Tuesday, March 12, 2019

(Dusty Attic DT)

I'm so very happy to be sharing this layout with you today,
created as my first March DT reveal for The Dusty Attic!

The inspiration for this page were the lovely school photos of my nieces for 2017.
I chose the very fitting Love These Photos title and combined with some
Word Arrows to document these snapshots in time that I wish to remember forever.

I decorated my page with the gorgeous Floral Corners seen below
which I treated with a mixture of distress stains and Dusty in Colour paints.

I tucked a few Leaves #2 which I absolutely love and which I dabbed with Denim paint
as I did the Word Arrows and the Decorative Dots. I then sprayed on some gold mist.

 I also used the Denim paint with the Gradient stencils, one of my favorite, 
to add some design and texture on the background.

One of the best collections from Dusty Attic have got to be their Designer Discs. 
Below you see the Mesh style painted with Denim and misted with pale blue.

You also see a close-up of my beautiful nieces of whom I am so proud!
They are growing up to become wonderful young ladies and I couldn't feel
more blessed to be their Tante Nicole.

Now let's have a look at the Dusty Attic chipboard and products used.

Floral Corners - DA0848
Love These Photos - DA1755
Word Arrows #4 - DA1823
Word Arrows #2 - DA1821
Designer Discs #14 Mesh - DA2211
Leaves #2 - DA1342
Decorative Dots - DA1816
Gradient - DA1746
Dusty In Colour
Denim - DA0914
Dusty Pink - DA0907
Sugar Plum - DA0908

Make sure to visit the Dusty Attic website to see all their products
and share with us what you create on the Dusty FANattics FB page!!

Until next time!

Friday, March 1, 2019

MAKE A WISH & BELIEVE Mixed Media Canvas
(More Than Words DT - March Main Challenge)

Are you ready to be transported into a magical world of FANTASY?!

Well, my take on the More Than Words March main challenge is all about that!

Here is the March challenge board from More Than Words.

Word Inspiration - FANTASY
Creative Challenge - WINGS

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 loved each and every challenge from More Than Words since its debut
in 2016, but I have to say that this one has got to be my favorite so far.

The word FANTASY seems to be the synonym of inspiration... there is so many creative possibilities! I was also inspired by the board image to create this round fairy mixed media canvas. I just love these tiny whimsical creatures in which we all secretly love to believe.
It doesn't hurt that they have the most beautiful WINGS!

With a combination of Dusty Attic chipboard and other,
I was able to create a very fantastical scene with beautiful fairies,
lots of pretty flowers and sparkly fairy dust of stars and sequins.

I opted for 2 of my favorite crafty colours, teal and purple...
mixed in with some gold and silver accents.

I added some stenciling on the background of my canvas
and added layers upon layers of inks, paints and pastes until I reached
the desired colored effect and texture.

I used an assortment of flowers from various styles and sizes in my cluster.
And of course, I sprinkled lots of sequins mix on top.

I am so looking forward to seeing your take on this challenge!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

(Dusty Attic DT - February Mood Board)

It's time to reveal my project designed for the February Dusty Attic mood board!

This is the beautiful February mood board:

 I really loved the warm feel of this image and the colour palette.
I went in search of a photo to scrap and found a beautiful sunset shot
in my pictures taken a while back and thought it would be perfect.

The word Magnificent from the Word Pack #13 was very fitting to the concept.

I used the Decorative Frame #5 and cut it in 2 pieces to slip underneath the photo.
I painted it with a mixture of Dusty in Colour Mountain Meadow and Capri.

In this cluster, you see the pretty Bridal Veil blooms that I matched with some lacey flowers from my stash. I slipped in some Foliage #18 colored with Dusty in Colour Soot, a gorgeous Cuts2luv badge and then sprinkled lots of sequins from Dress My Craft.

Given the theme of my layout, I just add to use this piece of the Wordplay #7 set.
You can also see a nice textured design on my background created with the Sparkle stencil.

I love to use quotes on my pages and I had this one as a sticker that I felt helped express my sentiment inspired by the February board image and this stunning sunset photo.

Take a look at all The Dusty Attic products that I used on my project:

Word Pack #13 - DA1269
Wordplay #7 Black - DA1791
Decorative Frame #5 - DA2257
Foliage #18 - DA2238

Sparkle - DA1533
Dusty in Bloom
Bridal Veil - DA0805
Dusty in Colour
Capri - DA0915
Soot - DA0925
Mountain Meadow - DA0916

I really hope that you liked my take on the February mood board.

See you back in a couple days!

Friday, February 22, 2019

(More Than Words DT - February Mini Challenge)

February is almost over and so it's time for another Mini Challenge from More Than Words!

Here is a tag inspired by this month's Mini word!

Here is the February 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.

Of course the word LUCK made me think of St Patrick's Day
so I added a clover-like leaf and lots of green on my tag.

The word LUCKY was a sticker I've had in my stash for a long time.

I like how the little red heart pops out.

Thank you for dropping by!

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

(Dusty Attic DT)

Hi everyone!
As Valentine's Day is soon approaching, 
I thought that I would create for you a valentine-inspired layout 
with lots of 'lovey dovey' chippies from The Dusty Attic.

For the title of my page, I chose the impact title 'With All My Heart'
which I treated with dark teal embossing powder and then dabbed 
with Dusty in Colour Oceania and Capri.

The focal chipboard piece on my layout is this gorgeous Entangled Heart
that I have been saving for a while to use on the perfect project.
I absolutely adore all the engraved designs which when treating with
embossing powders really show up so very nicely.

I layered my composition with a couple pieces of the Heart Attack Border #1, 
the beautiful Creative Script as well as a few Flutterbies #3 and Heart Arrows #2.

We took this selfie a couple years back while waiting for a concert to start.
I absolutely love how happy we look... and are! :)

Now, let's take a look at all the Dusty Attic products used:

With All My Heart - DA1564
Wordplay #4 - DA1647
Entangled Heart - DA1416
Heart Attack Border #1 - DA1205
Heart Arrows #2 - DA1026
Creative Script - DA2201
Flutterbies #3 - DA0766
Dusty in Colour
Oceania - DA0912
Capri - DA0915

Make sure to share with us your Dusty Attic creations

Until next time!