Tuesday, 23 August 2016

August Mini Challenge at More Than Words

Hello there.

It's time for the new Mini Challenge at More Than Words! I've made at ATC and I've done it a bit differently this time and used a photo as my  base.

The word that has to be included on your project is "Best". My son is a very positive, upbeat kid (oh, ok - he's not a kid any more!) and I love that he often says that he's had the "Best Day Ever". I went hunting though my stash to see if I could find this on an embellishment of some sort and I found it in the first place I looked - my Dusty Attic chippies.

Here's the Mini Challenge board:

I hope you can join in the Mini Challenge this month. You can find the challenge details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

I'm Back!

Hello all. My apologies for being absent from this blog for a while. I had a wonderful overseas trip - you'll be seeing a lot of holiday pics for a while!

I must admit, I missed my scrapping! I'm back into it again now and everything seems fresh and inspiring.

This is the first layout I've made since I returned and I created it just for the fun of it. As usual, my Dusty Attic chippies and paints were the first products I turned to.

I don't know if it's a reflection of all the gorgeous colours I've seen on my trip but I seem to be even more obsessed with colour than ever. I didn't think it was possible to be more obsessed than I already was! I've concentrated on colour and texture on this page, keeping embellishments simple. Having said that, the piece of the large Dusty Attic Chevron Panel is a feature and draws a strong focus to the photo.

I painted the Polaroid Frame roughly with Soot and Navajo White paint. My favourite piece on the whole page is the Mini Heart Button. These always seem to add that special something to any page!

I made the background mainly with Colour Blast paste, Heidi Swapp Color Shine and LSG Magicals.

Dusty Attic products used:
Large Chevron Panel DA1066

Polaroid Frames DA0932

Mini Heart Buttons DA0682

Dusty in Colour Paint 
in Soot and Navajo White

Colour Blast Paste
Apple of my Eye

Happy scrappin'!


Thursday, 23 June 2016

More Than Words ATC in June

Hello again! It's time for the new Mini Challenge over at More Than Words!

Here's the ATC I made for it:

The criteria for the new Mini Challenge is to use the word ART on a card, tag or ATC. I had so much fun with this one! I figured this was totally about my art so I felt I could just create whatever I like. This is my little card of fun!

I sure hope you can join us over at More Than Words. You only have one week to enter so be quick!

Happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Dusty ATC's

Hello and welcome back. I'm here today to share a layout I made using Artist Trading Cards. ATC's are great fun to use in all sorts of ways. Of course, I used many gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies on these and I love the effect.

I used the same grungy background across all the cards then used an eclectic mix of chippies on the individual cards. I coated some of the chippies with Tinby Designs Metallic Melts for a cool, antique effect.

I taught this layout as a class at the PaperArts expo in Melbourne a few months ago. It was a fun class with fabulous ladies in it!

Happy scrappin'!


Thursday, 9 June 2016

Dusty in June

Hello! I have something different to share today. I made a special card using gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies, flowers, paints and a stencil.

I made this card for the fabulous women at my local Fernwood gym who helped me lose weight and get fitter.

There are two parts to this card. The basis for the front is simply gesso applied through a stunning Dusty Attic Fan stencil onto some Webster's Pages paper. I coated the Dusty Attic alphas with Tinby Designs Metallic Melts for some extra wow factor.

When the card is opened there is another feature inside....

I made the 'envelope' out of paper then filled it with Dusty Attic flowers plus chipboard flowers and leaves. The chippies were mostly painted with Dusty Attic paints. By putting the flowers inside the card I felt it was like giving a gift of flowers as well as a card.

My inspiration for the front of the card came from the stunning mood board at Dusty Attic this month. I used the beachy limewashed boards look and picked up on the neutrals and blues.

Are you going to join in the challenge this month? You could win a $100 Dusty Attic gift voucher!

Happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

More Than Words in June

Hello and welcome back to my blog. It's soooo cold and wintery here at the moment. I hope it's warmer wherever you are!

Luckily, it's great scrapping weather and I've been busy making a layout for the new challenge at More Than Words. Here's what I made:

The word challenge is to be inspired by the word "Imagine" and the creative challenge is to "Get Messy". I used a travel photo of my daughter to think about the amazing places she might visit in her lifetime. The Get Messy part was easy! I'm good at that - lol!

The background is made with splotched Dusty Attic paints, stamping and watercolours. I like making messes! I painted the Dusty Attic chippie alphas with black Dusty Attic paint then added Tinby Designs Metallic Melts on top for that cool textured finish.

Are you going to give the challenge a go this month? There are some awesome prizes up for grabs. You can find the challenge HERE.

Happy scrappin'!


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Dusty in May

Hello friends! I'm here today to share a layout made using the gorgeous May Dusty Attic moodboard as my inspiration. You can find the challenge HERE.

I went all out on the Dusty Attic products on this one! I've used Dusty Attic paints, chippies and stencils.

I treated the title with gold paint then added Tinby Designs Metallic Melts to just the second word for extra interest.

I love the new Dusty Attic chippie tabs. They're so versatile! The feather is a real one I found in the paddock. I sprayed it to match the page.

The flourish came up really well with just a simple coat of gesso then a few gold highlights.

The Dusty Attic products I used are:
Mini Captions #2

Stars #2, DA0937

Ornate Corner #13, DA1137

Mini Tabs #2, DA1463

Creative Script Stencil, DA1494

Stars Stencil

Dusty in Colour Paints in Dusty Pink,
Sugar Plum, Jungle Green and Soot.

I sure hope you can join in our challenge this month!

Happy scrappin'!