Thursday, May 28, 2015

"Cuddles" Dusty Attic Mood Board Inspiration Challenge

Hi there! I have  another layout using the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard. This time I tried to go simple, and create some white space, but I got a little carried away. I filled my white space with lots of texture. I absolutely love the Ivy Corners chipboard and wanted it to take center stage on the layout. To begin with, I mounted my Prima paper on a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard. I gave it a light coat of clear gesso. I used crackle texture paste with a Tim Holtz stencil, then used various colors of Lindys Stamp Gang sprays on the background once the texture was almost dry. The colors I used are Baby Blue Eyes, Caribbean Blue and Pirates Plunder Gold.
My daughters new puppy loves to snuggle. I love to snuggle him  back. I grabbed this shot with my webcam the other day when I was puppy sitting.

Before I colored my chipboard pieces, I treated them with a coat of Dusty in Colour Navajo White.
Once the paint dried, I used Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals in Aloha Avacado  to color the leaves, then dabbed  on some Caribbean Blue Starburst spray for a 2 toned effect. I love the intricate details in the trendils of the vines.


I sprayed the  Cuddles word from the Word Pack #11 set with one of the same colors I used on the background. 

This is just a closeup of the butterfly and flowers.

The butterfly is a Tim Holtz Stamp that I stamped, copied  and edited in Photoshop to get different sizes, then I cut out the different sizes. I colored them with Lindys Magicals. Magicals are gorgeous pigment powders that you can mix with any medium. I just used water to paint the butterflies. I used the Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish over the entire butterfly to give it the look of an old vintage brooch. I love the crackles!! There was a butterfly exchange over at Scraps Of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance , that my dear friend Lisa Novogrodski coordinated. I made some extra ones for myself!! These extras are what I used on my layout. I just didn't put the  jewels on these.

 I hope you get to join us for the Mood Board Challenge this month. It could be your chance to win some Dusty Attic goodies!! Please visit the Dusty Attic Blog to see more inspiration from the fabulous design team!!

Dusty Attic Products used: 

Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900  

 Dusty In Colour Navajo White

Word Pack #11 DA 1267
 Ivy Corners DA1018


1 comment:

  1. Stunning page Lisa. Those chippies are gorgeous and I love the treatment you gave them. Soon you will be do more than just puppy sitting...I am so excited for you xx


Love hearing your beautiful words!!!!