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~
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