Tuesday 6 February 2024

You Amaze Me - 49 and Market

Hello lovelies!

Did you know my favorite color is teal? And I was absolutely delighted that the new Color Swatch was Teal. Here is a layout I have created using this new Color Swatch Teal

The paper I have used as my base for the layout is the Color Swatch Teal paper 4. I them added layers of pieces from the Color Swatch Teal Ephemera Stack. I also added some Lasercuts Elements - some were added with foam tape to create layers and depth. 
I have added an extra touch by sanding the edges of some of the ephemera and lasercut pieces, and curl the edge of one of the ephemera. 
I then created a flower cluster with lasercut elements. I cut the leaves off one of the lasercut pieces and layered it among the flower cluster. Aren't these little paper clips with words just adorable!
I added a bow to create a bouquet and added the word tags to look like they were tied to the bouquet - added with foam tape to each.
To finish off, I added lasercut buttons to the page - adding some twine to each of them, and adhered these with foam tape. I also added Acetate pieces to the sides of each layout. 

Thanks for visiting the blog today.


Products Used:
Color Swatch Teal Paper Collection Pack (paper 4)
Color Swatch Teal Acetate Assortment
Color Swatch Teal Ephemera Stackers
Color Swatch Teal Laser Cut Elements

Wednesday 10 January 2024

Good Times - 49 & Market

Hello and welcome to 2024!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. I have a layout created with ARToptions Spice to share with you today.

The papers are from the ARToptions Spice Foundations 12" x 12" paper pack. I have used two of the paper no 4 - the solid for the matting and the reverse side cut down to 11"x 11", edges distressed before adhering. I started with the frame for the photos first - the frame is from the Cluster Kit. I also added the chipboard hinges from the cluster kit to the frame - using glossy accents on the "screws" to create dimension. The photos were adhered and then this was added to the paper with thick foam tape. 
I used the large lasercut flower cluster from the Cluster Kit - cut in half and added half to the top left corner of the frame with thinner foam tape and the other half with thinner foam tape to the bottom right corner of the frame. The View Funder disc (From the Ephemera pack) was cut in half and then tucked under the opposite sides of that large cluster. From here I began to build layers top and bottom, using lasercuts, ephemera (which I cut off the white edges) and also fussy cutting the elements on the back side of the cover to the 12x12 Collection pack. 
Among the lasercuts and fussy cut elements I have also added tickets from the Ephemera pack, as well Plum Florets Paper Flowers. The green leaves are from the lasercut pack, which I have cut down the whole piece to individual leaves and arranged around the clusters.
The title 'good Times" is a lasercut piece which has the stitching printed on already. I then used some stitching rubons from the Stitching Essentials Rubons 6x8 over the stitching and over the edges to create the effect that this was sewn onto the page.

Thank you for visiting the blog today.






49 AND MARKET - ARTOPTIONS SPICE - 12X12 Collection Pack 



49 and Market - Florets Paper Flowers – Plum


Tuesday 26 December 2023

Dear Santa - 49 and Market

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

By the time this post is up on the blog, Christmas will have been done and dusted here in NZ. Hope that you all had a lovely day. Of course, it is only fitting to carry on the Christmas spirit with a Christmas layout using the Vintage Artistry Christmas Spectacular Collection 2023

I have used two papers from the Christmas Spectacular 12 x 12 Classics Collections pack - adhering the paper called Exemplified (cut down to 11,5") to the Vignettes paper. I have used the wreaths from the Lasercuts Greenery pack as frames for my photos. Once I had cut the photos to size and adhered these to the frames, I adhered these to the paper using 2 layers of foam tape. This gave me the extra height to be able to tuck in other lasercut elements as I had various layers.
I layered a number of flowers, holly and flowers on different levels using foam tape. 
Once I had completed the cluster, I added some Epherema in the mix. 

Rub-ons - the Classic 6x8 pack, were added randomly on the page, at parts around the flower cluster and random areas on the page. The title Dear Santa is off the sentiments lasercut sheet - thought this was quite appropriate given the "Letters to Santa" in the photo! I finished off adding adding some Spectacular  Wishing Bubbles and Baubles.

Thanks for visiting the blog today. Enjoy the rest of your Holidays.










49 and Market Stitching Essentials 101

Monday 18 December 2023

Beautiful Moments - Dusty Attic

Hello lovelies

This year is just about done and dusted and this is my last Dusty Attic project for 2023!

Something a little different from a layout, I have created a project using a Dusty Attic shadow box (DA3431). This comes flat, and has been etched that you make up the box - as in the first photo in the collage. This is then folded up and glued together to make up the box, which I then painted with heavy white gesso. When this was dry I then added stenciling to the frame using the Postcard Stencil (DA3598). I have added patterned paper to the bottom of the box for the background.
Once dried, I then used a mix of Prima Art Alchemy metallic and matte colour waxes to add colour to the frame. 
The mini foliage (DA2786) and the title "Beautiful Moments" (DA3322) were also gesso'd and coloured using the same Art Alchemy waxes.

I then layered flowers and fussy cut flowers to the right bottom inside corner of the shadow box and built this up, before adding the Geometric border (DA1029) - which I cut off the ends to create a decorative feature on either end of the flower clusters. The photo and the rest of the flowers, fussy cut elements were then added once the border was adhered. This piece of chipboard border was painted with Prima Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint.
I have added the mini foliage through the flower clusters on the outside as well as on the inside. I finished off adding pearls throughout, and dry brushing white paint to some of the flowers.
These are the Dusty Attic products I have used:

Thanks for visiting the blog, and I will see you all in 2024. Best wishes for a happy new year!


Monday 11 December 2023

Life with you - 49 and Market

Hello lovelies!

"Life with you" is a layout created with Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden - I am so in love with this beautiful collection. 

I have used the reverse side of the Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden paper "Thoughtful" from the 12x12 Collection pack. The photos were adhered to the chipboard frames that I used out of the Moonlit Garden Cluster kit. The photo on the right is adhered under the photo on the left (I wanted the left frame to be raised higher than the right frame), on which I then added chipboard under the frame on the left before adding layers of Moonlit Garden Ephemera behind both frames, as well as the "lace" bits from the lasercut elements. Where the Ephemera stuck out on the left of the frame, I have added a chipboard piece "Life with you" as my title. 

From here I built up my flower cluster using Nature's Bounty Paper Flowers (Salt), Moonlit Garden Ephemera and Moonlit Garden Lasercut Elements. I printed a small photo that fit into one of the square chipboard pieces out of the Moonlit Garden Chipboard Pieces.
I have also used some of the lasercut elements out of the Moonlit Garden Cluster kit - like the little blue flowers. I used an embossing tool and gently pressed the centre of these flowers so that the petals stood out and added a small pearl to the centre.
The hinges added to the left frame are also out of the Cluster Kit. The tag "this day" is a piece from the Ephemera pack and I added some twine. There is a roll of washi tape included in the Cluster Kit - I tore off small pieces, and adhered these pieces all around the edge of the page to give it a different effect. I finished off adding some white paint splatters and micro pearls to the layout.

These are the products I have used:
Moonlit Garden 12x12 Collection Pack
Moonlit Garden 12x12 paper "Thoughtful"
Moonlit Garden Ephemera Bits
Moonlit Garden Cluster Kit
Nature's Bounty Paper Flowers (Salt)
Moonlit Garden Lasercut Elements
Moonlit Garden Chipboard Bits


Unforgettable Moments - Dusty Attic

Hello lovelies!

I can't believe we are in the last month of the year. Believe it or not, I am sitting here with a cardigan on. I think mother nature missed the memo about having summer here in NZ. My blog feature today is a project using the December moodboard. 

Have a go at the Moodboard and stand a chance to win one of two AUD50 worth of gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard. Add your entry to the Dusty FANattics Facebook page. Here is my layout using the colours:
The layout is created using 49 and Market ARToptions Rouge collection. I first painted the Collage Framework #8 (DA3633) before I added my photos. I love these new collage pieces - Dusty Attic have a few designs to choose from. I added the framed photos to the page with foam tape. From there I began building up flower clusters adding Rose Leaves (DA3560) in the clusters.

All the chipboard was painted using acrylic paint. I used a sponge to light;y dab the acrylic paint onto the leaves and the word strip "beautiful moments" (DA3322) so as not fill the leaf veins or letters with paint.
Once all the flowers and leaves were down, I then added the title "unforgettable moments" (DA1459)
These are the products I have used:

Thank you for visiting the blog today. 


Sunday 26 November 2023

Forever moments - 49 and Market

Hello friends

How beautiful is this new range Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden? Another absolutely stunning range and I just love the colours - so soft and magical. Here is a layout I have created using some of the products in this range:

I have started my layout using paper no 2 from the Moonlit Garden Foundations 12x12 paper pack. From here I layered a number of Ephemera (distressing the edges first) behind the photo - some adhered with foam tape to create dimension. This was then adhered to the page,
I then removed all the daisies and the blue and green leaves from the Moonlit Garden Lasercut Elements pack and began to layer these on the left bottom corner - adding in a chipboard ticket feom the Moonlit Garden Chipboard bits. The title "forever moments" is from a pack of Moonlit Gardens Chipboard words pack.
I have also added other lasercut and Ephemera bits under the layers of the photo. The dotted piece of ephemera is from the Moonlit Garden Ultimate Page Kit. The viewmaster slide was cut in half and added on either side of the photo cluster. The little banner with the wording "All my heart" has been added with a brad to create a hanging effect.
I have also added some Ephemera to the bottom right  of the photo.

Thank you for visiting the blog. I hope you enjoy this new collection as much as I have.


Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden - 12x12 Paper Colored Foundations Pack
Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden - 12x12 Paper Colored Foundations no 2 
Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden Ephemera Bits
Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden Lasercut Elements
Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden Chipboard Bits
Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden Chipboard Words
Vintage Artistry Moonlit Garden Ultimate Page Kit