Thursday, December 19, 2019

My Favourites 2019!

Hello and thank you so much for popping by.

Can you believe we are almost through another year?  2020 is fast approaching and I thought I would take this opportunity to say firstly a massive thank you for your love and support this year.

It has been a big year with lots of creativity and looks like being another big year next year.

I was thrilled to  be asked to design for both Dusty Attic and Kaisercraft this year along with being able to share my love of pretty paper with some wonderful people in Queensland.  Big hugs and thanks to Alison Bevis and Barbi Shipton for your hospitality!

So I thought I would share with you my favourite layouts from this year.  In no particular order - here they are

This was one I did early in the year featuring papers from Colourblast and the very talented Michelle Grant.  I love all the texture in this layout.

49 and Market combined with Dusty Attic.  Love how this turned out.  That paper is STUNNING!

Kaisercraft - always a big fan of their stuff.  It took me a while to warm to this collection but I love how this turned out with all those clusters!

Dusty Attic - I have loved being on their team.  Chipboard to die for and the nicest bunch of girls you will ever meet!  This was outta my comfort zone!

Another one featuring Kaisercraft.  I really like the colour palette of the Antiquities collection.

Magenta!  Seriously pink, black and a white backgournd and I am in my element!  Love this collection!

Softer muted tones - a challenge for me to work with but this one is definately a favourite.  Gentlemen's Emporium by Couture Creations

Another grungy one I designed for Dusty Attic. 

This one I think is my favourite layout I designed for Dusty Attic this year.  It was for the November mood board challenge.

And last but by no means least - the beautiful lady like collection.  This is my favourite collection from Kaisercraft I think EVA!!  So pretty with the soft pinks and greys with touches of greens and blues.  DIVINE!

I hope you enjoy that little walk down memory lane with me today.  Thanks for sharing it with me.

Until next time

Happy scrapping!

Cards with Dusty Attic

Hi there Dusty Fanattics!

I have a couple of male themed cards to share with you today using stencils to create a background.

To start I covered my white cardstock with some distress oxide ink in a couple of different colours.

Once they were dry I added some extra colour using some more distress oxide ink through some stencils.  The stencils I used were the Distress Grid and the Large Dot.

I then set about adding my chipboard elements to my card fronts.

For this first card I used the Diamond Panel along with the Designer Discs #15 Cogs.  I also tucked under one of the Boho Feathers.

All my chipboard I primed with black gesso first.  I added some prima waxes to the feather and the cogs. 

To give the diamonds a litle more texture I heat set them with some chunky gold embossing powder. 

To finish off my card I added a Mini Tab to the centre of the card.

For my second card I again added some chunk embossing powder to the diamonds.  This one had bits of white/silver in for a bit of a distress finished.

The winged key chipboard along with the large cog from the designer disc cogs set I primed in black gesso and added some prima waxes.

I added the mini Happy Birthday sentiment to the card which was also primed in black gesso and had wax added.

Dusty Attic products used

Thanks so much for stopping by

Until next time

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Captured - Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty friends and welcome back to the blog today.

Its my turn to inspire you with my take on this months mood board.

Jen "the Boss" does a wonderful job designing these mood boards and they are a great starting point if your lacking a little creatively.

Lets have a look at the the mood board

So I decided to try and use all the colours in the colour pallette.  Here is what I came up with.

I started by making my paper cluster for my photo and stapling it in the middle.  This allows me to then tuck under all my chipboard pieces.

I used the Doily #5 which I coloured with blue pigment ink.  Then I added the Grid #2 broken bits which were given a very light coat of gesso.

The Layered Garland and the Scroll #12 were also coloured with pigment inks.  I added some Mini Foliage to my small flower cluster before adding the String frame over the top of my photo.

Here are a couple of close ups

To bring in a little more of the purple colour I stamped some flowers and coloured them and then I added some stamped leaves too.

Here is another close up of those details.

Dusty Attic Products Used

Thanks so much for stopping by

Until next time - happy scrapping