Monday, 10 August 2015

Dusty in August


It's been so cold and wintery here that I'm more than happy to be scrapping a bright, sunny layout. At least I can look at it and pretend it's warm!

My layout today is for the stunning mood board at The Dusty Attic. The mood boards are always sooo beautiful. Here's the board for August:

See what I mean about them being so beautiful? Here's what I made:

I took my inspiration from the yellow grass in the photo and the rural setting. I remembered this photo I took once of a beautiful paddock of canola in full flower. A decade or so ago you would never see canola around my area, but now it's quite common.

Now although I adore purple Jacaranda trees, I am not a fan of scrapping with purple. I wasn't going to use it all but I did manage to sneak a bit onto the background and, I'm pleased to say, the layout was better for it!

I absolutely love the circular frame chipboard and I use it quite a bit. It's called Decorative Frame #1. I coated it, plus two small Polaroid Frames with gesso then topped them with a coat of Silks to give them a limewashed look. I painted up some Tile Alphas and layered them on top to form part of my title.

Can you see the tiny birds on there? They're some of the mini Birds on a Wire. The rest of the piece is on the other side of the layout. I also painted up some Foliage #4 with Sunshine paint and tucked them under the photo.

Here are the Dusty Attic products I used:

Polaroid frames DA 0932

Decorative Frame #1 DA 0207

Foliage #4 DA 1294

Tile ABC Set DA 1119

Mini Birds on a Wire DA 1173

Dusty in Colour Sunshine DA 0905

Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish DA 0901

I used the Clear Gloss Varnish as an adhesive. It's the best adhesive ever!

Happy scrappin'!

Heather McMahon


  1. This is such a gorgeous page.....I think it would look fabulous hanging in a living room! And the little frame peeking out & those birds.....they are a really lovely touch:) New fave. Gorgeous page!!!

  2. This looks so lovely, I love scrapping with yellow and that photo looks so country.. love the sun rays.. lovely take on the mood board!!

  3. Incredibly lovely!!
    You have captured the mood of the board perfectly! TFS!!

  4. So GORGEOUS! LOVING all the yellow and that photo is beautiful!!!!!!!!

  5. Stunning LO - fabulous photo and love (as always) your amazing background. Stay warm and have a great week :-)

  6. Very pretty and very interesting!

  7. Brilliant layout Heather, you are mastering the art of a perfect light background for your beautiful photos...and the tiny pops of purple are perfection! love the way you used the chippies too, the tiny birds are so sweet...very beautiful, Lisa

  8. Absolutely gorgeous...and sunny. The touches of purple is perfect. It has been a cold and miserable few weeks in South Africa too...and I am yearning for warm sunny summer.

  9. Bright ,Sunny and cheerful LO ! I loved the way you have extended the yellow from the photos in the background ! The chipboard embellishments look perfect , I always struggle while using them on card and often end up not using them ;)

  10. What a wonderful creation Heather, and you have showcased the products beautifully!

  11. So very pretty Heather! Love the gorgeous background framing that fabulous photo! Beautiful chipboard piece!

  12. What a fabulous layout, Heather!! You totally embraced and rocked the golden yellow!! Yes, it is a gorgeous inspiration board! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  13. So lovely! LOVE how you used the yellow. :)

  14. I am not a yellow person but this is beautiful,love the pop of purple

  15. I love the beautiful touches of gold and the fantastic photo!

  16. Lovely colours - I adore your pops of purple!!