Monday, August 12, 2019

- single page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT)

August is one of my favorite months in the whole year.
Here in Canada, it's the last full month of the Summer so it's especially important to try to enjoy it as much as we can as the rest of the year can get pretty dreary and super long.  So in my Summery state of mind, I was inspired to create a fun, bold and happy layout with lots of colours for my first monthly DT reveal on The Dusty Attic blog!

As you can see, I choose very bright papers from my very old Bo Bunny stash.
I then picked some fabulous chipboard from my Dusty Attic collection that I thought
would complement well the Summer feel and the kid style I wanted to express.

The first piece that caught my eye was the Mini Me set. I picked one of the cute little girls to represent the cutie in the photo, my friends' daughter. Because I wanted some of the chipboard to really stand out against all the background colours, I decided to cover it with white embossing  powder.  I created my title with a Mini Tag and a word from Word Pack #20. You can also see a glimpse of a newly released Polaroid Frame Set #1 poking out from the bottom of the picture.

Another new release from Dusty Attic is a line of very intricate Swirls. The one below comes from Set #1. I thought it went perfect with the design of this layout.

To mimic the geometric pattern on the background papers, I decided to add the Geometric Border and part of the Geometric Corners on both outer edge of my page.  They are absolutely fabulous. And I just love how cute the little Twine Bow looks on the tag! I colored it with a marker and gel pen.

Even my flowers are chipboard on my layout. I used Flower Layers #5 that I painted with Dusty in Colour Sunburnt Orange paint with a few dabs of the lighter Bisque.  Then finally, I added a few final touches of blue and purple with Decorative Dots and Page Pebbles.

I used a LOT of Dusty Attic chipboard on this project. Here is the complete list.

Geometric Border - DA1029
Geometric Corners - DA1030
Floral Layers #5 Small - DA0889
Mini Me - DA1156
Swirls #1 - DA2354
Twine Bows #3 - DA1828
Polaroid Frame Set #1 - DA2454
Decorative Dots - DA1816
Page Pebbles #11 - DA1116
Page Pebbles #8 - DA1113
Mini Tags #3 - DA1814
Word Pack #20 - DA1276
Dusty in Colour
Sunburnt Orange - DA0906
Bisque - DA0921

Make sure to check out all the wonderful new release chippies right in the online store
 and share with us your project on the Dusty FANattics FB page.

I'll be back later this month with my take on the DA mood board!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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

Oh no, Summer is going by way too fast! It's already August!

But the first of the month is always a happy time for me
as I get to reveal a brand new DT project for More Than Words!

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

Word Inspiration - HAPPINESS
Creative Challenge - SKETCH

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 cannot but think of these 2 fabulous girls when I hear this month's word. 
My nieces are definitely a great source of HAPPINESS in my life 
ever since they came into it 12 and 14 years ago. They are smart, kind, 
beautiful and absolutely know how to have fun! 

I always enjoy a great SKETCH to get my creative 
juices flowing and Edith's was no exception.

I really wanted to create a layout that would make me smile just looking at it!
And so, I used lots of bright colours, some wooden accents and a touch of gold.

I absolutely love my sparkly golden tag peaking from behind the pretty paper.
I also thought this fun charming flair would complement it well.

The fun title is from The Dusty Attic.  As much as I love DA chipboard, I also love wooden shapes!

My nieces were posing for this picture a few years back during a family trip.
They have grown up a bit since then, but are still just as spunky!

I cannot wait to see how you will interpret this month's word and sketch!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

- greeting card -
(More Than Words DT - July 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 July 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 card:

I had this sticker with the quote 'LOOK at the bright side' that I knew I wanted
to use, and that made me think of a sun.  I was lucky enough to own
this beautiful tag with a cloud and sun drawn on it which seemed to be perfect.

I added another quote which I found complimented well the sentiment I wanted to express.

I hope you like my bright and sunny card!  It sure made me happy creating it!

I also hope that you will play along with us at More Than Words!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

- wedding themed canvas card -
(The Dusty Attic DT - July Mood Board Challenge)

For this month's mood board challenge on The Dusty Attic blog,
I chose to create this canvas card for my cousin who is getting married this month.

Here is the July mood board:

How can one not be inspired by the gorgeous colours and texture in this image?!
I went looking in my stash to find some elements to showcase this palette
and some wedding theme elements that I knew my cousin would love.

A large Boho Feather serves as one of my focal points. I painted it with white acrylic paint and then added some Distress Oxide Spray.  I love the diluted pasty effect it created.
On the French Word Play quote, I used embossing powder and dabbed on some white paint.

I used the same beautiful teal shade of embossing powder on the piece from the Window & Shutters #3 set. Mixed with white paint, I love how it almost turned out denim blue as that is one of my cousin's wedding colours. Behind it, you can see a pretty Doily #2.

I decorated my card with pieces of pearl flourish and pearls, also from The Dusty Attic.

I also used Dusty in Bloom flowers in the very fitting Bridal Veil colour.

Here are all the Dusty Attic products that I used:

French Word Play - DA2003
Window & Shutters #3 - DA2199
Boho Feathers - DA1732
Doily #2 - DA0480
Dusty in Bloom
Bridal Veil - DA0805
Pearl Flourish - DA1547
Pearls - DA1546

I cannot wait to see your mood board-inspired and chipboard-filled creations.
Make sure to share them on the Dusty FANattics FB page.

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, July 12, 2019

- double page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT)

This month for my first Dusty Attic DT reveal, I wanted to do something different and go back to basics. Since most scrapbookers, myself included, now delve in lots of mixed media and love to create complex, multi-layered and embellishment-filled layouts, I wanted to show how Dusty Attic chipboard can also look awesome on simple old school yet modern looking pages.

I created a double-page layout which I used to do all the time when I started scrapbooking 15 years ago. Although few and far between, I still love to create double pages, especially for my friends for their kids' albums. I was inspired by sketch 21, designed by our one and only DA owner, Jen Hedger.

I kept my design fairly simple, with straight lines, bold and bright patterns
and very little mixed media.  I felt this style also went well with the fun theme.

On the title, I created an dual effect with 2 different shades of blue embossing powder.

I love all the fishing themed chipboard from the 2018 collection and was looking forward to using them on a project. The Fishing Rod, Floats and Lures set is absolutely fabulous!

There are 2 must-have sets of Skeleton Fish, regular and mini. I used one of each!

I slipped a few pieces of Broken Mesh behind my Hooks and Lures as it made me think of a fishing net. The red circle shapes are from the Door Knockers #1 line.

The star of my layout is my friend's son Tristan learning to fish with his grandfather.

Now, here is the list of the Dusty Attic chipboard I used.

Fishing Rod, Floats & Lures - DA2171
Fishing Hooks & Lures - DA2170
Door Knockers #1 - DA2152
Skeleton Fish - DA2189
Skeleton Fish Mini - DA2190
Broken Mesh - DA1956
Summer Fun - DA1846
Mini Tabs #2 - DA1463

Make sure to join the Dusty Attic FANattics FB page and show us your work.

I'll be back a bit later this week with my mood board inspired project!