Saturday 26 August 2017

Days ike these ... - Tina Ollett

When I saw a previous Mood Board (May's)  I knew exactly just what I was going to create.
 Can you guess.............? 
Yes of course a beachside layout, my most favourite things of all to create. I so enjoyed every single moment of this creative process. This has been titled............

"Days like these................."

I have used 49andMarket's beautiful Scents of Nature to capture the beauty of a seaside adventure, my son and our dogs experienced a couple of years ago at our favourite holiday getaway.

The bonus sheet you will find on the reverse of the cover sheet of Scents of Nature was my background piece used for this project. And below Beauty Abound was used for tearing and matting sections of my project.

I also used lots and lots of beautiful 49andMarket Shimmer and Shine handmade flowers. They were a perfect match for my seaside project. I used these along with seashells and some seasponge and also a little driftwood that were discovered on our holiday trip. I love to add these little bits and pieces. It for me makes it all that more authentic.
Shimmer and Shine Amber Jardin

Shimmer and Shine Amber Melange

I have used lots and lots of Dusty Attic chipboard goodies to embellish my layout with as you can see above. I took inspiration from a previous moodboard and used a seahorse from the mini Seashells chipboard pack. This was dressed in Distress Ink and Distress Crackle. The large chains were simply inked with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and the chipboard strip quote was primed with gesso inked with Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain and whilst they were still wet I generously covered it with Distress Crackle to enhance the colours.


The Ship Steering Wheel which you see below was  coloured with a mixture of Distress Inks again enchance with the addition of Distress Crackle. The edges were inked over with a little more Walnut Stain Ink.

My background page was created using the new release Fleur De Lis Dusty Attic stencil. I created textures using Crackle Paint. I also did some colouring of the background using watered down Rusty Hinge Distress Ink with a paintbrush. To create a little more texture I also added in small and large Art Stones with some 3D gloss gel.


The chipboard Dodads were dressed up with White Crackle Paint. Once it was fully dried I wiped it over with a little Walnut Stain around the edges to highlight it. 

And from another view.

Well that is all I have for you today.Thank you so much for joining me here today.
Until next time take care and happy scrapping.

Teen xo

Materials List

49andMarket - Scents of Nature -Beauty Abound 
49andMarket - Scents of Nature -Bonus Sheet 
49andMarket Shimmer and Shine Amber Melange
49andMarket Shimmer and Shine Amber Jardin
49andMarket Gabi's Label Stamp Set 
Dusty Attic Stencil DA1476
Dusty Attic DoDads #3 DA1400
Dusty Attic Chains DA0312
Dusty Attic Mini Shell DA0559
Dusty Attic Quoted Sentiments DA1568
Art Ingredients Art Stones White
Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel
Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Crackle
Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy
Art Basics Heavy Gesso
Art Stones large and small
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain / Weathered Wood / Rusty Hinge
Shells, Driftwood, and Seasponge

Friday 25 August 2017

Wild and Free - Cathy Cafun (Challenge Inspiration)

Hi everyone,
Cathy here today sharing my take on this month's beautiful Mood Board, which inspired my shabby chic boho skull canvas, created using gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and stencil designs.  You have until the end of the month to join in for your chance to win a $100 Prize Voucher from the Dusty Attic website!!

Wild and Free


To create my background, I started by covering my canvas with a cream pp and then stamped around the edges to create a border.  I then stenciled the background with the beautiful Mandala Stencil and Metallic Lustre in Coral.

The Boho Skull and Mini Feather chipboard pieces were coated with White Frost Metallic Lustre and a touch of Coral Metallic Lustre on the ends of the feathers, which I attached to the Skull with DMC thread.

I was drawn to the shabby chic photos in the Mood Board and was inspired by the lace doily and pretty blooms and used fussy cut blossoms and a doily stamp to alter the Boho Skull

For the title I used the Mini Script and Teeny Weeny ABC chipboard sets, which I coated with White Frost Metallic Lustre, then lightly dabbed over with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide, let it sit for a minute, then wiped off, so it left just a hint of colour.  I used the Clear Gloss Varnish to adhere the title to my canvas.


Dusty Attic Product Used


Other Product Used
20cmx20cm canvas
Kaisercraft pp
Kaisercraft Tiny Dot Texture Stamp
Stampin Up Delicate Doily Stamp
Kelli Panacci Vintage Border Stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Peeled Paint
Decoart Metallic Lustre - White Frost, Coral
DMC Thread
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Thursday 24 August 2017

Fresh Air - Amy Voorthuis


Goodmorning lovelies, 

Don't you just love creating with your Dusty Attic chippies & 49 and Market products? Well me I am totally hooked it feels like I am in chipboard/flower heaven every time I create with these amazing chippies and flowers and it is so easy to make a great layout. For this layout I used only three sheets, one from "Vintage Artistry" and two sheets from the stunning new "Cottage Life" collection. This time I went for the red color in this collection since I already used the green/blue and pink colors several times. The Dusty Attic designed some new chippies that totally fits this new collection and what is great about that too, that they have them in black yeahhh. My favorite colors of the flowers by 49 and Market are the Aloe, Mojito and the white ones too, I always seem to take those out of my flower basket.

Fresh Air: 

I really enjoy all the elements on the cut out sheet has but also the layered embellishments are a delight and so easy to just peel it off and add to your work. The background sheet was treated with clear gesso before I added all my embellishments, paste, stamps, ink and ink sprays. I pricked holes in the outer lines of my paper and just went over it with a bonefolder then I added some timber brown stazon ink with a blending tool.

Then I took out my white ink and some of the text stamps by 49 and Market and stamped around the edges it took adges to dry tho so that was not great because on some placed it smeared. After that I used a Dusty Attic stencil with the text and added paste to my layout. The next thing I always do is to take out my chipbaord pieces that I like to use on a particular layout and treat them with white gesso before I treat them with any other medium.

The other mediums I treated my chipboard pieces with this time are rust paste by finnabair and also the waxes in the colors Fire Ruby & Bronze Age. But the easy part are the word strips and word tab on my work they did not have to be treated at all and you can just add them to your work. In the new flower pack there are such gorgeous leaves that I had to use them on my work. I am a real sucker for the vines that 49 and Market offers here I used the white one.

The Dusty Attic products used: 

Mini Tabs #5 black, Wordpl@y #12 black, Mini Chain, Doily #11, Wisteria.

49 and Market products used: 
Cottage Life: Rooster Row and Garden Seeds, Vintage Artistry: Seeds of Love, Floral Mixology Mojito, Blood Orange, Blossom Blends Cotton, Garden Seeds Aloa, Alabaster Garden Vine, Gabi's Stamp Set: Postcard from Paris, Vintage Artistry Stamp Set and the 8x8 paper pack.


Other products used: Paste, Lindy’s Stamps Gang sprays and embossing powders, Stamps, Mica Powders, Cheese Cloth, Clear gesso, Gesso white, Ink, Cuts2luv flair

Thank you so much for your visit today I hope you enjoyed my post and are inspired by it… have a lovely day and week.