Friday, December 30, 2016


I created a canvas layout solely to enter in The Dusty Attic December 2016 Mood Board Challenge!  
Purple in any shade or tone is my very most favorite color, so this mood board was extra inspirational for me!  
I chose to make butterflies the centerpiece because they are among natures most natural beauties. 

I used varying tones of purple and included gray, silver, white and black.  
What a fabulous color combination of this moodboard! WOW! 

My 12 x 12 white canvas board was prepped with clear gesso; then randomly sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst color Tea Pot Purple. I love its lavender tone! Finnabair Antique Silver Crackle Texture Paste was used to strategically stencil a small floral design on the layout.  Lavender rhinestones were added to the stenciling.

My design includes cut pieces from The Dusty Attic 12x12 Geometric Panel
These pieces were gesso prepped and then heat embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang color Silver Moon Orchid.  
It's a beautiful silver-gray that has a lavender shimmer to it.  
(Just as I linked it I noticed that they are retiring this color - phooey!!!)  
I started first by gluing on these pieces according to my design.

The Dusty Attic Monarch Butterflies set is truly magnificent with perfect wing details of this type of butterfly.  
I first heat embossed the middle sized butterfly in the set (approx. 2"x2") 
using a gorgeous deep black/purple - Lindy's color Midnight Violet
I glued a backing behind the butterfly so mini prills could be added inside the wing design cut outs.  
This made a beautifully stunning butterfly embellishment! 
I twice sprayed this piece with low odor Krylon Clear Matte Finish to seal the prills in place.  

Once my photos (stunning photo found on Pinterest) were adhered, 
I was ready for my favorite part of designing....the flower arrangements!  
They are made up of gorgeous Wild Orchid Crafts mulberry flowers & a few bead berry sprays, 
along with die cut leaves in Jet Black Specialty glittery paper.

Enjoy viewing the close up photos of these arrangements : )

Thanks so very much for your visit and please come again!
Happy New Year!  Lisa : )

Products used:
The Dusty Attic - 

Geometric Panel

Monarch Butterflies

US Artquest - Mini Prills - Rock & Roll collection - Plum Crazy

Prima 6x6 Stencil - Tubaroses

Prima - Finnabair artExtravagance Silver Antique Crackle Texture Paste

Tattered Lace Dies - Ornate Leaves

Wild Orchid Crafts - 

2-tone Lilac Gysophila

Jet Black Open Roses-20mm

Purple Open Roses - 20mm

Purple Mix Cottage Roses - 30mm

Silver Bead Berry Spray

Purple Bead Berry Spray

Lindy's Stamp Gang - 
   Starburst spray - Tea Pot Purple
   Embossing Powders - Midnight Violet & Silver Moon Orchid
Michael's - 
   Recollections lavender rhinestones 
   Jet Black specialty glittery paper
   Krylon Low Odor Clear Matte Finish


  1. Very lovely project that you have created! Great placement of everything. I adore anything geometric so that chipboard panel looks wonderful. Inspired placement of the prills inside the butterfly.

  2. I can see why you were inspired by this mood board, my purple-loving friend! Your canvas is so beautiful. You always have the most beautiful little details. I love the little bling centers to the flowers, the butterfly with the prills...the Tea Pot Purple!! Haha, I think that one was made just for you!! Absolutely the die cutting ;))) And I love the color of the embossed pieces, and how you cut them apart...really neat, and a really cool geometric juxtaposition to the feminine lines of the florals!!

  3. Ohhhh wow!!! Love your detail on the Butterfly...Such a lovely page Lisa...Thank you for playing along with us this month at the Dusty Attic...!

  4. Adore your gorgeous take on the December Mood Board Lisa!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Dusty Attic. Happy New Year xx


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