Saturday 30 January 2021

the PLACES we go - Kristy Abela - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hi Everyone... Here we are looking at 2021! I decided that this year would be a good opportunity to get some oldies but goodies out of the way with my scrapping this year. This image is of an Easter we spent down in Canberra with my Mum. While we were there we popped on into Questacon! My kids had visited on their Year six camp with school and Tyler had missed out because he went to a different Primary School... my boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience so now we were inducting Tyler!  


 To prepare my page I used clear gesso. I got my brayer out and layered similar colours on the underneath sheet where I tore it to match the foreground card stock. I used some archival ink in Black and Brown to distress the torn parts. I used my fav grunge accessory... Plasterers tape and created a space within to play.
 I used chalk paint to colour my Notebook Edge Border and attached a tear strip from the dotted card stock I had of Industrial lights. I attached it to the page where the paper had changed texture as a border. I then used this as the flow of the page going in a T shape.
I used my crackle paste to add some dimension to the background along the plasterers tape. The tape kind of grabs the texture paste and creates a great weathered feel. I also added some newspaper print stamping to the background - more vintage-ness! I popped loads of layers of Grungy papers that I found in my stash and added the Chicken Wire Panel chipboard to break them up. I used pieces of it - not the whole thing so I could save the depth in the center of the page for the thicker Corrugated Card to sit in. I saved a layer of height there... I will one day pop my layout into an album so I like to minimise my height where I can.
I used some rust paste to grunge up my Geo Gears #1 and Geo Gears #2 also added some to the background so that weathered wall had some tarnish to it too... I used a Techno Circle to add a cap and a bottom to the collage. I am still using that vertical strip as my guide. I also popped some grungy die cuts.

A fun filled layer of splatters - two shades of course, white and the sand chalk paint I used for the title. I added some crosshatch stamping to the background as an extra piece of interest.

To highlight the corrugated card stock I rubbed a Distress Oxide pad onto it. I used two colours Old Paper and Dried Marigold.

I kept the title "The places we go" in a neutral shade without any fancy techniques. I think that the plainness of it makes it pop in a reverse kind of way. 

I used the colours from the mood board as inspiration and also the dry summery feel.
Thanks for stopping in and I look forward to seeing your creations in the Dusty FANattics page where you can add your take of the board and have a chance to win a $50 Credit to the Dusty Attic Website !  

Abela Artistry

Adore, Love and Cherish - Adri Du Preez - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello everyone!

This is my layout inspired by the January mood board using Dusty Attic chippies. 

This layout features my beautiful little grandson James when he was only two weeks old, and now he is almost four months.  How time flies!

Here is the mood board.

 and here is my layout.

All the chipboard pieces were first covered with white gesso except for the cog frame, cogs and chains.

The mini titles and Foliage #16 were heat embossed with Ranger embossing powder in Terra Cotta and White.  

The Foliage #10 and mini Branches were painted with Americana Acrylic paint in Calypso Blue and Chalk Acrylic in Cornelia Green.

I randomly covered the cogs and chains with coarse gesso.  Next, I covered them with black gesso.   I then dabbed the pieces with a sponge brush and Americana Acrylic Paint in Traditional Burnt Umber, Georgie Clay and Calypso Blue.  I then dry brushed all the parts with white acrylic paint and Art Alchemy Wax in Rich Copper.

When everything was glued down I added Glass Glitter and splatters with diluted white gesso.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboad pieces that I have used.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you find time to play along with this beautiful mood board.

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Happy crafting!

Friday 29 January 2021

Trio of Houses - Anat Weksler - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello crafty friends!

It's Anat here,  back with my moodboard inspired project - a trio of ATC houses.

I wanted to create this houses for sometime now, I've seen this idea with 2 great designers and friends and I loved it.

As you can see this set is made entirely with chipboards, when I made the composition I felt there wasn't any need to add another type of  element and I'm so in love with what I come up with! After building the houses I painted them with Impasto paints, leaving the Natural background here and there, I than stampped them and went to color the chipboards using the same mixes of impasto paint adding a bit of rubbed metalique wax and dry brush gesso.

Hope you like my houses as much as I do!

the chipboards I've used are:

DA2789 - Mini Tulips

DA2636 - Foliage #24

DA2784 - Foliage #27

DA1292 - Foliage #2

Thanks for Stopping by!