Thursday, 15 December 2016


Hello again friends! I have a layout to show you today that I made using some of my favourite Dusty Attic chippies. I had so much fun with this!

I absolutely love Dusty Attic's Whimsy Frames. I know I'll be using these again and again. There are plenty of different designs and I'm working my way through them all! I simply inked my frame in black ink to make it stand out from the bright, busy background. This is so quick and easy to do.

The background is a riot of colour and scraps - I love this edgy, arty style. It might look like I've thrown it all together but it actually takes me ages to get the balance of colour and weight right. The background is made using my current favourite stencil - the Scribble Circles. I just swiped gesso through it. I put all sorts of nick-nacks on top, like this cute little Dusty Attic bird.

I've painted my title in bold colours, again to help them stand out from the background. I mixed up my Dusty Attic fonts to add to that funky feel. I then painted the alphas with Clear Gloss Varnish to give the title a more polished look. I also ran a line of Clear Gloss Varnish around the inside edge of the frame.

The Dusty Attic products I've used are:
Whimsy Frames #5 DA1561

Bookman ABC Set DA0666

Typewriter ABC Set DA0143

Tile ABC Set DA1119

Mini Birds on a Wire DA1173

Scribble Circles Stencil DA1608

Dusty in Colour Paint
in Soot and Navajo White

and of course, my ever reliable...
Dusty in Colour
Clear Glass Varnish DA1901

Happy scrappin!



  1. I can see lots of work there Heather! Looks great!

  2. That ´s a gorgeous Layout Heather !! Love these so happy colours, and all details. >Nice day to you, big hugs.

  3. Love love love this! LOVING the colors and the way you framed the photo!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Wow..Wow and a Big WOW ..!! I loved the whimsy cool trendy look of it a look,,donno how you made the bg but its very Interesting !

  5. This is so gorgeous!! I love the design and the colors!! That frame is so fabulous!! What a beautiful layout this is!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Fabulous layout Heather! I love your arty design and that frame is gorgeous! It all looks great! Have a good day!

  7. Wow Heather, that is a beauty of a capsicum as is your fabulous layout.xx{aNNie}

  8. I love this style too Heather, you do it with such pizzazz! and yes I 100% agree, although that kind of background looks sort of thrown together? it does take skill to pull it off and not have it look like a pile of paint splats, I love that frame too! it really keeps the focus on your fun photo, love it.

  9. You sure make chaos become so cohesive! I could never do something like this. It's a fabulous page! LOVE it!!

  10. Totally stunning....loving your artsy bg to really does look ab fab against the whimsical style frame.....droolicious I reckon!!

  11. What a fun page!!! Love the bright colours and arty design! That whimsical frame is really cute and I love the background!! Brilliant!!

  12. Love, love, love this..... the background looks fabulous too!!

  13. That is just COOL! It looks like graffiti, but in a very artistic way! LOVE the colour! Gorgeous Heather! And Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  14. Fabulous LO,LOOOve the design and elements !!!

  15. A bright and funky page Heather. I agree, the random look is much harder to achieve than one might think; but you absolutely nailed it. Luuurve that black frame and the long title.