Good morning how are you?I am here today with my final Dusty Attic post for May..... where has the time gone? I think this time last year we just we in lockdown I remember feeling very disappointed as it was my Birthday and my 40th..... well things happen and if nothing I have learnt from these couple of years is to not get too fixated on plans and learn to roll with things - remembering I cant control everything even though I would like to lol, just ask my kids and hubby.
Today I have a very girly layout for you with plenty of little details that can easily be added to any of your projects. This layout is also based on the lower half of this months moodboard focusing on the dusty pinks and browns, remember you dont have to use the whole moodboard to enter you can pick some of the colours.
I wanted a nice grungy background, I tend to go through stages and you will start to notice these ''tends'' with my work, where I will do a heap of mixed media, then flick to graphic, then to fussy cutting layouts......
So inspired with mixed media I start with the background using the Scales Stencil and my Distress Crayons because I dont want to spend all day drying my media.
Once you have done this step you can make blended patches by wetting your finger and tapping it on the thicker part of the colours and blend them out, by doing this your wont have to long to wait for the background to dry.
Once you have your background its all about building up all your form of your layout, this is where large chipboard peices can really make a difference, for this layout I used Flowering Vine
as the piece to work around, to prep the piece I just used white spray paint and went from there......
Add your photo to the layout then foam mount the Flowering Vine piece over the top of your photo.
First I add all the large fussy cut flowers around the Flowering Vine piece remembering to go over some and under sections continue that technique around your photo also.
To finish off, its all about different textures, I have used a gold glitter sand, gold microbeads, pearls, clear glass beads and rhinestones.
We would love to see your take on our moodboard. Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself?
All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any.
Good Luck and have fun creating.