Sunday, 13 July 2014

A Midwinter Tale

Hello there!

I was out walking a few weeks ago and came across these stunning toadstools. Luckily I had my phone with me and grabbed some pics. It wasn't until I was holding the Dusty Attic Old Wooden Fence in my hands that I realised how perfectly it would go with these pics.

Here's my project:


Everything except for the hessian on this project is chipboard!

Here's how I made it:

Old Wooden Fence: I dabbed some Hot Chocolate and Gingernut Dusty in Colour paints along each board and roughly brushed them out with a dry brush, leaving some small parts bare. The effect was that the two paints plus the bare chipboard combined to make the streaked look. I then added a few streaks of Vintage Gold paint over the top. When it was all dry I picked up small amounts of Soot paint on a wooden skewer and just brushed it on top in places.


Bearded Irises: The leaves and stems are various combinations of Forrest and Crushed Olive paints mixed in different ratios. I added some leaves from the Reeds #2. I've then used Cranberry, Alabaster and Cashmere (I adore this colour!) paints to detail the flowers. It helps to google images of irises first to get a rough understanding of how their colours are depicted. You don't have to be perfect though!


Title: I used the mini ABC Set lower to create the 'winter' word and inked it black. I inked the 'delight' word with red ink then applied Glistening Snow Tinby Metallic Melts to the lower half.



Dusty Attic products used:
Old Wooden Fence DA1094

Bearded Irises DA1096

Reeds #2 DA1028

mini ABC Set lower DA0862

Word Pack #4 DA1077

Dusty in Colour paints in Chocolate, Gingernut, Forrest, Crushed Olive, Cranberry, Alabaster and Cashmere.

I hope you find some magical winter delights too!


Happy scrappin'!

Heather



12 comments:

  1. This is amazing.
    I cannot believe you did this with chipboard and paint. You'd swear that was aged pailings.
    Gorgeous Heather well done.

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  2. Holyyyyyyyyy WOW!!!! This is AMAZING!!! PINNING!!!!!

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  3. Oooooh, it's so fantastic !! I love this creation !! You are an artist !! This work enjoy me !! Have a good day Heather

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  4. stunning project, love all the chipboard too :)

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  5. This looks lovely! I love how you have coloured the irises!

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  6. Gorgeous Heather, it all looks so realistic!! Beautiful work!! ox

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  7. Hi Heather, I hope you see this comment.. In answer to your question about the stencilling I have done on my delish layouts.. I have used a modeling paste Mont Marte brand which I get from a cheapy shop, it is nice and thick and I like the results i get from it.. the stencils I have used were various brands.. the post mark one and butterfly one are the crafters workshop, the circle one is a memory box and the live with promise one is another crafters workshop one.. I picked all of them except the circle one up at the craft show in brissy.. http://thescrapbookstore.com.au/crafters-workshop/6-x6-templates/the-crafters-workshop-6x6-template-mini-live-love-laugh.html
    I found the live with promise one at the Scrapbook store if you copy and paste that link.. on the next page is the postmark stencil called mini love post..http://thescrapbookstore.com.au/stencils-templates-masks/memory-box-co-designer-stencil-rings-puddles.html this is the circles one.. I hope this helps!! Thanks for your inspiration too Heather, have a great day!

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  8. I love taking photos of toadstools too......love this idea, great project!

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  9. An amazing project! Loooooove this and is so perfect with those toadstool photo's! Love the irises too.....it's so creative and so beautiful!

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