Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Scrapping in South Australia

Hello again. I hope you've been having a great April! I have a layout to share that I made using the April Dusty Attic Inspiration Board. Aren't the colours on this beautiful?

Here's what I made. I used the colours as my inspiration plus the seaside location.

I took this photo of some of my table mates at the escape2create retreat in South Australia last month. What a blast we had! I was very inspired by the work of Liz Durdin and had a play with her amazing acrylic inks.

Because I created such a busy background, I kept most of the chippies either white or natural. The chevron piece behind my photo is cut from the large chevron panel. I have used this same panel many times - I love these strips!

I painted the lighthouse and seagull white. I took a 'sunrays' page pebble, painted it white then carefully inked the raised parts with yellow ink. I then placed this behind the light on the lighthouse to create the effect of the shining light. This circle helps to balance the 'smile' flair and the purple circle on the far right.

I left the flying seagulls natural to ensure they stood out against the white background. Sometimes simple is best!

Dusty Attic products I used are:

Chevron Panel large DA1066

Light Houses #2


mini Seagulls DA1176

Page Pebbles #6 DA1111

Happy scrappin'!



  1. Oh, those colours - YUMMO! Beautiful layout!

  2. This looks wonderful Heather, just love the colors on your back ground and love the flow down and across the page too.. and love the raw chippies.. love this one..

  3. This is GORGEOUS! I love love love the colors and that lighthouse!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. New fave alert!!! LOVE how you manage to do clean grunge......does that make sense? The white chippies are the inky bg & most of all the touches of purple:):)

  5. This is a fantastic page!!Love the blue color all the chipboards and of course the design!!!Great job!!!You are an inspiration!!!!!!

  6. Wowww....very FANTASTIC your LO Heather!!!
    Thank you for your affection there on my new blog ...
    I have been to break, but now I'm back :)


  7. Wow,what an amazing background you have created..awesome LO

  8. I love this page Heather......I really love your acrylic swirls....and I love the story and subject matter!

  9. I LOVE this Heather!! The background looks awesome & the colours combo is just gorgeous!! Love that chevron strip behind the photo too!!

  10. WOW Heather! This page really pops! That background looks amazing, the colours are so rich & vibrant, love it! X

  11. Beautiful page Heather! Really eyecatching!!

  12. Heather this is gorgeous! Your chippies are so perfect for this photo...and I love the light and colorful background...fabulous!!!

  13. Oh my goodness, Heather, this is amazing! Fabulous background!

  14. Such a cool, cool page...just fabulous! Love the background and design! Super! ;-)