Thursday, 11 April 2019

Dusty Attic April - fresh and light

I love this wonderful fresh moodboard. It was perfect for fresh colours mixed with a watercolour background effect. 

Using white card stock, I added a layer of white crackle paste and graphite textured paste stencilled on the background to create a layered look. A variety of Lindy Stamp Gang sprays added colour based on the mood board. 

To create the textured circles under the photo mats, I embossed a circle and added white prills and when dry, painted it with metallique spray in golden brown. 

The different chipboard were painted with paint or texture paste. One dry, I sprayed the flowers with a variety of sprays to compliment the background colours. 

 I layered the photo mats and added the chipboard and other embellishments and flicked white gesso, metallique browns and yellow sprays over the layout to add a grungy look. 

To finish off, I added colour to the edge of the page and added words in and around the layout. 

I hope you have enjoyed this layout and would love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

April - More Than Words Challenge

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Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

Word Inspiration - BABY
Creative Challenge - PASTELS

What does the word BABY inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it. Please explain in your blog post 
how it inspired you if it isn't obvious in your work.

This month's word brings soft and sweet images to mind. 
What better way to complement this than with PASTELS?
Pastels are delicate, gentle colours. Think pale pink, lulling lilac, 
magic mint or baby blue... and create a subtle and soothing project.

                        I have a beautiful picture of my granddaughter Amelia taken 
                              at her first Christmas. She is the most beautiful BABY to me.
                              I have used soft blues and PASTELS for the background as 
                                              well as butterfly embellishments.

I have used one of my old books that I use as a journal album and painted the pages in thick white gesso and white crackle paste to develop a textured base. Using a stencil created a textured background. Once dry I used a variety of soft blue distress inks and Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals, developed a soft blue background. 

I stencilled a floral pattern in dark blue ink and using some wonderful old doilies from my mum, a range of patterned papers in blues, coffee colours and sepia tones, built up layers. I embossed black cotton and added in between the layers. 

To finish off, stamped a script pattern on the back ground as well as adding words and flicked a range of Lindy Stamp Gang sprays over the back ground and embellishments to add a grungy look. I used a sepia coloured spray and painted around the edges of the pages. 

I hope you enjoy my layout and would love to hear your comments in the section below. 

Friday, 22 March 2019

Dusty Attic - Sentiments Tin - Amelia

A beautiful rich deep colour tones for this months challenge. I had an old tin that was just perfect for a upgrade which I could use as a small sentiment statement piece on my sideboard. 

I painted all of the surfaces, inside and outside, in black gesso and once dry, painted with a deep rich red. Lindy Stamp Gang sprays were used to add depth to the colour as well as Finnabair Graphite texture paste for texture on the surfaces. 

Once all the layers are dry, paint the different Dusty Attic chipboard pieces. Tip: I needed to cut the ATC frames in half and trim so that they would fit inside of the tin.

I assembled all of the pieces and before gluing, added a layer of embossed black thread. To finish off, I added black micro beads to add a layer in the base of the tin. 

I hope you enjoy and would love to see your thoughts in the comments on my blog:

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Dusty Attic - March Challenge - Mini Canvas

This months challenge is one of rich warm colours. I have used these tome to create a mini canvas of a photo of my daughter when she was younger. 

To create this canvas, I used white crackle paste to add a textured base.  Once dry, a variety of Lindy Stamp Gang (LSG) magicals were sprinkled on the base to add depth of colour. I finished the preparation with a layer of soft grey paste through a stencil. I randomly stamped words on the base to add a grungy look. 

Dusty Attic chipboard was sprayed with a variety of pink, red and coral LSG sprays and edged with a black watercolour pencil to highlight the shape of the flowers. 

Antique doily's were soaked in bleach to remove the aged yellow colour (works best if left overnight). Once dry, spray with a soft LSG grey spray. I cut the doily's up roughly ready to use on the canvas. 

The main Dusty Attic frame under my photo was painted with LSG magicals - Bratwurst Brown.

To assemble, I added the photo on the frame and layered the flowers and doily pieces in and around the main feature. Add the word tab and art stones. I prepare the art stones by adding to clear glue and grey LSG spray and paste in and around the edges of the doily and any areas where there are gaps.

A final flick of white gesso over the layout and a black water colour pencil around the edge to finish off. 

I hope you have enjoyed my mini canvas and would love to read any comments you have for me in the comments bar below.