Sunday, 20 September 2015

Dusty in September

Hello scrappy friends! I'm back with you today to share the layout I made using the gorgeous September mood board from The Dusty Attic as my inspiration. You can find this month's challenge here.

Don't forget, the winner of this month's challenge receives a $100 Dusty voucher! Woohoo! Are you going to give it a go? Also, any online orders above $75 receive free shipping. You can't ask for more than that!

Here's what I made this month:

I took my inspiration from the gorgeous pastel pinks and blues in the mood board. I took this photo on Santorini. I'm not a motor bike person but seriously, this is sooo adorable!

I painted all my chippies with Navajo White Dusty in Colour paint to start with. I then used Dusty Pink paint to highlight some sections. The flourish behind the bike looks like a cartoon puff of smoke from the exhaust pipe!

 I used a length of ribbon to hang the Journey Word Tag inside the Decorative Frame #1.

I thought I'd share a trick showing how I used up some of my chippie scraps to make new chippies. 

Step 1

Push out the circles from the centres of the two pieces in the Decorative frame #1 pack. Paint them white then stamp them with watermark versamark ink.

Step 2

Add Tinby Designs Metallic Melts and heat to set. You now have a completely new chippie to add to your project! How simple is that?

Here's what mine came out like:

And this one:

These are the Dusty Attic products I used:

Decorative Frame #1 DA0207

Foliage DA0506

Word Tags #1 DA1075

Teeny Tiny ABC Set DA0983

Dusty in Colour Paints in Navajo White and Dusty Pink

and - once again......
Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish DA0901

I also used a triangle chippie and stencil that were made for the e2c retreat.

Happy scrappin'!

Heather McMahon


  1. Hi Heather! This layout is so cute! I love the girly photo, fabulous flourishes with the pink tips! Love this!

  2. Exquisite! Absolutely LOVE it!! Very beautiful design

  3. You KNOW I adore this favest of faves! And finally I can see the bigger pictures with all the details!! LOVE the way you've used the cardboard behind....& the teensy weensy 'in style' alphas....squeal! TOOO Cute!!!

  4. Wow, this is lovely. So much detail to take in. I especially love that you pink-tipped that swirly piece. You've created a bit of drama even with the dusty color scheme. Fab!

  5. Hi Heather. I looove how you have made a motorbike out of the embellies!!! So clever.
    And that pink scooter is so cute!
    Dot x

  6. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the photo, the layers and ALL THE PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Such a pretty layout Heather! Great photo surrounded by such fabulous details! The silver embossing looks wonderful as does the chipboard embellishments!

  8. Gorgeous Layout Heather !!! I love these colours, the compositión is fantastic, the chippies fabulous!!! and the photograph lovely too.... Adorable creation!! Congrats ! big hugs, Caty.

  9. Like the embellishments and the ways you decorated them.

  10. Gorgeous LO,love your treatment of the chippies!

  11. so dainty and beautiful! LOVE the embossing!

  12. That bike is seriously cute and I love your pastel layout, you have showcased the photo perfectly. Great idea with the embossing , thank you for sharing. The more I look at your layout , the more I find to love

  13. Stunning layout Heather!
    You have such a strong sense of design and harmony.
    Pure eye-candy for us ;)
    Thank You~

  14. Even your embellishments look part of a bike.... or at the very least, an extension of the bike.... very clever and a great eye!

  15. So pretty your gorgeous page.! Wow....amazing cute is that bike!!

  16. This is gorgeous! LOVE the composition of this piece. I especially love the mix of textures here!

    P/s: I scored some DA chipboard (courtesy of Lizzy Hill) so I just might play along...*winks*

  17. WOW WOW WOW! Double take on this - it is amazing!! I love all the pieces! TFS