Monday, May 13, 2019

Love - Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty friends and thanks so much for stopping by!

Today I am sharing my May design team project featuring some pretty chipboards.

My photo is of 2 of my babies when they were a lot younger and were nice to each other!  Now they are in real sibling mode!

Here is my layout

To start I chose this beautiful piece of paper from Penelope Dee as my background.

I then gathered my chipboard pieces.

To start I used the Vintage frame #2 to layer my papers on.  Originally I was going to make that the feature but I then decided to use it as a layering piece.  I coated in in white gesso and then added some crackle paste.  It is a little hard to see in the pic.

The clog custer is a favourite and it comes as a two piece set so I used the bigger one and painted it with a rough coat of pink paint.  I then went over it with some Prima metallic pink paint in places.  I tucked it under the photo cluster and vintage frame.

Here is a closer look below

Next I gave a double coat of white gesso to the Elegant Pearls chipboard.  I decided to snip it in pieces and tuck it under in a couple of places rather that use it in one piece.

Again here is a closer look.  I also added some pearl gems to them too.

Added my flowers and of course some foliage (I never know which one to use, there is so many awesome designs to choose from!)

To finish off my page I kept my title simple by using the word Love.  This is from a three pack Live, Love Laugh.  A great little pack as you can use all three or just split them up and use them separately.

Thanks again for stopping by.  I hope you find a little time to be creative!

Dusty Attic products used


Thursday, May 9, 2019

May Mood Board - Dusty Attic


 Can you believe we are in May already??  Seriously wasn't it just last week we were celebrating Christmas?  The year is flying by and we are now starting to get a few cooler and wet days here in Australia.

This months mood board will certainly keep some of those dreary days at bay!

Oh my - seriously this is just sooooo pretty!

From the flowers to the bike to the colour palette.  This is definitely a favourite!

Here is my layout

I stuck with the soft pretty feel of the mood board.  To start I added some stencilling to the background but as per usual before I knew it I had covered most of it up.  I then added the Fancy Frame to the back of my photo and paper layers.  I painted it in blue.

I tucked under my flower clusters a little doily from the Doily # 5 set which I painted in purple.

Also under the flowers are the Fancy Accents #2 again painted in blue.

Here is a closer look at those clusters.

I have also tucked in the Corner flourish.  This flourish is fantastic to use on a corner but I have kind of put the pointed end into the flower cluster .

I finished off with the Wordpl@y # 3 in three places as my title and to give my layout a bit of pop with the black.

I hope I have inspired you to give the mood board a go this month. 

 Look forward to seeing your creations!

Dusty Attic products used

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Memories, Happiness, Delightful - Dusty Attic

Hey Dusty fans!

I'm back today to share with you a layout I created for the Dusty Attic blog featuring some of the awesome industrial chipboards and scrapping a photo from my son's recent 21st.

So I'm not really much of a mixed media person. 

 I love to play but can't say I am always happy with my results.  Love everyone else's work but not my own.  For some reason I always come back to a clean white background.  So here we are again with a clean white background to start with.

I think added a strip of corrugated card to my page and distressed it a little with some gesso and inks.

I then created a bit of a cluster with the industrial border and machine parts along with some extra cogs.  I glued them together to make one big piece of chipboard that I could lay down the side of my page.

I then covered the whole piece with gesso and applied Prima patina pastes to create a weathered and rusty look.

Here are a couple of close up shots.

Underneath my pic I added some paper layers and also some of the barbed wire frames.  I inked them in black and then added some hints of gold prima wax.  I also tucked under some extra cogs. 

I didn't use a title tho I'm thinking now looking at it that it may need one.  I chose to go with the wordplay chipboards.  These are always my go to and I love the pop of black on the white cardstock.

Dusty Attic Products Used

Thanks so much for stopping by, take care and happy scrapping

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

April Mood Board Challenge - Dusty Attic

Hey friends!

My turn today to share with you my take on this months challenge for Dusty Attic.

Lets check out the mood board first

So for this month I decided to use the colour palette and create some cards.

I have had a go at some mixed media this time and really enjoyed the process.

To create my cards I first smooshed some distress oxide inks onto the white background.

I then added my favourite Dusty Attic Stencil - Gradient.

Then I set about adding colour to my chippy pieces.

On my first card I cut pieces of the Corner Flourish no. 5 and used a glitter green embossing powder.  I then added some of the perforated mesh chipboard which I just covered with some distress inks.  I added my Dusty blooms and also the Love wordpl@y.

Here is a closer look at my first card

For my second card I started by laying the Fancy Accent chipboard on the bottom.  This was covered with some purple ink and also a tiny bit of the green glitter embossing powder.  I then added an ATC frame which I embossed twice with copper embossing powder.  I also tucked under some of the corner flourish pieces added my Dusty blooms and the Dream chipboard again from wordpl@y .

Here is a closer look at my second card

Thanks so much for stopping by.  And don't forget to add your entry to the blog.  We love seeing all your awesome work!

Dusty Attic products used

Until next time, take care and happy scrapping

Friday, April 5, 2019

Working Man - Celebr8

Hello friends!

So last week I was fortunate enough to be asked by the lovely Jenny Heaslip from Celebr8 Australia to do a guest design spot with the new line called Working Man.

I jumped at the chance as I love Celebr8 products!  The paper is so thick and  the packs they have include EVERYTHING you could possibly need to create up a storm.

Here are the layouts I created.

So for this first layout.  I used the cut apart bonus sheet from the bulk pack to add layers to my photo.  I then started tucking under the grid chipboard.  I left this natural as I liked the contrast. 

To alter my cogs I gently swiped over the top of them with some distress oxide inks, Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoke.

For a bit of added texture I added some cotton underneath that little flair.  You only live once - great little sentiment considering they were going to the Eminem concert.  Not something you get to do very often!

I thought the wheels need a little extra texture so I added some of the micro beads/seed beads with some gel medium.  For an extra pop of colour I added the printed cogs from the cut a part sheet.

For my second layout I inked the background with some Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks and spritzed with water.  When it was dry I then used the numbers stencil in the kit and gently sponged on some Hickory Smoke distress oxide ink.

Again I used those frames from the bonus cut apart sheet to make a paper cluster for my photo.

Before adding my cogs which I heat embossed with some blue embossing powder and then gently swiped a black ink pad over the top to give it a more weathered look, I tucked under some of the grid chipboard that was left over from the previous layout.

I fussy cut the machine part from the cut apart sheet and tucked that under my paper layers .

To finish my page I again added some of the micro beads and also those little metal charms.

Seriously - this collection is just fantastic and a joy to work with!

  Thank you Jenny for the opportunity to work with some truly wonderful products!

Until next time

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Paisley Days - Kaisercraft

Hey paper friends!

I have a quick share today for you featuring the new Paisley Days from Kaisercraft.

I couldn't wait to get my hands on this collection.  It is super pretty and I fell in love with the colour palette.  Lots of pinks, greens, yellows and with a pop of black - I just love it!

Here is what I created

I took a cut down piece of white cardstock and laid it over the top of the black and white stripe.  Before I adhered it down I used a couple of the branding strips down either side for a pop of pink.  Lucky I got two of those pieces of paper because on the back of this sheet is the most beautiful floral design just screaming to be fussy cut.

I then made a simple paper cluster for my photo to sit on from the rest of the papers in the collection.

Fishing through the collectables pack I picked out all the frames and tucked them under with a couple tags and some of the floral die cuts too.  I added in a doily and also those little arrows at the bottom.

The layout then needed something on the left hand corner just to bring it all together so I  used the frames and another floral along with that sweet butterfly to make a cluster.

I then took a few little stickers from the sticker pad and added them to my layout in various places

Finished with my favourite stamp - that little ink splodge and finally some stitching down the sides for a bit of texture.

Here are a few close up shots

Thanks so much for popping by.

Until next time

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Grateful - Kaisercraft Peachy collection

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog!

Today I have a layout to share with you.  I'm using left overs from a card class I taught last week using the Peachy collection from Kaisercraft.

Yep it is a bit flowery and I have a boy photo but I am more than happy to use flowers on a boy page and I thought the colours were a little neutral so it worked for me :)

So I started out with my traditional white piece of cardstock.  I then added some distress oxide ink around the photo.

I made my cluster from the collectables and also added in a new die.  That one is called Textured Weathered by Kaisercraft and I can see it become a favourite.  A really versatile die for cards or pages.

Here are some close ups

The little wooden tassel is from the Kaisercraft wooden flourishes pack from the same collection and I dipped it into so Versamark in and added the gold glitter embossing powder for some added sparkle.  The other printed tassels just have a thin smear of Kindy Glitz on the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Until next time