Saturday, July 13, 2019

Birthday Cards - Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty Attic fans and welcome!

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you.  Always good to have few put aside for when the occasion arises!

To start I covered the base of two 5 x 7 cards with some pretty patterned papers.  I inked around the edges to give it a bit of a vintage vibe.

I then collected the chipboard and covered it all with gesso first.

For my first card I used the beautiful birdcage.  I inked it in gold and then added some glittery embossing powder just in places not completely covered it.

I then clustered up some flowers and under those flowers I tucked under some of the new Mini Foliage which I covered with some green ink.

I snipped pieces from the Corner Flourish no. 5 and inked them blue before adding a light coat of gold glitter embossing powder.

I finished with the chipboard Happy Birthday sentiments.

For my second card I started by laying on the new Broken Bits no. 4 - Marakesh.  Oh my - these are just awesome for adding just a bit of something extra to your projects!  I added some dark brown ink.

I then laid the small Clockworks chipboard which I added some brown ink too and then stippled over the top with gesso.

On top of that I placed my pretty blossoms and tucked under a little piece of Gingko Biloba that I had left over from another project as well as more of the new Mini Foliage again inked green.

I finished off with the Happy Birthday chipboard sentiments.

Dusty Attic products used:

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Until next time - happy crafting
Jo x

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Together - Magenta Kaisercraft


Hello and welcome Kaisercraft fans!  It’s Jo back with you to share another guest design project featuring the STUNNING new Magenta collection.
Let me just say, I adore this collection.  As pink is my favourite colour this ticked all my boxes and with those beautiful watercolour blooms – seriously how can you go wrong?
I chose this photo to scrap of my hubby and daughter on a recent trip to Sydney. 

Kaisercraft products used:  PP1071 Paper Pad | P2780 Pomegrante | P2782 Pink | CT965 Collectables | DD472 Textured Weathered Die | DD547 Circle Vines Die | CS162 Stains Stamp

I started with a white background which always seems to be my go to.
I think added a couple of strips of that stunning paper Pomegrante to the top and bottom of my white card base.  To ground them I added a couple of strips of the reverse of that paper too.
I then made my paper cluster for my photo to sit on by choosing a few sheets from the 6 x 6 paper pad.  There is also a doily tucked in too.

Now comes the fun part – embellishing.  Using the Pink paper with all those pretty flowers on, I fussy cut a few of the black and white flowers to tuck under my photo adding in some of the die cuts from the collectables.
To add a little texture without getting messy I added some die cuts from the Textured Wood die and tucked them under my layers.

Next I set about clustering my embellishments on the bottom and adding the title.

I then added the Circle Vines Frame which I die cut from white cardstock and added my butterfly over the top.  A pop of black with some stamping and your layout is complete!
Don’t forget to grab your downloadable instructions HERE
Thank so much for popping by.
Until next time

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Laugh - Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty fans and welcome back. 

Can you believe we are already into July?  Seriously the year is just flying by!
Winter and the perfect time to be indoors scrapping up a storm!

So - with a new month means a new mood board.

Here is July

Another beautiful one by the boss lady!

I love the colours in this.  Again another one that challenged me to step outside of my "safe zone"

Here is what I created.

I started with some stamping on the background and then built my paper layers.  I added some gesso to the Cosmic Swirl chipboard and laid my photo on top.

I then tucked under some of the pretty papers that I fussy cut out.

Once my flowers were on I added some more chipboard.  I tucked under the Doily No. 5 which I covered with some dark green ink.  I snipped it in half so I could add some to the left hand side cluster as well was the right hand side cluster.

On the right hand side cluster I tucked in the Holly Flourish no. 2 chipboard with I covered in green glitter and some red paint for the berries, along with the Foliage no. 2.

On both sides I added some Foliage no. 11 and finished off my page with the simple Laugh title which I mixed two embossing powder together.  I added some gold and green embossing powder.

To finish off  I added some wordpl@y for a pop of black.

Dusty Attic products used:

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope I have inspired you to give this months mood board a go!

Until next time

take care

Jo x