Discover Adventure – Dusty Attic February Mood Board

Hello everyone!!! Today I am sharing with you all my take on the amazing Dusty Attic February Mood board. I love these kinds of mood boards as they are perfect for those boy layouts.

So here is the mood board. Remember to go in the draw to win a $50 voucher make sure you head on over to the Dusty Attic blog to enter your creations.


And this is what I created – If you would like to see how I created this please feel free to watch my process video below.

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All the chipboard I covered with black gesso and then used Prima Rust Effect paste on the mini cogs, scribble frame and cyclone wire chipboard.


I added some Prima Art Alchemy Waxes to the Clockworks Small, Roman Numerals and Industrial Stars.


For my title, I painted “Discover” & “Adventure” from the Word Play #3 set and then heat embossed using Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in Bronze.


Dusty Attic Products Used

Clockworks Small


Cyclone Wire


Industrial Stars


Roman Numerals


Scribble Frame Set Small


Mini Cogs #2


Word Play #3


Thanks for dropping by and I can’t wait to see what you create using the February mood board xx



You Matter To Me – Dusty Attic January 2018 Mood Board Challenge

Today I am sharing my take on this month’s mood board by Dusty Attic… and I just say how stunning is it?! Every girl loves a bit of glitz and glamour and this sure has both!


And here is my take on the mood board

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For my background I used have used Prima Color Bloom Sprays – Gold Foil and Golden Walnut, along with some script stamping and heat embossing.

I covered all my chipboard with white gesso, I then glitter embossed the Decorative 6×4 chipboard frame and painted the title and leaves with Gold Gesso. I also painted my large fabric flower with Gold Gesso. The Dusty Attic Blooms I sprayed with Prima Gold Foil spray and added some gold Kindy Glitz.

Then to finish it off I added some splatters using watered down white gesso and Gold Foil and Golden Walnut spray.

Dusty Attic Products Used


Decorative 6×4 Frame Set


Foliage #8


Iron Garnish #2


You matter to me


Mini Tabs #5 Black


Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil Flowers

For your chance to win one of two $50 Prize Vouchers from the Dusty Attic Website, all you have to do use the Mood Board as inspiration and make sure to add some Dusty Attic chipboard/products to your creation and link it up to the Dusty Attic blog … we can’t wait to see what you create – good luck!!!



These Are Treasured Memories layout

Hi Everyone, I’m back today to share with you my interpretation of the Dusty Attic December Mood Board. These colours are just amazing and I decided to use these colours as the base of my layout.

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And this is what I came up with…


I started by using 7 Dots Studio Cotton Candy pp – Cloud Watching and white Cardstock as my base. Then mixed some white gesso with Distress Stain Peacock Feathers to create a light blue paint.


Using my fingers I applied the paint onto my paper and used a heat tool to dry. I then applied Nuvo Embellishment Mouse – Pacific Teal using a baby wipe in a swiping motion. I then put a small amount of white gesso onto the baby wipe to help blend the mouse.


I also used the same mousse around the edges of the my photo mount before adhering my photo.


Next I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray – Shabby Turbine Teal to create depth around the torn edges of my paper using a paint brush and some water.


I then added some texture by using TCW Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste and TCW662s Mini Tile Mania stencil.


Now for the chippy!!! I used Dusty Attic Geometric Border, Geometric Corners  and cut them into smaller pieces so I could build a layer with them. I then painted them and the  String Frames Small with Prima Acrylic Paint Sparks – Raven Black. Once dry I then adhered them onto my layout.


I then used my finger to apply a small amount of Prima Acrylic Sparks Paint – Mermaid Sparkle and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Pacific Teal to the geometric pieces.


I also added some stamping using Stampers Anonymous stamps – Ultimate Grunge and Slight Alterations with Ranger Archival Ink – Watering Can.


Then to finish it off I used These Are Treasured Moments chipboard and lightly covered with white gesso using a make up sponge and then blended Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Pacific Teal around the edges. And adhered a tab from Mini Tabs #7 Black.


Here are the amazing products I used from Dusty Attic






Thanks for dropping by and I hope I have inspired you to join us this month for the December Mood board Challenge xx

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Art Journal Cover

Hello Everyone!!!

Today I am sharing with you all a mixed media art journal cover I created using some amazing TCW products and Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces. My inspiration for this cover is from the Dusty Attic September Mood Board.


To start the background I applied TCW 9001 White Gesso using a dry paint brush. Then to blend the edges a little bit, I used a baby wipe. Once the gesso was dry (which doesn’t take long as it’s only a light coverage) I then used TCW202s Mini Harlequin stencil along with TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste using a silicone brush.

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I then dried the modeling paste using my heat gun. Once that was dry I then used some 13arts Water based inks mixed with water in colours – Yellow, Scarlet and Bordeaux. Again used the heat gun to dry and then applied some stamping using black archival ink, Stampers Anonymous stamp and Darkroom Door texture stamp.

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Once I was happy with the background I then covered my small doily from Doily #5 with TCW9001 White Gesso and covered the small Fleur de Lis with TCW9015 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Black Licorice

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Next I lightly sprinkled some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers – Bavarian Blue and just lightly sprayed with water. I then coloured the cheesecloth with Colour Blast Shimmer Dust – Cobalt and Navy and some water. And now to assemble!!! As you can see I have cut the painted black doily chipboard in half, added the cheesecloth and some art stones. I adhered all my pieces using iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive

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Last of all I adhered the Fleur de Lis chipboard along with the black title from Wordpl@y #3 black chipboard in the center.

Thank you for dropping by xx



Picture Perfect Moments

Wow can you believe it is now spring?!!! This year is just flying……being the first of the month it can only mean 1 thing – new challenge over on the Scrap The Boys Blog and this month it’s all about Father’s Day.

Here is my take on the Challenge…

fathers day


Materials Used –

Thanks for dropping by and I can’t wait to see what you create this month xx


In the limelight layout – Colour Blast Australia

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Well today is my last post up on the Colour Blast blog…it has been an amazing journey working for this great mixed media company and I wish everyone all the best.

So here is my layout using 7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days range along with some awesome Colour Blast products.


Here are some process shots but for full details you can click here to view on the Colour Blast Blog.


Products Used – Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts – Sunflower and Peacock, Colour Blast White Heavy Gesso, Colour Blast Stormy Weather Paste, 7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days paper, die cuts & Sticker sheet, Funky Flairs Studio Capture Flair, Dusty Attic Criss Cross Stencil, Dylusions Old School Alpha Stencil, Watering Can Archival Ink, Stampers Anonymous Stamp set – Reflections


Thanks for dropping by and thank you to everyone who has supported my Colour Blast journey over the last 12 months.  Until next time – Stay Crafty!!!



Gorgeous Art Journal Page – Colour Blast Australia DT

A week ago today I was up on the Colour Blast blog with my newest art journal page….yep a week ago (so sorry for the lateness in sharing)

For all the details including process shots you can click here but here are some pictures of my page.


Materials Used:

  • Colour Blast – Colour Sprays Indigo and Grape, Colour Embossing Powders Steel and Stormy Weather, Colour Shimmer Spray Royalty, Heavy Gesso White and Black.
  • StencilGirl Products 6×6 stencil – Pretty as a Peacock
  • Black Archival Ink
  • various black and white patterned washi tape
  • Stampers Anonymous Stamps – Papillon and Ultimate Grunge
  • 2 pages out of an old book
  • Scrap Fx Chipboard title

Thanks for dropping by and until next time – Stay Creative!!