Thursday, November 26, 2015

Daddy and Me
November 2015 Dusty Attic DT project

Hello to all my Bloggie friends today!

I am fortunate to have a few sheets of 7 Dots Studio papers and what better product to combine them with than my ever favourite Dusty Attic chipboard!!!
This is a photo of me and my Father when I was only a few weeks old...
At first I planned on having the frame behind the photo but after all the work I put into it and seeing what it looked like I decided to rather put it on the photo.

I used the Cog Stencil and some brown ink to add interest to the back page. I then thickened Hot Chocolate and Oceania Paint with Ayeeda's Magic Powder to create a nice thick paste that I used with the Circuit Stencil.

I wanted to add texture to my chipboard and also to my page and to achieve this I added some cotton to the top and bottom of my photo stack and Finnabair Plum Glass Beads, Sterling Glass Glitter and  fine Black glitter.

The Vintage Frame and Ornate Pendant were both painted with the following Dusty in Colour Paints...Hot Chocolate
Mountain Meadow
Sunburnt Orange.
I just painted each colour randomly and kept going until I was happy with the antique effect that I was going for. Once dry I distressed the frame in places with a sanding block to expose some raw chipboard which I then inked with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Finally I gave it a light dry brush swipe with Gold Opal Magic Mica Powder.

Using various Distress Stains and paints...Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo, I coloured the Cogs. I also added a little clear UTEE to them.

A few Bling elements on the Ornate Pendant...

Find these and many more in the Dusty Attic Store...

Thank you for your visit...

Being a great father is like shaving.
 No matter how good you shaved today, 
you have to do it again tomorrow. 
~Reed Markham~

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Headband ala Finnabair Style

As most of you know, I was very fortunate to attend the Finnabair workshop end of October 2015 hosted by Cariena Basson at the Scrapbook Studio in Jeffreys Bay. I wanted to create something to commemorate the occasion and decided to create...the night before leaving, whilst packing...this Headband featuring several Vintage Trinkets and products from the Prima Finnabair line. I started by priming the velvet Headband with black Gesso and after drying with my heatgun, painted it with Copper Crackle Texture Paste. All the different elements and beads were adhered using Soft Matt Gel. Unfortunately I did not have any Prima Micas, therefore I used Perfect Pearls that I mixed with soft Matt Gel and painted onto the elements. Heatgun worked again and after a little cooling I sealed it all with two layers of Matt Gel.

I wore the Headband both days of class with Anna and even after travelling am happy to say that all the elements are still in place.

Just a short and sweet post today...Thank you for dropping by...

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nov 2015Dusty Attic Inspiration Board

Today I am sharing my take on the November Inspiration Board at Dusty Attic...
When I got back from my class with Anna Dąbrowska aka Finnabair hosted by Cariena Basson from the Scrapbook Studio in Jeffrey's Bay three weeks ago, I had such lovely Finnabair products that I bought that needed to be tested...
I grabbed my Journal, covered the pages with old crusted Gesso, drywall tape, gauze and coloured it with various Mica Powders. I also laid down some thread, and found a face in the placement the next morning! This happened quite by accident and was not planned at all...given, it is a very abstract face but! I stamped the eyes and then went about to add some jewellery using Dusty Attic chipboard pieces.

I used the Fan Stencil from Dusty Attic with two shades of blue Distress Inks on the Background.

The mood board is how you interpret it, use the colours and words for Inspiration. Not only can you use Kraft, black or white cardstock but also it can be anything your heart desires to create, layouts, cards or an off the page project. The only "rule" is that you require some Dusty Attic chipboard used on your masterpiece. Just add your link, name and country here to win a $100 Gift Voucher to the Dusty Attic website.

I know it looks messy and un-organized to some...but that is were the fun lies for me...I love the textures, getting my hands all dirty and messy and playing with colours and different products. There is nothing more rewarding that feeling over a textured surface and tilting a project to see the light catching and changing colours.

The Tear-drops and Pendant from the Ornate Pendant set were embossed with the following embossing powders from Lindy's Stampgang...
Hyacinth Blue Jade
Queen Sheba's Silver.

I used the following Dusty Attic pieces.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. 
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~Scott Adams~

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Celebrating You
Dusty Attic Oct 2015 Moodboard

Hello Blog friends...

I am sharing with you my take on the October Mood-board from Dusty Attic...
I took this photo of George when I visited him last month and we went for a short walk along his very short beach!
I wanted to keep the page more simple, without my usual play with papers, flowers and embellishments...I rather played with the Dusty Attic chipboard, colour and textures... 

I used crackle paint on the background, sprayed a little Lindy's mist and painted using the Dusty stencil and Cashmere Paint from Dusty...On the String Frame I also used Sunburst Orange, Cashmere and Vintage Gold paint that I heated to form the bubbles and texture...I also swiped a little black distress ink onto it. The little Hearts are from the Heart Attack border.

I painted the lighthouse with Storm Cloud, Faded Denim and Denim paints, I stencilled with some Graphite Texture Paste. The Seagull was coloured using several Lindy's mists.

The Indian Arrow was first painted with Bisque paint and once dried I painted it with several colours H2Os.

The Grass Clusters clusters were also painted with Lindy's and I have added some Glass Glitter to it. Also added Mica flakes and micro beads for interest.

Al of these products used and many, many more are available from the Dusty Attic Store...

Courage means to keep working a relationship,
 to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, 
and to stay focused during stressful periods.
~Denis Waitley~

~~~ Sassy ~~~
Sept 2015 Scraps of Elegance kit

This month (September) the Scraps of Elegance kit is called - Lisa's Sweet September Kit...and it contains papers from the Gilded Lily Collection from Graphic 45 and Autumn Anthology from Blue Fern Studios. 

For this page I used the following  Graphic 45 papers... Gilded Lily, Lavish Lifestyle and Royal Gardens. I kept the mixed media to  minimum on this page and rather played with layers and flowers to add interest.

I did some distressed punching on the edges. I also layered with several cut outs from the paper range and used flowers from the main kit and flower add-ons.

In the creativity add-on we got the Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit from consists of 5 tubes of different Embossing Powders and Elements, here I used the Bronze Glass Glitter and Tea Stained Mica Flakes...easy to adhere with soft matt gel.

Layered the Graphic 45 Metal Keyhole and the Melissa Frances Frame...

On the background I used the Rebecca Baer  Moroccan Tile and Vine stencil from the Elements Add-on and the Prima Chalk edger to add interest to the paper, I also used a scoop of the Iced Rose Gelato from the Creative Add-on mixed with some Whipped Spackle through a stencil. I used a crumpled plastic bag to apply the Persimmon Mica Color Mist from Blue Fern Studios and a stamp for the Sky mist. The twine is part of the Main Kit. The title got a sweep of coloured Whipped Spackle and wiped thought the Sky mist on my craft sheet...

Thank you for your visit today ~~~~

'I think a girl who is able to earn her own living
 and pay her own way
 should be as happy as anybody on earth. 
The sense of independence and security
 is very sweet.'
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