Tuesday, November 12, 2019

- single page layout -
(The Dusty Attic DT)

I'm on The Dusty Attic blog today to share this brand new project
showcasing their fabulous chipboard!

With this page, I started off with a very reflective French title and wordplay. It went well with this picture of myself that my boyfriend took when we started dating more than 10 years ago. I look at the same time contemplative and at peace. I find that getting older, I now sometimes struggle with anxiety, and I have to constantly remind myself to enjoy the present and live one day at a time as I did back then.

On the title, I used 2 shades of embossing powder, peach in the center and white along the upper and bottom edge. I used the same powders on some of the other chipboard. I decorated with a couple arrows from the Tribal sets and the Designer Discs #5 Script which I adore!

For the wordplay strip I chose some sparkly teal powder as well on the intricate
Heraldry Motif that I added in the right hand corner and underneath my photo.

Below you see some beautiful pieces of the Leafy Garland and Foliage #13.

And here is one last look!

Here are the Dusty Attic products used on this project.

Heraldry Motif - DA2252
Designer Discs #5 Script - DA2212
Foliage #13 - DA2231
Leafy Garland - DA2380
Tribal Arrows #1 - DA2263
Tribal Arrows #4 - DA2266
Vivre Le Moment Present - DA1990
French Wordplay - DA2003

Make sure to check out the Dusty Attic website to see all the gorgeous
designs in their vast collection of the best chipboard out there!

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, November 1, 2019

- mixed media canvas -
(More Than Words DT - November Main Challenge)

We have another fabulous main challenge reveal over on the More Than Words blog!
We all know that there's nothing like a great challenge to get you in the creative mood!

Here's my project based on this month's challenge.

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

A very important milestone in life and a proof of one's SUCCESS is the purchase of a brand new house. 
I was inspired by this month's word to create this mixed media canvas 
as home decor for a special person's new house. 

As you can clearly see, I have added a large chipboard key to my canvas 
as well as a couple dangling metal keys.

I added some stenciling with modeling paste on the base of my canvas and on the key.
I then used some Distress Oxide Sprays as well as different other brand mists.

Pretty flowers for a pretty canvas!

I love how thick the chipboard key is (it's actually a 3-layer piece).
It gives a lot of depth to the canvas.

The title is from The Dusty Attic.

Make sure to drop by at More Than Words to see all the DT projects
and the fabulous prize up for grabs this month!

Friday, October 25, 2019

- single page layout -
(The Dusty Attic DT - October Mood Board)

I am back today to share with you my project inspired
by the October mood board challenge from The Dusty Attic.

Here is the beautiful October mood board:

I absolutely love the colour palette and the Autumn feel of this board.
It inspired me to create a layout of the countryside with lots of of same warm hues.

I started with picking out my pictures and found some gorgeous shots
of a sheep pasture and vast fields of green taken while on a ride through the country.
I chose the title Wide Open Spaces which seemed perfect.

I searched my Dusty Attic stash and took out several country and farm themed chipboard,
including the tall Windmill and a piece of the Large Paddock Fence as well as a Wagon Wheel.

I decided to treat all my chipboard with Ranger Distress Stains in different shades of brown.
I wanted to keep everything as earthy looking as possible.  

I added a couple Mini Compasses colored in black.

I even kept some of the chippies bare to go along with the kraft color on my page.
Below you see a piece of the beautiful Wheat. I find it to be such an intricate piece!

I think I captured the essence of the mood board quite well.  What do you think?

Now let's see all the Dusty Attic chipboard that I used:

Wide Open Spaces - DA2029
Wordplay #1 Black - DA1785
Windmill - DA0061
Wheat - DA1434
Wagon Wheels - DA0697
Mini Compasses - DA2381
Paddock Fence Set Large - DA0401

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

See you next month!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

- card -
(More Than Words DT - October Mini Challenge)

It's one week away from Halloween, so what better than a spooky
Halloween project to share with you today, inspired by 
the More Than Words October Mini Challenge!

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:

The awesome Happy Halloween title is from The Dusty Attic.

I added a few drops of red ink spray, not intending to look like blood,
but I guess it fits in with the theme - haha

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

Saturday, October 12, 2019

- mixed media canvas -
(The Dusty Attic DT)

I recently went to the post-wedding celebration of 2 of my best friends, and I thought it would be special to create a canvas for them to remember this special day.

The canvas is 16 inches by 20 inches. I covered it with a coat of clear gesso,
and then used 2 different Dusty Attic stencils, Damask #2 and Large Dot, to add some texture and design to the base with modeling paste and several coats of inks, sprays and paints.

Since my friends are francophones, I used a saying from the French Wordplay, the Ensemble Amour set, as well as the word 'moments' from the Mini Tags #3 which has the same meaning in both languages.

Working with such a large surface, I thought it would be awesome to use several of the beautiful Fancy Frames. I added a few smaller frames from the Frame Medley. 

I wanted to keep them all elegant and classy and part of the background, so I used white embossing powder and white acrylic paint on them.

In the above image you see two Ornate Pendants colored in black.

On the words I used paprika colored embossing powder to match the orange and royal blue colour palette, which you can guess were also the wedding colours. I decorated with some Baroque Flourishes and black Decorative Dots.

I went a bit crazy with the flowers!  I love how there is no limit when working with canvases... you can use some of the biggest and thickest flowers in your staff because there's no limit!

I always get very nervous when creating a project as a gift, 
but I do love how this turned out, and my friends loved it as well.

Now, let's take a look at all the Dusty Attic chipboard and other products used.

Fancy Frame #8 - DA2128
Fancy Frame #10 - DA2130
Fancy Frame #12 - DA2241
Frame Medley - DA2445
Ornate Pendants #3 - DA1366
Ornate Pendants #4 - DA1367
Baroque Flourish #4 - DA2367
Decorative Dots Black - DA1820
Ensemble Amour - DA2000
French Wordplay - DA2003
Mini Tags #3 Black - DA1815
Damask #2 - DA1707
Large Dot - DA1771

And check out all the beautiful chipboard designs on the Dusty Attic website!!
Make your list now to add a ton of it to your stash and then share with us
your projects on the Dusty FANattics FB page.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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

Happy October everyone!!!

We have another fabulous main challenge reveal over
on the More Than Words blog (you will not want to miss this one!)
and here is my project based on this month's challenge.

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

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.

Being the month of October I was inspired by the word to create a Halloween-themed layout. This was my niece's first Halloween back in 2005 when she was dressed up in the cutest witch COSTUME.

For this kid's page, I decided to use a fun BLACK BACKGROUND with polkadots and added lots of bright colours to contrast with the dark base.

All the fun Halloween chipboard is from The Dusty Attic.

I looked through my small Halloween-themed stash and found a few layered
stickers that I have had for years. They went perfectly with my page.

I kept the design fairly simple, decorating with buttons and sequins.

I hope that my 'spooky' layout didn't scare you too much,
and that you will come back to visit soon to see more of my creations!

Make sure to drop by at More Than Words to see all the DT projects
and the fabulous prize up for grabs this month!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

- single page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT - September Mood Board)

Hello everyone!

I am thrilled to be back today to share with you
this brand new layout inspired by The Dusty Attic September mood board!

Here is this gorgeous mood board on which I based my layout:

I added a mixture of stains, sprays and inks to my background paper
to try and recreate the beautiful colour combo of the board.
I chose Best Day Ever from the Mini Captions #8 as my title 
as I found it fit very well my display. I used different colour stains on it.

Below you see some of the Polaroid Frames, each treated with distress stains and splatters of white paint, that I layered on top of each other to create a geometrical pattern diagonally across the page.
I even used the negative pieces of that set to create even more layers.

 You can also see the lovely Corner Flourish #6 that I cut in 2 pieces to tuck from each side of my flower cluster. You will surely agree that it's a stunning piece!

The Mini Tags, like the one below, are perfect to add some colour and sentiment at the right spot.

My flower cluster is composed of a mixture of paper blooms and clear acetate die-cuts. And sneaking from beneath all those flowers are pieces of the Wire Broken Bits #5 which I colored in silver.

These 2 cuties are my friends' daughters, and this grey toned photo seemed perfect for this project.

Now let's take a closer look at all The Dusty Attic chipboard that you can find on my page!

Mini Captions #8 - DA1387
Polaroid Frame Set #1 - DA2454
Mini Tags #3 - DA1815
Broken Bits #5 Wire - DA2395
Corner Flourish #6 - DA2349

Make sure to show us what you create with DA chippies 
by sharing your projects on the Dusty FANattics FB page!

Until next time!