Friday, April 12, 2019

- canvas -
(Dusty Attic DT)

It's April and for this Canadian girl, that means Spring
and flower blooms and butterflies... the beautiful life,
and as they say in French, 'LA VIE EN ROSE!'

So I was inspired to create this very rosy canvas
using some of the most pretty chipboard from The Dusty Attic.

The Dusty Attic has the perfect title for this canvas. I covered it in snow white embossing powder.

I complemented the title with these two french sentiments from the French Wordplay set. 
They translate to 'Life is Beautiful' and 'Happiness is here and were so fitting to my concept.

I had been holding on to these chipboard roses (Rose Cluster, Rose in Bloom and Rose Stem) for a while, letting the creative ideas bloom in my head. 

Finally, I decided that they would be very pretty on a burlap canvas on which I added a simple subtle design on the background using the Chicken Wire stencil and mother of pearl paste.

The roses were first covered with embossing powders, different shades of pink for the petals and green for the leaves. I dabbed on some white paint and and then used distress ink. 

I decided to keep the Chicken Wire Designer Discs bare, except for a few dabs of white paint, which I thought went well with the canvas background.

My canvas turned out very soft and feminine which is definitely what I was aiming for.
I hope you like it as much as I loved creating it.
If you want to see more of my creations, visit me at Scrap-Utopia.

Now let's look at the Dusty Attic products used.

La Vie en Rose - DA2001
French Wordplay - DA2003
Rose Cluster - DA0656
Rose in Bloom - DA0662
Rose Stem - DA0661
Designer Discs #12 Chicken Wire - DA2202
Leaves #2 - DA1342
Chicken Wire - DA1825

Check out the Dusty Attic website to see all their gorgeous chipboard designs
and make sure to share with us your creations on the FB Dusty FANattics page!

Until next time!

Monday, April 1, 2019

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

It's April, the first official month of Spring, Easter and everything pretty!

I'm sharing with you today a very soft page inspired by this month's
More Than Words main challenge that I'm sure you will love!

Here is the April challenge board from More Than Words.

Word Inspiration - BABY
Creative Challenge - PASTELS

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 BABY brings back to mind my nieces when they were babies, so tiny and precious. This was Daphne who I can't believe is now 12 years old! They grow up so fast so I am grateful to have pictures like this one to help me reminisce.

I had fun creating this layout in pretty PASTELS. Purple, blue, green and pink... I used them all to match my niece's adorable dress.

I wanted to go old school a bit with this page as I wanted it to
remain simple and sweet to keep focus on the baby photo.

I had this rub-on quote from Kaisercraft in my stash.
I combined it with a Peek a Boo sticker in just the right shade of pale blue.

I inserted some pretty chipboard and wooden flowers in my layers
and decorated with a few brads and buttons.

They don't come any sweeter than this one!

Thank you for dropping by!  Happy April!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

- tag -
(More Than Words DT - March Mini Challenge)

It's time for another Mini Challenge from More Than Words!

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

Here is the March 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.

The mini word this month was quite challenging, but I found a sticker
in my stash and I thought to create with it this fanciful tag,
also inspired in part by the main challenge, FANTASY & WINGS.

The base for my tag is an Amy Tangerine product card I saved
a while back because I just loved the grid pattern on it.
Since it was orange, I thought it would look perfect with the 'fancy' sticker.

I dabbed on some white gesso to hide the company logo on the cardstock,
added some stenciling and then used purple and blue mist to create a sky-like effect.
I then dabbed on some more white paint to dilute the colours a bit.
I love the bold orange and black against the soft background.

Thank you for dropping by!

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

Thursday, March 21, 2019

ORIENTAL cards set
(Dusty Attic DT - March Mood Board)

I am happy to share with you today a set of 3 oriental-themed cards 
that were inspired by The Dusty Attic March mood board.

Here is the beautiful March mood board!
And now let's take a closer look at each card.

Along with the mood board, my main inspiration for these cards
was the Bonsai Trees collection from The Dusty Attic.
I found some more chipboard in my stash with a similar oriental style
and decided to use papers from Graphic 45 to complete the effect.

The Fancy Frame #11 gave just seemed to be perfect.

On this second card, I used the Birdcage #2 covered embossed in golden yellow.

I added some Gingko Biloba pieces colored in red.

I thought that this card would be great for a special friend,
so I used this very fitting expression from the Quoted Sentiments in black.

On the card below, I used another of the Bonsai Trees
and the smaller Fancy Frame #11.

I decided to keep my cards fairly simple with no mixed media
because sometimes that is just how my creative mind thinks.

I think I was able to interpret the feel and colour palette of
the mood board simply but beautifully with these cards.

Here are the Dusty Attic chipboard that I used.

Bonsai Trees - DA0709
Birdcage #2 - DA0083
Gingko Biloba - DA2251
Baroque Flourishes - DA2139
Fancy Frame #11 - DA2131 
Quoted Sentiments #1 - DA1568
Mini Tags #1 Black - DA1811
Mini Tabs #7 Black - DA1809

We love to see your Dusty Attic creations so please make sure
to share them with us on the Facebook Dusty FANattics Page

See you again soon!

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!