Thursday, 3 January 2019

Dusty Attic January Challenge

What a beautiful fresh mood board palette to start 2019 with. It gave me a chance to create a layout for one of my holiday pictures when I was in Ilfracombe England.

I created the background by painting a layer of clear gesso and when dry dabbing with Tim Holtz distress Oxide - Tea Dye over the main area. Once dry, stencil around the page. Using an embossing stamp pad, dab over the stencil and sprinkle Tim Holtz Pumice Stone embossing powder. Heat gun to set. This will give the effect of sand. Include the area that will become the sky to add texture. 

Prepare your chipboard. Sea grass pieces are covered in Finnabair Mint-green texture paste and paint with Mystique Malachite spray. Branches are covered in a mixture of Finnabair Graphite and Dusty texture paste. The wagon wheels and crooked fence are covered with the same mixture past of paste with more Graphite so that it is a darker colour. Dab Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals Screamin Banshee Black on the wagon wheels to add a hint of blue/black. Cobblestone chipboard pices as covered with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs distress Oxide  and lightly sprayed to give a dapple look. 

Gauze is prepared by adding Tim Holt distress Oxide Tea Dye to Finnabair clear Scultpure Medium, pull apart slightly to create holes in the gauze and set aside to dry. 

Put together by adding your photo mat, add the gauze and when glued in place, paint Lindy Stamp Gang Van Dyke Sepia on the ridges, spray with water help spread colour. Add colour to the page for the sky by painting on Lindy Stamp Gang Whale Watch Blue, spray with water to create pools and allow to dry to give deeper colour in places. Layer all of the pieces and glue in place. To finish off, add art stones and paint them lightly with Lindy Stamp Gang Clam Bake Beige spray to take the whiteness off. 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout and I would to hear your thoughts in the comments bar on my blog. 







Monday, 31 December 2018

More Than Words January Challenge

January Challenge 

Word Inspiration - GOALS
Creative Challenge - JOURNALING

What does the word GOALS 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.

For more information about this challenge and the guidelines, follow the link below:

My GOALS are my daily affirmations that I try to remember. In our busy rushed working lives it is good to take the time to be kind to ourselves. I have used an old book that I had found in an Op Shop to use as my JOURNALLING creative space.

To create this journal page, I added a layer of white gesso and once dry, add a layer of white crackle paste. Use Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - Tattered Rose to add a wash of colour to the page. Randomly stamp a honeycomb pattern over the background. Fussy cut flowers and other embellishments from Mintay Dear Diary paper and with strips of patterned paper add to the page. Add Dusty Attic Rusting Paste to add texture. 

Add the tissue words and paint Lindy Stamp Gang Sandra Dee Sepia on the page edges.

I hope you enjoy this journal page and I would love to hear from you in the comments bar below. 

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Dusty Attic December project

Hello everyone, this is my last Dusty Attic project for 2018 and as it is Christmas, I have decided to go red red red and white. I love the traditional red and white combination of christmas colours even though here in Australia we have a hot christmas day.

I started with choosing pale patterned paper so that the red and white would pop on the page. Clear gesso the page and while drying, prepare the chip board. The foliage and tree were painted using Nuvo white crystal drops. It gave a luscious shiny 3 dimensional look. While drying, sprinkle 'dress my craft' frosted sugar powder on the foliage to give it a icy look. 

The flowers were sprayed with Lindy Stamp Gang Peony red spray for a soft red colour. The flowers used were a buttermilk colour so for the white ones, I used Lindy Stamp Gang Frozen Jack Frost shaker and dabbed on the flowers to add a white effect. Once the flowers were dry, I added sugar powder to the centres to add more icy frosted texture. 

Using red card stock, cut out a photo mat and adhere with foam tape or spare chip board pieces to add height to the layout.  

Add a painted trail of Lindy Stamp gang spray along the top and bottom of photo mat and turn page up side down back and forth to form trails - Dry. Add all of the foliage and flower embellishments and photos. Using white cotton, add amongst the flowers and leaves snip so that it makes tendrils out from the main layout feature. Add more on the last photo mat which will feature the tree. Once the cotton is added, carefully add drops of Nuvo white crystal drops along the cotton to form some texture. Add some drops to the page where there might be a gap between flowers and leaves. Tip: you will need time form the crystal drops to dry as heat gun drying may ruin the shiny look of the drops. 

To finish off, add the Christmas tree, sprinkle sugar powder amongst the branches and red mirco beads on the main red drips. 

I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear form you in the comments bar of my blog.