Sunday, July 15, 2018

(Sketchabilities DT - July Sketch #151
+ Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo July Challenge)

Are you ready for a brand new Sketchabilities-inspired layout?

Here is the awesome July sketch from Sketchabilities.
Click HERE for all the details on how to join in on the sketchy fun!

Again this month, I thought I would combine this Sketchabilities sketch
with the current challenge at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo

The July challenge is to be inspired by the sun, so obviously, I have decided to use Summertime photos of a beautiful day under the sun and even incorporated my very own sun made out of sparkly yellow cardstock and used 'Hello Sunshine' as my title.

I wanted my page to be very fun and happy (just like a Summer day),
so I used a plaid yellow background and very bright pinks as accents
which went along perfectly with the pictures of little Celeste and Jade.

Like on the sketch, I added some tags which I love to use!

I picked some yellow and pink flowers and added some good
old fashioned brads as flower centers and decorations.

I absolutely love how my layout turned out.
I find that it incorporates the essence of Summer and sunshine in a very girly way.

I hope you like it and that I will have inspired you to play along
to both the Sketchabilities and Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo challenges.
Why not combine the two as I did? :)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

(Dusty Attic DT)

Hello everyone!

It's my turn to be on the Dusty Attic blog today
to share my 1st DT reveal for July.

I was inspired to create an elegant and feminine layout using 
a combination of old and new chipboard. This layout is all about
following your dreams and always believing in yourself.

I chose one of the new impact titles to go along with my theme.

Behind my photos can be seen the Floral Frame #2 and Fancy Frame #5.
I also added a few leaves from the Foliage #8 set in my flower clusters.

I decorated my page with some small resin flowers, a few pieces of flair
and of course more chipboard, as in a Word Tag and a Mini Clock Face
which I colored with embossing powder. I love how the sketch lines on the chipboard
really stand out when using embossing powder.

I used a mix of tangerine and fuschia powders on some of my chipboard, 
just as shown below on the frame border and piece of floral frame.
I added a medium butterfly as well as mini butterflies 
on which I used a soft peach color to  match the resin flowers.

Take a closer look at the Floral Frame and how intricately beautiful it is!

And there it is... another project made beautiful with Dusty Attic chipboard.

Here is a list of the DA products used:

Fancy Frame #5 - DA1982
Mini Clock Faces - DA0717
Foliage #8 - DA1870
Floral Frame #2 - DA1529
Never Stop Dreaming Impact Title - DA2041
Butterflies #1 - DA0013
Mini Butterflies #2 - DA0893
Word Tags #2 Black - DA1818
Dusty in Colour
Sunburnt Orange - DA0906
Dusty in Bloom
Dusty Rose Leaves - DA0962

Be sure to share your Dusty Attic projects

See you again in a couple days!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

(More Than Words DT - July Main Challenge)

Is it July yet!?

Well, yes, it is, and I am one happy lady!
I love the month of July with its warm and sunshiny days.

And of course, we have a brand new Main Challenge
over at More Than Words that will be sure to inspire you!

Here is my take on it:

Here is the July MTW Main Challenge:
Word Inspiration - BEACH
Creative Challenge - SEASHELLS

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.

This month's word was fairly easy to scrap for me as I am lucky enough 
to live about a 5 minute drive from the Atlantic ocean, so you can say 
that the BEACH is almost at my doorstep. It's a place where I go 
to seek peace, harmony and sunshine.

I incorporated the creative challenge on my layout by adding 
some Dusty Attic chipboard SEASHELLS.

As mentioned above, all the chipboard on my page are from Dusty Attic.
I used a combination of embossing powders and several paints on them.

I love this photo and how it represents my love of the beach.

I used cheesecloth on my page to create a wavy frothy effect, just like the waves 
of the ocean, and added some Lindy's spray by misting it and also creating 
some circle pattern by dipping the cap into it and using it as a stamp. 

I used some kraft paper stickers and tags, reminding me of the colour of sand,
to go along with the different shades of blue of my background paper.

I love how this layout turned out.
I hope that it inspires you to play along with us at More Than Words this month!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

(More Than Words DT - June Mini Challenge)

It's Mini Challenge time over on the More Than Words blog,
and this is my card created especially for it, using the June mini word!

Take a look at the June 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 use the word WORLD in a simple quote for someone special.

I kept the base of my card quite simple by using natural kraft corrugated cardboard.

I decorated it with wood shapes, flowers, gems and pearls
and sprinkled it all with shiny blue glittery stones.

This card was fairly quick to make, but it still turned out beautiful and classy.

Will you play along with us at More Than Words?!

I am looking forward to see your Mini creations using this word!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

(Dusty Attic DT - June Mood Board)

It is time to share with you my take on the elegant Dusty Attic June mood board.

The June mood board holds so many stunning images
with a vintage touch and classic feminine feel.
The board immediately made me think of the most important
woman in my life... my mom.

For my title, I chose Timeless Beauty, using a Mini Tag and a Mini Word,
one covered with a pale peach embossing powder and the other in gray tones.

It's easy to see when looking at my page that I was inspired by the many 'couture' themed images in the board, including the gorgeous lace designs. That is why I used several chipboard pieces of the same theme. Below you can see one of the Mini Wire Dress Forms.

I added 2 of the Lacey Trims and pieces of the Lace Border #1,
both of which I simply covered with white embossing powder.

I also included a strip of Small Crazy Stitchings.

I incorporated some real lace on the back layer of my background, as you can see here. Behind the photo of my mom (so lovely, if I may add), I slipped a Doily #3 along with lots of fussy cut paper flowers and butterflies from a vintage Lemoncraft collection... just perfect for my mom!

Here is a closer look at the Dusty Attic chipboard found on my layout:

Crazy Stitching Small - DA1673
Doily #3 - DA0481
Lace Border #1 - DA0843
Lacey Trims - DA1345
Mini Wire Dress Form - DA0670
Mini Tags #3 - DA1814
Mini Words #2 - DA0476
Pearls - DA1546

I am hoping that with my layout I have inspired you to play along with the June challenge, if you haven't already done so. Please do share with us your creation on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page right HERE. We love to see what you create with DA chippies!