Sunday 29 December 2019

Cherish Yesterday - Adri Du Preez - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello everyone!

Here is my layout inspired by the beautiful December mood board, and the last one for 2019!  The next one will be in 2020, and I am looking forward sharing the mood board inspirations with you, they are just stunning! I used the After the rain paper from the beautiful 49 and Market collection Serendipitouse.

Here is the mood board.
and here is my layout.

On the background I used the Leaves Stencil and a finger dauber with Archival Ink in Paradise Teal and Cobalt.

All the chipboard pieces were first covered with a layer of this gesso. I heat embossed the title with Iced Enamels in Amethyst.

 Dusty Attic has a multitude of beautiful frames to choose from.  The one I used is the Decorative Frame #5 and I also cover the frame with white gesso. I painted the frame with America acrylic paint in Pansy Lavender and Bahama blue and dry brushed with white gesso and Metallique wax in Vintage Gold for a distressed look.

The leaves were embossed with white embossing powder.

The foliage were painted with America Acrylic paint in Bahama Blue and Victoria blue and dry brushed with white gesso.

I inked the edges of the wood slices with brown ink and dry brushed with white gesso.

Here you can also see how I used the leaves stencil.

more close ups.

When everything was glued down I added art stones and splatters with white gesso and Distress Spray Stain in Seedless preserves.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I used.


Thank you for visiting my blog.  See you again in  2020.  Please visit the Dusty Attic online store for more amazing chippies.

Happy crafting!

Saturday 28 December 2019

Shine - Belinda Spencer - Mood Board Inspiratiion

Hi all!!

Belinda here today to share my take on the stunning December Mood Board.


I found this gorgeous Stamperia paper for my background that pretty much had all of the colours in the mood board. I love this paper range so much!

Here's a reminder of that fabulous mood board.

I added some layers of matching patterned papers as is my standard m.o. I also used my favourite vellum with gold stars that I have had in my stash for ages. I am just loving gold stars right now so I coloured a bunch of chipboard stars using a gold Posca pen. I added them to my layout along with messy thread, the photo of my boy and our alleged bird scaring owl.

I used a couple of layers of 3D foam under my photo so that I could add more embelllishments around the sides.

I coloured my title and the word disk with a white Posca pen and added those to the layout along with a scattering of gold sequin stars.

Dusty Attic products used:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you find some time to play along with the mood board this month.

Merry Christmas

Kristy Abela - Mood Board Inspiration

Hi Dusty Fans,
Welcome to December... I wanted to create a post and a project to remember to smell the flowers in light of all the flora that has been devastated this month from the bushfires. It honestly brings me to tears to know that so many homes, animals and history, such as our Wollemi Pines, are destroyed. 
This project is to remind me of the beauty there is in the little things. 

 To create this project I kept it clean and fresh and let the elements speak for themselves. I used chalk based paints and fussy cut elements from the Pink Fresh range.

 I liked the idea of circles to remind me of the perpetual cycle of nature and chose to use the Floral Frame Set #3. I trimmed the smaller frame in half and used my water mister to 'stretch' it out to a wider arc so I could layer them. I also used my chipboard scraps to create a matt for my photo to sit on.

I used Art stones and glass Cabochons to keep the earthy organic feel. For a little bit of magic I used my shimmer pen & Shaved ice. 

To accent my clusters I added Tropical Foilage #6
I finished it off with a splatter of Distress Oxide Spray in Dried Marigold 

I hope you enjoyed my layout and I wish you all a Safe and Merry Christmas.

Kristy Abela

Check out the products I used below. 

Friday 27 December 2019

Winter Holiday - Julia Ost - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello dear friends! 
Today I have a mood board layout of the month.

I dressed my multilayered winter composition with bright colors. I used chipboard and painted it with sprays from Lindy’s, used flowers from 49&market and cut photos from Tim Holtz collection. 
I hope you enjoy my December inspiration!

Here I used: 

Skeleton Clock Face 6x6