Sunday 23 October 2016

October Mini Challenge at More Than Words

I love Mini Challenge time at More Than Words! Here's what I made for this month's challenge.

No prizes for guessing what the challenge word is this month! Yep - it's "Boo"! Although this word is often associated with Halloween, we don't celebrate this much where I live, so I chose to put the word to an alternative use and I made this into a birthday tag.

I used metallic paint through my fave Dusty Attic stencil (which you can find here) to create the background. I coated the word in Tinby Designs Metallic Melts for that gorgeous glossy shimmer.

Are you going to join in the challenge this month? Be quick- the challenge runs for one week only!

Happy scrappin'!


Saturday 15 October 2016

My Dusty Journal

Hi there and welcome to my blog! I'm back today with another art journal page for The Dusty Attic..

How cool is that stencilling? Dusty Attic's Webbings #2 Stencil is my fave stencil ever! It gives such an awesome textured, mottled effect.

I love using old books as my art journals. I thinly coat the pages with gesso first to allow the text to partially show through in places.

This chippie is also one of my faves. On this page I've coated it with Tinby Designs Metallic Melts then used it to tether my 'heartstrings' to!

I added Mountain Meadow paint randomly through a Circuit Stencil for gorgeous subtle splashes of colour on the background. I placed my journalling along the 'heartstrings'.

I tethered my 'heartstrings' to the tags around the photo of my son.

There's that Mini Heart Button again! There are very few projects that I've made lately where I haven't used this chippie! I've coated this, plus the other chippies, in Metallic Melts again.

The Dusty Attic products I've used are:

Wrought Iron Design Set DA0574

Mini Heart Button DA0682

Heart Attack Panel Small #1 DA1203

Webbings #2 Stencil DA1497

Circuit Stencil DA1322

Dusty in Colour Paint in 
Mountain Meadow DA0916

You can find all these products here.

Happy scrappin'!


Saturday 8 October 2016

Dusty in October

Hello and welcome back! I have an art journal page for The Dusty Attic to share with you today.

All the paint on the background is from The Dusty Attic. I just love the colours!

On the right page I've predominantly used Dusty in Colour Cashmere paint. I adore this colour - it really speaks to me. I've used paint pens to create the journaling and doodling. Doodling is so much fun!

I've coated the Swirly Heart with Tinby Designs Metallic Melts for that cool, grungy finish. Underneath the heart I've used a Dusty Attic butterfly stencil to help create movement across the page. The angular white highlights are created using gesso through a Dusty Attic Crosshatch stencil.

I made this page for the October mood board challenge. There is a $100 Dusty Attic voucher up for grabs! Are you going to give it a go?

The Dusty Attic products I used are:

Twirly Hearts DA0455

Butterflight Stencil DA1493

Crosshatch Stencil DA1475

Dusty in Colour paints in Dusty Pink,
Sugar Plum, Cranberry, Cashmere
and Mountain Meadow.

Happy scrappin'!


Saturday 1 October 2016

October More Than Words Challenge!

Hi there! Yep, another month has flown by and it's time again for the new More Than Words challenge!

Here's what I made:

The Word Challenge this month is "Change" and the Creative Challenge is "Ombre".

Hmmm, this conjures up all sorts of ideas, doesn't it? I realised that the greatest change in my life recently was the fact that I joined my local Fernwood gym and completed the 12-week challenge. I lost 12 kilos in 14 weeks (I kept going for a couple of weeks afterwards) and I feel so amazing! It has improved my health, fitness and confidence enormously.

I wanted to use the gorgeous Dusty Attic feathers (which you can find here) and decided to highlight them by making them the only colourful items on the page, with the exception of the gold. To colour them I used Tinby Designs Colour Crush, my newest fave product. I just blended them with water, gradually diluting them as I went to create the ombre effect.

We had to take before and after shots for the challenge so I used these on my page. It also seemed appropriate for the title.

I used the diagonally cut paper to write my journalling along.

The frames around my photos are just made from multiple stamps.

I sure hope you can join in the challenge this month. You can find the challenge here. There are heaps of amazing prizes up for grabs!

Happy scrappin'!