Thursday, 11 July 2019

Dusty Attic May Project

My June mood board layout and  a chance to use a gorgeous photo of my daughter Alana and use the new fabulous chipboard board release. I used the pale yellow and orange colours of the swirls and range of tones of the main picture of the mood board. 

I used a gorgeous page for 49 and Market paper range. If you look closely, you will see t some of the new exciting Dusty Attic chipboard - web link below. Beautiful foliage, scrolls and flourishes, doors and accessories and fabulous brickwork segments that are perfect for putting behind your main feature. 
Go to the Dusty Attic web page for all of their wonderful new releases.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dusty Attic - Mood board - June grungy textures

I loved the colours and tones of this mood board and thought that it would be perfect create a layout with my grungy style.

I started with a page that reflected the blue grey of the main feature in the mood board and using different Dusty Attic chipboard coloured added colours and textures. I added Lindy Stamp Gang magicals to the page and using modelling paste, stencilled a pattern randomly on the background. 

To start adding embellishments, I used spare patterned paper to make a platform to add the photo. When sticking down the photo mat, add a layer of old chipboard in between the paper so that when you add in the other all of the embellishments, you can build up height.

Once all stuck down, add the word titles so that they are slightly under the square chipboard that I added to create frames under the main feature. I have used Dusty Attic chip board cut from around the main laser cut pieces. 

I hope you enjoy this layout and I love to read your comments in the bar below. 







Sunday, 30 June 2019

More Than Words - July Challenge - Fabrika Decoru

Word Inspiration - DISCOVER
Creative Challenge - OLD STASH

What does the word DISCOVER 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.

We bet you've got lots of treasures in your OLD STASH waiting to be discovered! Is there a favourite paper that you were saving for a special project or some old rub-ons or even an ancient pair of wavy-edge scissors that you forgot you had? It's time to drag them out and use them! Please tell us which of the products or tools you used that have been sitting in your stash for a while.

My old stash was butchers twine. I had collected alot over the years and had lots of differnt brands, I was going to use on pages and it ended up being in the back of my scrap booking drawers. I have used it by embossing and painted to add to the embellishments. 

I received a beautiful box of goodies from Fabrika Decoru to use as  Design Team Member for More than Words. It was filled with papers, embellishments and mixed media items that complimented their range Botany Summer. Their products are listed below. 

To create the back ground, I used the wood grain paper and sprinkled Magic Paint on the background and sprayed lightly with water and dried. To add more depth, I added more Forest Moss and held the heat gin closer to create a bubbled effect. I fussy cut the foliage from one the 12x12 pages as well as some of the leaves and flowers from the recut pieces. Lightly stamp all the pieces. Cut strips of paper from the green patterned paper and lay on the main area. I used foam tape to stick down so I had space to put embellishments underneath. 

Stencil some of the fern leaves along the bottom of the paper strips.Texture paste the frames and add some Magic Paint - Burnt Umber with a paint brush. Paint the words with Burnt Umber Magic Paint and also a gold paint. Outline with watered down white gesso. Butchers Twine - I embossed with a brown colour and wound into a circle. 

Glue the butchers twine, add the frames and glue the embellishments in and around the frames. Add white gesso around edges of foliage, along the frames and flowers. Finish with a splatter of watered down magic paint to add a grungy finish.