Thursday, December 20, 2018

(Dusty Attic DT - December Mood Board
+ scrapki-wyzwaniowo December Challenge)

Hello everyone!
It's time for me to share my take on the December mood board challenge from Dusty Attic.

Here is the festive December mood board, perfect for this time of year.
The colours and images of this board inspired me to create 
a sparkling Wintery page of a wonderful December stroll in the woods. 

I am also playing along with the scrapki-wyzwaniowo December challenge
which offers the word JOY as inspiration, thus where the idea for my title came.

I worked with the word JOY from the patterned paper and a piece from 
the Wordplay #9 set and decorated it with some Mini Holly #2 and a large Holly #2.

I also used the Doily #5 set as they appear as beautiful snowflakes to go along with the theme. 

I started off by covering them with 2 different shades of embossing powder and then added some Dusty in Colour Capri and a little bit of white shimmer acrylic paint.

A few of the Mini Snowflake Disks in white seemed perfect to adorn my page along with golden accents with pieces of the Diamond Panel and some Mini Stars.

Here is one last look at this page of 'Winter time joy'!

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I used.

Mini Holly #2 - DA0186
Holly #2 - DA0111
Mini Snowflake Disks - DA1677
Doily #5 - DA0763
Diamond Panel - DA1216
Mini Stars - DA1040
Wordplay #9 - DA1704
Dusty in Colour
Capri - DA0915
Embellishments & Accessories
Bling - DA1544

Check out the Dusty Attic website to see lots more gorgeous chipboard designs!

Before I go, I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you 
Happy Holidays and an awesome New Year!!!
I'm taking a little break from crafting and blogging during this period. 
See you back in 2019!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

(More Than Words DT - December Mini Challenge
+ Simon Says Wednesday Challenge)

It's Mini Challenge time over on the More Than Words blog,
(YES! We've moved the reveal one week ahead this month!)
and I have created this tag, featuring the December mini word.

Here is the December 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.

I decided to also play along with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
which offers a Christmas theme this week! Check it out!

Let's take a closer look at my tag!

I kept it fairly simple by recycling a cut out Santa Claus
from a card received last Christmas which I found super adorable.

I also fussy cut a few poinsettias from patterned paper
and added the chipboard word MERRY
which I covered with black embossing powder.
I finally decorated with a Cuts2luv badge and voila! 

Simple and fun tag, perfect for this month's mini word!

Hoping you will play along with us!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Cards Set
(Dusty Attic DT)

Hello all! Since this is the month of celebration, I chose to create Christmas cards
as my first DT project for the Dusty Attic blog.

This is the first card in the trio using as main focal point
the gorgeous Merry Christmas Tree.

I used embossing powder on the tree as well as on the poinsettias.

I absolutely love the Poinsettia sets from Dusty Attic, small and large.
I cut out some stars from the Star Banner to embellish around the tree.

My 2nd card includes some more Poinsettia colored with embossing powder
and dabbed with red paint.

I also added some Stars #3 to embellish the card.

This adorable piece is from the Mini Holly #2 set.
I colored it using markers.

And last but not least, I made my third card a bit more bright
on a blue stripe background and some red, green and gold accents.

This Christmas Bauble is very intricate and perfect for a card.

I used it with a Holly #2 which I really adore.

Let's take a closer look at all the Dusty Attic chipboard used on my cards.

Poinsettia - DA1023
Poinsettia Small - DA2246
Christmas Baubles - DA0492
Mini Holly #2 - DA0186
Holly #2 - DA0111
Merry Christmas Tree - DA2249
Stars #3 - DA1153
Star Banner - DA1436

I hope that I've put you in a festive mood with my Christmas cards!

Hopefully you will share with us your Holiday-themed creations
this month on the Facebook Dusty FANattics page right HERE!

Until next time!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

BELIEVE layout
(More Than Words DT - December Main Challenge)

Yes! We have reached the final Main Challenge reveal for 2018
on the More Than Words blog! I can hardly BELIEVE it! :P

Here is the December challenge board from More Than Words.

Word Inspiration - BELIEVE
Creative Challenge - STAMPING

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 December word brought to mind festive thoughts, especially with the upcoming Christmas celebrations! I thought of the night before Christmas tradition of leaving Santa Claus a snack and how awesome it was as a child to BELIEVE in the magic of it all. My father was probably more than happy to take a few bites of those cookies! ha!

For the creative challenge I did some STAMPING on my background with different mixed media designs as well as snowflakes. I created the tree embellishments on the right of my photo using 3 different tree stamps and embossing powders.

I was lucky enough to have the word 'believe' in my Dusty Attic chipboard stash. The design is whimsical and seemed perfect for my Christmas page. I matched it with a Scroll Set piece.

Below you can see more clearly the different stamps that I used on my background.

I fussy cut these beautiful flowers and leaves from patterned paper.

The picture was taken a few years back during Christmas at my brother's house.

This Christmas season I hope that you will all have a little of that childlike wonder and sense of magical belief in your hearts, and may 2019 bring you lots of inspiration!

I also cannot wait to see what you will be inspired to create for this challenge!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

YOU & ME layout
(Dusty Attic DT - November Mood Board
+ Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo November Challenge)

Hello everyone! Today I share with you with my second monthly project
for The Dusty Attic, this time inspired by their beautiful November mood board!

Here is this beautiful mood board full of pretty plum colours.

In tune with the mood board images and to play along with 
I tried to keep my page in a fairly monochromatic colour palette, 
working on a beige background and playing with different shades of purples.

I chose this title from the Mini Captions #7 to go along with my photo and theme.
I used a lilac embossing powder on it and dabbed it with some white paint.

Also in the above image, you can see the very dainty Birds on a Branch #3.
I colored it with a sand colored embossing powder. Below, you can see a close up 
of my flower cluster amidst which I included some flair and a Page Pebble.

An important focal point on my layout is the background Small Damask Panel.
What a stunning piece which looks gorgeous in a rich Garnet colour.

And because we all love flowers, here's another bloom close-up!

This picture of my boyfriend and I was taken 2 years ago already.
To this day, we have been together 12 years and still going strong and in love!

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

Damask Small - DA1142
Birds On A Branch #3 - DA1003
Page Pebbles #2 - DA1106
Mini Captions #7 - DA1386

Be sure to check out all the new releases and older collections
on the Dusty Attic website. You will no doubt want to fill up your cart!
And share with us your DA-filled project on the Dusty FANattics FB page.

Friday, November 23, 2018

(More Than Words DT - November Mini Challenge

It's Mini Challenge time over on the More Than Words blog,
and this month I have created a tag, featuring the November mini word!

Here is the November 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.

For this mini challenge, I wanted to extend on the STARS creative aspect
of the main challenge revealed at the beginning of the month, 
so I stenciled in some little stars with velvet paste on the background
and added a big chipboard star as well as a small metal trinket star to my tag.

I put in lots of gold and silver to make it SHINE as the word says
and created a little sentiment using 7 Dots Studio word stickers.

As a final touch, I sprayed some adhesive and then sprinkled lots of microbeads!

Hoping you will PLAY along with us!!

Until next time!

Monday, November 12, 2018

LOVE LIFE Notebook
(Dusty Attic DT)

It's Notebook November on the Dusty Attic blog this month!

Here is the notebook that I created showcasing loads of beautiful Dusty Attic chippies!

My notebook cover base was made out of chipboard on which I used the Words of Wisdom stencil with modeling paste. I then used layers upon layers of different mediums like velvet paste, distress stains, paint mists and Dusty in Colour paints.

My inspiration was the create a notebook for various use.  It can be an art journal, a diary, a poetry book, etc. That is the reason I chose some inspirational titles from the Dusty Attic line.

This Paisley set has to be one of my top 10 Dusty Attic design. It is my second time using it on a project and it absolutely will go on my wish list again so I can use it again!  I covered it with distress stain, then dabbed it with some Dusty Pink and Sugar Plum and then added a little shimmer to it.

I really like how the words of the stencil still show even after multiple layers of paints, mists, etc. After adding each coat of medium, I dabbed the surface with a paper towel to remove any excess and make the white of the molding paste show through. When it came time to add some pink and purple mists, it made the words pop out.

The Boho Feather as well as the Mini Dragonflies were covered with gold velvet paste, glitter paste and shimmer paint. After my notebook complete, I added some adhesive spray and sprinkled some Dress My Craft sequins. I love how it all turned out!

Now let's take a look at all the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard used:

Love Life - DA1565
Word Disks #1 - DA1195
Boho Feathers - DA1732
Door Knockers #1 - DA2152
Fantasy Flowers - DA1349
Flower Layers #5 Small - DA0889
Mini Dragonflies - DA0518
Paisley #3 - DA1569
Words of Wisdom - DA1539
Dusty in Colour
Capri - DA0915
Dusty Pink - DA0907
Fine Silver - DA0927
Mountain Meadow - DA0916
Soot - DA0925
Sugar Plum - DA0908
Dress My Craft Sequins - Sea Breeze - DMCS3217

Share with us your creations at the Dusty FANattics FB page!

Thank you for visiting!