Wednesday, November 11, 2015


I was so drawn to this darling photo on Pinterest.  This vintage teddy bear has definitely persevered; enduring the test of time.  Whoever made this little beauty sure gave it personality.  I just LOVE the undying expression on his precious little face that seems to be beckoning ‘Give me a great big hug and I will love you back’. Awwww.
The Dusty Attic November 2015 Mood Board was the complete inspiration for this layout. 
The blues and plum-mauve colors, as well as the words ‘Imperfect’ and ‘Unbroken’ really set the ideal tone.
Looking closely at the photo, there is some cranberry colored flannel on the right pant leg.  I thought it would be so awesome to use flannel in this design.  So, off to the fabric store I went and when I walked in, there it was right in front of me…the almost identical color!  I couldn’t believe my eyes!  And to top it off, it even has a touch of baby blue in it like the Mood Board!  This really put me in gear with total excitement to get started!
A mixture of gesso and acrylic paint dry brushed on the page gave more focus to the photo area.  This same mixture was brushed on the burlap, the rustic olive green buttons and The DustyAttic chippie letters for the title.  Random edge punching in a plaid design with a plum color underlay, as well as embroidered “Xs” made by using the Sew Easy tool “Cross” really helped to tie in to the vintage country feel of the layout.  I also sponged the page with brown & blue inks to add some distress.  I really wanted this page to be rustic but also pretty at the same time – just like the teddy bear "star" of the page!

Pops of orange were inspired by the Mood Board colors.

Thanks so much for taking a look and hope you have a great day!  Lisa : )  
Products used:
Prima Timeless Memories collection – backside of page named Moments
EK Success edge punch – Plaid
Wild Orchid Crafts mulberry flowers – Blue/Aqua mix Chrysanthemums (#QVR-006)
Prima Color Bloom spray – Gilded
Recollections – tiny ivory Burlap Bows
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo
VersaMagic chalk ink – Night Sky
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist – Buccaneer Bay Blue  (used on the cardboard that the photo is mounted on); Embossing Powder Hydrangea Blue Mauve (title letters)


  1. Lisa, your layout is gorgeous with awesome design and colors. And, I love that sweet teddy bear. I still have my first stuffed animal I received the day I was born - an elephant - gray/red and it's music box inside still works. I can safely say it is an antique.

  2. adorable photo,design,flannel, buttons, and paint! The theme is beautiful!

  3. How lucky to walk in and find the fabric straight away ! - it was meant to be !
    Thank you so much for playing along with the Dusty Attic mood board this month hun
    Jen Burns

  4. Beautiful, Lisa! I love how you folded the flannel, the angled photo and the stitching especially!

  5. I love addition of the matching material. And what a gorgeous bear! Thanks for playing along at The Dusty Attic.

  6. Such a sweet & Beautiful LO!!! Awesome take on the Dusty Attic Mood Board!!!


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