Friday, 15 March 2019

Dusty Attic March 2019 Mood Board

Hello Dusty Attic fans

Its my turn to showcase a layout using the Dusty Attic mood board for March. I just love these beautiful, rich colours that grace the mood board for this month! Aren't these colours gorgeous?
And here is my take on the mood board  - and again my beautiful daughter. How is it these kids get these selfies looking so great, I just cannot master the art of selfies!
I started with 49 and Market paper from the Winter's Edge collection, and altered it by first applying a texture to the background with a flower stencil and clear 3D gloss gel. Once this was dry I dabbed on Dusty Attic sunburnt orange and cranberry paint to bring out the design, and then stamped over this with a script stamp using a dark green archival ink.
The chipboard pieces have been covered in a variety of different mediums - using dusty attic paints as well as a Creative Expressions gilding polish. I have mounted the photo with foam tape to give it height in line with the flower cluster. And finished off using some netting to break the colour of the flower cluster.
The green flourish is actually a heart shaped chipboard, which I have cut in half and switched around to create the leaves. I have sanded down the edges of the photo, and used some old Bo Bunny scrap paper to mat the photo, which I have punched the edges.

I have finished off the page by mixing the dark denim and forest green dusty attic paints and dabbing this around the edge of the page.

These are the Dusty Attic products I have used:

Have a wonderful scrappy day!


Friday, 1 March 2019

White ... with 1 - March 2019 Challenge

Hello lovelies

And welcome to another new month of a colour challenge at White ... with 1. March is a gorgeous colour too .... ROYAL BLUE. Such a rich and vibrant colour! 

And a lovely mood board to match .... 
 I have so loved working with this colour and here is my take on the challenge for this month:
 I was inspired by the ribbon and the pattern in the ribbon to use the Dusty Attic chipboard - Swirly Frame, which I have painted with Dusty Attic blue paint "denim".  First I used a stencil and some modelling paste in line with the shape of the frame. Next I used a script stamp and used blue ink to stamp over the texture paste.
 I then splattered some blue ink on the page. I mounted the photo onto chipboard for height, and then added a delicate lace around it.
 Next the gorgeous 49 and Market flowers were used to make up the flower cluster plus the 49 and Market archival chipboard fern leaves. I cut up the blue flowers to place them randomly beneath the white flowers.
 I then finished off using some artistic stones randomly stuck over the page and dotted some blue paint over these. The paper cut outs - are from a Prima paper in the Georgia Blue range. I used the word "#lovely" from Dusty Attic Hashtags title no 2.

Pop on over to the White ... with 1 page to have a look at the inspiration from the rest of the team, and come and play along with us.

Thanks for popping over to my blog :)

Monday, 25 February 2019

Gorgeous with Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty Attic friends!

Featuring another layout for Dusty Attic and their amazing chipboard pieces. Today I am showcasing a layout I have done of my daughter who was doing a photo shoot for a friend as part of his photography course. Here he was trying to get the lighting right and she was playing the fool pulling funny faces while he was trying to get it right - the result is this amazing photo. I just love it!

I have used a mixture of Prima Georgia Blue paper and 49 and Market Paradise paper. I have stenciled the background using the Dusty Attic Ledger Stencil and some texture past and mixing it with a little gold paint, behind the matting papers. I have prepped that chipboard using gold paint on the Dusty Attic Iron Garnish #4 and the Dusty Attic Cosmic Swirl.
I then used a lighter gold metallic polish on the Dusty Attic Lavender #2 chipboard. I used these as part of my flower arrangement, where I cut these into small pieces and layered these between the flowers.

I then used blue metallic paint and painted the title #gorgeous from the Dusty Attic hashtags sayings #2 chipboard words

These are the Dusty Attic products I have used:

Thank you for popping over to look at the blog today. I hope that I have inspired you to create a layout with these amazing Dusty Attic chippies.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Lovely - Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty Attic fans

Welcome to a new month at Dusty Attic and another gorgeous  moodboard challenge for February - and these absolutely, gorgeous colours!
Aren't these colours just gorgeous???

And here is my take on the February Challenge:
The two papers are from 49 and Market - the base is from the Winters Edge Collection and the reverse side of the Frolic paper and the distressed page is from the Captured Adventures Collection using the Wander Aimlessly paper. I first placed my Dusty Attic chipboard pieces so that I could gauge where I wanted to add my stencilling. I used the Gabrielle Pollacco 6x6 manic stencil and texture paste for the backgound. I used a Tim Holtz Distress Stain antique linen and rubbed this over the stencilling, and then splattered some dark gray ink randomly over the page.
The Dusty Attic chipboard is painted with Dusty Attic paints (I have combined a blue and green to create the darker green colour) - and then lightly brushed over the chipboard with gold - to take on the mood of the "fire" in the moodboard. I have also randomly stamped on the page. I have used some journal cards and the tickets from from the Mintay Winterlust Collection #6 paper, and the compass from the elements paper.
The foliage #14 chipboard has been cut to add under the flowers. Once I assembled the page I then combined some Tim Holtz distress stain Weathered Wood and Bundled Sage and watered this down and using a paint brush dabbed some of this watered down in around the outline of the chipboard to pop the chipboard feature.
These are the Dusty Attic Products I used:

Pop over to the Dusty Attic blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of the team, and to take part in the monthly challenge.

Till next time and happy scrapping.

--- M ---

Friday, 1 February 2019

White .. with 1 February 2019

Hello there lovelies

Thanks for popping by to look at the White ... with 1 monthly challenge - and quite the appropriate colour for February - VIVID RED, with valentine's day around the corner.

And a sketch for the month

And this colour is just so vibrant and just pops on white. Here is my take on the February challenge

I so loved putting this page together. Here I have used the papers from the Mintay range "Farmlife". I used the no 2 paper for the back ground. The lamb and matting papers behind the photo are from the no 9 paper. I have cut the flowers and the ducks from the no 6 paper.

The chipboard fence is from Dusty Attic, which I have painted in red. I have then built up the flowers and the animals around the fence.
I have used chipboard leaves from 49 and Market 6 x 6 archival chipboard "remember today" and layered these between the fussy cut flowers.
I then added some art stones to the bottom of the page to resemble ground, and then finished off with dabbing red ink over the stones and around the photos and embellishments to add dimension.
I have used a die to cut out the shapes behind the photo and finished off with a chipboard heart painted in red.

I hope I have inspired you to take up the White with 1 challenge for February.

Thank you for popping over to visit.

----- M ----

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Dusty Attic January Mood Board - Relax

Hello Dusty Attic friends

I am so excited to present to you my first project on the Dusty Attic Design Team. A new year, and lots of new exciting projects for 2019 - I am so honoured to be part of this amazing team . Happy New Year to you all!  And oh boy the mood board for January is just amazing with my favourite colours to begin with, I am so in my happy place! Isn't this mood board just absolutely gorgeous?

And here is my take on the mood board:

The background paper to this layout is from 49 and Market Island Paradise Collection and the paper "Time to Coast" - I also used some of the laser cut images

I started with stencilling the background using texture paste and then adding some muslin cloth over this before adhering my photos and Dusty Attic pieces. The chipboard is coloured using Metallic Gilding polish in shades of Mint, Mediterranean Blue, Ocean Teal, and Pearl Lustre.

 These are the chipboard pieces I used:
Note I turned this upside down when I used it on my page

Here I used the 2nd seaweed and after adding colour cut it in half and added to either side of my photo

I then added some Dusty in Bloom Blue Bonnet flowers, and finished off with Art stones. Once this was done I also then used some blue pastel and lightly brushed around the embellishments to give it the blue accent - I also brushed it on in the corners of my layout. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope that I have inspired you to take part in the mood board challenge for this month.