Sunday, 17 August 2014

It's Moments Like These .......

Hi there,

I'm here with my Dusty Attic sketch layout for August. I love this sketch! Here it is:

I followed the sketch pretty closely. I love this photo of my daughter pondering life at a beautiful water-lily covered lake in Bali and was busting to scrap it.

Most of the products on this page are from Dusty Attic. All the paints, flowers and chipboard are. The only other products are Tinby Designs Metallic Melts and some Heidi Swapp ephemera that I've coloured with Dusty Attic Paints.

I used two colours of paints and Metallic Melts on the title.

 I coloured some of the flowers with Sunshine paint mixed with water and sprayed it on.

Here's a step by step of how I made that background. It's very simple!

 Step 1: Pour a little paint onto a craft mat or palette.

Step 2: Mix with a little water.

Step 3: Pick up the paint mix with a baby wipe.

Step 4: Dab onto the page in random sections. Use a few different colours.

Step 5: My background now looks like this.

Step 6: Add some stamping and you're done! I also flicked some paint over it at the end. Oh and I kind of spilt some paint on there right at the end too so I got a bit more than I bargained for!

Dusty Attic products used:

  • Dusty in Bloom Bridal Veil, Evening Blush, Cornsilk and Grassy Knoll
  • Dusty Roses in various colours
Dusty in Colour Paints:
  • Alabaster, Dusty Pink, Sugar Plum, Cashmere, Sunshine and Jungle Green
  • Word Pack #4

Happy Scrappin'!



  1. Beautiful layout, great colors, love the background colors, and love the curled wires hanging down like that! Great photo too!

  2. Love the technique for the background and the photo is lovely with all the flowers and twirly bits underneath.

  3. Wowww beautiful layout! I love the backgraund and all the flowers are gorgeous! I love it!

  4. So gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and the flowers!!!!

  5. Everything about this page is fabulous Heather. I love how you've done the title and the colours are gorgeous

  6. Wow this is absolutely stunning Heather.....loooove everything about it especially the colour combo, title and those hearts are so cute!! Thanks for sharing. x

  7. This is so gorgeous! I love your background, the flowers & the photo...thanks for sharing :)

  8. Thanks for the great BG tutorial Heather - I will certainly be trying this out! Your page is gorgeous!!!

  9. Such a gorgeous photo of your daughter - I love it! and you scrapped it beautifully using the sketch! Thank you so much for showing us how you made the amazing background!

  10. Oh Heather is Beautiful. What a gorgeous photo to is framed perfectly with all those gorgeous flowers1

  11. absolutely stunning, great colors and texture, love the way you have created a Garden of blooms ... charming xoxo

  12. Oh wow....this is sooooo gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful page the colouring, styling and design so perfect! Love that technique and the effect so gorgeous! This is a definite favourite for me! ;-)

  13. Just beautiful, love the soft colours. This has a real serenity about it. I have bookmarked this