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.


Tuesday, 1 January 2019

White with ...1 - January 2019

Happy New Year to you all!! Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2019.

And of course with the 1st of the month, means a new challenge over at White with 1,  and what a glorious way to start off the new year with this very cheerful colour BUTTER CREAM

And to get the creative juices flowing, how about this gorgeous mood board to get you inspired:
Isn't this just so deliciously glorious? I was inspired by the flowers (and those who know me, know how much I love flowers.

Here is my take on the mood board and the colour for this month of January  

First I cut down the white card stock, and added a butter cream card stock behind it. I then stenciled on the flowers by mixing a yellow ink and texture past to give the butter cream colour. I liked the frilly edges of the flowers in the mood board which then also inspired me to used the chipboard behind the flowers. I then finished off the layout by layering the flowers, and adding in strips of paper for the inspiration of the straw in the mood board.

I then added some twine behind the flowers and added the title.

Please pop over to the White with 1 blog and have a look at the creativity of the other DT members - they are gorgeous! Come and play along with us over at White ... with 1 :)

See you  soon!


Saturday, 1 December 2018

White ... with 1 December 2018

Omg - what has happened to this year .... its gone!
The 1st of December (it is actually our wedding Anniversary today - all of 28 years of being married!)

And what a great way to see the new month in with White ... with 1's gorgeous colour for the month VIVID GOLD - ties in with all the celebrations!

And for a little more inspiration, a lovely sketch (optional to anyone wishing to taking part in the challenge)
 I have used the sketch and here is my take on the challenge and the colour for this month:

I started with a dusty attic chippie called drift net, and inked this in gold. I then cut this in half so that I could place one on top of the other to form my frame for the photos. The background has been sprayed with gold ink.  The title "A Beautiful Day" is also a chipboard piece I have had in my stash for sometime, and this was also inked in gold. 

The xxxxx stitching and the butterfly is Bo Bunny foil rub-on. The gold ink is really difficult to photo - even the stamping here is a light gold ink - wand it is showing up grey!
Next I sprayed some white leaves with gold ink

I then finished off white white flowers and some more foil rub-ons. 

Wishing you all a wonderful festive season and may you all have a prosperous and blessed new year 

2019 is going to be a busy year - lots happening, so watch this space .....

Till then,

Thursday, 1 November 2018

White with 1 - November Challenge

Welcome to November , and scary to think that in two months time - we are into 2019! Of course, new month means new colour over at White ... with 1. This month is the lovely ORANGE BLAZE.

Such a great vibrant colour! And what about this inspiring mood board to get you going?

And here is my take on the colour for this month:

I started with tearing a strip out of the white cardstock, and then placing a piece of patterned paper underneath. I stamped with a wood grained pattern stamp in the orange plus orange splatter as the background, and a little of stamping with a dark grey stamp.

 I then cut strips of patterned paper to add in the background. The chipbaord frame and leaves are all Dusty Attic and were painted with Finnabair Metallique Gold Amber paint.  I then raised the photo and frame before placing the leaves under.
I then sprayed cream flowers from 49 and Market with orange ink, which I used to finish off the layout

I hope that I have inspired you to play along, and look forward to seeing your layout up on the blog.

Have a great week!

----- M -----

Monday, 15 October 2018

Sketchabilities #154 October/November reveal

Hello there

15th of the month and that means its Sketchabilities reveal day - sketch no #154:
I have used the gorgeous Mintay 7th Heaven range to create my layout - just love the range of pinks and blues:
I have used the the paper marked as no 4 from the range as my background. I then proceeded to fussy cut out the flowers from the bonus sheet, as well as from the no 1 sheet.
These fussy cut pieces were all layered in the corners. I also added some Dusty Attic chipboard foliage which I coloured using Creative Expressions Gilding polish in silver. The tags are cut from the paper no 7.
I have also added some white lace on top of and below the photo.
The title is also a Dusty Attic chippie. Lastly I lightly brushed on some pink acrylic painted around the outline of the design to accentuate the papers and the photo design. Pop on over to the Sketchabilities blog and check out all the details on how to play along.

Hope to see your take on the sketch up on the Sketchabilities blog!

Thanks for visiting!

---------- M ----------_

Monday, 1 October 2018

White .. with 1 October 2018 reveal

Hello all!

And just like that ... it's October .... somewhere I think I missed a few months, gosh this year is just flying by. And of course a new month, means a brand new colour over at White ... with 1 :) - ELEPHANT GREY
This month Stick It Down is the sponsor and have asked that we, the Design Team, use their sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch:

I started with using texture paste and a script stencil, and stencilling in the cross shape. I then dabbed grey in over this using a rough sponge. Using white sewing cotton, I scrunched it up and stuck it down randomly over the grey ink. I used a die to cut the "bricks" under each of the photos. The arrows on the top and bottom of the photo are a 2 Crafty chippie, the arrows to the left of the photo are wooden pieces, as are the "dots, stars and imagine". All of these are coloured using Metallic Gilding Polish Graphite from Creative Expressions. 

Once these were all stuck in place, I then used some artstones and dabbed these randomly on the page among the chipboard and diecuts. I then mixed some water and the same grey ink that I used to do the background and dotted these over all the artstone. The ink then also ran into the white cotton, turning some of it grey and some left white.
I then dribbled some extra paint to let it run down as in the picture and the added some prills.
The photo is of a friend I knows grandson (she is such a lovely lady, so privileged to know her) .... who is practising his routine for a dance show. Isn't it a great photo? I thought it went so well with the back ground. I gacve her the layout when it was finished.

Come play along with us at White .. with 1. The team have also some great interpretations of the sketch to inspire you. Hope to see your insiration on the White ... with 1 blog.

Thanks for visiting :)

---- M ----

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Sketchabilities #153 - September


Welcome to the new month at Sketchabilities - Sketch #153 for September.  Another fabulous sketch:

It's a wonderful sketch - and I really enjoyed putting my page together:
The base of the layout is 49 and Market Captured Adventures Explorer paper. I prepared the page by covering it with clear gesso. Once dried, I used a script stencil to add some texture to the page. I then added some ink and stamped over this with brown ink. Instead of the 2 photos on the either side of the larger photo I cover two chipboard frames with the striped paper off the back of the laser cuts bonus of the Captured Adventures range.

The title is a Dusty Attic chipboard, plus there are some cogs - all of these were painted with Bo Bunny Glitter paste - Wasabi. And then dusted over with brown ink.
The flower cluster was done with the 49 and Market Vintage Shades Cluster - Sage, and the leaves are from the laser cut sheet off the 49 and Market Sweet Reflections.

Here are a few more close ups

Pop over to the Sketchabilities blog to check the details and play along with us!

----- M -----