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

Make sure to share with us your Dusty Attic projects
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.
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

- 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!