Tuesday, July 23, 2019

- greeting card -
(More Than Words DT - July 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 July 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:

I had this sticker with the quote 'LOOK at the bright side' that I knew I wanted
to use, and that made me think of a sun.  I was lucky enough to own
this beautiful tag with a cloud and sun drawn on it which seemed to be perfect.

I added another quote which I found complimented well the sentiment I wanted to express.

I hope you like my bright and sunny card!  It sure made me happy creating it!

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

Sunday, July 21, 2019

- wedding themed canvas card -
(The Dusty Attic DT - July Mood Board Challenge)

For this month's mood board challenge on The Dusty Attic blog,
I chose to create this canvas card for my cousin who is getting married this month.

Here is the July mood board:

How can one not be inspired by the gorgeous colours and texture in this image?!
I went looking in my stash to find some elements to showcase this palette
and some wedding theme elements that I knew my cousin would love.

A large Boho Feather serves as one of my focal points. I painted it with white acrylic paint and then added some Distress Oxide Spray.  I love the diluted pasty effect it created.
On the French Word Play quote, I used embossing powder and dabbed on some white paint.

I used the same beautiful teal shade of embossing powder on the piece from the Window & Shutters #3 set. Mixed with white paint, I love how it almost turned out denim blue as that is one of my cousin's wedding colours. Behind it, you can see a pretty Doily #2.

I decorated my card with pieces of pearl flourish and pearls, also from The Dusty Attic.

I also used Dusty in Bloom flowers in the very fitting Bridal Veil colour.

Here are all the Dusty Attic products that I used:

French Word Play - DA2003
Window & Shutters #3 - DA2199
Boho Feathers - DA1732
Doily #2 - DA0480
Dusty in Bloom
Bridal Veil - DA0805
Pearl Flourish - DA1547
Pearls - DA1546

I cannot wait to see your mood board-inspired and chipboard-filled creations.
Make sure to share them on the Dusty FANattics FB page.

Thank you for visiting!

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

Make sure to join the Dusty Attic FANattics FB page and show us your work.

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!