Wednesday, September 25, 2019

- single page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT - September Mood Board)

Hello everyone!

I am thrilled to be back today to share with you
this brand new layout inspired by The Dusty Attic September mood board!

Here is this gorgeous mood board on which I based my layout:

I added a mixture of stains, sprays and inks to my background paper
to try and recreate the beautiful colour combo of the board.
I chose Best Day Ever from the Mini Captions #8 as my title 
as I found it fit very well my display. I used different colour stains on it.

Below you see some of the Polaroid Frames, each treated with distress stains and splatters of white paint, that I layered on top of each other to create a geometrical pattern diagonally across the page.
I even used the negative pieces of that set to create even more layers.

 You can also see the lovely Corner Flourish #6 that I cut in 2 pieces to tuck from each side of my flower cluster. You will surely agree that it's a stunning piece!

The Mini Tags, like the one below, are perfect to add some colour and sentiment at the right spot.

My flower cluster is composed of a mixture of paper blooms and clear acetate die-cuts. And sneaking from beneath all those flowers are pieces of the Wire Broken Bits #5 which I colored in silver.

These 2 cuties are my friends' daughters, and this grey toned photo seemed perfect for this project.

Now let's take a closer look at all The Dusty Attic chipboard that you can find on my page!

Mini Captions #8 - DA1387
Polaroid Frame Set #1 - DA2454
Mini Tags #3 - DA1815
Broken Bits #5 Wire - DA2395
Corner Flourish #6 - DA2349

Make sure to show us what you create with DA chippies 
by sharing your projects on the Dusty FANattics FB page!

Until next time!

Monday, September 23, 2019

- tag -
(More Than Words DT - September Mini Challenge)

It's time for another Mini Challenge from More Than Words!

Here is my tag inspired by this month's Mini word!

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:

I started off with a regular cream colored tag and I sprayed some Lindy's and Ranger Oxide Spray to create a marble effect to match the die cut sticker with my sentiment on it.

I sprayed on some adhesive and then sprinkled some sparkle,
adding a few sequins to the mix.

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

Thursday, September 12, 2019

- single page layout -
(Dusty Attic DT)

As my DT reveal for The Dusty Attic, I have a very puurrr-etty layout to show you today, featuring my one and only kitty cat, Sugar, who's been such a precious member of our little family since we brought her home back in 2012. It was not planned at all, but we don't regret it one bit!

I was so thrilled when I saw many cat-themed designs in the July chipboard release.
Jennifer really outdid herself this time in catering to all of us cat and dog lovers.
For this layout I used the title You Had Me At Meow which is absolutely adorable.

I cut up a piece of the Large Heart Attack Panel and framed the right side of the picture with it. 

I used Ranger Distress Oxide Spray on it, Distress Stain and then added a bit of embossing powder.
On the adorable cat Paw Prints, I put embossing powder and then acrylic paint.

I love the Polaroid Frames to add some layering to my page.

You can see below that I matched the large panel hearts with Heart Designer Discs.
And to finalize the cat theme, I added a piece from the Cat set, treated in white.

What a lovely photo of my furbaby, and I am happy to have been able to create this layout with loads of Dusty Attic chipboard to always cherish and remember.

Here is all the chipboard that I used on my layout!

Heart Attack Panel Large #1 - DA1202
Designer Discs #18 Hearts - DA2219
Polaroid Frame Set #1 - DA2454
Paw Prints Cats - DA2421
Cats - DA2423
You Had Me At Meow - DA2430
Word Tags #2 Black - DA1818
Large Dot - DA1771

Visit The Dusty Attic website to see all the wonderful newly released designs
as well as the extensive library of products that The Dusty Attic has to offer!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

- single page layout -
(More Than Words DT - September Main Challenge)

September 1st already, so that means that Summer is practically over!
But the start of the month also means a brand new Main Challenge
from More Than Words, so that is reason enough to be happy!

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

Word Inspiration - ORIGINS
Creative Challenge - YOUR COUNTRY COLOURS

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 not the most patriotic person, but I do love the history of my ORIGINS, which is l'Acadie, a region of the Canadian Maritimes with French roots, language and culture. We celebrate Acadian Day on August 15th during which we have a traditional 'tintamarre' to demonstrate the vitality and solidarity of a people who survived persecution and deportation. 

On that day, we also proudly display our flag COLOURS of blue, white and red, based on the France flag, with a symbolic yellow star to represent Acadie.

I decided to display the Acadian flag with 3 tags behind my photos.

I added some grungy chipboard from The Dusty Attic to match the colour sequence.

Since one of the traditions for Acadian Day is to decorate with the Acadian colour, I decided to also decorate my page with a little festive banner adorned in the colour flags with the star.

The yellow star pops out against the background and the black and white photo with just a touch of colour, which is the effect I wanted to achieve. 

I am quite proud of my Acadian heritage just as I am proud of this layout.

Thank you for visiting!