Sweet Memories

Hello and welcome . Tonight I am back to share my Maja Designs and Dusty Attic project for April. This project was inspired by the Maja Designs moodboard for this month. Gorgeous teals, blues and browns. I did think of course about doing something beachy but then I came across this very cute photo which changed my mind immediately.

The Maja Moodboard for April

And this is my interpretation of the moodboard for April……..“Sweet Memories”.

For this project I have used the Vintage Summer Collection of papers from Maja Designs combined with the Denim and Friends Shades of Denim Monochromes in the Dark Blue and Aquamarine. I used them by layering two Monochrome papers below a gutted piece of patterned paper. I have also done lots of distressing and some colouring using the Dusty Attic Oceania acrylic paint.

Dark Blue and Aquamarine


My assortment of Dusty Attic favourites started with the Window and Shutters. I chose to use only one shutter on this project. Along with the windows and shutter I used the Picket Fence and broke it into 3 pieces. I also used another big favourite, the Mini Chains and of course the Laurel Sprigs. There really is something about this piece that I absolutely adore. So I used the whole packet of sprigs for this.

All of these pieces were dressed in Distress Ink Walnut Stain very randomly to start off. I then added in some white gesso and then more ink. Once the ink and gesso were dried completely I add a little Oceania acrylic paint to give a patina look.

I used the pieces of picket fence to add layers amongst the distressed paper layers. I also did the same with the Laurel Sprigs.

I also added in some gorgeous 49andMarket Botanical Blend flowers in an assortment of colours and a little distressed muslin. I have also added in some random stamping on my background using a new 49andMarket.

The 49andMarket flowers used for this project are the Botanical Blends in Navy and the Vintage Shades Botanical Blends in Blue. I have also added in some older 49andMarket Mulberry Paper roses in teal.

Dusty Attic Chipboards used

Laurel Sprigs

Mini Chains 10 pack

Picket Fence Border

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit to the Dusty Blog. Stay tuned for more inspiration tomorrow. Until next time take care.

Tina x