Friday, October 25, 2019

- single page layout -
(The Dusty Attic DT - October Mood Board)

I am back today to share with you my project inspired
by the October mood board challenge from The Dusty Attic.

Here is the beautiful October mood board:

I absolutely love the colour palette and the Autumn feel of this board.
It inspired me to create a layout of the countryside with lots of of same warm hues.

I started with picking out my pictures and found some gorgeous shots
of a sheep pasture and vast fields of green taken while on a ride through the country.
I chose the title Wide Open Spaces which seemed perfect.

I searched my Dusty Attic stash and took out several country and farm themed chipboard,
including the tall Windmill and a piece of the Large Paddock Fence as well as a Wagon Wheel.

I decided to treat all my chipboard with Ranger Distress Stains in different shades of brown.
I wanted to keep everything as earthy looking as possible.  

I added a couple Mini Compasses colored in black.

I even kept some of the chippies bare to go along with the kraft color on my page.
Below you see a piece of the beautiful Wheat. I find it to be such an intricate piece!

I think I captured the essence of the mood board quite well.  What do you think?

Now let's see all the Dusty Attic chipboard that I used:

Wide Open Spaces - DA2029
Wordplay #1 Black - DA1785
Windmill - DA0061
Wheat - DA1434
Wagon Wheels - DA0697
Mini Compasses - DA2381
Paddock Fence Set Large - DA0401

Make sure to share with us your Dusty Attic projects
on the Dusty FANattics FB page.  We love to see what you create!

See you next month!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

- card -
(More Than Words DT - October Mini Challenge)

It's one week away from Halloween, so what better than a spooky
Halloween project to share with you today, inspired by 
the More Than Words October Mini Challenge!

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:

The awesome Happy Halloween title is from The Dusty Attic.

I added a few drops of red ink spray, not intending to look like blood,
but I guess it fits in with the theme - haha

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

Saturday, October 12, 2019

- mixed media canvas -
(The Dusty Attic DT)

I recently went to the post-wedding celebration of 2 of my best friends, and I thought it would be special to create a canvas for them to remember this special day.

The canvas is 16 inches by 20 inches. I covered it with a coat of clear gesso,
and then used 2 different Dusty Attic stencils, Damask #2 and Large Dot, to add some texture and design to the base with modeling paste and several coats of inks, sprays and paints.

Since my friends are francophones, I used a saying from the French Wordplay, the Ensemble Amour set, as well as the word 'moments' from the Mini Tags #3 which has the same meaning in both languages.

Working with such a large surface, I thought it would be awesome to use several of the beautiful Fancy Frames. I added a few smaller frames from the Frame Medley. 

I wanted to keep them all elegant and classy and part of the background, so I used white embossing powder and white acrylic paint on them.

In the above image you see two Ornate Pendants colored in black.

On the words I used paprika colored embossing powder to match the orange and royal blue colour palette, which you can guess were also the wedding colours. I decorated with some Baroque Flourishes and black Decorative Dots.

I went a bit crazy with the flowers!  I love how there is no limit when working with canvases... you can use some of the biggest and thickest flowers in your staff because there's no limit!

I always get very nervous when creating a project as a gift, 
but I do love how this turned out, and my friends loved it as well.

Now, let's take a look at all the Dusty Attic chipboard and other products used.

Fancy Frame #8 - DA2128
Fancy Frame #10 - DA2130
Fancy Frame #12 - DA2241
Frame Medley - DA2445
Ornate Pendants #3 - DA1366
Ornate Pendants #4 - DA1367
Baroque Flourish #4 - DA2367
Decorative Dots Black - DA1820
Ensemble Amour - DA2000
French Wordplay - DA2003
Mini Tags #3 Black - DA1815
Damask #2 - DA1707
Large Dot - DA1771

And check out all the beautiful chipboard designs on the Dusty Attic website!!
Make your list now to add a ton of it to your stash and then share with us
your projects on the Dusty FANattics FB page.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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

Happy October everyone!!!

We have another fabulous main challenge reveal over
on the More Than Words blog (you will not want to miss this one!)
and here is my project based on this month's challenge.

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

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.

Being the month of October I was inspired by the word to create a Halloween-themed layout. This was my niece's first Halloween back in 2005 when she was dressed up in the cutest witch COSTUME.

For this kid's page, I decided to use a fun BLACK BACKGROUND with polkadots and added lots of bright colours to contrast with the dark base.

All the fun Halloween chipboard is from The Dusty Attic.

I looked through my small Halloween-themed stash and found a few layered
stickers that I have had for years. They went perfectly with my page.

I kept the design fairly simple, decorating with buttons and sequins.

I hope that my 'spooky' layout didn't scare you too much,
and that you will come back to visit soon to see more of my creations!

Make sure to drop by at More Than Words to see all the DT projects
and the fabulous prize up for grabs this month!