Monday, October 15, 2018

CRISP AUTUMN DAYS Layout
(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!

Friday, October 12, 2018

TOGETHER FOREVER Layout
(Dusty Attic DT)


I am back today to share another layout
created with gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and more!


I was inspired by love as you can see and picked a light purple and green palette
with black accents on some torn patterned heart paper from Maja Design.
I chose this title from the Best Friends set which I simply just colored with Copic markers.


As you can see below, I cut out some pieces from the Heart Attack Border #1 and also colored it with black Copic. I used embossing powder on my other chipboard including the pretty Lace Border #2. I then dabbed on some Dusty In Colour Lavender Blush paint.


I split the beautiful Corner Flourish #3 and slipped each piece in my flower cluster.


If you are familiar with Dusty Attic products, you will know that they do not only produce chipboard, but they also offer pretty flowers in their Dusty In Bloom collection (now in limited supplies so hurry!). On this page, I used the Evening Blush set that matched perfectly my choice of papers and colored chipboard.


The perfect add-ons to any page are the Page Pebbles as well as Mini Tabs which you can see below. This photo of my man and I now dates back 12 years - it was taken during our first year of dating. I can hardly believe it has been that long, and we are more in love now than ever.


Now let's take a look at the Dusty Attic products used on my page.


Chipboard
Best Friends - DA1281
Corner Flourish #3 - DA0623
Lace Border #2 - DA0844
Heart Attack Border #1 - DA1205
Page Pebbles #2 - DA1106
Mini Tabs #5 - DA1802
Dusty In Bloom
Evening Blush - DA0808
Leaves
Dusty In Colour
Lavender Blush - DA0911
Jungle Green - DA0920

Make sure to share with us your Dusty Attic projects
on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page.  We love to see what you create!

Until next time!

Monday, October 1, 2018

HELLO FUN layout
(More Than Words DT - October Main Challenge)


It's October already!
Where has the Summer gone?

With this brand new layout inspired by the More Than Words October Main Challenge, I thought I would extend the sunshine and blue sky a bit longer.


Here is the October challenge board from More Than Words.
Word Inspiration - LEISURE
Creative Challenge - SPLATS

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.

No one knows how to have fun better than a child! This is what came to my mind when I saw the word inspiration this month. LEISURE is all about enjoying oneself to the fullest so I thought that documenting these photos of my niece enjoying a Summer day at the park would be perfect.

For the creative challenge, I took out lots of different paint mists and had a little fun myself creating a colourful SPLATS-y mess on my background.


I really wanted to keep my layout bright and fun to go along with these pictures.


I went through my stash and mix matched some embellishments from different collections.


 I then added some white accents, like the big chipboard title, to contrast with the colourful splats.


These photos put a smile on my face!


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

Sunday, September 23, 2018

SHINE BRIGHT tag
(More Than Words DT - September Mini Challenge)


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


Take a look at the September 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.

When I saw the word BRIGHT, I immediately thought of diamonds.
I used diamond chipboard stickers and added the title Shine Bright.
 

I started off on a black cardstock tag on which I added layer upon layer of white paint followed by different shades of pink and purple distress stains.


On the white foam Thickers, I sprinkled some gold embossing powder
and made sure to add some shine to my tag by misting some Dazzling Diamonds
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and decorated with gold and clear gems.


Is my tag BRIGHT enough for you?

Until next time!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

THE PEACEFUL HEART layout
(Dusty Attic DT - September Mood Board)


Hello everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful month of September so far!

I'm sharing with you today this layout inspired by
the gorgeous September mood board here at The Dusty Attic.


Here is this mood board that I absolutely adore and know that you must too!
The colour palette is absolutely stunning and the images so warm and inviting.

While looking through my photos, I found this picture of an old abandoned log cabin in the woods that we came across while roaming the forest during a camping trip. The cabin is very worn down, the roof covered in green moss and the yard completely taken over by nature. The whole scene looked magically beautiful. I thought it would be a perfect photo for this challenge and I found just as perfect a title for it in my Dusty Attic chipboard stash. I created an ombre effect on it with different shades of green embossing powders.


As you can see, I used many forest and nature themed chipboard for this page, including some Ferns and Foliage #8 as well as a few pieces from the more recent Driftwood #1 and Wood Slices sets. The Water Pump and the Chain Rectangle were colored with a combination of gold, silver and copper metallic markers.


I embossed some Mini Dragonflies with sparkly dark brown and popped them up against my background. The Mini Tag and Word Play were both black originally and I dabbed them with some white paint only to color in the white marble spots with several shades of brown marker.


This photo dates back to 6 years ago and I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it.


Here is a closer look at all the Dusty Attic chipboard used on this page.


Chipboard
The Peaceful Heart... - DA0561
Mini Tags #2 Black - DA1813
Wordplay #11 Black - DA1795
Chain Rectangles - DA2132
Water Pumps - DA0695
Wood Slices - DA2180
Driftwood #1 - DA2192
Ferns - DA0507
Foliage #8 - DA1870
Mini Dragonflies - DA0518

You still have a little more than a week to play along the Dusty Attic mood board challenge.
I cannot wait to see your project!