Tuesday, 6 December 2016


Hello again my scrappy friends. I'm back today with a layout I made using the stunning December mood board at The Dusty Attic. The mood board photos are rich and luxurious so I thought I'd follow their lead.

I simply adore that star border! It could be used for birthdays, Christmas, anything really! I sprayed the Dusty Attic flowers with silver spray to match my layout and painted all the chippies, including that stunning title, in silver too. Of course I used Clear Gloss Varnish to glue down those fine chippies. The nozzle is perfect for jobs like this.

And yep, there it is again - another Mini Heart Button! This time I covered it in the purple paper to match the layout and added some funky silver thread to the middle. Tucked underneath is an arm of an Ornate Cross. I just keep bits like this that are left over from other projects. You never know when a cool shape like this might work on something else!

I hunted through my (somewhat extensive!) stash but couldn't find any silver background paper. I did find some old Mistables paper though so I sprayed it with silver mist and viola! - a gorgeous background appeared in front of my eyes! I stitched the framework around the photo area then swiped Tinby Designs Colour Crush across the area to highlight it. I did the same under the title.

Why don't you join in the challenge this month? There is a whopping $100 Dusty Attic voucher up for grabs! Here's the totally gorgeous mood board:

You can find the challenge here.

The Dusty Attic products I used are:

Breathtaking DA1588

Star Banner DA1436

Branch #4 Small DA1185

Stars #3 DA1153

Stars #1 DA0933

Page Pebbles #3 DA1107

Mini Heart Buttons DA0682

Ornate Crosses DA1083

Dusty in Bloom Bridal Veil DA0805

Dusty in Colour Lavender Blush

Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish

Happy scrappin'!

Heather McMahon


  1. Oh wow this is stunning! I love the way you have edited the photo and that amazing chipboard going across your photo looks fabulous! I love your inspiration for the mood board!

  2. My goodness - this is just a stunner of a page. I luuuurve the purple and silver combo; your girlie looks beautiful and the chippies are delish. The rows of stitching add a certain panache to the whole thing. OMG - not a phrase I normally use, but OMG!!!

  3. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those stars!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Pretty gal and filter on her photo too!

  5. Oh wow, this is stunning!! I love the colors!! The hanging stars are amazing!! Beautiful photo, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Super awesome Heather, sorry been slack on the commenting, been away, sick and now trying to catch up.xx{aNNie}

  7. Oh my. This is just stunning. LOVE the purple and the subtle silver. Beautifully embellished with the perfect chipboard pieces. LOVE!

  8. Fantastic layout Heather! Such a pretty photo! Love the beautiful blossoms and star studded detail!