Friday, July 12, 2019

- double page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT)

This month for my first Dusty Attic DT reveal, I wanted to do something different and go back to basics. Since most scrapbookers, myself included, now delve in lots of mixed media and love to create complex, multi-layered and embellishment-filled layouts, I wanted to show how Dusty Attic chipboard can also look awesome on simple old school yet modern looking pages.

I created a double-page layout which I used to do all the time when I started scrapbooking 15 years ago. Although few and far between, I still love to create double pages, especially for my friends for their kids' albums. I was inspired by sketch 21, designed by our one and only DA owner, Jen Hedger.

I kept my design fairly simple, with straight lines, bold and bright patterns
and very little mixed media.  I felt this style also went well with the fun theme.

On the title, I created an dual effect with 2 different shades of blue embossing powder.

I love all the fishing themed chipboard from the 2018 collection and was looking forward to using them on a project. The Fishing Rod, Floats and Lures set is absolutely fabulous!

There are 2 must-have sets of Skeleton Fish, regular and mini. I used one of each!

I slipped a few pieces of Broken Mesh behind my Hooks and Lures as it made me think of a fishing net. The red circle shapes are from the Door Knockers #1 line.

The star of my layout is my friend's son Tristan learning to fish with his grandfather.

Now, here is the list of the Dusty Attic chipboard I used.

Fishing Rod, Floats & Lures - DA2171
Fishing Hooks & Lures - DA2170
Door Knockers #1 - DA2152
Skeleton Fish - DA2189
Skeleton Fish Mini - DA2190
Broken Mesh - DA1956
Summer Fun - DA1846
Mini Tabs #2 - DA1463

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I'll be back a bit later this week with my mood board inspired project!

Monday, July 1, 2019

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

This month for my More Than Words main challenge DT reveal,
 I decided to create a mixed media canvas as I had not done one in a while.

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

Word Inspiration - DISCOVER
Creative Challenge - OLD STASH

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 DISCOVER made me think of this quote 'By discovering nature, 
you discover yourself.' So I went into my stash to find some nature 
elements to create clusters of blooms and butterflies. 

For the creative challenge I picked some metal flowers from Prima 
as well as other metal decorations that I had in my collection of 
OLD STASH for years, being afraid to actually use them.

I recently bought 24 beautiful colours of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays,
so I chose to play with the greens, teals, blues and yellow to create this canvas.

As you can see, I added layers upon layers of stash, metal, paper flowers,
sequins, art stones and paper butterflies. I used so much adhesive spray
that I nearly passed out from the fumes.  But it was all worth it in the end.

This metal spoon decoration is also an old item from my stash.
I love the way it looks on my canvas, sprinkled with loads of sequins and stars.

The colours turned out beautifully... the distress oxide spray perfectly coated the metal.

I am so very happy with how this project turned out.

And I hope that you are too!

Hopefully I've inspired you to play along with the July MTW challenge!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

- single page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT - June Moodboard Challenge)

Sharing with you today my 2nd June DT project for The Dusty Attic,
inspired by the warm and cozy June mood board!

Here is a glimpse of the June mood board!

This colour scheme and the image of the beautiful sunset gave me warm tingles
in my heart so made me think of my boyfriend who has the same effect on me.

I therefore decided to scrap a photo of him using many masculine Dusty Attic chippies,
starting by the word 'handsome' from the Mini Words #2 set that I combined with
'awesome' from Mini Tags #2 to create my title which describe my man perfectly.

I framed the picture with a piece from the very grungy Industrial Corners
and added a cluster of Cogs and Gears. 

I first covered these pieces with black embossing powder and then dabbed on 
a bit of white paint followed by several shades of distress stains and metallic paint.

Along the right edge of my page, I added the Industrial Border #1. 
I inserted the Number Grid Designer Discs among the grunge elements
 to add some pop of yellow. I absolutely adore all Designer Discs!

A Geo Tribal Arrow, a Mini Tab and some Decorative Dots
were the perfect add-ons accents to decorate my page.

Take a look at the Dusty Attic chipboard used on my layout:

Industrial Corners - DA1952
Industrial Border #1 - DA1949
Cogs and Gears - DA1977
Designer Discs #4 Number Grid - DA2205
Geo Tribal Arrows #1 - DA2258
Mini Words #2 - DA0476
Mini Tabs #7 Black - DA1804
Mini Tags #2 Black - DA1813
Decorative Dots Black - DA1820

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by visiting the Dusty FANattics FB page!

See you next month!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

- graduation card -
(More Than Words DT - June 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 June 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 card:

As you can see, I opted to go with a graduation theme as here in the
Northern hemisphere, it is that time of year where young adults reach this
important milestone. I created this card for one of them!

I kept the card fairly simple with clean cut lines and a natural colour palette.

I used the word YOU not once, but twice!

Hope you like it and that you will decide to play along!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

- 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...

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.
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