Sunday, 13 July 2014

A Midwinter Tale

Hello there!

I was out walking a few weeks ago and came across these stunning toadstools. Luckily I had my phone with me and grabbed some pics. It wasn't until I was holding the Dusty Attic Old Wooden Fence in my hands that I realised how perfectly it would go with these pics.

Here's my project:

Everything except for the hessian on this project is chipboard!

Here's how I made it:

Old Wooden Fence: I dabbed some Hot Chocolate and Gingernut Dusty in Colour paints along each board and roughly brushed them out with a dry brush, leaving some small parts bare. The effect was that the two paints plus the bare chipboard combined to make the streaked look. I then added a few streaks of Vintage Gold paint over the top. When it was all dry I picked up small amounts of Soot paint on a wooden skewer and just brushed it on top in places.

Bearded Irises: The leaves and stems are various combinations of Forrest and Crushed Olive paints mixed in different ratios. I added some leaves from the Reeds #2. I've then used Cranberry, Alabaster and Cashmere (I adore this colour!) paints to detail the flowers. It helps to google images of irises first to get a rough understanding of how their colours are depicted. You don't have to be perfect though!

Title: I used the mini ABC Set lower to create the 'winter' word and inked it black. I inked the 'delight' word with red ink then applied Glistening Snow Tinby Metallic Melts to the lower half.

Dusty Attic products used:
Old Wooden Fence DA1094

Bearded Irises DA1096

Reeds #2 DA1028

mini ABC Set lower DA0862

Word Pack #4 DA1077

Dusty in Colour paints in Chocolate, Gingernut, Forrest, Crushed Olive, Cranberry, Alabaster and Cashmere.

I hope you find some magical winter delights too!

Happy scrappin'!



  1. This is amazing.
    I cannot believe you did this with chipboard and paint. You'd swear that was aged pailings.
    Gorgeous Heather well done.

  2. Holyyyyyyyyy WOW!!!! This is AMAZING!!! PINNING!!!!!

  3. Oooooh, it's so fantastic !! I love this creation !! You are an artist !! This work enjoy me !! Have a good day Heather

  4. stunning project, love all the chipboard too :)

  5. This looks lovely! I love how you have coloured the irises!

  6. Gorgeous Heather, it all looks so realistic!! Beautiful work!! ox

  7. Hi Heather, I hope you see this comment.. In answer to your question about the stencilling I have done on my delish layouts.. I have used a modeling paste Mont Marte brand which I get from a cheapy shop, it is nice and thick and I like the results i get from it.. the stencils I have used were various brands.. the post mark one and butterfly one are the crafters workshop, the circle one is a memory box and the live with promise one is another crafters workshop one.. I picked all of them except the circle one up at the craft show in brissy..
    I found the live with promise one at the Scrapbook store if you copy and paste that link.. on the next page is the postmark stencil called mini love post.. this is the circles one.. I hope this helps!! Thanks for your inspiration too Heather, have a great day!

  8. I love taking photos of toadstools this idea, great project!

  9. An amazing project! Loooooove this and is so perfect with those toadstool photo's! Love the irises's so creative and so beautiful!