Tuesday, November 8, 2016

~Say Cheese~
Dusty Attic-November 2016 DT Page

Saying Hello again to all my Blogland friends...Hoping you are all have a wonderful week this far. I am sharing my Design Team page for Dusty Attic with you. This is me and my one daughter's cat, Kiara...and nope, she was not to impressed with this photo session at all...! 

I used Doodads #3 as main chippies. They were embossed with Golden Sand Embossing Powder from Stampendeous...Just love the effect of this Embossing powder on the chipboard. So easy to get amazing detail without going to too much trouble! I also did dry Heat Embossing with Aged Rose Embossing powder, also from Stampendeous on the background and in the valleys of the Dusty Attic Corrugated Cardstock

I used papers from Penelope Dee, Tea Time Range designed by Glenda Viljoen. I used Chamomile Tea, Hydrangea and Rose And Ginger. To match the shabby and distressed look of the papers, I stencilled with Finnabair's white crackle paste. Don't you just love the gold speckles from the Aged Rose embossing powder?

Keeping with the Shabby Chic look I added some Tulle, Builders Tape and coloured gauze to the page, the gauze was coloured with a spray from my Lindy's Starbusrt Mist: Bodacious Blush. Also added Art Stones from Finn and US Artquest Prills: Baby it's Cold Outside and Plum Crazy.

I coloured the Nameplate #5 with Lindy's Bodacious Blush after gesso'ing and inked the edges with Watering Can Archival Ink. The mini Tag was just inked a little with Victorian Velvet Distress ink and Watering Can.

From the Dusty Attic Store...

The problem with cats
 is that they get the exact same look 
on their face
 whether they see a moth 
or an axe-murderer.
 ~Paula Poundstone~

Thank you so much for the visit...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

~It's Good to be Me~
Art Journal Page

My Art Journal is not so much for journalling...I really struggle with words and expressing myself...For me it is to play with all my media and see how they react and just playing with colour and textures...My way of clearing my head at times...On this page I played with two new products...Glimmer Mists from K-Craft and Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.

This page started of after seeing a video by Marta Lapkowska - Breaking a Blank Page Part 5. Note...started of...lol...for after plastering on a thick and textured layer of Gesso, and creating a background with Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink refill inks, I had to let the page lie for a few days and when I got back to it again it moved in a completely different way than first intended!!!

I had bought me some Distress Crayons and the Glimmer Mist and had to play with them and try to learn how they behave and react. 

"I was planning on firing Kiara the cat as my co-writer...
but as Ezme Hartman observed- 
'Clever kitty.... c= cat, x= kisses, 
she's sending you a ❤ note,'"

....lol...enough fooling around, back to business...
I found the K-Craft glimmer Mist to be very vibrant and highly pigmented. The colours are truly stunning with some sheen to them. I wet my paper before adding the mist and also afterwords as it is easier to move and manipulate the spread that way. On here I have used Bronze, Sunny Yellow and Violet.The Yellow was used on the Lace and the Bronze on the Art stones. One can see the awesome shimmer of the Bronze in the close-up shots. The Lace Doily was coloured with the Violet with some added Red Rust Paste. I also used the Violet on the page with some Dark Velvet Metallique Paint from Finnabair.

Also used the following Distress Crayons from Tim Holtz: Black Soot, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge. I used the Peeled Paint with water on the background and the other two with stencils.

Thank you for your visit...Wishing you an awesome day...

I care not so much 
what I am to others 
as what I am to myself. 
 I will be rich by myself, 
and not by borrowing.
  ~Michel de Montaigne~

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Notable Range by Penelope Dee

Today just a very short post to show this Tag I created using papers, Penelope Dee, from a local producer, Trocraft...These papers are designed by Glenda Viljoen and this particular range, her second of three so far, is called Notable. From this range I used Documented and Memorabilia. I am very impressed with the quality of these papers. Apart from being beautiful designed, they are very strong and durable...On this Tag particularly I used a lot of media and fluid to test the amount of media it can take, and I am pleasantly impressed with the durability!!!

From Dusty Attic I used a Artsy Frame #3. I painted it with the Red Rust Paste from Finnabair and once dry, distressed it with a sanding block. I then painted some Steel Shimmer Glitz Spray from Lindy's Stampgang onto the raw parts. The parcel of letters are from the Memorabilia sheet from Notable tied with a piece of string and a Oh so Beautiful button from Penelope Dee's 'Just Button It', a jar filled with buttons and embellishments also from Trocraft.

I did some stencilling with Texture Paste through the Leaves Stencil, added some half Pearls and beads from the embellishments, sprayed it all with Steampunk Sepia mist and splatted Red and Brown Rust Paste onto it all...

Thank you for your visit and I'll be back soon with another Layout made with the Notable Range....

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Secret Birthday Album
~Jennifer Hedger-Owner- Dusty Attic~

Good afternoon Blog friends!
This afternoon finally sees the reveal of a tight kept secret!!! Yes...Girls can actually keep a secret...

Earlier this month saw the.....pssssstttt....40th.....birthday of a very special person! Owner and Boss-lady of Dusty Attic, Jennifer Hedger. To celebrate this milestone and special birthday our Design Team coordinator, Jen Burns got us all together and we each created a special page for Jennifer, which was presented to her at a Retreat this weekend. We had a special 'Secret Stuff' FB group were we posted updates and photos and just had a general good time sharing fun and laughter. We also got to see video clips that Jen took of Jennifer receiving her Album...Tears and laughter even from us all viewing it at home.

 These pages are from all over the world and so unique as each individual that created it! I am adding links at the end of the post to all the other DT pages...please visit them and leave some love won't you?

Had to add a little touch of Africa on my page...

I used the following Dusty Attic product on my page. All available from the Dusty Attic on-line Store.

I also used the following products on the page and Chip-boards.

Lindy's Stampgang Mists
Cranbury Mist Burgandy
Cotton Candy Pink
Edelweiss Moss Green

Lindy's Stampgang Embossing Powders
Gilded Burgandy Brass
Orbit Olive Gold
Spring Leaf Chateuse

Prills: I'm A-Maized
Prima/Finnabair Rust Pastes

With their permission I am also posting two pages that are not being blogged, but can most certainly not be missed!!!

This page was done by Sharon Giles, friend and confidant to the two Jen's...

And Jen Burns...Right Hand to the Boss-lady....

Filled to the brim with Lay-outs...with a couple still missing!!!!
Jennifer...May these always remind you of a special Birthday being loved and spoiled by your 2016 Dusty Attic Design Team!!!

May every birthday sweetly bring,
A thousand proofs of love;
A pure and perfect crystal spring
Of bliss from Heaven above!
~George Wells~ 

Amy Voorthuis
Amy's Pretty Papers

Gabrielle Pollacco

Heather Jacob

Heather McMahon

Helena Johansson

Joanne Bain

Lisa Nazario-Gregory

Maggie Armstrong

Rachelle Sigurdson

Tina Ollett

Valia Katzaki

~Important Life Details~
Dusty Attic September 2016 DT Page

Can one believe it? Spring has sprung here in South Africa! Wasn't it just yesterday that we felt the cold fingers of Winter creeping up on us? We did not have a very cold Winter at all this year, no frost...and the forecast is that we are in for another hot and dry Summer again...Uhg...heat...really wish Winter could stay a little longer!

Anyways...Here I am once again with my Design Team page for Dusty Attic....Thank goodness Michelle takes selfies, That gives me a photo now and then to scrap...lol!

I used some Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Varnish on the top and bottom of the page. Also mixed Dusty Attic Texture Paste with Lindy's Stampgang Magical's, Steel Shimmer and stencilled that on the background. I then sprayed with Lindys Moonshadow, Ethereal Emerald. The Laurel Sprigs and Lace Border #3 are Gesso'd and painted with Indian Copper H2O's.

I used paper from a South African produced range. It is Notable:Classic Era, from the Penelope Dee range by Trocraft, designed by Glenda Viljoen...I found it to be of an amazing quality to add mixed media to. The keys are from them as well.

The Ornate Frame #7  was gesso'd and painted with Dusty Attic paints Hot Chocolate and Storm Cloud  and also sprayed with the Lindy's mist.

From the Dusty Attic On-line store I used the following products....

Hot Chocolate
Storm Cloud
Clear Crackle Varnich

For much more amazing inspiration, please visit our Dusty Attic blog filled with projects from my fellow DT friends...

Memory is a child walking along a seashore.
 You never can tell 
what small pebble it will pick up
 and store away among its treasured things. 
~Pierce Harris, Atlanta Journal~

Thank you for taking the time to visit....
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