Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Dusty Attic - July Challenge

While I was browsing on the 1st of July, I came across this fabulous mood board over at -
The Dusty Attic

I wasn't sure if it was the colours or that lovely inspiration picture?
So I searched my chipboard stash...
and found the lovely 'Reeds #2' packet!
When I went to look for a photo, I found this one of me and my Grandfather at the beach, and thought it was the perfect shade in the colours (original photo!)
I also found a sheet of Kaisercraft 'Antique Bazzaar' that I had previously dribbled some leftover resin across - the resin almost looks like water?

Vintage Soul

The REEDS #2 were covered in Crackle paint 'Pine Needles', 'Aged Mahogany' and 'another which I can't recall' (lol) and left to dry naturally!
I bought a packet of 'netting' from Neha over at  Auzz Trinklets and chopped off a section to adhere across the centre section - it is actually old fishing net, how cool is that!
The 'Mini Words #3' were heat embossed with Adirondack 'Stream' and Ranger 'Verdigris' - and some pinches were also sprinkled over the glue I used to adhered the netting - bonus?
White lace was sprayed with Distress Spray 'Cracked Pistachio', 'Mermaid Lagoon' and Heidi Swapp 'Navy' - and twisted with wire to make clusters! 
Finished embellishing with a "Charms Creation" 'Map marker' - handmade embellishments combining felt, canvas, book  print and other options - find her on Facebook!
The photos were matted with old Prima packaging - my favourite photo mats!
...and one of my favourite photos with my Grandfather,
Alison x


  1. Love it! Love how you've used those reeds and the colours look spectacular.....such a shame you didn't win the Dusty Attic prize for this one....but there's always THIS month!!! And I must say, those cute!!!

    1. Thanks Lizzy :) I think I forgot to link this one! hahah whoopsy
      I have found the perfect photo for this month... just need to find some spare time ;) lol