Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dusty Attic DT project-March 2017

And just like that March...and Autumn has crept up on us. I have a fascination with Doors and Windows and have an album with the most amazing photos on Pinterest! Brace yourselves for some pages made using some of those in future...Besides the cat in this photo...I absolutly loved the distressed and ornate look of the wooden window pane and the colours are so fresh and beautiful. For my March DT post with Dusty Attic I used papers and flowers from the 49 and Market Vintage Artistry collection, Tattered and The Report.



For the background treatment I used the following two Dusty Attic stencils, Bedazzled and Fan with Evergreen Bough, Ice Spruce and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks. I swiped the sides of the paper through some watered down Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks. I also swept pieces of white card-stock through the inks and used them as Die cut pieces behind my photo. I used  Grid Texture paste that I coloured with Lindy's Stampgang Magicals, Sassy Sapphire and T-Bird Turquoise through the Dusty Distressed Diamond Stencil. I added more colour with watered down Rust Mica Powder and Parthenay Artisan Powder. Splats were also added with the Finnabair Light Patina Metallique Paint and Artisan Powder.







From the Dusty Attic store I used pieces from the Ornamental Trim set, they were gesso'd and painted with Finnabair Light Patina Metallique Paint and dry dusted with Artisan Powder, Parthenay. I was aiming to give them a weathered look to match the window! Also added some Seas the Day Prills.



















The two pieces of the Perforated Mesh were coloured using Lindy's Embossing Powders, C'est la vie Cerise and Desert Moon Turquoise.

These are the products used from the Dusty Attic Store...

















Thank you for taking the time to visit me....


At night,
 I open the window 
and ask the moon to come 
and press its face against mine. 
Breathe into me.
 Close the language-door 
and open the love-window. 
The moon won’t use the door, 
only the window. 
~Rumi~

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

~Never Give Up~
February 2017 Lindy's Stampgang Color Challenge

Hi and Hallo to all of you...
Today I am sharing a Journal spread that I created using the Color Challenge from Lindy's Stampgang for February. As you can see, this is a lovely rich and lustrous color palette. I just had a lovely and rewarding play with the different colours and products from Lindy's.









I started by Gesso'ing the pages and added some Crackle texture paste. While the paste was still wet, I stamped some circle images into the paste. Next I sprayed some of the Salt Water Taffy and Poinsettia Red Gold Starburst Sprays in the middle of the pages. 



Using a paintbrush and water, I just painted the following Mists into the stamped areas until I was satisfied with the look. The fun part is watching the inks wick when added to a little water.




To add some interest and depth to the images, I added some Grab a Guy Gold to the inside of the circles.











Here I used a stencil and some texture paste coloured with some Lindy's Terra Cotta Mica's and randomly embossed with Angel Wing Peacock Embossing Powder.









Some fibers and a few hand-stitched details complete the pages.

I used the following products from the Lindy's store...

Flat Fabio: Queen of Hearts Red
            Poinsettia Red Gold
       Salt Water Taffy
Embossing Powder: Angel Wing Peacock
Terra Cotta Mica's

Thank you for your visit to my Blog today...

There is no telling
 how many miles 
you will have to run 
while chasing a dream. 
~Author Unknown~

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

~Photo-frame~
Dusty Attic DT Project-February 2017

Hello Dear Blog Friends...
Today I share an altered Photo-frame as my Dusty Attic project for the month. For once I was able to keep it rather feminine and soft...







I gave the frame a light coating of watered down Gesso just to break the wood a little. Using the Distressed Grid Stencil and a little Tropical Lagoon All Purpose Ink I gave a fist layer of stencilling. Next I used the Distressed Diamond Stencil and White Crackle Paste.

I added strips of Corrugated card to the background. I did some painting with the All Purpose Ink and Deep Waters Metallique Ink from Finnabair. Lastly I gave it all a misting with Glory of the Sea Gold Starburst Spray from Lindy's Stampgang.





All my chipboard pieces, The Scrolls, Ornate Corner #13 and small Lamp Post #4, were embossed using Lindy's Embossing Powders; Desert Moon Turquoise and Hyacinth Blue Jade.



I coloured the Vintage Clock #2 with the Tropical Lagoon All Purpose Ink. Also used several Prima and Petaloo flowers. For added detail and interest I added Aqua Net and Baby It's Cold Outside Prills.





I hope you have enjoyed this little project of mine...
Please do visit the Dusty Attic Blog to enjoy more of my Team Mates awesome works!!!

The following products and many more are available at the Dusty Attic store...
























When words become unclear, 
I shall focus with photographs. 
When images become inadequate, 
I shall be content with silence.
 ~Ansel Adams~

Monday, January 9, 2017

~Dream Big~
Dusty Attic DT project - January 2017

It is once again a brand New Year...New dreams and hopes, new expectations. May you all have a most wonderful and productive New Year, and may all your problems be small, or at least easily solved. 



This month I share this page with you, created as my post for  The Dusty Attic, the papers and inks I used are from 13@rts.









I coloured the white 13@rts flowers with the Yellow Amber and Woodbine Chalk Mists. Also tucked some Crystal squares between the flowers. Did some spatters with watered down Gesso.



I used three different Page Pebbles that were lightly gesso'd with watered down gesso and inked with Watercan Archival Ink.



I absolutely love the new Crazy Stitching chippies, such amazing detail. I embossed them with Lindy's Stampgang, Midnight Gold. The Fancy Trim #1 was gesso'd and painted with 13@rts Woodbine Chalk Mist.





I used the following to get this awesome texture. First a piece of lace that was gifted by my dear friend Ingrid Gooyer from the Netherlands...Some Light Grey Fine Grained Grit from 13@arts. Embossing powder from Lindy's Stampgang, Byzantine Bronze and Cosmic Pink Blu. I also stamped and masked with 13@arts stamps and stencils...





I gesso'd the Notebook Edge Border and randomly embossed it with Lindy's Byzantine Bronze. Then painted some of the Woodbine Chalk and Yellow Amber Chalk Mist onto it.






From the Dusty Attic shop I have used the following chippies...


















Proudly sharing my 2017 badge for the first time...

Something to ponder on, may we remember to live this way...Thank you for taking the time to visit...

A good character is the best tombstone. 
Those who loved you
 and were helped by you 
will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. 
Carve your name on hearts, 
not on marble. 
~Charles H. Spurgeon~
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