Friday, June 15, 2018

(Sketchabilities DT - June Sketch #150
+ Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo June Challenge)

Oh, how exciting to share with you finally
my first DT reveal for the one and only Sketchabilities!

This is the fabulous Sketch #150 from Sketchabilities:

From its very beginning years ago, I have always been in love with Karan Gerber's
lovely sketches and I am now thrilled to be a part of the Sketchabilities DT
and able to inspire you to play along with this wonderful challenge.
Click HERE for all the details on how to join in on the sketchy fun!

Since I love getting inspired by challenges, I decided to combine my project with the Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo challenge for June which I found to 'bee' very inspiring!

It's very easy to see how I have incorporated the bee theme on my layout.
It's buzzing all around!

I started off with some Prima Marketing paper on which I added some fine polkadot texture
using a stencil and modeling paste as well as sprayed some yellow and white mist.

The beautiful chipboard bees are from Dusty Attic.

I went in search of yellow flowers in my flower stash and came up with these lovely blooms including this pretty badge from Cuts2luv.

 As you can see, I used 2 small photos like on the sketch design.

Like most people, I'm a bit afraid of these tiny creatures.
But I must say that they do awake in me much awe and wonder.
As the quote on my layout says... 'Inspiration is everywhere!'

Thank you for visiting today!

Make sure to check out the Sketchabilities blog 
to see all of my fellow DT members' take on Sketch #150.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

(Dusty Attic DT)

For my first DT reveal for Dusty Attic this month, 
I have produced a trio of cards which I call my 'whimsical' set!

My first card in the series features one of the new Fancy Frames
and the Winged Dress Form which inspired the term 'whimsical' for this collection.

On all my 3 cards, I used the same colour scheme of different shades 
of purple and aqua combined with kraft, white and black. 

I have also added some mixed media texture and design with molding paste and
a Dusty Attic stencil. On this one, I chose the Damask #2 design.

I thought this sentiment from the Mini Captions #7 set 
would be perfect for this card which can be great for any occasion
celebrating a very special person. I added a cute Decorative Dot with a heart.

I couldn't create a whimsical card set without using a butterfly
on one of them, so I opted to go big with this large piece
from the Monarch Butterflies set for card #2.

This card is perfect for a friend as it contains a nice 'friendship' quote
from the Quoted Sentiments #1 in black.

I posed the butterfly, covered in different hues of purple embossing powder,
on top of an Elegant Flourish just simply colored with black marker.

On the aqua paper layer, I used the beautiful Rose stencil.

For card #3, I decided to go with a kraft base, but once again,
decorated with purple and aqua and added some white and black accents.

This card's focal point is this gorgeous Carousel Horse.
I wanted to make sure that all its fancy designs showed so I just 
simply used pale lilac embossing powder on it.

Like on my other 2 cards, I used a purple tag, this time a large one,
and lots of aqua and purple paper flowers.

For the sentiment, I used this piece from the Wordplay #1 set,
combined with a printed quote. You can see layered behind the horse
the lovely Leafy Flourish #2 in black.

How do you like my cards?  I hope I have inspired you to take out your Dusty Attic
chipboard and create some of your own today!  And if you do, please make
sure to share them with us on the Dusty FANattics Facebook Page.

Here are the Dusty Attic products that I used in the creation of my project:

Monarch Butterflies - DA0819
Fancy Frames #2 - DA1979
Elegant Flourish - DA0878
Leafy Flourish #2 - DA0874
Carousel Horse - DA1259
Winged Dress Form 
Mini Butterflies #2 - DA0893
Quoted Sentiments #1 - DA1568
Mini Captions #7 - DA1386
Wordplay #1 - DA1785
Decorative Dots - DA1816
Damask #2 - DA1707
Rose - DA1758

Until next time!

Friday, June 1, 2018

(More Than Words DT - June Main Challenge)

June already!?  Time goes by so fast, but I am so happy
to finally see the arrival of Summer in Canada. 
Winter always overstays her welcome all through Spring, it seems.

And with the start of a new month, well, of course, 
comes a brand new Main Challenge at More Than Words!

Take a look at the fabulous MTW June Main Challenge:
Word Inspiration - JOURNEY
Creative Challenge - MAP

You can find all you need to know about this challenge and the fabulous prizes
up for grabs as well as inspiration from the very talented MTW DT right HERE.

I have to confess... I am not much of a traveler! I am fairly content in staying all comfy and cozy in my home in my little part of the world. So, instead, I live vicariously through my best friend who is a true globetrotter, having visited so many fabulous places across the world. She took this photo while in Turkey a couple years ago. What a wonderful JOURNEY it must have been, and I was more than content and happy to document it for her on this page from the comfort of my scraproom! 

My interpretation of the creative challenge is quite easy to see... my whole background if a MAP.

All the chipboard used on my page is from Dusty Attic.
I especially like the play on word that I created with the title - hehe.

Along with the map background, I added many other travel elements to my page, including some world map die-cuts and some journey-inspired sentiment stickers and chippies.

I wanted to use this gorgeous Industrial Balloon to go along with the wonderful photo.

And there you go... my 'Turkish Delight', courtesy of my friend Christine!

Thank you for stopping by!  Now please go and visit the More Than Words blog
to see lots more fabulous inspiration from my fellow DT!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

(Dusty Attic DT - May Mood Board
+ Scrap The Girls May Challenge)

It is time for me to share with you my project
inspired by the May mood board at Dusty Attic.

Here is this month's classy and elegant mood board:

I was inspired to create a page about myself using some of the same colours 
and textures as in the images, including lace, white wash and pretty flowers.

I was also inspired by this month's challenge at Scrap The Girls:

I created this page to remind me that getting older doesn't have to be a bad thing. 
I will be turning 45 next month and I'd rather see myself as getting more vintage 
rather than older. Birthdays should be celebrated and not dreaded, even when you
may be going down hill. hehe

I created my title by combining the Dusty Curls ABC Set and the Mini ABC Set Upper
as well as the 'vintage' word from the Mini Words #3 pack.

I cut one of the gorgeous Corner Flourish #3 in 2 pieces, treating each piece a different colour of embossing powder to complement the colour palette. I then dabbed some white paint on them.

On my background, I chose to use the Lace Stencil to add a little texture.
I used gold embossing powder on the butterfly from the Flutterbies #1 set.

My favorite part of creating a project aside from playing with chipboard is searching my flower stash to pick the ones that will best fit my colour palette and theme. Needless to say, I have more flowers in my stash than I will ever be able to use in a lifetime!

And the many leafy flourishes from Dusty Attic are just perfect
to extend the flower clusters on any layout.

Now let's take a closer look at the Dusty Attic products that I used:

Corner Flourish #3 - DA0623
Mini Butterflies #2 - DA0893
Flutterbies #1 - DA0389
Dusty Curls ABC Set - DA0468
Mini ABC Set Upper - DA0861
Mini Words #3 - DA0477
Word Strips - DA1464
Lace - DA1310

Make sure to share your Dusty Attic projects with us
for daily inspiration using all of their fabulous projects.

Until next time!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

(More Than Words DT - May Mini Challenge)

It's Mini Challenge time over on the More Than Words blog,
and this month I created a tag especially for it, using the May mini word!

Take a look at the May Mini Challenge board:

Click HERE to find out all you need to know about the Mini Challenge
and to see gorgeous inspiration from the More Than Words DT.
Remember that in order to participate, you have to share your project
on the More Than Words FB page right HERE by the end of the month.

Tags are so fun to make and I never tire of making them!

For this one, I searched my stash for anything with the word KEEP on it,
and I found some die-cut and sticker from 7 Dots Studio.
Then I looked for a base tag in my tag collection to go along with the colours,
and then my favorite part... picking flowers. :)

I added a smaller black tag on my tag
and colored my wooden butterfly black too.

I really love the finished result!

Hoping you will play along with us!