Thursday, 13 February 2014


Hi there. I've been busy lately doing all sorts of creating. I hope you have too!

I have something a little different to share. I decided to use a whole sheet of the Dusty Attic large Argyle Panel as my background. This then allowed me to almost create a third dimension by adding papers to the back of the panel. It's kind of like having two backgrounds.

There are so many thing you could do with this panel. Try splatting paint across a piece of white cardstock and placing that behind it or try painting the panel a bold colour and put lighter colours behind. You could create some really interesting effects.

Once I had made my 'double background' I just created the layout on top as usual, however I kept the design fairly simple so it didn't get too busy. I used two sizes of the #3 banner which I painted in four Dusty in Colour paints. I added paper to some of the larger flags for a bit of variety.

I painted a Spider Chrysanthemum flower using the same paints as the banner and added a camera chippie which I painted black.

The Dusty Attic products used:
Argyle Panel large DA1010

Banner #3 DA1025

Spider Chrysanthemum DA1023

Mini Cameras DA1038

Dusty in Colour paints used:
Sunburnt Orange

I hope you get the chance to have a play with this.

Happy scrappin'!



  1. great LO!! And there's some pretty awesome people in those photos...x

  2. Love your layout, Heather! Looks like you had a fabulous time!! :D

  3. Ohhhhhhhh this is gorgeous!! LOVING that background and the banners!!!!

  4. everything looks wonderful, the background is very striking :)

  5. I really like this.. as the back ground is busy under your panel you dont need much on top.. great photos of special girls.. looks great !

  6. Wow! This looks great. I love the way everything is layered with different designs in eye-catching and neat!

  7. Brilliant layout Heather....Love it!

  8. Gosh, I adore the way you've masked that paper with the panel! The banners are a great celebratory touch