Tuesday, June 6, 2017

~Canvas~
June 2017 Dusty Attic DT Project

Hello Dear Blogger friends...

I know...have not blogged and shared for ages!!! But today I am back with a very special project, a canvas created as my Dusty Attic monthly project. I used some of the new designs added to the Dusty Shop...I used the Doily # 9 and the Paint Brushes # 2



To get some awesome textures on the Burlap canvas, I used Pumice Stone Effect Pastes and Art stones from Prima.  Also used Rust and Patina Pastes... 







I wanted lots of dimension of my Chipboard, therefor my old and trusted technique of wetting and separating the layers was used again. After drying and Gesso'ing the wings, I used Metallique Waxes , Rose Gold and White Gold on them. I used several colours of Distress Oxide's to paint my Paint Brushes and the Doily. I used Broken China, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo.







Using the pastes to get a weathered and used effect on the brushes...



The canvas and chipboard in the planning stages.  





Colouring and embossing on the Doily, also used the inside circle. The embossing is done with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel from Stampendous.

From the Dusty Attic shop I used...










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

Every artist
 dips his brush in his own soul,
 and paints
 his own nature into his pictures.
 ~Henry Ward Beecher~


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

~Selfie~
April 2017 Dusty Attic DT Project

Hello Dear Blogland friends....

I got new glasses recently, and that sparked a bit of a Selfie frenzy for me....lol! Not one who loves having my photo taken and neither a Selfie guru means that from about 50 I have maybe 3 decent photos that might be used in future pages as well...

For my Design Team page for Dusty Attic in April, I teamed up with papers and flowers from 49 and Market again...








I used the Baubles Chipboards for this page as I thought they will add a little playfulness to this page. As you can see, on this page I did not use ANY paint, Mist or usual Mixed Media medium. Once I started distressing and layering the papers, I felt like keeping the emphasis on the elements. 





I coloured the Baubles with the latest Buzz in Inks, namely Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I simply swiped Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint and Worn Lipstick onto the Chippies, wet them a little and Heat set. I repeated that a few times until I was Happy with the look. I embossed them with a clear embossing powder.









The Title from the Wordpack # 18 and the ATC Frame #3  were both inked with Cracked Pistachio Ink and clear embossed. I used a few Hearts from the Heart Attack Border #1 and embossed them with Rasberry Lemonade Embossing Powder from Lindy's Stampgang.

I used 49 and Market paper; Faded Bloom, Passage and Serenity from the Heirloom Botanicals Collection together with several flowers.

From the Dusty Attic store I used the following Chipboard pieces....
















Like the sky opens after a rainy day
 we must open to ourselves....
 Learn to love yourself 
for who you are 
and open so the world 
can see you shine.
 ~James Poland~

Thank you for your visit and take good care of yourselves....

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~
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