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~

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~
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