Saturday, 19 September 2020

Little Angel - Dusty Attic September Moodboard

Hello everyone! 

I am here today with a layout inspired by the September moodboard:
Isn't this just the most magical moodboard - so beautiful, calming and relaxing. Here is my take on it
I loved the softness and gentleness that the moodboard presents and I thought that same gentleness was present in my photo, and have scrapped my page around it.
I first started with painting the fancy trim and adhered them to the page back to back. The brick wall was shaped by cutting it, and then cutting through and placed this on either side of the trim before adding my matted photo on this.

The flower cluster was then added before adding the "Little Angel" title on this. 

I then added the flourishes around the flower cluster

I have then finished adding art stone, paint splatters and some muslin.

These are the products I have used:

Thank you for popping by,


Sunday, 13 September 2020

Beautiful Moments - 49 and Market

Hello 49 and Market fans

Here is my first project for September, and I have mixed two collections together - Vintage Artistry Coral and Vintage Artistry Shore. I just love the colours. Here is my layout

I have used the reverse side of the Vintage Artistry Coral - Love Letters paper as the base for my layout. The first step, was to add rub-on stitching from the black "roughly sewn" rub-ons. These are gorgeous - and have two pages of rub-ons - I have added the circle stitching from these as well.
I have layered elements from the Coral Ephemera pack, the lasercut shapes from the Coral paper collection pack and some elements from the laser cut sheet in the Vintage Artistry Shore paper collection pack. 
I have used the Vintage Artistry Coral stitched frames for my photo, and I have also added rub-ons from the Vintage Shore rub-on collection.

All the Ephemera and elements from the laser cuts sheets have all been edged with a brown ink, and these have all been layered under the photo.

Here are a few more close ups:

Thanks for popping over to visit the blog today,

Thursday, 10 September 2020

I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this - Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty Attic fans

Welcome to September - for us in NZ it means spring and moving into longer and bright days, yay! Today I am on the blog with my Dusty Attic project for September. 

This is a photo of my sister - back in the mid 1970's! Oh my gosh it is such a long time ago! We were on one of our family holidays in this photo, in a city called Durban in South Africa - it was a family favourite holiday destination, right on the beach.
I have used lots of bits of chipboard to make up my layout. I first started with the left over outer bit from the distressed frames DA2673, and then painted frames from polaroid frames and get framed rectangles sets. 

The photo was entwined with the frame, then added paper, and adhered this to the background paper down the centre to be able to tuck the frames in under this. Then the bits of netting have been added under the top and bottom of the photo.

I then added the wooden pieces to the bottom of the frame, before adding the flower cluster. Once this was done, I have then added the smaller of the two compasses and the anchor.
I then do a compass, anchor and flower cluster at the top right of the page.

I have finished off by adding the word sentiment across the top of the frame, dusting art stones and adding in muslin.

These are the products I have used:

Thanks for visiting the blog.


Thursday, 27 August 2020

Happiness - 49 and Market

Hi 49 and Market fans

Using a combination of collections and flowers in sage and lilacs, here is my layout for the blog today

The base page is Vintage Artistry Sage - using the reverse side of the paper "Delicate". The photo has been matted onto pieces from the Vintage Artistry Sage Nouveau Ephemera pack, and added with pieces from the laser cut sheets found in the Vintage Artistry Sage Collection 12x12 pack. The laser cut pieces are beautiful - the "ribbon" on my page, is from the laser cut sheet pack - and they look so real.

Once the photo and ephemera was adhered to the page, I layered Sugar Posies, Enchanted Petals and Garden Petals flowers and added flowers and buds from the Irrevocable Beauty laser cut sheet. The leaves from the Sugar Posies flower pack were added once all the flowers were adhered. How cute is the grasshopper from the Irrevocable Beauty laser cut sheet in the top right corner above the photo?

The title "Happiness" is from the Wander layered embellishments pack. The page is then finished off adding wishing bubbles.

Take care,


Wednesday, 26 August 2020

You had me at woof - Dusty Attic

 Hello Dusty Attic fans,

I am here today with a layout created using the August moodboard.

Such beautiful colours - just love this month's moodboard. Here is my take on it

I have started by painting all my chipboard with acrylic paint. The leaves are done in two shades of green. I then painted the fancy trim in green, and then dry-brushed yellow over it. The title is actually "you had me at meow" but I left out the meow, and improvised with using an alphabet and adding woof. I painted the title in light denim blue paint.

The fussy cut frame was added first, then the photo matted on paper. The fancy trim was added next, and from there I added the leaves - using the darker green first and adding the lighter green on top of that. Once that was done, I started layering up the fussy cut elements. I have done the same to the top right corner of the photo.

Here are some more close ups

There is still some time to enter the Dusty Attic moodboard challenge - so come and play along for your chance to win of 2 Dusty Attic vouchers!

Here are the products I have used





Take care,


Thursday, 13 August 2020

Sweet Summer Day - 49 & Market

Hello everyone,

I am so excited about another gorgeous new range that 49 & Market have bought out - the Vintage Artistry Shore Collection .... and it is just beautiful! Here is my layout that I have created with all this new gorgeousness:
And the paper pack includes the most amazing beachy laser cut shapes to use - just look at all the shells. I had curled these to give them dimension before adding these to my layout. The ephemera pack is full of lovely pieces to use too - which I have added in layers behind my photo.
I have layered shells, ephemera and the parchment enchantment petal flowers - and added a bow under the larger flower using 49 & Market's 5-ply jute. The rub-ons are just amazing, with seashells, patterns and seaweed - which I have used to enhance my layout.
I have used the Vintage Artistry Shore stamp set to stamp "BEACHY" on one of the ephemera pieces, and then used the stamp like stamps down the left side of the page. I finished off adding some gold prills to look like "sand" 

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you are as excited about this new collection as I am.