Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dusty Attic DT Layout - Recent Release Chipboard & Stencil Designs

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a layout created with some of the recently released Dusty Attic Chipboard and Stencil Designs.

'Love These Photos'
You would probably have guessed by now, that I love to create my layouts by using mixed media and stencils on my backgrounds, so I was thrilled when I received all the new Dusty Attic stencil designs in my parcel!!  I decided to use the new Leaves #3 Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste, to create a diagonal flow across the page, which I misted with a mix of Lindy's Tibetan Poppy Teal and Shabby Turbine Teal, then randomly stamped over with Ranger Archival Hydrangea ink and a Kaisercraft Texture Stamp.
 I was inspired by the beautiful Floral Layers and Rope Banner chippies for this layout... love that you can layer them to create dimension!! I thought the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Scents of Nature pp was a perfect match for them.

To alter the chipboard, I used Inka Gold and DecoArt Metallic Lustre texture pastes, by coating with one colour and highlighting the edges with another to create depth.  I love texture, so I applied microbeads using Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Medium to my flower centres and flower buds as well as randomly applying them to the leaves.  To add softness and a bit more depth I very lightly sponged over the chipboard pieces with gesso, then stamped over the flowers with the Texture Stamp.

The Rope Banner chipboard was cut apart to use as a smaller side flourish which I altered the same way as the Floral Layers chipboard.  I cut the ends of the rope banners and altered them with Hydrangea Inka Gold to tuck under my main floral cluster, keeping the leftover pieces to use on another layout.

The String Frames chipboard are one of my favourite frames!!  I used the largest one from the  String Frames Small to accentuate my photos.  The frame was altered with Mint Green Inka Gold and highlights of Brilliant Turquoise Metallic Lustre, and a smattering of green microbeads.
Lastly, I finished off my layout with one of the new chipboard titles "Love These Photos", which I again altered with metallic pastes, lightly sponging with gesso and randomly applying mauve microbeads.

Dusty Attic Product Used

Other Product Used
49 & Market Scents of Nature - Blue Petals pp
Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays - 
Tibetan Poppy Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal
Viva Inka Gold - Mint Green, Hydrangea
Decoart Metallic Lustre - Cosmic Blue, Black Shimmer, Brilliant Turquoise
Martha Stewart Microbeads
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Laugh
Ranger Archival Ink - Hydrangea

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Dusty Attic - Discover - New Release chipboard

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a layout created with some of the new release chipboard designs from The Dusty Attic.

Upon spying the new world map chipboard design, I knew I would use it on a travel page from my son Luke's recent trip to Japan.  I teamed it with some travel wordpl@y and disk chippies 

 To create my background I roughly tore the edges of the red pp and tore smaller sections of navy and red pp's to layer underneath, then adhered to a creamy white background.

I stamped randomly over the background first with a distress stamp in Carnation Red archival ink, then in Cobalt archival using the bubble stamps.

 I decided to use the other half of the Mystic Frame #2 chipboard, which I had cut in half to use on another project.   The frame was altered by inking in cobalt, then coating with Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Medium

The larger World Map chipboard was cut into 2 sections, then one of them was cut in half, which I used to layer on top of the Mystic Frame and in my small cluster on the bottom right.  To alter the world maps I inked them in white, then used a Tim Holtz chipped sapphire distress marker around the edges to make them pop.
The hello world Word Disk chipboard was backed with red paper, inked in cobalt and coated with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Medium, and the Wordpl@y chipboard pieces were inked in carnation red, then coated with Clear Gloss Medium.

To finish off I flicked some watered down Izink in Jasmine, which has a lovely glossy metallic sheen.

Other Product Used
 Basic Grey and MME pp's
Kaisercraft Distress texture stamp
Kaisercraft Pack Your Bags Stamp Set
IndigoBlu  Bubble stamp
Prima Finnabair Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink - Cobalt, Carnation Red
Versamagic Chalk Ink - Cloud White
Izink - Jasmine
Tim Holtz Distress Marker - Chipped Sapphire

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Dusty Attic June Mood Board/Sketch Challenge - Perfect Moment

Hi everyone, today I am sharing my take on this month's beautiful Mood Board/Sketch Challenge over at The Dusty Attic.  This month we have a gorgeous Mood Board and fabulous sketch from "The Nifty Pixel".

Why not enter for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher from the Dusty Attic website. All you need to do is use the Mood Board or Sketch or both for inspiration, add Dusty Attic chipboard to your creation and simply add your link with your name and country to the right hand side of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

Perfect Moment

To create my layout I used this month's sketch and started by tearing a strip of the pretty Maja Designs floral paper to add to the left side of my weatherboard background paper and added sections of diecut lace paper to peak out from underneath.  I also added a small torn section to the top right. 

To mask my background I used Dusty Attic Texture Paste and the gorgeous new Rose Stencil.  Once dry, I outlined the roses with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Marker, then randomly stamped over the masked area with Kaisercraft tiny dot texture stamp using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in worn lipstick.
All chipboard designs are new releases and were altered with embossing powders in glossy pearl, matte pearl and and Nuvo witch gives a textured look.   I applied them to the chipboard pieces by priming first with gesso, and whilst wet, sprinkling with embossing powder and heat setting.

Dusty Attic Product Used
Mystic Flourish - DA1747
Other Product Used
Maja Design, Bella Fancy Pants, MME and Basic Grey pp's
Prima Rosibelle Flowers
Kaisercraft Tiny Dots texture stamp
Prima background stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Worn Lipstick
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can
Lindy's embossing powder - Cosmic Pink
Nuvo Embossing Powder - Ballerina Pink
Tinby Melts Embossing Powder - Snow
Prills - Tutu
Lace embellishment

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting

Cathy xx

Friday, May 26, 2017

May Guest Designer for ArtDeco Creations - L'Aquarelle Collection

Hi everyone,  today I am sharing my second post as Guest Designer for Couture Creations for the month of May, creating with the beautiful L'Aquarelle Collection of co-ordinating papers, dies, embossing folders and stamps.

First up I have created a layout using peach and soft brown tones from the collection.

"If You Can Dream It You Can Do It" Layout
I was drawn to the pretty peach/pink and script pp's to create this layout and also fussy cut a few elements from a couple of the papers to create layers around my photo.
I used a few of the Inspiration Cards which I cut apart and tore for a few more layering elements and also my title.  I love to use a sanding block to make my elements pop and give them a shabby/distressed look.

For my background I cut down the peach watercolour pp, sanded the edges and framed it with the beige script pp.  I then layered the torn polka dot Inspiration Cards pieces under the torn bird/script paper and adhered to my background.
To frame my photo I embossed a piece of the peach coloured pp with the Flowering Frame Embossing Folder and lighted sanded over the embossed design.  I also diecut the beautiful Dove in Flight Die from beige pp and backed it with peach pp using the Turbo Glue Pen, then cut around the edges.

The co-ordinating Ornate Metal Flower embellishments can be used as they are, or you can pull them apart like I have to giving you versatility and value for money.

With all the elements created, I layered them to my background using Couture Creations Foam Dots to create dimension.

To finish off, I created a mist by mixing the Couture Creations Mix and Match pigment powders with water and flicked over my layout with a brush, making sure to cover my photo. I used the copper and pearl white and also made a mix of copper with a touch of pearl white, to create an additional softer copper colour.

I couldn't resist the cute little robin, so I decided to create a card using papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad and one of the Inspiration Cards for my greeting.

"Happy Birthday" robin card
To create a pretty border I fussy cut around the floral paper, then used 3D Liquid Pearl Drops in Madagascar to add flower centres.

I also stamped and embossed 2 of the lovely floral cluster stamp from the Fern Flowers and Flourish Stamp Set, cut them apart and layered them under bird to look like it was part of the branch.

To finish off I mixed the pink and pearl white Mix and Match Pigments with water and flicked around the bird to create a softening effect.

I hope you enjoyed my projects created with the beautiful L'Aquarelle Collection.   Make sure to pop in to the Couture Creations Blog to see all the beautiful creations from the Design Team.

Products Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting.

Cathy xx