Tuesday, August 20, 2019

~~ Together Forever ~~
August 2019 13arts Blogpost

 Hello again dear Blogger friends....

Today I am sharing a page using the Amazing New collection by Olga Heldwein called Grungy Walls. Now as the name suggests, this is collection is really designed with gorgeous texture of weathered woods and textured walls. I wanted to show a little softer and more feminine side of the collection... As my base I used the A side of  Cracked. I tore the sides of another sheet using the B side as a layer. I punched strips of the B side of Tattered Wood and tucked between. Also used it as matting for my photo. The fun photo for interest is me and my Husband taken at a photo shop in the Historic little gold mining Town of Pelgrimsrust...


I used the Tea Party Mask on the background with a Mix of Matt Sand Paint, Brown Rainbow Color and some Magic Powder to thicken the mix. Also stamped with the Star Alliance Stamp and embossed with Stampendeous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. 

I used the Purple Magnolia Flower from the pack as well as a few Light Purple Lilac flowers. But mainly used elements from the brand new addition to the paper ranges...Ephemera Packs!!! These make adding elements so easy as they are filled with all kinds of interesting designs. The Red Door comes from the Summer Rhapsody set. The Butterflies from the Grungy Wall set and the Flowers and sentiments are from the In Bloom set. I did find the white of the elements distracting, therefore I painted them all with Antique Cream mist to blend in with the papers. 

I used the Summer Rhapsody chipboard set for my Title and the Flourish. I colored them with the Pastel Cinnamon and Patina Bronze Mists and also a little of the Silver Glitter Paint for some Shimmer. Finally did some splashing with the Olive Green Ink. 
That's it friends! Hope you enjoyed this page and all the new collections from 13arts!

All products listed below are from the 13arts Online Shop....

Tell me how many beads there are
in a silver chain
of evening rain,
Unraveled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star.
So many times do I love you again.
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes~

Friday, August 9, 2019

~~ You can Never have too much Happy ~~
August 2019 - Dusty Attic Blogpost

 One of the newly released designs from Dusy Attic is a lovely sheet with different size Tags on...When I saw them I knew they were going to be my first choice to use this month.

I used the largest of the Tags as my base. I covered it with paper from the Serendipitous collection by 49 and Market - After the Rain. Also cut a smaller tag to layer with. Seeing as I really love distressing my Chipboards, I dipped the edges of the Tag into some water and separated and curled the corners...Distressing Heaven for me...! Also added some Gilding Flakes to the edges to add some elegance to the Tag.

I embossed the Squiggly Frame and Brick Broken Bits with Perissa Embossing powder from WOW.

The window part of the Juliette Balcony #4 was treated with several colors of Rust Pastes. The Balcony part also got some Brown Rust paste and then embossed with aged Copper Enamel from Stampendous and Lindy's Lapis Lazuli Blue Gold. I colored a piece of acetate with Pesto and Stonewashed Alcohol Inks and placed it behind the window.

The Mini Foliage leaves were foiled in gold, also used a few leaves and flowers from the 49 and Marker Cut out sheet. A little gauze colored with 13Arts Navy Blue Ink and heat distressed netting was also added between my elements.

I hope this project has inspired you to go and visit our awesomely stocked Dusty Attic online shop to view all the amazing new Designs added recently...

Thank you for your visit today....

Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.
~Author unknown~

Sunday, July 28, 2019

~~ Learn from Yesterday ~~
Canvas for 13arts - July 2018

Good day crafting friends....
Today I am sharing a colorful canvas created for 13Arts as my July Design Team post. Drawing inspiration from the awesome colours of the Challenge of the month I kept to the Blues and Yellows.  Hope you have entered already? There are still a few days left to do so....

I used the Swirl Stencil and Modeling paste to add a little detail to the corners. Also scrapped the palette knife clean on the opposite corners to get some texture there as well. I sprayed the canvas with the Yellow chalk Ink. The Dusty Attic frame was gesso'd and painted with the Vivid Yellow Paint and added to the canvas. After adding the flowers and pieces of the Twig I added more color with Yellow Lemon Rainbow Color.  

I layered a wooden Wing set that was painted with Emerald Color Glow and Blue Metallic Paints with another frame, some yellow colored Gauze and a Resin Face. I colored the frame, face and resin swirls with Navy Blue Splash Ink. I just love how the ink reacts so differently when water is added. On the frame and swirls I left it concentrated whilst I sprayed some water and used a wet wipe on the face. It gives a softer, almost chalk-like finish. I also used the wipe to color the edges and corners of the canvas. Also added splashes with the Splash brush and Splash. 

Some white roots, a few stars elements from the New Under the Stars A4 element Sheet and a little gold leafing and my canvas was done!

Thank you for your visit and please find these products and many more in the 13arts Online Store....

Monday, July 22, 2019

~~ Remember Today ~~
July 2019 Dusty Attic Blog-post Project

 This month my Dusty Attic Project features photos of me and my son that I took when we managed a very short visit in Stellenbosh when I went to the Antonis Tzanidakis workshop... 
I used papers from 49 and Market, To the Point and Whispers from the Bold and Beautiful collection. Also used a few items from the matching laser-cut sheet in the collection. 

I Gesso'd all my chipboard pieces in preparation. Then I painted the Windows and Shutters, Stitching, a part of the Vine and one of the Heart Designer Disks with 13 Arts Turquoise Rainbow Color. In the closeups one can see the variation of the paints....love how easy it can be to alter Dusty Chippies without too much trouble! Although my favorite is to slap as much as I can onto the chippies, they are so forgiving !!!  I also sprayed some Webbing Spray onto the Window...Did not get as many webs as I wanted, think the spray might be a little old and too tacky.

The Title, Heart and rest of the vine where painted with Pink Rainbow Color. I layered two Hearts, added two sizes of Gold Microspheres. Then heat embossed with a few layers of clear UTEE. 

I used several different flowers from 49 and Market on this page. I snipped the Vine Border into pieces and tucked them between my flowers. 

Some lace and a little dusting of Tim Holtz Platinum Glitter Dust finishes of the page....

New and exciting designs are available in the Dusty Attic on-line store....

You don't raise heroes, 
you raise sons. 
 And if you treat them like sons, 
they'll turn out to be heroes, 
even if it's just in your own eyes.  
~Walter M. Schirra, Sr.~
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