Sunday, October 13, 2019

Handsome Boy - Dusty Attic

Hello hello hello Dusty friends!

Jo here to share with you today a layout.

I am the first to say that I'm not really a mixed media person or a grungy person so I thought I would throw it out there and challenge myself a little.  Its always good to step outside your comfort zone right?

I started using a piece of 12 x 12 that already had the look of mixed media without me even having to get my hands dirty!

I then set about making my cog clusters as grungy as I could.

I arranged them first in two clusters.  One for the right side of the photo and one for the left.

It was a simple as randomly dabbing over some blue and brown distress oxide ink and also leaving some of the chippy bare.

For a bit of extra interest, I used the new broken bits No.1 numbers and added just a swipe of black in over them.

Here are a couple of close ups

I decided against a big title and instead added one of the mini tabs with Handsome Boy just for a pop of black.  To get a little bit of extra texture to my page I then added some micro beads

Dusty Attic products used

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time

Happy crafting

Monday, October 7, 2019

Sunburnt Country - Couture Creations

Hello paper friends and welcome back.

As many of you know I was on the design team for Couture Creations a few years ago.  It was truly a wonderful experience and even tho I am no longer a part of the team, every so often they ask if I will create with the new an upcoming ranges.

So I was chuffed to be asked to have a play with the new Sunburnt Country that is about to be released here in Australia his month.

The collection has some beautiful Australian inspired papers along with some fabulous mini dies and stamps.

Here are a couple of layouts I have created.

These pics were taken at the Maleny bird park and gardens while holidaying recently in Queensland.  I thought the bird papers were perfect for a bit of fussy cutting.  I die cut out lots of the small eucalyptus die.  The "adventure" is a stamp which I used as a title.

There is a map of Australia in this collection and the really cool thing is that there is also a die that matches the stamp making it super easy to cut out.  I tucked that under the right hand side and just showed the "east coast" of Australia as thats where we were.

The little dragon fly I cut twice and covered the top die cut with the awesome new Card Deco inks in the pigment Golden Red.  It leaves a beautiful shimmery colour. 

Tucked under my photo layer on the left hand side is a new hot foil stamp - Australian Flourish.  This is a two piece set.  I used the flourish by inking it first and then die cutting it.   Then I did it again but just left what ink was on the foil stamp so it left a really soft impression.

You can see in the close up

So for my next layout I wanted to scrap this photo of my eldest boy on his climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  I also wanted to pop it in a frame for him so I decided to go with a smaller size layout that being an A4 size page. 

I love to do this size every so often.  Just makes for a change.

So to start I stamped a couple of those Silver Princess blossoms onto my white background with the black Card Deco ink.  I then added a little colour to them again with the Card Deco ink in Cappuccino.  I made a paper cluster for my photo to sit on . 

The mini bridge and Opera House stamp was perfect for my photo!

I then fussy cut some of those bottle brush from the papers and also die cut out the map of Australia.  I die cut it once from heavy cardstock and then used piece of the map papers from the 6 x 6 pad to cover over the top.  While I was busy die cutting I also cut a few of the gumnuts die to tuck in and around my page.

To finish off I used a simple title - Adventure.  This I die cut 3 times from heavy cardstock and then added the Card Deco Golden Red pigment ink over the top. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
You can see all the fabulous products in the new collection Sunburnt Country here

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Until next time


Cards with Sunburnt Country - Couture Creations


So today I have some cards to share with you again using the new release from Couture Creations - Sunburnt Country

I created 7 cards in total using a variety of the new mini stamps, dies and papers.

Here are my first few

The sentiment is also a mini die which I cut out 3 times and then used the Card Deco inks to colour them.

Here is my next lot

The golden die cuts are hot foil die cut and emboss stamps which I just inked rather than using my foil machine.  Again I have used mini sentiments layered up with ink.

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time


Friday, October 4, 2019

Mood Board - October Dusty Attic

Hello and welcome back to the blog.

Today I am sharing my take on this months moodboard.

How nice is this?

Very autumn like and Im sure where some of you now you are experiencing those crispy leaves and cooler days.  Here in Australia we are in spring mode and ready for another long hot summer!

I decided to stick with the colours in the mood board and also with the grunge look that I have been experimenting with a little lately.

I started with stamping some ink splotches on to my background paper.  I then cut bits of the 12 x 12 geo panel and added some ink to it and laid it over the stamping.

Next I inked the perforated mesh and then stamped over the top with a wood grain stamp for some extra texture.

To cover the industrial globes - I used some embossing powder and added a little glitter to it.

My cogs I have rubbed a little ink over them.

I then made a paper cluster for my photo to sit on and started tucking in and under all my chipboard pieces.

Here is a couple of closer shots

I have used 3 of the strips from the wordpl@y #3 around my photo.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope I have inspired you a little to have a go at this months moodboard.

Until next time

Happy crafting!