Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Dusty Attic DT - Romantic Wedding Layout

Hi everyone,

I have my 2nd Design Team project for the month to share created with gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and product.  My page was inspired by one of my wedding photos, taken back in the day... seems like such a long time ago, as we have been married 31 years and are still going strong!!
I love to create shabby chic/romantic pages and wedding photos are perfect for this style of scrapping.  To give my layout a soft and romantic feel, I used creamy white to highlight the pretty pastel pink and green patterned papers.

 My background was created by first misting with Lindy's Cotton Candy Starburst Spray, then masking with the gorgeous Dusty Attic Lace Stencil and Dusty Attic Texture Paste.  The lacy stencil is just perfect for romantic/wedding/shabby chic project... oh so pretty and delicate!!

To tie in with the soft and dreamy feel of my layout I coated the chipboard pieces with Gesso, then randomly highlighted with Diamond Dust and pink seed beads, which I adhered with Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish to make sure they stay securely fixed.
I also used the diamond dust on the flower petals for a touch of sparkle.
 The fussy cut floral elements and a few pretty blooms were used to accent the gorgeous chipboard frames and designs,
To finish off I added the chipboard title which was coated in gesso, then sprayed with Lindy's Cotton Candy mist.

Dusty Attic Product Used:
Other Product Used:
Prima, Lemoncraft and Blue Fern pp's
Green Tara Blossoms - pink
Couture Creations Magnolia Lane flower
Lindys Cotton Candy Starburst Spray
Prima Wire Thread - Sprout and Sweet Pink
Prima Stamp Set
Prima Gesso
Martha Stewart lace border punch
Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
Diamond Dust
Seed Beads
Kaisercraft rubon

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Dusty Attic April Mood Board/Sketch Challenge - A Little Bit of Country

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing my take on this month's Mood Board/Sketch Challenge and perhaps inspire you to take part for your chance to win a $100 Dusty Attic Gift voucher to the Dusty Attic Website.  To enter all you need to do is use the Moodboard/Sketch for inspiration, which can be interpreted any way you like.  The only requirement is that you use Dusty Attic chipboard on your creation.  Once completed, simply add your link to the right hand side of the bar on the Dusty Attic Blog.   

This month's Mood Board has a gorgeous rustic/country theme, which I used as my inspiration. but you can be inspired in any way you like by the Mood Board - it could be the colours or even the textures or you could just use the gorgeous sketch from Page Drafts.
A Little Bit of Country is Good for the Soul
I have such lovely memories of spending time on my Sister-in-Law's farm in Forster, New South Wales.  As a family we had the most wonderful and relaxing holidays out in the country and loved getting a little taste of the farm life, which included helping move the cows from paddock to paddock.  This particular time I had my camera and snapped these adorable twin calves that seemed to take a very keen interest in Luke and Brittany.

To create this layout I used a few of the rustic themed chipboard pieces, which I altered by coating with various layers of ink, from light to dark to create a weathered look, then lightly dabbing with Inka Gold metallic paste in copper to create a rusty effect.  I used microbeads and metal accents on the Windmill, Chicken Wire and Wagon Wheel chipboard pieces to create additional texture.

I love using stencils on my backgrounds and there are so many fabulous Dusty Attic designs to choose from!!  To keep in theme with the rustic feel of my layout I used the Woodgrain Stencil and ink, then randomly stamped over the stenciled design with a weathered background stamp to create a bit more depth.  To adhere the microbeads to my background I used the Clear Gloss Varnish with a brush.  Lastly I randomly flicked over my background with Lindys gold mist to soften the overall effect.
Framing your photo is a great way to draw the eye and make it pop.  I created a frame for my photo using the Barb Wire chipboard, which I altered by first inking with Jumbo Java Versamagic ink, then randomly dabbing with Gingerbread ink and copper Inka Gold metallic paste.

Dusty Attic Product
Other Product
Prima and Fancy Pants pp's
Petaloo flowers
mulberry paper leaves
Spellbinders D-Lites Die - Cattails
Inka Gold metallic paste - Copper
Lindy's Starburst Spray - Wake me up Before You Go Gold
Brilliance inks - Cosmic Copper, Galaxy Gold, Silver, Platinum
Versamagic Ink - Red Brick, Jumbo Java, Gingerbread
Ranger Archival Ink - Sepia
Tim Holtz idealogy metal cogs and brads
Stampendous Andy Skinner Industrial stamp set
Martha Stewart border punch
My Minds Eye rubon alphas

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.  I am looking forward to seeing how you are inspired by this month's gorgeous Mood Board.
Happy Crafting
Cathy :)