Thursday, October 12, 2017

~~You Make my Soul sing~~

Hello again....
On Saturday I made a card seeing as it was National Card day...I used colours that are not usually in my go-to colour palette...Yellow and Purple..I am loving the fresh and rather clean look and feeling that I achieved.To achieve the Heart-shaped cage, I Die-cut 7 Hearts, folded them in half and glued them together. I also used several flowers from Petaloo's Botanical Garden range. The gorgeous Purple Butterfly was a gift from Marta Lapkowska...

On white cardstock I started with Frenchy's Pink Pouf Flat Magical's from Lindy's Stampgang. I also used French Lilac Violet Starburst and Bonjour Butter Flat Fabio Sprays. I stamped and stencilled on the background with Chrome Yellow and Majestic Violet Archival Inks. On the Heart I Rubbed some Opal Magic Wax Royal Robes and Royal Aubergine Nuvo Mousse.

Below are several close-ups to show the effect of the cage...
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog...

Life seeks life and loves life. 
The opening of a catkin of a willow,
 in the flight of the butterfly, 
in the chirping of a tree-toad
 or the sweep of an eagle,
my life loves to see how others live,
 exults in their joy, 
and so far is partner 
in their great concern. 
~~~Edward Everett Hale~~~

Monday, October 9, 2017

~Snapshot Moments~
October 2017 Dusty Attic DT Project

How are you all doing Blog Friends....Hope to find you well and creating away?
For my Dusty Attic Blog Project this month I once again used some Selfie photos of myself!!! I know...we do not scrap ourselves often enough and am trying to get over my low self image and just Scrap away, easy enough to do with these amazing Dusty chippies...The paper I used are old, very old, stash...They are Spring Garden #2 from Craft and You Design. The flowers are from Little Birdie.

I used the following frames, Ornate Frame #5 and Decorative Frame #1. Sadly the photos don't do justice to the effect the Lindy's Spray has on the frames! After some gesso I first painted them with Frenchy's Pink Pouf and Pink Ladies Pink  Flat Magicals.  Once dry I painted with Cocklebells Coral Starburst Spray. 

Adding a few hearts from the Heart Attack Border #2 in the frame gives an interesting effect.

How cute is the round black Word Tag that fits snugly in the smallest frame? I also used some Mini Word Tabs, and Small Latice pieces that I painted with black Gesso as fillers between my layers and flowers.

I also used the Leaves #3 stencil with glue and Mega Flakes from Indigo Blu ... just love the shiny details it added to the page!

Please make sure to visit the Dusty Attic on-line shop for these and much more...

Start by doing what's necessary,
 then do what's possible,
 and suddenly you are 
doing the impossible. 
~Francis of Assisi~

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Dusty Attic August 2017 DT page

Hello all my dear Blog friends...
Today I share another of my Pinterest Doors that is the inspiration for this month's Dusty Attic DT post...

Along with various Dusty pieces I also used paper from 49&Market. I used Tattered and Seeds of Love from the Vintage Artistry collection.

Using the Damask Stencil, I stencilled the background with Distress Oxides Iced Spruce and Black Soot. Spritzed with water and dried and added some random Grit paste as well through the stencil. I also used several layers of the following Distress oxides to build my background...Broken China, Fossilized Amber and Frayed Burlap.

The Corner Flourish #4 was Gesso'd and a little Distress Grid Paste was added on the leaves. To achieve the same Teal colour present in the photo, I mixed some Blue, Green and White acrylic paints and painted it on the flourish. I also touched the raised areas with a little Mystic Turquoise Antique Brilliance Wax.

After Gesso'ing the Brick Wall and Perforated Mesh pieces, I used the Patina and Rust past sets from Prima to treat the  chipboards.

The cute little Water Pump was treated as follows...Gesso...and then painted with Olive Green and Sandstone Coulourcraft Brusho's. After drying I added a little Grid paste and when dry some  Vermilion Brusho. Also added a gem 'water drop'.

The next few photos show the background before inking with the Distress Oxides and the steps of colouring the water pump.

These are the pieces I used from the Dusty Attic Shop.


Do you love the look of the NEW DESIGNS also done in the Black Core board?
Word Play, Tabs and Tags 

Just "tag" two of your friends and "share" the post on your own wall to win 
The competition is open world wide. 
Good Luck everyone

Thanking you for your visit...

My favourite words are possibilities, 
opportunities and curiosity.
 I think if you are curious, 
you create opportunities, 
and then if you open the doors, 
you create possibilities. 
~Mario Testino~

Thursday, July 20, 2017

~~~BoHo Skull~~~
Dusty Attic July 2017 Moodboard

Me again Blogger friends, with a project for this months Moodboard from Dusty Attic....
One of the newer designs in the shop is this BoHo skull...I was not sure how to use it until this months moodboard. I was so inspired by the rich colours and thought that is the ideal way to use the skull.

I used a cheap photo frame, added some Art stones to the corners, painted it with black gesso. I then painted the frame with a mixture of Chipped Sapphire and Cracked Pistachio Distress paint and some blue acrylic paint. Also rubbed on some Art Alchemy Waxes.

All the chipboard pieces were painted with white gesso. I then added some crackle paint to the skull. Once dry I painted it with the following Distress Oxide Re-Inkers, Antique Linen, Iced Spruce and Walnut Stain. The leaves where painted with Lindy's Stampgang Sprays Maidenhair Fern Green and Pondorosa Pines Olive. The flowers were painted with several water colours and embossed with clear embossing powder. 

I inked the Beaded Flourish #3 with Monarch Orange Archival Ink and Cocoa Bean Copper Lindy's Spray. Also added a few drops of Chestnut Liquid Pearls. It was then cut into pieces and added to the skull.

The Retro Frame was also inked with the Monarch Orange and Spray as well as with Cornflower Blue Archival Ink and Time Travel Teal Lindy's Spray.

I hope I could inspire you to get to the Dusty Attic shop where there are many more amazing design to choose from... 

Also remember there is still some time to get 20% OFF your Dusty Goodies - use the code dusty20 at checkout 

"Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic, literary or spiritual pursuits. In this context, Bohemians may or may not be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds."

We are all a little bit hippy,
 a little bohemian.
 We take that from the culture we knew,
 from the '70s and the '80s. 
~Nicolas Maduro~
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