Wednesday, June 12, 2019

SMILE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED
- single page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT)


Hello! June is finally here... it's a special month for me as 
it's my birthday month. Yes! Turning another year older!

For the occasion and for my first Dusty Attic DT reveal this month,
I thought I would create a layout just for me and about me.


 I thought this title was perfect to express the sentiment I wanted to convey
my page. It's easy to get discouraged when you age, but really, we should be happy
to have been able to see another year pass by, to have made it this far.


I covered my title and the leafy flourishes cut out from the Layered Garland set
with 2 shades of green embossing powders and a little copper metallic marker.


I had been waiting on a special occasion to use these papers from Prima.
They are from the gorgeous Rossibelle collection and come with copper accents 
on them which I love, thus why I treated most of my chippies with metallic hues.


I decided to use a few Industrial Globes which I covered in copper and gold.
I then dabbed them lightly with white paint to then add black distress stain.
You also see below the very pretty Fancy Flourish #2, also in copper.


Dusty Attic's Wordplay and Word Strips sets are definitely a must-have!
They are perfect to add a certain expression or sentiment to any page.


Here is a closer look at the Name Plate from set #5 which I cut in two to slip a piece in this cluster and the other behind my picture. I added copper embossing powder on it that had a very nice metallic shimmer to it. I then distressed it with white paint and black distress stain to give it a more antique look.


This is me... over a Decorative Frame #4... soon to be 46!


Now let's see what Dusty Attic chipboard I have used on my page...


Chipboard
Don't Cry Because - DA1590
Layered Garland - DA2256
Industrial Globes #3 - DA2184
Fancy Flourish #2 - DA0415
Decorative Frame #4 Small - DA2253
Name Plates #5 - DA0609
Decorative Dots Black - DA1820
Wordplay #3 Black - DA1787
Word Strips - DA1464
Quoted Sentiments #1 Black - DA1568

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my project today.
If you'd love to see more of my work, visit me at Scrap-Utopia.

Make sure to share your Dusty Attic creations with us



Saturday, June 1, 2019

SIMPLY ANNE
- single page layout -
(More Than Words DT - June Main Challenge)


WOOHOO! June is finally here! And in my part of the world, that means 
Summer (finally!), my birthday and yep... not so fun... June bugs!

But it also means a brand new fun challenge at More Than Words!
And I am so excited to share with you this brand new layout of mine,
inspired by this June main challenge.


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

Word Inspiration - FAVORITE
Creative Challenge - SCRAPLIFT YOURSELF

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 thought long and hard about this month's word inspiration and how I wanted to represent it in my project. There were so many ways to go, but I finally decided to use a photo of one of my FAVORITE fictional characters of all time, Anne of Green Gables, definitely a favorite in Eastern Canada where I live. This particular depiction of Anne (with an E) is from the most recent TV version of this story, which I absolutely love. 

I decided to SCRAPLIFT the design and selfie theme of the very first project that I created for More Than Words, back in January 2016.


Let's look at some close-ups!


Those familiar with Anne of Green Gables will understand my choice of title.
The quote underneath is from the book that I've read so many times since my childhood
and still love so much. Anne's character and story have definitely touched me.


In homage to Anne's vivid and beautiful imagination, I wanted to 
create a whimsical and majestic composition on my page.


And of course, I couldn't do that without lots and flowers and butterflies!


Similarly to my original layout, I added several words on my page
to complement my title and the overall theme.


There is no word to describe how I adore this image of Anne from the TV series.
I am so happy to have had the opportunity to showcase it in my art.


I would love to know what you think of my layout through the comments
or on Facebook. Are you also a fan of Anne of Green Gables?

I cannot wait to see how you will interpret this More Than Words challenge!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

LIVE LAUGH LOVE
- mixed media tag -
(More Than Words DT - May 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 May 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 tag:




Thank you for dropping by!

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A LIFETIME TO LOVE YOU
- single page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT - May Mood Board
+ My Creative Scrapbook May Sketch)


Hello all! I hope that the month of May is treating you well so far!

I would like to share with you today my page inspired
by the beautiful May mood board from The Dusty Attic.


Here is the May mood board with its lovely colour palette!


Along with this mood board, I was also inspired by the


These soft and feminine colours and the elegant sketch put me in a romantic mood
so I chose to create a page with a love theme and photos of me and my partner.

I picked a title that fit my sentiment beautifully, and I colored it
with lilac embossing powder and added white paint and a bit
darker purple distress stain to create a dual coloured effect. 


On the Mystic Frame #2 behind my photos, I used blue embossing
powder sporadically leaving some bare parts which I then dabbed in white
paint and then used different blue and purple distress stains for a marble look.


I treated the Door Handle Plate (above) as well as the Hour Glass and Word Play #4 (below) 
with white paint and just a tad bit of distress stains to keep them soft and subtle.


I absolutely love adding butterflies to my pages! Who doesn't!?
And of all the gorgeous chipboard butterflies that Dusty Attic has
designed over the years, the Flutterbies #3 set is my favorite.


Here is one last look at my page and the arrangement of chippies, flowers 
and other decorative elements that I used to frame my mini photos.


Here are all the Dusty Attic chipboard designs I used on my layout.


Chipboard
Mystic Frame #2 - DA1745
Door Handle Plates - DA0681
Hour Glass - DA0642
Flutterbies #3 - DA0766
Mini Clock Faces - DA0717
A Lifetime Is... - DA0929
Wordplay #4 - DA1647
Stencil
Clockworks - DA1485

I hope I was able to inspire you a bit today. Keep creating! :)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

LOVE ETERNALLY
- single page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT)


I have a brand new The Dusty Attic-filled layout to share with you today!


For this page, you can see that I was in a romantic shabby chic mood,
from the Scrapberry's patterned paper background to the elegant
chipboard pieces that I chose to accentuate the love theme.


The title Love Eternally, both words taken from separate packs, 
seemed very fitting. I also added a quote from the Quoted Sentiments #1 set.


I kept everything soft and pretty, treating my chipboard pieces
with embossing powders in white, pink and brown.
Above, amid the flower cluster, you can see the pretty Hibiscus blooms,
and below, a few pieces from the Ornate Pendants collections.


I thought the Ornate Pendants #3 would look particularly pretty
to go along with the cute little birdies on my photo and the Mini Sparrows.


I decided to tuck a Designer Disc #5 Script behind my picture
on which I perched one of the Mini Sparrows.  All the Designer Discs
are an absolute must have from the Dusty Attic line!


I hope that my page gave you that 'lovin' feeling'!

Here is a closer look at all the Dusty Attic chipboard included.


Chipboard
Ornate Pendants #1 - DA1359
Ornate Pendants #3 - DA1366
Ornate Pendants #4 - DA1367
Designer Discs #5 Script - DA2212
Hibiscus - DA1895
Mini Sparrows - DA0020
Live Beautifully - DA1170
Mini Words #2 - DA0476
Quoted Sentiments #1 - DA1568
Stencil
Damask #2 - DA1707
Dusty in Bloom
Cornsilk - DA0806
Accessories
Pearls - DA1546

Check out the many other beautiful chipboard designs
on the Dusty Attic website! You will want each and every one!

Until next time!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

BEEN THERE DONE THAT
- single page layout -
(More Than Words DT - May Main Challenge)


Oh yes! The beautiful month of May is here!
And that means a brand new Main Challenge at More Than Words!


Here is the May challenge board from More Than Words.
Word Inspiration - WEEKEND
Creative Challenge - MULTIPLE PHOTO

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 am usually very content to spend WEEKENDS at home with my boyfriend doing absolutely nothing and being completely antisocial. However, I always enjoy spending some time visiting with our nieces. These photos were taken during a trip to the zoo where we had such a great time. MULTIPLE PHOTOS for multiple fun!


I wanted to create a fun layout with bright bold colours
to document this fun moment spent with the girls.


I combined some filmstrip and photo viewer chipboard to go along with the creative theme.


I added a couple cute cameras and some buttons.


The focal point of my page is this fabulous selfie we took together!


Hopefully you will play along with us at More Than Words!
Check out the blog HERE for all my fellow DT creations that are sure to inspire you!