Sunday, 3 July 2022

Angel - Dusty Attic

Well hello July!

And boy is it really cold here in New Zealand. We were having these balmy winter days and then all of a sudden we had a drop in temperature and winter arrived with a vengeance.

Of course when it's so cold outside, you don't need an excuse to stay indoors and scrapbook! 

I took some inspiration off a card I saw on Facebook with die cut numbers in cardstock, and it gave an idea to create this layout  - knowing that I had some Dusty Attic chipboard numbers - DA2389 called "Number Jumble" - and that would work well. I also used some stars from DA2441 and postmarks from DA3150, loosened them from the sheet, and added these all onto double sided tape on my mixed media mat. Using a sponge dauber, I sponged the numbers, the stars and the postmarks with shades of yellow, orange, pink and green paint. Once dried I added clear Wink of Stellar to all the chipboard pieces (accept the title)
I used a Uniquely Creative range of papers - fussy cut the flowers, leaves and squirrel. I used two different papers, tearing the striped paper in half, inking the edges and adhering to the base page, and inking all around. I inked all the fussy cut pieces before adhering around my matted photo.
I layered the fussy cut elements adding the numbers and stars as I layered, and then also added the postmarks 

I then added the title "#angel" from the DA1597 Hashtag sayings - painted with an orange tone and adding stickles to the title. I then covered the photo, splattered white paint over the layout and added coloured pearls to finish.
These are the products I have used 

DA1597 (Hashtag sayings)

Best wishes,

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Memorable - 49 and Market

Hi lovelies

And another gorgeous new range to play with here at 49 and Market - the ARToptions Viken range - the mix of purples and greens are just GORGEOUS! I have a layout to show you today using this stunning new collection:

I have picked the reverse side of the ARToptions Viken Floral Notes paper to create my layout. I cut the page down to 12x12 at the top of the page leaving the bar code strip at the bottom, and then adding a strip of the Viken fabric washi tape at the top of the page, adding in the two word strips "happiest experience" and "life's simple pleasures" from the ephemera pack. The photo is adhered to the window from the Viken laser cut sheet and the dark purple journal card from the Viken ephemera pack, and then adhered to the page with foam tape in the centre leaving the outside open to tuck in flowers and add rubons later. I then layered the photo with the two different frames from the laser cut sheet on top of the photo at angles. I then added layers of flowers and laser cut pieces to the corners of the photo.
I added a butterfly rubon from the 8x6 Viken rubon pack over the washi tape. The clusters are made up of Viken Ephemera, laser cut elements, Huckleberry Sugar Posies, and Fluff Sugar stems. 
I have also added the leaves from the Sugar Stems flower pack. The title "memorable" is from the Ephemera pack. I have then used rubons from the 12x12 Viken rubon pack and cut out the bits that I wanted to use. I then placed these under my photo and rubbed them on, as shown on the photos below:

The "elastic band" on the frame is off the laser cut sheets.There are just the cutest little butterflies and dragonflies on the laser cut sheets, which I have added to may layout using glue on the body and foam tape under the wings to give them dimension.
I finished off tucking in the circle tag "magic" and the tab "loving life" (I sanded the edges) under the layers of the photos and frames. I also added the chipboard circle tag "just us two"

Thank you for visiting the blog today.

Take care,

Dream with your eyes wide open

Hello lovelies

As I am typing this blog post, winter has hit us down here in the South Island, NZ with a vengeance. It is snowing all around us on the main divide .. and here in Christchurch its been a mix of sunny, and a bit rainy, but very cold - quite a contrast. So, with this day being a indoors type of day,  I had the opportunity of creating a layout using this months moodboard

Such a beautiful moodboard - so soft and dreamy. I have created a layout using a photo of a close up of my daughters eye. And I love the title "Dream with your eyes wide open" I thought the dreamy and the colours all went together with the moodboard.
I started first with adding gesso to the page and then adding texture with a stencil and texture paste. Once this was dry I added different shades of brown splatters and then stamped with a script stamp. The photo is matted on various pieces of paper and then adhere to the page with foam tape but only in the centre leaving the outside open to tuck in chipboard and the flowers. 
I used two flower posies - DA2634 and dabbed a light brown Prima Alchemy paint all over both of these. I then cut the daisy stem off one of the posies. The daisy and buds were painted with a darker Prima Alchemy paint. I then began layering around the photo. I adhered the full posie to the left of the photo, and then added the one which I cut off the flower under the photo. 

I added some 49 and Market flowers and then added the single flower I cut from the other posie above the 49 and Market flowers on the left. I painted the Feathers by Nuneka - DA2733, in dark brown and added these under the flower cluster
The butterfly (mini Monarch DA 2385) was painted with dark brown paint, adhered to the flower and then covered with Stickles
I first embossed the title "Dream with your eyes wide open" and the title came out too orange. I then tried to cover it up with a dark brown archival ink, and some paint. It didn't quite work either. Then I added some unicorn Stickles and the colours all blended and I love how it turned out in the end - even if it has all sorts of medium on it :)
These are the products I have used:

You can take part in the Dusty Attic moodboard challenge by using the June Moodboard for inspiration and using Dusty Attic chipboard. Add your entry to the Dusty FANattics facebook page to enter - and you could just be winning one of two AUD$50 credits worth of Dusty Attic chipboard.

Take care,

Saturday, 11 June 2022

Amazing - 49 and Market

Hello 49 and Market fans

I have a layout created with Spectrum Sherbet for you today - but with the Tidal Wave colours:

I so enjoyed having so many wonderful elements to use on my page. The base of the layout is the paper called ""painted patchwork" out of the Shebert Foundations pack. I have framed my photos using the Spectrum Sherbet Tidal Wave Frame Set, before adhering to my page with foam tape.I have also added some punched paper strips and the film strip from the laser cuts elements pack. The film strip has been cut in half - using one half at the top of the photo and the other half under the bottom of the photo. 
Once I had added the photos I then added the viewfinder disc (cut in half), only gluing it at the edges under the photo as I wanted to add some rubons from the Tidal Wave 6x8 pack - there is a sheet with circular bits on it and I wanted this to line up with the viewfinder disc, which I then rubbed under the viewfinder disc so I could align it and then stuck it down. I did the same at the bottom the photos. I then added rubons all around the elements before adding the flower cluster.
I used lots of leaves and flower laser cuts from the Tidal Wave laser cut pack, plus Ocean Jade Royal Spray Flowers to create the flower cluster. The butterfly has been added with glue to the body and foam tape under the wings to give it dimension.
The title "amazing" is from the Spectrum Sherbet chipboard words.
I finished off the layout adding additional Tidal Wave coloured palette rub-ons around the edge of the paper adding to the few that already printed on the paper.

Thank you for visiting the blog today.

Till next time,

Friday, 3 June 2022

Always Find Time - Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty Attic fans

And just like that ..... it's June! Is it just me, or does time seem to be going faster and faster? I am back on the blog with a new project for Dusty Attic.

I first layered and matted my photo, and adhered to my page with foam tape - only to the centre of matting, so I was able to tuck in flowers and chipboard. The panel grid (DA2373) was painted with orange chalk paint and then cut in half adding one piece to the right of the photo matt, and the other to the top left of the photo matt.

I then added flower die cuts and flowers to each side to make up the clusters. Once these were done I added the heart stems (DA3260) chipboard - painted first with white and brushed over with a light green. 
The title "Always Find Time for the Things in Life that Make You Happy" (DA1458) is painted with a darker green paint. Once this was dry, I adhered this to my page and then added Glossy Accents to give the title dimension. 
I finished off adding 49 and Market's Curators Essential stitched washi tape and some bling.

These are the Dusty Attic pieces I have used:

Thanks for visiting the blog today.


Monday, 30 May 2022

These are Treasured Memories

Hello from a chilly New Zealand

Hope you are all doing well - it has been a little cold here, winter is definitely creeping in. Perfect weather for staying indoors, keeping warm and scrapbooking. There is still time to enter the Dusty Attic moodboard challenge and your chance to win one of two AUD50 vouchers to use on Dusty Attic chipboard. Post your entry to the DustyFANattics facebook page under the moodboard post, using the moodboard and dusty attic chipboard for your project.

I have gone with the sea theme and created this layout
I have used a Mintay paper and cut out elements to make up my page. First paint all the chipboard (except the distressed frames DA2672), with either white acrylic paint or white gesso. When this is dry, edge the pieces with a dark blue ink stamp pad. I then lightly sanded each of the pieces. 
Cut the photo to fit the 4 x 4" frame. Frame is painted with blue metallic paint. Adhere the frame to the photo, then add the photo matt and then the outside frame to the page using foam tape.
I then added the one  piece foliage #15 DA2234 next to the photo, then added the ships helm and then adding the other piece of foliage. Layer the mini fish (DA2774), mason jar (DA1364) and mini shells (DA2267) around the cluster with the cut out boat.

I then added the title "These are treasured memories" (DA1842). I then splattered white paint over the page and added sequins to finish off.

These are the products I have used:

Take care,