Thursday, 18 April 2019

Dreams - Dusty Attic April Mood Board

Hello Dusty Attic fans

A new month and a gorgeous new Mood Board at Dusty Attic for April - I just love these beautiful colours
So fresh, so pretty and yet so vibrant 💓

And here is my take on the mood board using these colours
I was inspired by the circles and the leaves  - so I have taken to using a circular photo, adding in flowers and chipboard leaves. This is a photo of my beautiful niece, who lives in South Africa. It was a selfie she had taken of herself - hence the shadow over her eyes. I love this photo, and its so natural. She really is a beautiful girl!
I have started off using a page out of the 49 and Market Bold and Beautiful paper range called "to the point" paper. I used the Dusty Attic XOXO stencil with texture paste to create texture in the background. I then used Dusty Attic paint - Burnt Orange and dabbed this on on the page. I then marked the page where the photo would be placed and dabbed a combination of the Dusty Attic Raisin paint and Sugar Plum paint in that circular marking. Once dry I randomly stamped areas of the page. All chipboard was coloured using Creative Expressions Gilding polishes.
The photo was first mounted with foam tape for dimension. I used the larger of the decorative frames behind the photo, cutting the circular frame in half so that the ends of the chipboard piece could be seen on the top and bottom of the photo.
Next I layered the flowers and cut the foliage #13 chipboard into individual leaves and added these among the flowers
I then used a combination of the Dusty Attic Raisin paint and Sugar Plum paints to colour the muslin cloth before randomly adding it under the photo and between the flowers.
Once everything was adhered to the page, I used the same Raisin paint and Sugar Plum mix and went round the outside of the flower/photo arrangement to add dimension.
I finished off by adding random spots of art stones inked in green on the page.

Products used
Thank you for taking the time to view my page and the details. Create a project using the monthly moodboard for your chance to win one of 2 AUD$50 vouchers of awesome, gorgeous Dusty Attic products.

Till next time!



Monday, 1 April 2019

White ... with 1 Challenge - Pretty in Pink

Hello scrappy friends!

Gosh its April already, scary how fast time is going .... and of course, its a new challenge over at White with 1. And this month is the lovely PRETTY IN PINK ..... just as it says - so so pretty. 

I always think of the 80's movie with the same title when I hear of Pretty in Pink (I am giving my age away here!). And if this gorgeous colour doesn't inspire you, White with 1 also have a lovely mood board for extra ideas (the mood board is of course entirely optional for anyone wanting to enter this months challenge).
Here is the mood board:
I decided to take a little spin on the sketch, and turned it clockwise once, and used that as my base for my layout

I first started off by planning where I would place my photos, chipboard and flowers, then once I had decided, I then added texture paste with the reverse chicken wire stencil around the design. Once dried, I added a little watered down pink paint, and then when that was dry, I randomly stamped the page with archival black ink.  
I have used a Dusty Attic clock which I have cut to suit - using Creative Expressions gilding polish to add the pink to the clock. The background chippie is the Dusty Attic geometric panel. I have used a piece of this, which I have cut to fit and painted in white. 
I have used Mintay papers to fussy cut the flowers and the frames that my photos are placed on.
The title "delight" is also a Dusty Attic and coloured with Creative Expressions gilding polish .

I have layered the flowers and shaped these to create dimension, and I have also added some flower stems and lace between the flowers. The fairy is fussy cut from 49 and Market My Secret Garden range and also raised with foam tape to the height of the lettering.

These photos were taken back in 2007, one of the many times we travelled to the city for my daughter to take part in the ballet comps that were held annually. In these photos she danced a duet known as the Cat Dance. I always thought that tutu's were one of the nicest things a ballet dancer could wear - and in this dance she wore a beautiful white tutu.

Hope that I have inspired you to take part in this months challenge with the lovely PRETTY IN PINK

Thanks for popping over to have a look at my project.

--- M ---

Monday, 25 March 2019

Always Find Time - Dusty Attic Project

Hello lovelies!

It is still lovely and warm here in New Zealand. And this lovely photo (credit of pexels) reminds me so much of the lovely outdoors here in New Zealand. I have created a layout to bring across the wonders of being outdoors and totally in line with the quote "Always find time for the things in life that make you happy" - so often we get so wrapped up in day to day living, we forget what a beautiful world we live in and about taking the time to enjoy its natural wonders! Here is my Dusty Attic project for March:

I have used two papers from 49 and Market Island Paradise range - the Beachy Sands paper has been torn and distressed and placed on top of the Forever Summers paper. I have then added clear gesso before applying Lindy's Stamp Gang inks and walnut stain on the Beachy Sands paper and then randomly added some stamping with black archival ink.. The clocks are from the 49 and Market Dandelion Fields laser cut sheet and the post cards from the bonus sheet that comes with that laser cut sheet. The leaves come from the Tattered Garden laser cut sheet which have layered and given dimension with foam tape.
I have inked the edges of the postcards and then distressed the edges of these as all as the photo. The chains have been embossed with Stampendous Aged Spice embossing enamel. The other Dusty Attic foliage has been painted with dark green acrylic paint.

The title, the arrows and the chicken wire have been embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Teal embossing powder.
I have placed some cogs between the leaves and these have been coloured with Bo Bunny Chocolate Glitter paste.

I have finished off the layout with randomly pasting some prills to give the layout an "outside" feel.

Here are the Dusty Attic products I have used which can be found over at the Dusty Attic online shop

Thanks for visiting, and taking the time to see my project :)

--- M ---

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.