The weather is getting decidedly cooler here now as we approach the end of autumn. The other night we had a gorgeous sunset where the sun shone below the clouds, putting an eerily beautiful pink light over everything. It brought out all the pinks and reds in our garden and I grabbed this photo. I haven't touched this in Photoshop at all.
Here's the layout I made using this photo:
To make the background, I rubbed a Gelato on wet cardstock. I sprayed some sections so the Gelato ran down the page. I added a few bits of of paper and cotton but everything else on the page is from Dusty Attic!
I cut sections of the large Trellis and spray painted it white. I tucked these behind the photo. I hand painted all the other chipboard with Dusty in Colour paints, using two shades of green on the leaves for extra depth.
As usual, I couldn't help myself and added Metallic Melts to the pink flowers and the reeds. I love the way it made the reeds look fluffy and textural. The Spider Chrysanthemum flowers were a perfect match for the flowers in my photo.
I had a small section of the Ivy Corners left from another project so I painted it up and it fitted in perfectly. I used Jungle Green and Forrest on the leaves and Cranberry on the hearts. I added some Dusty in Bloom Celestial White flowers at the end and a little one from the Grassy Knoll pack too.
To make the title I painted the chippie alphas then just gave them a coat of Clear Gloss Varnish. This is the same product that I used to adhere all my chippie with. I love this product as its fine nozzle makes it so useful for adhering fine chippies and the glue is super strong. Heather's tip - store your Clear Gloss Varnish upside down. This prevents it from drying in the nozzle and blocking it. Those pink wavy chippies are pieces that I cut off the Spider Chrysanthemum that would have been hidden under the photo.
Here are the Dusty Attic products I used:
Trellis large DA1031
Spider Chrysanthemum DA1023
Reeds #2 DA1028
Ivy Corners DA1018
Mini ABC Set Upper DA0861
Mini Script ABC Set DA0859
Dusty in Bloom Celestial White DA0800
Dusty in Bloom Grassy Knoll DA0809
Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish DA0901
Dusty in Colour Jungle Green Paint DA0920
Dusty in Colour Forrest Paint DA0919
Dusty in Colour Cranberry Paint DA0910
Dusty in Colour Navajo White Paint DA0903
Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink Paint DA0907
Dusty in Colour Hot Chocolate Paint DA0923