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~


  1. This is gorgeous!! Love the colours, the textures are wonderful and the photo is so precious. Absolutely delightful page!! xx

  2. Full of texture and colour and a little grungy but it doesn't overwhelm such a tender photo. Great job. Love the colours.

  3. Stunning layout Patricia. Love all your added details and a very speciql photo to compliment your layout. x

  4. Stunning!!!
    Love d rustic look of chippies...

  5. So fabulous...the rusty cogs are amazing! Your chippie work has always been so super! A beautiful and special page! ;-)


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