Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dusty Attic DT Creation - Days Like These Make Me Happy

Hi everyone, Today I have a layout to share created for The Dusty Attic, using their gorgeous chipboard and stencil designs!!

'Days Like These Make Me Happy' 
My son Luke is in Japan at the moment and whilst checking out his instagram pics I came across this adorable selfie of him at a Deer Park and was so taken by it, that I just had to scrap it straight away.

To create my background, I misted with Luminarte Olive Vine, then randomly stamped over with Ranger black archival ink.  I then masked over the top with the Distress Grid stencil and some Prima crackle medium in copper.  Once dry I flicked over the top with Luminarte Golden Nugget and Lindy's Cattail Copper Brown mists.
To compliment my photo, I went for the quick and easy option to alter my chippies by using various shades of green and brown Brilliance and Versa Magic inks.  

**NOTE** Remember when inking any chippies with words or a design etched in, lightly pat over with the ink to build up the colour, otherwise the ink seeps in and you loose the design.
Dusty Attic Product Used
Other Product Used
Prima & 7 Dots pp's
Prima - Royal Menagerie background stamp
Prima Crackle Medium Copper
49&Market - Gabis Line Stitched Stamp Set
Luminarte Primary Elements - Olive Vine, Golden Nugget
Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals - Cattail Copper Brown
Brilliance Ink - Coffee Bean, Thyme, Cosmic Copper, Galaxy Gold
Versa Magic Ink - Red Brick
Basic Grey Pear Tart diecut
Kaisercraft mini butterfly tag
Heidi Swapp sentiments stickers
Pebbles Tag and Nature stickers
flowers - mini lillies

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.
Happy Crafting :)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dusty Attic DT Layout - February Mood Board/Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone, Today I am sharing my take on the gorgeous Dusty Attic February Mood Board Challenge. There is an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher for the winner.  To enter you simply need to use the Mood Board, Sketch or both for Inspiration, which you can interpret in anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used on your creation. 

Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.  Make sure to look at all the gorgeous creations from our Design Team while you're there for some inspiration!!

Life is Beautiful
February Mood Board

I was inspired by the pretty pastel colours of the Mood Board as well as the roses from the typewriter pic and the script from the bicycle pic.
To create my background I have used the pretty Dusty Attic Love Circles Stencil with Dusty Attic Texture Paste.  Once dry I misted with Lindy's Starburst Mist in Cotton Candy.
How beautiful is the Floral Frame #1 chippie.  Instead of throwing away the inner chipboard section of the frame I decided to keep it in place but altered it with a coat of gesso, then embossed with Tinby Melts and the Mandala Stencil to create a lacy effect for my silhouetted photo. I masked the stencil with clear gel medium, then sprinkled with the Tinby Melts and heat set.

I cut the rose like flower from the frame, so that I could reposition it a little more to the side, then inked the frame with Pixie Dust Versamagic. 
So as not to waste the pieces of the Spring Blooms #1 chippies that would have been under my layers, I cut them off and added them to amongst my layers.

To keep the layout soft and dreamy I coated most of my chipboard pieces with gesso and highlighted them with Lindy's Cotton Candy mist.

The Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish is a fabulous way to adhere seed beads, prills and any item that you want to anchor securely.

Dusty Attic Product Used
Other Product Used
MME & The Scrap Cake pp's
Kaisercraft Collectables
Lindys Stamp Gang Mist - Cotton Candy
Embossing Powder - Tinby Melts
Prima Gesso
Lace Trim
Lace Flowers
Seed Beads
Pearl Cotton Twine
Versamagic Ink - Pixie Dust, Sea Breeze

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.
Happy Crafting :)