Friday, 15 December 2017

"Awesome Summer Days" 49andMarket / Dusty Attic project

Hello and welcome back.
Today I am back with my second installment of Design Team work for 49andMarket.

 "Awesome Summer Days".......

This is my very first project using the new release collection of Rusty Autumn. And what a fabulous new collection it is. Full of the earthy rich colours of Autumn. See for yourself below.

I decided just to use this one piece of the Rusty Autumn called Blooming Autumn. This is a sensationally gorgeous piece I think just alone. So I kept the page very clean and adorned it with lots of gorgeous 49andMarket handmade flowers, burlap and Dusty Attic chipboards to finish it.

Here is the selection of flowers I added to this layout. Of course I didn't use them all, I just picked a few pieces from each pack and I used only the flowers. Love these flowers, they are just divine.

I have also cut some of the butterflies from the first collection of Vintage Artistry. They fit perfectly with this project.

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And from another view. I have doubled some of the flowers over to give a more fuller appearance. I added in some Star Dust Stickles also to add some sparkle and then dry brushed my layout with a little gesso.

And as you can see above I have also added in some stamping. This was done using Gabi's Whimsical Door Stamp and some Distress Ink. I also used some burlap and distressed the edges.


Well that is all from me today. Take care and until next time happy scrapping.

Tina xo

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

"My happy place" - Dusty Attic Moodboard Creation for December 2017

Welcome and hello.
I hope that this blog post finds you well.
I am with you today to share my Moodboard inspired creation for The Dusty Attic for December. It is just gorgeous. I set to work pretty quickly after spying it on the facebook page. And of course I set about doing something a little beachy. I have also combined this with my design team work with 49andMarket using one of my favourite collections "Sand and Sea".

"My happy place"

For my creation I have used Sand and Sea paper from 49andMarket for my background. I did a little colouring with colours and Crackle Texture paste to help colour my paper a little more. With the left over mixture I dressed the Decorative Frame #3 which you can see below. Once it dried I added my photo to the back of it.


And to the back of this I then adhered the Ships Wheel medium. This piece of chippie was dressed in texture paste and ink.

So as you can see above I have used the awesome 3D embellishments from the collection of the same name. These are a perfect fit to this project and they add just a hint of that extra something. I have used the seaweed, the bubbles and oh the bottle....... I looooooove the bottle. What every good seaside layout should have is a bottle!

And you can see more of them below.... and the bottle of course !! ......

I have also added in some Dress my Craft beads.

This was my starting point. From here I added in some beautiful 49andMarket Floral Mixology flowers in champagne and Blue Hawaiin shades. I also added some of my own shells from my stash.

Working outwards from the decorative frame I added in a couple of the cute mini seagulls.

And then I ripped some pieces of the fish net panel and tucked them in and around the flower clustering.

And as you can see above I also added in some beautiful textured jute cording from 49andMarket. This is a really find cording which is perfect to lay over photos and frames. I added a little gesso to it too. 

And lastly I added in my title "My happy place " from the mini tabs #6 sheet. I adore these they are just perfect. This was simply dressed with a little white gesso and adhered to the base of my layout.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you will try your hand at this month's moodboard which I have left here for you below. Gorgeous isn't it ? You could win yourself $100 worth of Dusty Attic goodies. Simply create something using something from the moodboard which inspires you along with some Dusty Attic products and post it to the blog page before the end of December. Good luck !!


Tina xo

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

"This fills my heart" Maja Design Design Team Project

Hello and welcome back.

I am here with you today to share my next instalment for Maja Designs.

 I have to tell you a little secret that probably isn't a secret because I do share it quite often with my friends but I hate to say it out loud. I really don't do Christmas layouts....... there I said it. Over the years I have been known to avoid doing them at all. So today I decided to put my big girl pants on and give it a go.

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I have used Maja Designs new release collection Joyous Winterdays to create my Christmas layout with. And I have to tell you I am in love with it. It is no secret that I love blue and so that is what I went with along with a very old photo I dug up of my 3 sweet kids at a much younger age. I felt it really told a story and this is what I wanted to start the layout.


My first sheet that I used is called Santa Claus and it is simply stunning to say the least. But as you well know living here in sunny Queensland in Australia doesn't bring us snow at Christmas time ever! We swelter in the highest of temperatures most Christmas's. That is why we always sit by the pool.So anyway getting a little side tracked........ I tore the snow section from Santa Claus and backed it with Sparkle which I also very much love. Marie you have done a fabulous job designing this collection... thank you.

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Ephemera bs


So from there I did a little stenciling using a Star stencil from Dusty Attic and some texture paste. Whilst it was still wet I sprinkled over some Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust. and allowed it to dry.

With the other papers above I created a matting for my photo.

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I have added in some gorgeous little pine cones along with lace leaves and beads baubles.

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I have also added in some beautiful chipboards that were embossed with seafoam and inked with Walnut Stain.

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I made some flowers using materials and coloured them with Ranger Distress Stain.

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Above and below you can see the layering of papers that I used along with the textures made with the stencil and texture pastes. Unfortunately you can't see all the sparkly effect made with the sparkling dust but rest assured it is definitely there.

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Well that is all from me today with my lastest project. I do hope you enjoyed it.
Until next time take care and happy scrapping.