Monday, November 12, 2018

LOVE LIFE Notebook
(Dusty Attic DT)

It's Notebook November on the Dusty Attic blog this month!

Here is the notebook that I created showcasing loads of beautiful Dusty Attic chippies!

My notebook cover base was made out of chipboard on which I used the Words of Wisdom stencil with modeling paste. I then used layers upon layers of different mediums like velvet paste, distress stains, paint mists and Dusty in Colour paints.

My inspiration was the create a notebook for various use.  It can be an art journal, a diary, a poetry book, etc. That is the reason I chose some inspirational titles from the Dusty Attic line.

This Paisley set has to be one of my top 10 Dusty Attic design. It is my second time using it on a project and it absolutely will go on my wish list again so I can use it again!  I covered it with distress stain, then dabbed it with some Dusty Pink and Sugar Plum and then added a little shimmer to it.

I really like how the words of the stencil still show even after multiple layers of paints, mists, etc. After adding each coat of medium, I dabbed the surface with a paper towel to remove any excess and make the white of the molding paste show through. When it came time to add some pink and purple mists, it made the words pop out.

The Boho Feather as well as the Mini Dragonflies were covered with gold velvet paste, glitter paste and shimmer paint. After my notebook complete, I added some adhesive spray and sprinkled some Dress My Craft sequins. I love how it all turned out!

Now let's take a look at all the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard used:

Love Life - DA1565
Word Disks #1 - DA1195
Boho Feathers - DA1732
Door Knockers #1 - DA2152
Fantasy Flowers - DA1349
Flower Layers #5 Small - DA0889
Mini Dragonflies - DA0518
Paisley #3 - DA1569
Words of Wisdom - DA1539
Dusty in Colour
Capri - DA0915
Dusty Pink - DA0907
Fine Silver - DA0927
Mountain Meadow - DA0916
Soot - DA0925
Sugar Plum - DA0908
Dress My Craft Sequins - Sea Breeze - DMCS3217

Share with us your creations at the Dusty FANattics FB page!

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

(More Than Words DT - November Main Challenge)

I have a bright layout in store for you today,
inspired by the November Main Challenge at More Than Words!

Here is the November challenge board from More Than Words.

Word Inspiration - FUTURE
Creative Challenge - STARS

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.

When I first saw this month's word, I had no idea what I would scrap about. But while looking through my photo stash, I found this picture of my nieces taken during a Cheers competition a few years back and thought it would be perfect. When I think of these two fabulous girls, so talented and full of potential, I can't help but know that their FUTURE will be bright.

And of course, since they are bright shiny STARS in my life, it was perfect for the creative challenge as well. As you can see, I added many stars to my layout from stenciled ones to wood, chipboard and cork.

I had this chipboard title in my Dusty Attic stash that I saved up for this challenge on which I used bright blue embossing powder. All the other chipboard (circles, mini tab, scribbled stars and some of the mini stars) are from Dusty Attic as well.

This big star is actually a wooden one. I colored it with Daily Art velvet paste.

I chose this patterned paper as my background because of all the light specks on it. I worked so well with the theme of my page and the tiny gold star stencil, also from Dusty Attic, which I knew I wanted to use.

The stars of my layout, my nieces, shine bright in and of themselves! They truly rock!

I can't wait to see what this challenge will inspire you to create!

Friday, October 26, 2018

(Dusty Attic DT - October Mood Board)

I hope you are having a beautiful October so far
and are up for a little Dusty Attic mood board inspiration today.

I am sure that you will agree with me that the Dusty Attic October board
is just stunning with all its Autumn-themed images.
I absolutely adore it and found it to be extremely inspiring.

I actually really enjoy the Fall season. If it wasn't so cold at times (I live in Canada!), it would most likely be my favorite season. I do love to wander in the woods when the leaves are changing colours and you can hear the sound of leaves under your feet. Sometimes a trail through the woods brings you to an unexpected river which is what happened this particular moment a few years back.

I thought that the Live In the Moment title was very fitting for this memory.
I covered it with a heavy coat of embossing powder.

On my background I used two Dusty Attic stencils, the Distressed Grid stencil with black shimmery paint and the Leaves stencil with copper velvet paste. I dabbed some Dusty in Colour Sunburnt Orange paint here and there to accentuate the Autumn hues of the paper and photo.

You can see below one of my favorite chipboard because it is so versatile which is the Perforated Mesh. I used embossing powder and a touch of Oceania on it.

The Leaves were treated with Sunburnt Orange with a very light dab of Cashmere.

I must say I absolutely love this colour palette in which the October board inspired me to create!

Happiness is... documenting these little moments in life with art!

I hope you enjoyed my take on the October Dusty Attic mood board.

Here are the Dusty Attic products that I used to create it.

Live In the Moment - DA1172
Mini Tabs #5 Black - DA1807
Perforated Mesh - DA1681
Leaves - DA0508
Arrow Border #3 - DA1200

Distressed Grid - DA1538
Leaves - DA1492
Dusty In Colour
Sunburnt Orange - DA0906
Oceania - DA0912
Cashmere - DA0904

Check out the Dusty Attic website to see all the wonderful chipboard and products they offer!

See you again soon!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

(More Than Words DT - October Mini Challenge)

It's Mini Challenge time over on the More Than Words blog,
and this month I have created a tag, featuring the October mini word!

Here is the October 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.

I wanted to find a different way to use the word PLAY on my project
so I thought of this very famous quote from Shakespeare!

I went through my stash for several music-related embellishments
and found a few brad and some wooden music notes.

I sprayed my tag with some Lindy's and then dabbed on some white paint.

The flair is from Prima and I thought it went perfect with the music theme.

Hoping you will PLAY along with us!!

Until next time!

Monday, October 15, 2018

(Sketchabilities DT - Sketch #154 Challenge
+ Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo October Challenge)

It's Autumn and yes, it is a gorgeous season,
even if it precedes the season that I dread the most.
Hey, Canadian Winters are long and cruel, what can I say?

But sticking to Fall for now, I have to say that it makes 
for some very beautiful scrapbooking pages full of warm rich colours,
like this one created with the Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest collection.

My page design was based on Sketch #154 from Sketchabilities

I decided to fussy cut leaves from the beautiful patterned papers 
which I find turned out awesome and looking like real leaves!

I popped up the cut leaves with 3D foam squares to create even more layers.

I used Lindy's sprays on my background which create the perfect watercolor effect.
And in my usual style, I whitewashed everything with white mist.

I have lots of photos in my stash taken in this season.
I thought this one matched best what I was trying to achieve with this page.

Thank you so much for visiting!