Friday 31 May 2013

'Happy Memories' Layout and Tutorial by DT Vicky Alberto

Vicky blogging today to share a layout (and tutorial below) that I created using the gorgeous Floral Frame Set (DA0576). I have been wanting to scrap this childhood picture of my husband and his brothers for so long and finally had the perfect paper and chipboard combination for it. The Happy Memories title (DA0732) was a perfect font and description of this fun fishing experience too.

For the floral piece, I randomly painted it with gesso, putting more in some places than others, especially on the flowers.

Next, I used light green and teal chalk ink. As you can see, the spots that had more gesso are much lighter than the others. This gives a more natural look than an all over wash of colour.

I then added some darker green and brown chalk ink and rubbed it with Q-tips to reveal the lighter colour underneath in several places (especially the middle of the teal flowers). Once dry, I glued the piece onto my paper and cut a bit of the right chipboard edge off that was hanging over.

Next, I filled in the middle of the flowers with baby blue Stickles glitter glue.

For the title, I simply inked the pieces with dark green chalk ink and then splashed some green Pesto paint (DA0918), here and there on it. I also added the paint to the felt leaves that surround the large brown flower. Adding the Pesto paint gave everything a moss look to it. I love the rustic look all of these techniques created to complement the nature setting of this picture (taken well over 30 year ago!).

Other products used:
Swirlydoos May 2013 "Hello Beautiful" kit (featuring Pink Paislee papers)


Thursday 30 May 2013

'Beautiful (just the way you are)' Canvas by DT Tina Dalton

I have just made a canvas, my first actually and I can tell you I had a whole lot of fun making it too. I used stamps, texture paste, stencils, inks, paints, sprays, rub on and of course a load of awesome Dusty Attic products. I started of with no plan, but just kept adding layers and different textures until I was happy with how it looked. Once I was happy with my background I started with my layers, I used all Dusty Attic products which I have listed below.
I also made the flowers using Dusty Attic pieces by soaking them in water until they separate into 3 pieces then scrunching them and drying them with a heat gun, once dry you can paint them up how you choose, I used Flower layers #4 the larger flower and Flower layers #5, I finished off by adding a few leaves

Wednesday 29 May 2013

'Nostalgic Shadow Box' by DT Robin Shakoor


Hello everyone!

I used  the beautiful Bird Song collection from Graphic 45 along with Dusty Attic flourishes to adorn this nostalgic shadow box.  Corner Flourish #4 (DA0873) from The Dusty Attic was my first choice to use to embellish this special project. 

I painted the box using white acrylic paint, then I used only two sheets of patterned paper to cover the inside and outside of the box. 

I kept the technique I used to embellish the chipboard pieces very simple by using only white acrylic paint.   I placed beautiful mini roses (Dusty Roses - DA0960 (Latte Cream); DA0954 (Caramel); DA0971 - (White)) on the flourishes and on the frame inside of the box.
Here you can see the inside of the shadow box which features a photo that has been framed using the deVine Frame Set (DA0733). 
Thanks so much for joining me today.

Tuesday 28 May 2013

'Art Deco' ATCs by Robin, Tina & Vicky

'Art Deco' ATC by Robin Shakoor  

Hello everyone! 

The theme this month is Art Deco which is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, then waned in the post-World War II era.[1] It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.  I thought this image represented this style beautifully.

Once I selected my image I knew I wanted to create a dramatic frame.  I used ATC Frame #4 (DA0876) to create a dramatic frame for my image.  I painted the frame using black acrylic paint, then I sprinkled black glitter while the paint was still wet.  Applying glitter to your chipboard gives it a beautiful shine and creates wonderful texture.

Thanks so much for joining us today.

Thank you. Robin

'Art Deco' ATC by Tina Dalton
In case you didnt know Dusty Attic run a great ATC challenge each month on their ning, and this month the theme was Art Deco I was amazed at all the different ways people put their thoughts into the ATC, so many different ideas. I used the ATC Frame - chipboard whch I covered in patterned paper, I then added my image and coated the whole card with mod podge, I then painted the negative of the ATC gothic windows which I painted with Dusty Attic paints, I stamped an image over the top of the frame with black ink and then dusted the edges lightly with treasure gold. I trimmed off a small piece of the Fancy Trim #1 and inked it with the treasure gold, I added a button to her hair so as to look like a hair piece and some bling to spruce her up. Make sure you call past and join in the ATC challenge, its a whole lot of fun. Tina xx

'Art Deco' ATC by Vicky Alberto
Another fun theme for this month's Dusty Attic ATC challenge is Art Deco style. To be honest, I had to Google this style because I am much more familiar with Art Nouveau. So, I found a great inspiration image and my ATC easily fell into place from there. I used a Cameo Ribbon Slide from the 5/pack (DA0658), painted it with Vintage Gold (DA0925) and topped it with Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901).  I created my ATC background by using a small circle punch and mounted the circles onto black cardstock, then added some bling in the corners and a patterned paper backing. Finally, I polished it off with a beautiful resin cameo in the middle.

Here is the beautiful image I found on Pinterest as my inspiration for this project.

Other products used:
Swirlydoos May 2013 "Hello Beautiful" kit (featuring Prima products)

Thursday 23 May 2013

Mini Album" by Paloma Alves de Carvalho


Today I'm going to show you my new mini-album. I did it ti give as gift to the family that hosted my husband when he went to US as foreign student. In 2011 we have been there to visit and now we are returning and I did this with pictures from our last trip.

On the cover I used Dusty Attic DA0853 chipboard

I also used mini rose DA0960 , DA0972, flower DA0806, DA0809 and leaves DA0962

Inside the mini-album:

Páginas 9 e 10:

That's it..
hope you like it!!!



Sunday 19 May 2013

"Art Deco" ATCs by Paloma, Olga, Jenny & Natasha

Hello everybody,

Today I'm going to show my Art Deco ATC

Art Deco (/ˌɑrt ˈdɛk/), or Deco, is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, then waned in the post-World War II era.[1] It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs withMachine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.

Some samples of art deco moviment:

  And here is my take on this theme:

 I used Dusty Attic chipboard DA0872, you can buy HERE

I also used Water based Clear Gloss Varnish, you can buy HERE

Hope you like it!


Friday 17 May 2013

'The Pond' Layout by DT Mistra Hoolahan

Hi everyone!  Today I have another layout featuring a little of Central Park... such beauty in the midst of all that hustle and bustle!!

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I have used this fabulous Leafy Flourish #2 from Dusty Attic's April Release, such a beautiful shape for this page! 

It was first painted with Dusty in Colour "Crushed Olive" and then inked with Mix'd Media Inx Chox in Sparrow and Sage to add some toning.

I've also popped in some sweet Dusty Roses with my handmade flowers.

The cute mini ABC set has fast become a 'must have' in my stash... they are the perfect size to accentuate a title.   These were simply inked with Sparrow Mix'd Media Inx Chox for a quick finish!

Thanks for stopping by today... until next time, take care of you!