Wednesday, June 12, 2019

- single page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT)

Hello! June is finally here... it's a special month for me as 
it's my birthday month. Yes! Turning another year older!

For the occasion and for my first Dusty Attic DT reveal this month,
I thought I would create a layout just for me and about me.

 I thought this title was perfect to express the sentiment I wanted to convey
my page. It's easy to get discouraged when you age, but really, we should be happy
to have been able to see another year pass by, to have made it this far.

I covered my title and the leafy flourishes cut out from the Layered Garland set
with 2 shades of green embossing powders and a little copper metallic marker.

I had been waiting on a special occasion to use these papers from Prima.
They are from the gorgeous Rossibelle collection and come with copper accents 
on them which I love, thus why I treated most of my chippies with metallic hues.

I decided to use a few Industrial Globes which I covered in copper and gold.
I then dabbed them lightly with white paint to then add black distress stain.
You also see below the very pretty Fancy Flourish #2, also in copper.

Dusty Attic's Wordplay and Word Strips sets are definitely a must-have!
They are perfect to add a certain expression or sentiment to any page.

Here is a closer look at the Name Plate from set #5 which I cut in two to slip a piece in this cluster and the other behind my picture. I added copper embossing powder on it that had a very nice metallic shimmer to it. I then distressed it with white paint and black distress stain to give it a more antique look.

This is me... over a Decorative Frame #4... soon to be 46!

Now let's see what Dusty Attic chipboard I have used on my page...

Don't Cry Because - DA1590
Layered Garland - DA2256
Industrial Globes #3 - DA2184
Fancy Flourish #2 - DA0415
Decorative Frame #4 Small - DA2253
Name Plates #5 - DA0609
Decorative Dots Black - DA1820
Wordplay #3 Black - DA1787
Word Strips - DA1464
Quoted Sentiments #1 Black - DA1568

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my project today.
If you'd love to see more of my work, visit me at Scrap-Utopia.

Make sure to share your Dusty Attic creations with us

Saturday, June 1, 2019

- single page layout -
(More Than Words DT - June Main Challenge)

WOOHOO! June is finally here! And in my part of the world, that means 
Summer (finally!), my birthday and yep... not so fun... June bugs!

But it also means a brand new fun challenge at More Than Words!
And I am so excited to share with you this brand new layout of mine,
inspired by this June main challenge.

Here is the June main challenge board from More Than Words.

Word Inspiration - FAVORITE
Creative Challenge - SCRAPLIFT YOURSELF

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 thought long and hard about this month's word inspiration and how I wanted to represent it in my project. There were so many ways to go, but I finally decided to use a photo of one of my FAVORITE fictional characters of all time, Anne of Green Gables, definitely a favorite in Eastern Canada where I live. This particular depiction of Anne (with an E) is from the most recent TV version of this story, which I absolutely love. 

I decided to SCRAPLIFT the design and selfie theme of the very first project that I created for More Than Words, back in January 2016.

Let's look at some close-ups!

Those familiar with Anne of Green Gables will understand my choice of title.
The quote underneath is from the book that I've read so many times since my childhood
and still love so much. Anne's character and story have definitely touched me.

In homage to Anne's vivid and beautiful imagination, I wanted to 
create a whimsical and majestic composition on my page.

And of course, I couldn't do that without lots and flowers and butterflies!

Similarly to my original layout, I added several words on my page
to complement my title and the overall theme.

There is no word to describe how I adore this image of Anne from the TV series.
I am so happy to have had the opportunity to showcase it in my art.

I would love to know what you think of my layout through the comments
or on Facebook. Are you also a fan of Anne of Green Gables?

I cannot wait to see how you will interpret this More Than Words challenge!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

- mixed media tag -
(More Than Words DT - May Mini Challenge)

It's time for another Mini Challenge from More Than Words!

Here is my card inspired by this month's Mini word!

Here is 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.

Here are some details of my tag:

Thank you for dropping by!

Hope you will play along with us at More Than Words!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

- single page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT - May Mood Board
+ My Creative Scrapbook May Sketch)

Hello all! I hope that the month of May is treating you well so far!

I would like to share with you today my page inspired
by the beautiful May mood board from The Dusty Attic.

Here is the May mood board with its lovely colour palette!

Along with this mood board, I was also inspired by the

These soft and feminine colours and the elegant sketch put me in a romantic mood
so I chose to create a page with a love theme and photos of me and my partner.

I picked a title that fit my sentiment beautifully, and I colored it
with lilac embossing powder and added white paint and a bit
darker purple distress stain to create a dual coloured effect. 

On the Mystic Frame #2 behind my photos, I used blue embossing
powder sporadically leaving some bare parts which I then dabbed in white
paint and then used different blue and purple distress stains for a marble look.

I treated the Door Handle Plate (above) as well as the Hour Glass and Word Play #4 (below) 
with white paint and just a tad bit of distress stains to keep them soft and subtle.

I absolutely love adding butterflies to my pages! Who doesn't!?
And of all the gorgeous chipboard butterflies that Dusty Attic has
designed over the years, the Flutterbies #3 set is my favorite.

Here is one last look at my page and the arrangement of chippies, flowers 
and other decorative elements that I used to frame my mini photos.

Here are all the Dusty Attic chipboard designs I used on my layout.

Mystic Frame #2 - DA1745
Door Handle Plates - DA0681
Hour Glass - DA0642
Flutterbies #3 - DA0766
Mini Clock Faces - DA0717
A Lifetime Is... - DA0929
Wordplay #4 - DA1647
Clockworks - DA1485

I hope I was able to inspire you a bit today. Keep creating! :)