Saturday, January 12, 2019

(Dusty Attic DT)

I am so thrilled to stay on the fabulous Dusty Attic team for another year!

For my very first Dusty Attic project of the year, I wanted to create something 
personal using a photo of mine and an inspiring title 
to remind me that it all starts from within.

I colored my title with some green shimmery paint which I also dabbed on my background.

Then using the Clockworks stencil with the Dusty in Colour Soot paint,
I created some cogs and gears design on my page to match the chipboard used.

One of the focal point is this gorgeous Industrial Dragonfly. I find that it looks very
dashing contrasted with the black Cog Border #3 and Script Designer Disc underneath.
The Dusty Attic has a variety of these Designer Discs in their store,
each one of them as gorgeous as the other.

On the Cog Border #3 as well as the Cogs Designer Discs, after painting them black,
I added embossing powder to give them a metallic look and then dabbed them with green.

You can see below all the Dusty Attic chipboard that I used on my page.

Designer Discs #5 Script - DA2212
Designer Discs #15 Cogs - DA2216
Cog Border #3 - DA1942
Decorative Dots Black - DA1820
Happiness Blooms From Within - DA2178
Mini Tabs #5 Black - DA1807
Clockworks - DA1485
Dusty in Colour
Soot - DA0925

I'm looking forward to sharing lots more chipboard filled creations 
with you throughout 2019!  Share your creations with us by adding them
on the Facebook Dusty FANattics page. We love to see what you create!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

GOALS Art Journal Page
(More Than Words DT - January Main Challenge)

HAPPY 2019!!!

I am thrilled to kick off this first day of the new year with a brand new project 
created for the More Than Words January main challenge... 
and a brand new creative venture for me!

Here is the January challenge board from More Than Words.

Word Inspiration - GOALS
Creative Challenge - JOURNALING

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.

The word GOALS inspired me to create my first ever art journal page. 
I always admired other people's art journals and thought this would be the perfect challenge
 to have a go at it myself. My goal is to regularly add to this journal throughout the year. 

I used some leftover stash and Dusty Attic chipboard titles to express my life goals 
which I also wrote about in my handwritten JOURNALING.

 I kept my spread fairly simple, adding splashes of faint blue and aqua colours
on the background with sprays and some stamping.

Even though I dreadfully HATE using my own handwriting on my projects,
I thought that it would make it more personal for the sake of the theme.

I love how my first art journal spread turned out and am looking forward to many more!

I wish you all a wonderful new year with full of creative inspiration!

I can only hope that I was able to inspire you a little today
to play along with this very first exciting MTW challenge for 2019!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

(Dusty Attic DT - December Mood Board
+ scrapki-wyzwaniowo December Challenge)

Hello everyone!
It's time for me to share my take on the December mood board challenge from Dusty Attic.

Here is the festive December mood board, perfect for this time of year.
The colours and images of this board inspired me to create 
a sparkling Wintery page of a wonderful December stroll in the woods. 

I am also playing along with the scrapki-wyzwaniowo December challenge
which offers the word JOY as inspiration, thus where the idea for my title came.

I worked with the word JOY from the patterned paper and a piece from 
the Wordplay #9 set and decorated it with some Mini Holly #2 and a large Holly #2.

I also used the Doily #5 set as they appear as beautiful snowflakes to go along with the theme. 

I started off by covering them with 2 different shades of embossing powder and then added some Dusty in Colour Capri and a little bit of white shimmer acrylic paint.

A few of the Mini Snowflake Disks in white seemed perfect to adorn my page along with golden accents with pieces of the Diamond Panel and some Mini Stars.

Here is one last look at this page of 'Winter time joy'!

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I used.

Mini Holly #2 - DA0186
Holly #2 - DA0111
Mini Snowflake Disks - DA1677
Doily #5 - DA0763
Diamond Panel - DA1216
Mini Stars - DA1040
Wordplay #9 - DA1704
Dusty in Colour
Capri - DA0915
Embellishments & Accessories
Bling - DA1544

Check out the Dusty Attic website to see lots more gorgeous chipboard designs!

Before I go, I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you 
Happy Holidays and an awesome New Year!!!
I'm taking a little break from crafting and blogging during this period. 
See you back in 2019!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

(More Than Words DT - December Mini Challenge
+ Simon Says Wednesday Challenge)

It's Mini Challenge time over on the More Than Words blog,
(YES! We've moved the reveal one week ahead this month!)
and I have created this tag, featuring the December mini word.

Here is the December 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 decided to also play along with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
which offers a Christmas theme this week! Check it out!

Let's take a closer look at my tag!

I kept it fairly simple by recycling a cut out Santa Claus
from a card received last Christmas which I found super adorable.

I also fussy cut a few poinsettias from patterned paper
and added the chipboard word MERRY
which I covered with black embossing powder.
I finally decorated with a Cuts2luv badge and voila! 

Simple and fun tag, perfect for this month's mini word!

Hoping you will play along with us!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Cards Set
(Dusty Attic DT)

Hello all! Since this is the month of celebration, I chose to create Christmas cards
as my first DT project for the Dusty Attic blog.

This is the first card in the trio using as main focal point
the gorgeous Merry Christmas Tree.

I used embossing powder on the tree as well as on the poinsettias.

I absolutely love the Poinsettia sets from Dusty Attic, small and large.
I cut out some stars from the Star Banner to embellish around the tree.

My 2nd card includes some more Poinsettia colored with embossing powder
and dabbed with red paint.

I also added some Stars #3 to embellish the card.

This adorable piece is from the Mini Holly #2 set.
I colored it using markers.

And last but not least, I made my third card a bit more bright
on a blue stripe background and some red, green and gold accents.

This Christmas Bauble is very intricate and perfect for a card.

I used it with a Holly #2 which I really adore.

Let's take a closer look at all the Dusty Attic chipboard used on my cards.

Poinsettia - DA1023
Poinsettia Small - DA2246
Christmas Baubles - DA0492
Mini Holly #2 - DA0186
Holly #2 - DA0111
Merry Christmas Tree - DA2249
Stars #3 - DA1153
Star Banner - DA1436

I hope that I've put you in a festive mood with my Christmas cards!

Hopefully you will share with us your Holiday-themed creations
this month on the Facebook Dusty FANattics page right HERE!

Until next time!