Thursday, May 13, 2021

Life is Beautiful - Dusty Attic

Hello creative friends and welcome back the blog. 

It's Jo with you today to share a simple yet effective layout.  This layout I have kept rather simple as I found that I was starting to add more and more and I really want my photo to be the star of my page. 

So with some pretty papers and some awesome chipboard designs by Dusty here is my page.

I started with the Barbed Wire Frames and inked them partially in a brown ink.  I then snipped it not quite in half and added the larger piece to the left hand side of my page and the smaller piece to the right hand side.

The frame at the back is mounted on acetate to give a bit of a window look.

I then made a paper cluster for my photo to sit on and included the perforated mesh as well for a bit of a natural feel.

I kept my embellishment simple with this one.  Let the papers do the talking along with that beautiful big barbed wire frame.  I added some of the vintage keys and a title.

Dusty Attic Products Used

Until next time
Happy crafting

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Cards with Uniquely Creative - Choose Your Own Adventure

 Hello and welcome!

Have you seen the super awesome new collection from Uniquely Creative?

Its a wonderful collection perfect for the men and boys in our lives.  This collection is perfect not only for scrapbook layouts but also for cards which is what I have to share with you today.

I created some cards but what I like to do first is go through the packet of Creative Cuts and make lots of little embellishments.  That way I can use them not only for cards but also for scrapbooking layouts too.

Here are the embellishments I made.

And I still had lots left over too!

With some of these I created cards.

With the left over embellishments I created 2 scrapbook layouts.  I will share them with you at a later date. 

I love how these cards turned out.  Perfect for boys or men.  The top right is the favourite for me.

Until next time

Happy crafting

Jo x

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Cards With Altenew Classic Pine Stencil Set

Hello and welcome back to my little neglected blog.  I am trying to breath a bit of love back into my crafty space here so please bear with me.

I'm sharing with you today, some card I created using the Altenew Classic Pine Stencil set.  This is a 6 x 6 layering stencil set which I thought was wonderful for masculine cards and also lends itself to Christmas as well.

Here are my cards

These were the first two I created.  I used my distress oxide inks.  The one on the left I did on plain white cardstock but the one on the right I inked over the white cardstock first with some Speckled Egg.  I also used Rustic Wilderness and Walnut Stain.

In the first card with the white background I did the pinecones with both Vintage Photo and then in spots I added the Walnut Stain for a bit of extra depth.

I then decided that it would look good with some glitter paste for the pine needles and with a bit more of a pop of black.

You can find this stencil here

Thanks for popping by and spending a little bit of time with me!

See you soon!


Thursday, April 22, 2021

Faith Tag - Dusty Attic Moodboard March 2021

Hello creative friends!  Welcome to the blog today. 

It's Jo with you to share my take on this months gorgeous moodboard.

I decided to create a tag.

First I made my chipboard embellishments using the heart attack panel #1 to sit my foliage and flower on.  You will see in th final pic that I decided to change the flower to go with one that was more in the purple tones.  I tucked in a small birdcage and under my cluster I aslo added the broken bits - Marrakesh.  These are my favourite bits to use to tuck in places for extra texture.

I then covered my chipboard tag in some pretty paper and added some lace and other trims along with some paper foliage.

Here are a couple more close ups

I hope you find some time to play along with us this month!

Dusty Attic Products Used

Until next time
Happy crafting

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Treasured Memories - Dusty Attic

Hello creatives!  I hope you are well and happy.

Im sharing with you today a layout showcasing a photo of my dear mum and my sometimes dear daughter celebrating her 18th birthday!

I started my layout by making a focal embellishment for the left hand side of my page.  This was just my starting point.

I wanted something to run down the side of my photo. I cover the chipboard pieces in pigment inks clear embossing powder and then added some gold wax to the little frame.   I also changed the flower as I wanted to add a whole heap of them.  

From this I then added the cog border strip underneath he whole embellishment.  I then decided to add more cogs to create a bit of a sweeping effect across my page. 

I used Nuneka's beautiful cogs for this and I covered them with Prima Old Walls rust effects.  To be totally honest I don't really even know if this effect is how it is supposed to turn out as its been sitting in my cupboard for years and looked a little dry, but I got it to work and I like the effect so I guess thats all that matters right???

I will leave you with a few close ups.

Dusty Attic products used

Until next time
Happy crafting

Saturday, March 13, 2021

21 Today! - Dusty Attic

Hello and thanks for joining me.

I really am a bit of a lazy scrapper.  I don't scrap in any order.  I don't print photos to scrap I just print and scrap whatever I feel and however I like.  Hence these pics on this layout are from my eldest boys 21st which was 2 and a half years ago!

I enjoy scrapping like that.  It means I get to go back over photos and re-live those memories.

So here is my layout to document that moment in time.

I tried to go with a bit of a mechanical vibe as he is a mechanic.

I made one big long border using the perforated mesh border and I then added some of the broken bits - numbers (these are one of my favourite pieces of Dusty Attic chipboard)  Do you have a favourite? 

I also added in the pipworks and machine parts too and just made a bit of a cluster of chipboard.

Here are a couple of close ups

I have also added some metal cogs just to mix it up a bit.