it all but I did manage to sneak a bit onto the background and, I'm pleased to say, the layout was better for it!

I absolutely love the circular frame chipboard and I use it quite a bit. It's called Decorative Frame #1. I coated it, plus two small Polaroid Frames with gesso then topped them with a coat of Silks to give them a limewashed look. I painted up some Tile Alphas and layered them on top to form part of my title.

Can you see the tiny birds on there? They're some of the mini Birds on a Wire. The rest of the piece is on the other side of the layout. I also painted up some Foliage #4 with Sunshine paint and tucked them under the photo.

Here are the Dusty Attic products I used:

Polaroid frames DA 0932

Decorative Frame #1 DA 0207

Foliage #4 DA 1294

Tile ABC Set DA 1119

Mini Birds on a Wire DA 1173

Dusty in Colour Sunshine DA 0905

Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish DA 0901
 I used the Clear Gloss Varnish as an adhesive. It's the best adhesive ever!
*** Remember its also competition time ***

To Celebrate our new range we are going to be running a competition on our FACE BOOK page to win this very pack (Open to all countries). All you have to do is like our Face Book Page, and share the competition on your own page to enter (Leave a comment on our post "shared"). 
We will be drawing a random winner in just Two weeks !
Friday the 21st August 2015
Link is here ......
You can see all of the Stencils and Texture Paste on the

Happy scrappin'!

Heather McMahon


  1. An absolute stunning work of art, great layout and giving a 'come on summer' feel to the page on this blistery cold