Monday, 24 August 2020

Dusty Attic Inspiration - Eternally

 Hi Dusty Attic FanAttic's! I have created this layout for August and when I stood back to compare... I had used the moodboard AGAIN!! I just love it when a powerful colour combination influences you without you even knowing.


Here I chose my chipboard, with a wedding photo though I chose to play up the gloss there and then decorate the chipboard with a more matt feel and some pen work for definition.

My idea was to use the Bali Motif as layers of the skirt on the wedding dress, where a myriad of surprises and mysteries hides within her skirts.

I found these treasures from 49th & Market. It's the first time I have used the laser cut sheets and I am so pleased with the quality. How awesome are these layered butterflies?  

I added some sisal, flowers and sequins to fluff out her skirts. I could have kept going and going with this one... but I stopped at adding art stones... Maybe before it gets pride of place I will go back in and play. Do you ever feel that way when you look back at a project?

 Now you know what a woman has under her skirts... (wink, wink). Thanks for looking and I'll see you all next month.



 Bali Motif #1

Word Disks 1

 Frangipani 3


Dusty Attic August Moodboard challenge


Hi Dusty FanAttic's.


How awesome is this palette? I love the way all the delicate pastels were included and I could play with them all!  

I chose my chipboard and coloured it knowing that the background and embellishments were all subtle so I added some embossing powder for some gloss and shimmer. I particularly like the leaves I coloured with a flat pastel orange. 

I layered flowers, fabric and metals over my leafy branch and under my chandelier. 
This gives the illusion of depth.

For the sentiment I used some chalk paint and edged the border.

I nestled my focal point into my collage and darkened the background. This shadowing has the effect of focusing the eye on the focal point. I also used some watercolour to enhance the embossed areas from modelling paste. I added feathers, microbeads, rhinestones and splatters to finish my project.

Thanks for looking!

Quoted sentiments #3

Vintage Chandelier #4

Branch #3

Mini Foliage