Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dusty Attic Discover Layout

Hello friends, Lisa here to share another layout using the gorgeous March Mood Board. I chose to use just about all of the colors in it for my layout, and  it morphed into a color frenzy.  I guess that is what inspiration does for you. It gets your mojo going. But that's good!!! Right?? Here is the March Mood Board. Why don't you try and see what it does for you!! The colors in each board, every month, will surely inspire you to create. The colors for me, have the lush feel of spring on the verge of summer. It is simply splashed in gorgeous color.

In Florida, we have the beautiful little hummingbird. I found this photo on Pinterest and fell in love with it. I used a piece from the String Set chipboard as a frame because it reminded me of  the beginnings of a nest. I painted it with Dusty Attic Colour in Raisin, then sprayed it with Lindys Stamp Gang Moonlit Mulberry MoonShadow Spray. It was a perfect match and added that bit of drama to the piece.

I created the blue flowers from die cutting patterned paper, then watered down some Denim paint and just lightly brushed it over the petals. I made the nest with Spanish moss and moss purchased at Joanns. The tiny eggs which are the true size of hummingbird eggs were created with Fimo Clay and painted with  Oceania. The Dusty Attic Soot colour was watered down a bit and using a toothbrush, I flecked the black paint on them for a speckled look. 

I clustered some Dusty blooms with my handmade blooms. The leaves are also from Dusty Attic.

The Ornate Corner was treated the same way the String chipboard was done.

Here is a closeup of one of the curled back ends showing the mix of flowers. I wanted the blue flowers to have a painterly feel. Like watercolors.

The word Discover, taken from the Words #3 pack was treated the same way as the other pieces.

Finally, this is just a closeup of the photo and frame. I die cut some tags to place behind the framed photo.

Visit the Dusty Attic Blog for some more Moodboard Inspiration from the Designers. They are so inspirational. Check back often and look for the Mood board Challenge every month.And is you see something Dusty Attic that you must have, Visit the Dusty Attic store to place your order! Oh the choices are nearly endless...and gorgeous!!!

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Lynette Jacobs said...

A stunning page...love the way you used the combination of color and the pretty chippies.

Lizzyc said...

Really really beautiful!

Tina said...

love the little bird nest! the blooms look beautiful, gorgeous page! xo

Lisa Landry said...

Perfect photo choice! Colors coordinate so well. Love the feathers and punching. Beautiful design!

GracieRhae said...

I am so inspired by your talent. Hummingbirds are such romantic little creatures. So for me and that reason, your color palette is spot on. I love the addition of eggs and their symbol of Springs promise once again of life everlasting. As well as the inspiration, I am grateful also for learning that Dusty Attic will get yet another look by me. I have been ignorant of the fact that they carry any more that die cut chipboard pieces. I am a long standing color mediums hound. I learned by clicking on the link to this blog from Chic Craftique to view your piece that Dusty Attic deserves a serious second look. I love your project. Beautifully designed and executed. I hope you won't mind if I follow you for more insight, inspiration and education. I'm 60 now but I only dream still of having talent like you possess. Kudos to you. TFS.

Julie Gleeson said...

Truly Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Inspirational! Hugs Julie xox