11 Sept 2017

September moodboard


using dusty attic corner flourish#1


I was inspired by the colour wheel of colour available in the moodboard and the watercolour runnel effect.

I was also struck by the inspiration of eyes.

The strong and varied colours reminded me of the Venetian masques.

I cut the Dusty attic corner flourish #1 into three pieces.


I had intended to use all three pieces but only used two pieces for this layout in the end.

I covered the base card with a sheet of lace fabric and applied white gesso.


Inspired by the full colour wheel of colour I began to lay down Lindys starlight sprays.

I layered some manuscript papers behind the primary photo which was matted for impact.

White stamped flourishes and die cut flourishes were used for impact.

Some white highlights and a little script stamping added more detail.

The layout was finsihed with gem centered ribbon roses and a large paper open rose.

Thank you for looking, I read all your lovely comments




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Items used:

  • Dusty Attic corner flourish#1
  • Lindys starlight sprays;
    • Bling-y blond
    • French Lilac Violet
    • Hydrangea Blue
    • Sassy Saphire
    • Autumn Maple Crimson
    • Hogs wart Orange
    • Drop dead gorgeous green
  • Lace fabric
  • Metal filigree
  • PVA pearl glue
  • Art basics 3D matte gel
  • Art basics heavy body white gesso
  • Manuscript paper
  • Manuscript washi tape
  • Tiny text stamp in black stazon
  • Silver finishing wax
  • Pearl bead string and blue pro marker
  • Ribbon gem roses
  • Wild Orchid large open rose


Entry 2 - closes 30 September 2017

Create, discover, grow

21 July 2017

July moodboard

To enter all you need to do, is use the Mood Board for Inspiration,  you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation

I am blown away by the intense coupling of rust and teal in this moodbaord, so much so I have been inspired to create a whole album, which I haven't done for some time.  The Dusty attic blog page is full of amazing creations for this colour combination.


My pocket page is assembled from scraps of paper in rust and teal layered up for interest.

I found a hunkydory leaf topper in my collection, inspired by the leaf in the moodboard.  I also used a decorative resin heart inspired by the heart in the images, teal in my version, and a small coloured jar nestle amongst the ephemera.

The jar image inspired me to use white floral's to complete the layout.


I treated the Dusty Attic decorative flourish set in Finnabair rust pastes, Lindys rust coloured spray and gold mica powder.


Thank you for looking, I read all your comments




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  • Valérie Ouellet (Saturday, July 22 17 01:12 pm BST)

    wowwwww I love it!!! Thank you for playing with us at Dusty Attic Challenge!

Items used:

  • Dusty Attic decorative flourish set
  • Finnabair rust paste
  • Tim Holtz ideaology Lost&Found papers
  • Recycled mail envelope
  • Hunkydory Autum leaves topper
  • Resin decorative heart
  • Resin decorative square frame
  • Lindys Starburst sprays; Tibettian Poppy Teal, Red Hot Poker Orange, A Little bit of Bubbly
  • Perfect pearls mica; forever red, gold
  • Finishing wax; Japanese Jade, Spanish Topaz
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink; Vintage photo
  • Seed and microbeads and glitter


Entry 6 - closes 31 July 2017

On Purpose

29 June 2017 [not placed]


Pretty in Pink Challenge

Remember, you can use just the sketch, just the Mood Board or both together, the only "rule" is that there is Dusty Attic chipboard used on your creation.

Find out who you are and do it on purpose, such a lovely sentiment discovered by accident for this pretty pink layout using my favourite Dusty Attic chipboard.

I rotated the sketch 90° right, and used three papers from Kaisercraft Sage and Grace.


I treated the Dusty Attic decorative frame #1 in two different ways; the first I distressed all the edges and added crackle paste before painting over in pink starlight paint (having discarded the spray and wax original effect).

The second I thinned and painted white before finishing in clear and sparkle embossing powder.


The inferred colour scheme was green, pink and white, with a summer wedding theme so I searched the internet for a rosebud crown and happened across the Etsy site of Gardens of Whimsy by April Rissell.

My layout features two of her beautiful bridal flower crowns; White flower headpiece and Woodland crown.


The circular frames were inspired by the bicycle wheels, and the layout was embellished with small pink blooms inspired by the blossom image and the dusky pink rosebuds on the moodboard image.


The layout was finished with a recycled silver chain and diamante loop inspired by the decoration of the White Flower headpiece.


Thank you for visiting, I read all your  comments



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  • Patricia Basson (Monday, July 03 17 11:54 am BST)

    Thank you so much for using the Dusty Attic challenge to create this beautiful soft and elegant piece of Art....

Items used:

  • Dusty Attic decorative frame #1
  • Finnabair crackle paste
  • Kaisercraft Sage and Grace papers
  • Stamperia Rice paper
  • Tim Holtz Tissue paper
  • Tim Holtz tattered rose distress ink
  • Wow clear sparkle embossing powder
  • Antique pink starlight paint
  • Pearl starlight paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • White gesso
  • Paper flowers - assorted
  • Recycled Diamante and silver chain
  • Resin open rose
  • embroidery thread


Entry 13 - closes 30 June 2017 Gardens of whimsy by April Rissell featuring:

Design teams

CSI#233 and #234
Nov 2016 to April 2017

Monthly challenges


more than words runner up bagde Portrait of a Gentleman June 2017
CSI special investigator badge CSI#233 'Feet up' and CSI#234 'Just do it' - July 2017
scrapbook magasine logo I was published in 2013 for 'my eyes, her feet' layout
merely impression top acts badge Awarded Top Acts for 'iron puddler'
ive been on the csi watch list On the CSI watchlist for 'at 50'
merely impression stop acts award icon Awarded Top Acts for 'posh nosh'

Inspired by ...

link to Marta Łapkowska blog Marta Łapkowska
Nadya Drozdova blog banner Nadya Drozdova
Link to blog of Di Garling Di Garling
link to blog of Dorota Kopec Dorota Kopec
Lilibleu Scrap
link to blog of Ola Khomenok Ola Khomenok
link to blog of Keren Tamir Keren Tamir
Klaudia Szpunar
link to finnabair blog Finnabair

I shop here....

link to craft box web page Craft Box monthly box
link to pink cat charms Charms from Pink Cat
The mad scrapper shop banner Paper & Dusty Attic chippies
link to lindys shop Sprays from Lindys
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