Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A True Love Story Never Ends

Hello Friends...

This page came about after trying a technique I saw on Pinterest that did not work so good for me, but seeing as it was a brand new sheet of BoBonny Madeleine collection, I did not want to discard it and decided to try and use it any-ways...The feel of the paper and especially the Madeleine Tiles paper is very distressed and old fashioned like, making it ideal for this photo that Georg and I took during a recent week-end breakaway... 

The technique is to transfere book paper with Gesso onto your paper...Well lol...mine did not transfer, it just got stuck and I had to rip the pieces of book paper off. I did however end up with some lovely texture and that is why I did not throw it away. Some Lindy's Stampgang mists and embossed texture paste saved the day!

I used the following Sprays,
Bodacious Blush and Chateau Rose
And Orange Creamsicle and Reindeer Moss Green Embossing Powder.

The Prima Clock-face and Keys were aged with Dusty Attic Rust Powder, a little Distress Paint and Crackle Paint and sealed with Glue and Seal. The flowers and Spring Berry cluster are from Petaloo's Botanica collection.

These are some photos to try and give you an idea of the textures...

Thank you for visiting my post...


Once you find someone to share your ups and downs,
downs are almost as good as ups. 
~Robert Brault~

Friday, September 26, 2014

~ A 'Happiness' Canvas ~

Today I am sharing a canvas I made using some String Glue for texture, Prima Color Bloom Spray's and Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces....

I knew what I wanted to do with the chipboard pieces, but the rest of the canvas had me puzzled for a day or two...I wanted it to be all soft and girly like, but alas, it did not end the way I had envisioned it...lol!

In the end it is a bit more grunge'd than I wanted...but....I am actually Happy with it...it was FUN, and it looks good and, now I have a reason to attempted another one soon...maybe getting the girly thing right this time....

After gesso'ing the canvas I played with the String Glue, I wanted the inks to puddle more which sadly did not happen this time. On this piece I used the following Prima Color Bloom's Spray Mists

Gold Foil
Tea Stain
Vintage Coal

To get this look on the Dusty Attic Rose Cluster chippie, I embossed it with three layers of white UTEE. Once cooled, I stamp with various colours of ink and heat again with a Heat-gun. It is the most fun to see the UTEE and ink mix and be able to move the ink around with the UTEE. On the leaves and flowers I also used a little spray that was heated as well.

The film strip and the paper flowers are from Bo Bunny.

The Prima resin Frame and Angel are coloured with  Gold Foil, Storm Cloud and Vintage Coal Sprays.

I did some masking with texture paste and embossed it with Lindy's Stampgang EP, Raspberry Lemonade.

These photos show the pieces before and after heating...The photo left is after heating...

That's it for now...short and sweet!
wishing you a Happy Scrapping weekend...

Those who can laugh without cause 
have either found the true meaning of happiness 
or have gone stark raving mad. 
~ Norm Papernick  ~

Friday, September 19, 2014

~~ Dreamroad ~~

     It's a lovely Friday, sun...a lazy breeze, birds chatting away in the trees....And then tomorrow the mad dash to get Chantelle moved and settled in her new digs will begin...!!!

But until then I would love to share this page done for the Lindy's September Colour challenge. 

I had this image of an 'Old Timer' for awhile and just had to use it as the colours of the challenge matched the rusty colours of the truck...and because of the image on the Challenge-board as well. There is no real rhyme or reason behind this page other that I loved the image and wanted to play with colour and texture and just have some fun crating.
I once again used Prima papers and my ever popular Dusty Attic Chipboard... I have been neglecting my chipboard a little these past few months and must admit that it feels like playing with an old friend again...Prepare to see Dusty future more in my work again.

I have used the following Dusty Attic pieces on this page...

Birds on a Wire
Rustic Farm Fence

And they got treated with another all time favourite of mine...Lindy's Stampgang Mists...
My background paper was first gesso'd and I used a plastic bag to dab the LSG mists on.

Fuzzy Naval Peach
Gag me with a Spoon Grey
Mission Bells Brown 
Time Travel Teal 
Tilt-a-Wheel Teal: Flat Fabio
Queen Sheba's Silver EP
Shabby Turbine Teal and Steampunk Magicals

The little Birds were Gesso'd and painted with some of the mists. The wires were painted with a mixture of  texture gel and the magical's. 


I have treated the Prima Junkyard findings and Trinkets with several Distress Paints...Antique Bronze, Black Soot, Brushed Pewter, Forest Moss and Rusty Hinge. I have also sprinkled a few grains of Platinum UTEE on. 

The branches were inked with Distress inks, embossed with an embossing folder and edged with brown ink.

Now the Farm Fence got some work on it...I gave it a light and un-even coating with gesso. Then I mixed some coarse Texture gel with the Steampunk and Shabby Turbine Teal Magicals and applied that with a Tim Holtz Stripes mask on the chipboard. I randomly added some Queen Sheba Silver EP and Heat-set it. I used the Peach and Brown mists to paint the posts of the fence and green ink for the grass. I also sprayed some Grey mist on the bottom of the grasses for extra shimmer...It resulted in a colourful, textured piece...

The edges of my papers were also coloured with the Peach and Teal colours. On the title I added a few grains of Black UTEE.

I am adding this photo to show how I have used the LSG mists in three ways...The Teal's were done with the plastic bag, the Peach I sprayed through a mask and with the Grey I did some splatters with a paint brush! The green stripes are from the mask that I used on the fence...I could not let all the yummy texture go to waste...lol!

I thank you for taking the time to visit and more so leaving me a little message...I absolutly love reading them and appreciate every word!


Nostalgia is a file
 that removes the rough edges 
from the good old days. 
~Doug Larson~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Free to Fly

Hello Blog friends...

Today I want to share a page I made using the September sketch from  The Dusty Attic. The photo is an image I took off Pinterest and it kind of portraits the feelings I am having lately...free, but also bound and held back by my own feelings....

I used several papers from Prima's Stationary Desk collection. I covered the background with clear Gesso and used Studio 490 Metallic Silver paste through a The Crafters Workshop stencil. On this page I used the following Dusty chipboard pieces....

Small Sea-grass
Small Elegant Flourish

I used my Lindy's spray a little different on this page...I sprayed a good amount in a line on my craft sheet, and then pulled the edges of my page through it to create a lovely border. Having used Treasured Island Turquoise Moon Shadow Mist, means I have a vintage brown border with the most amazing green shimmer and shine to it!

I wanted the Sea-grass to blend in with my paper...I used gesso, Weathered Wood Distress Paint and Ghostly Gargoyle White  Lindy's on it. On the ends is a little Black Soot DP. I also used some Distress Crackle Paint on  it.

The Vine was painted with Vintage Photo DP and the leaves with Bundled Sage and Forest Moss DP.

The Fleur de Lis rub-on from Glitz I have had in my stash for ages...loving the distressed look of it...The words are Remnant Rubs from Tim Holtz...

Lol...this chippy has so much product on and the photo unfortunately does not do it credit at all....After Gesso I started with a layer of Forest Moss DP. There is also Brushed Pewter DP, Queen Sheba Silver and Oakleaf Olive Embossing Powder from Lindy's on it. I have also sprayed it with Steel Shimmer Glitz Spray from Lindy's...

Thank you for your visit to this page using two of my all time favourite products....Dusty Attic and Lindys Stampgang....

Dusty Attic September Sketch


All men should strive
to learn before they die
what they are running from,
 and to, 
and why.
~James Thurber~
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