Saturday, 19 November 2016

A Tribute to Lost Art

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a layout to share for The Dusty Attic that I made as a tribute to an amazing man and his art.

Bruno is an incredibly talented artist and sculptor in Marysville, Victoria. We saw his work years ago and all our family loved it so much that we bought a statue that was a replica of a huge one in the main street of Marysville. A few years later, fires swept through the area killing many people and destroying much of Bruno's work, including the original statue. We are so glad that our little statue of the old bushwalker and his grandson continues to sit in our garden, forever watching the country around it.

Don't you just love these funky new frames from The Dusty Attic? I can see myself using a lot of these! That poppy is a fave chippy too. Poppies are my favourite flowers.

To make the background I scraped on a little Dusty Attic Navajo White paint then added some splashes of Tinby Designs Colour Crush and some stamping. 

Here are a few closies:

The Dusty Attic products I used are:
Whimsy Frames #6 DA1562

Poppies DA1289

Dusty in Colour Paint
in Forrest, Navajo White
and Soot.

Dusty in Colour Clear
Gloss Varnish DA 0901

Happy scrappin'!

Heather McMahon


  1. The bush fires were such a huge tragedy and so much was lost. Your statue looks lovely.. I think your background looks amazing, the stamping is fabulous.. And the frame is so funky too! Fantastic creating!

  2. That is just so sad about his original art, but glad you have one of his pieces!!! This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. What a stunning layout!! I absolutely love the design, the funky frame and the layers!! The statue is gorgeous!! How sad that many of his original works were lost to fire :( Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. I adore your style Heather! You are always full of surprises and ideas. Love this piece.

  5. Sad to hear about the loss of his art! Just love this one Heather, awesome design and love the background paper too :)

  6. Awesome page Heather, great the poppy!

  7. Awesome photo Heather, I love how your pages always document something about your world, you are so good at capturing little snippets of your life, your family......just brilliant, love those bright beautiful poppies too :)

  8. A work of art about a work of art. Gorgeous page Heather. Your style is unique and I love it. That frame is so delicate.