Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thousand Years (SIWAS DT Reveal)

It's Thursday so it's time for another awesome musical reveal from Scrap It with a Song.  This week, the Rock Chicks and i had to get inspired by this popular love song by Christina Perri, A Thousand Years.  This song is sooo beautiful that it's hard not to be inspired by the melody and lyrics.  When you listen to this song, you will just HAVE to create something beautiful and link it up at SIWAS!

The layout i created is based on this month's sketch challenge on the Dusty Attic Ning designed by Mistra.

The beautiful paper collection i used is Little Yellow Bicycle's Saturdays.  I decided to feature various Dusty Attic products on this layout, as well as Zva Creative bling.  Laser-cut chipboard and crystal or pearl flourishes are by far my favorite embellishments to use on any project.  

I adore trying different techniques to alter my DA chipboard and my favorite is covering it with gesso and then heating it up until the gesso bubbles and hardens.  I then have fun using all sorts of inks, mists, glitter, powder, chalk, paste, etc to add color and texture to the chipboard.

I urge you to try this trick with gesso and your heatgun.  I guarantee you will enjoy the final result!

 Dusty Attic is not only about laser-cut chipboard - it also offers beautiful blooms (like the ones used here) and leaves (which i have covered with Suede Glimmer Mist).
 And a love-themed layout is never quite complete without some swirls of bling.  I thought Zva Creative's Pearls would be perfect to add a more romantic and elegant feel to my page.
One of my favorite products from DA is the fairly new Lacing Tash (shown above) inspired by and named after the fabulous Natasha Naranjo Aguirre who rates quite high on my top designer list.  Every single piece that she creates is pure creative genius.  Check out her blog HERE!

Here is the list of all DA products used:

Thank you for visiting! :)


  1. Nicole I love love your page! The embellishments are so pretty.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Nicole! So many layers & details! Love it.

  3. Amazing page! I love the treatment on the chipboard and all the bling. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  4. Great creation and love the colors and texture!

  5. What a gorgeous crafty things you made, lovely work...

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