Sunday, 21 June 2015

Dusty in June

Hello and welcome back! I'm here today to share my Dusty Attic layout with you using the June mood board as my inspiration.

Are you going to join in the challenge this month? There is
  $100 worth of gorgeous chipboard 
for the winner!

Here's the mood board.

I took my inspiration from the beauty of the photo and the fact that my daughter loves strawberries! The colors I used were the red/pink, the soft green and soft blue. I added some yellow and gold to give the page a lift.

Here's what I created:

This page actually started out as a 12 x 12 but somewhere along the way I decided it looked more like a longer, skinny page so I cut it down.

I painted with watercolours and sprays to add my colours to the page.  I added three different types of Dusty Attic words as a different way of adding journaling to the page.

I used a cool transfer technique to add that newspaper text to the background and painted my words with Heidi Swapp Color Shine after coating them with gesso, otherwise the spray would soak into the chipboard.

I painted the large flourish black for a dramatic statement against the other colours and had fun making the pattern of squares in the corners.

Can you see some gold stars in the background? I might have used a Dusty Attic stencil to make them - gosh, what did I say? Dusty Attic are making stencils? They aren't quite ready yet but keep an eye on this space! Sshhh, you didn't hear this from me!

Dusty Attic products I used are:

Elegant Swirl #3 DA1123

Hashtag Sayings DA 1076

Word Disks #1 DA1195

mini Captions #3 DA1290

I look forward to seeing your entry in the challenge this month!

Happy scrappin'!



  1. Wow!! I am gobsmacked Heather. Love the squares and circles of colour and then the drama of the black chippy .. stunning!! Absolutely divine page!! xx

  2. This looks wonderful!mloventhe subtle background details! Great photo too!

  3. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the circles and the stitching!!!!!!

  4. Hi, Heather!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm so happy to see that you've joined it as well! I'm happy to join your's too! Your work is BEAUTIFUL!
    I look forward to getting to know you! :o)

  5. Wonderful texture on your lovely layout!

  6. Heather - your layout is beautiful. I love the colored circles - wonderful.

  7. Tease! You're making me salivate at the sound of those stencils!!!! And I adore your squares in the corner...the newsprint is fabulous & the whole 'skinny' page works soooooo fabulously!! New fave alert - which I KNOW I say all too stop making fabulous pages!!!! [not.....!!!]

  8. Really cool design! Love the bold colours and graphic appeal that just grabs the eye!

  9. Heather, you have different styles. . . all beautiful!

  10. I love the square pattern in the corners. This is a truly beautiful page! You do a wonderful job with the chipboard.

  11. This cool, trendy page is perfect for the cool-looking photo of your daughter!

  12. the design of this page....waaaaay cool and fresh! I really love strawberries too....think I must try and do a page about that sometime! ;-)