Wednesday, June 27, 2018

~~~ Always Together ~~~
June 2018 Dusty Attic Moodboard Challenge

This is a very special photo of me and Missy...Building fond memories while we still can... The colours and overall feeling of the Dusty Attic Moodboard for this month just suited this photo so well. Loved the rich, muted colours and the laces. I used two off-white cardstocks, distressed and punched the top one. Used Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink to chalk the edges and do some stamping. 
For the background work I sprayed with Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone Distress Spray Stain, Down the Rabbit Hole Lindy's Spray and Chalk Grey Mist from 13Arts. I did some stencil work using the Lace stencil from Dusty with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Also some Graphite Texture paste with the Distressed Diamond Stencil.

The Title and little Hearts from the Hearts attack Border were coloured with Antique Brilliance Waxes, Fire Ruby.

The frames were inked with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Inks. Then some Clear Crackle Varnish was added. After it dried, I added some Chalk Grey Mist and lastly a random rubbing with White Gold Metallique Wax. The lace, lace flowers and Gauss was also inked with 13 Arts Chalk Grey.

To mimic the Lace doily in the Photo, I used a wire Heart Doily from my stash that I altered using the Fire Ruby wax. I also took inspiration from the embossed Thimbles...I covered the Wings and inside of the Heart Frame with sticky Foil, embossed them with an embossing folder and rubbed Fire Ruby Wax on them. On the raised embossing I rubbed some of the White Gold Wax.

Please do visit the Dusty Attic Online Shop where these products and many newly added designs are available...Hope to see your creations with our Moodboard challenge next month...Remember, there are two $50 Gift Vouchers to spend in the shop up for grabs!!! 

I put down my book, 
"The Meaning of Zen",
 and see the cat smiling into her fur
as she delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue. 
"Cat, I would lend you this book to study 
but it appears you have already read it."
 She looks up 
and gives me her full gaze. 
"Don't be ridiculous," 
she purrs,
 "I wrote it." 
~Dilys Laing, "Miao"~

Monday, June 18, 2018

~Timeless Moments~
2018 May - Dusty Attic DT Project

Hello to you my friends....
Today I share with you my DT page using several chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic... 

For this project I used the following papers from 49 and Market...Oasis from the Heirloom Botanicals range, and Orchard Feast from Rusty Autumn. The image is a Pinterest photo of an Altered Clock by Rae Moses

I used the String Of Hearts Frame and the Industrial Hearts as my main Chipboard elements. All my Dusty pieces were first primed with Gesso. The hearts were embossed with Aged Teal Embossing Powder from Stampendeous and Perissa Embossing Powder from WOW. I absolutly love the effects of these multi coloured powders on my chipboards, they give such an amazing effect seen on their best in close up photos!

To add too the industrial feel of the page I added a few of my rusted washers. I distress the background papers by splashing watered down Distress Oxide inks, Broken China and Shaded Lilac. I did a little stamping, a little clear UTEE and some hand stitching.

I absolutly love the effect of the Baked Texture Embossing powders from Seth Apter, but as I do not have them , I had to make due with what I have to create a similar texture and effect. I glued some script paper to the hearts (photo at the end), thereafter I painted it with some red watercolour paint. And then the fun part of layering clear UTEE and embossing powders. I started with the UTEE, then Golden Sand From Stampendeous, another layer of UTEE, Aged Black from Stampendeous and Perissa from WOW and a final layer of UTEE...Absolute fun and excitement to see the different powders react to heat...And of course Dusty is sturdy enough to handle all this treatment. PS...I fixed the crack in the heart by simply reheating the embossing powder, something that is easy to do with UTEE.

The leaves were simply rubbed with some Mystic Turquoise Antique Brilliance wax, giving it the Brownish, Earthy look with added Blue depending on the angle you look at it...magic!
The title just got a swipe of Watering Can Archival Ink with a wet-wipe, and a little darker on the edges.

On the frame I used Brown and Dusty Rust Pastes and Blue Patina Paste. The Perforated Mesh Border was inked with Hydrangea and Watering Can Archival Inks and  Perissa Embossing Powder.

The wings and the Industrial Globe were painted with red watercolour and Rambling Rose Pink spray from Lindy's. Also a little Perissa Embossing on the wings.

The Dusty Attic store is filled with these and many, many more amazing products!

Thank you for your visit...Hope you enjoyed this project of mine....

Watches are so named as a reminder,
if you don't watch carefully 
what you do with your time,
 it will slip away from you. 
~Terri Guillemets, "Tick tock," 1996~
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