Tuesday 30 August 2022

50th Wedding Anniversay - Ankarika Craft

Hello guys!

Holidays are ending and with them the sweet laziness that has engulfed me in recent weeks. I suspect that most families have mastered the madness of school preparations and this is also the case with me. But.. Helo!.. It doesn't mean that nothing new is being created in my studio. On the contrary - I have a few recent projects waiting to be published. Today I present a card with the main motif of a vinyl record. The first time this idea came to my mind in February 2021, when I decided to make a 30cm x 30cm layout with the vinyl. This is one of my favourite projects, and from time to time I'm being asked if I can do something similar. Here it is - The 50th Wedding Anniversary card! What a fantastic number.. To me personally it seems like something unimaginably distant in time.

For this art work, I used Craft O'Clock papers, I treated the edges in "my own" way - sometimes I wonder when I get bored of hemming the paper... ;)) The customer asked for a card in golden colours, so I decided to combine gold with yellow and brown. I cut the vinyl disc motif with a Tattered Lace die, which has been serving me for a very long time and faithfully supports me each time. I used a gold sheet of paper with flecks of different colors - in my opinion it made the project wonderfully cheer up and added a bit of a party mood. I cut out all the circles three times and glued them together to obtain a rigid plate imitation. I put personalised inscriptions in the center.

An absolute eye-catcher is the brilliant shape of a staff with notes and a sumptuous treble clef. I remember that I chose this shape at the very beginning of my cooperation with Dusty Attic and I'm very happy that I finally had an opportunity to use it. The effect is naturally stunning. I secured all the chipboards used here with a white gesso from Finnabair and then applied a delicate layer of golden wax, also from Finnabair.

The lower part of the work is an impressive floral arrangement, quite layered and significantly stretched - I used beautiful yellow flowers from 49 and Market and small leaves from the sets: Botanic Mix #3 and Botanic Mix #4. On the left side I added a white string accompanied by a magnificent bow made of wonderful Old Fashion Ribbons - and these I have recently brought to England and I already have them in my offer - I cordially invite you to make orders. At the customer's request, there are two champagne glasses, cut from Marianne Design dies. The finishing touches this time are gold particles sprinkled in various places of the project and a film strip designed by Tim Holtz sticking out from under the flowers on the left side. The icing on the cake are two cute butterflies and the number 50 with the words "Time to Celebrate".

I'm very pleased with this project, I was happy to do this order for a lovely couple of people living in Ireland. I will also tell you in secret that it is a gift from the marvellous lady for her lovely husband. 50 years together... This is the situation. :)

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Thanks and see you soon!

Monday 29 August 2022

Treasure this moment - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello Dusty Attic fans

Such a beautiful moodboard this month with its soft shades of pink

Why not enter the monthly challenge and enter a project using Dusty Attic chipboard and the moodboard as inspiration - enter your project on the DustyFANattics Facebook page and stand a chance to win one of two AUD50 worth of gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard.
Here is my take on the moodboard

I just loved the softness of the moodboard, and decided that it had to be a soft and gentle type of page and went for a baby layout.
I have painted all the heart clusters (DA3256) and the Botanical mix flourishes (DA3351) with Dusty in Colour Raisin (DA0909), and then dabbed on Dusty in Colour Bisque (DA0921) and Dusty in Colour Pink (DA0907) plus a cream coloured paint to the chipboard.
The Fancy Frame (DA3324) was painted with Dusty in Colour Raisin, and once dry, I sanded the edges and parts of the frame - I have used the medium size frame and the negative piece between the medium frame and the large frame
The Botanical button (DA3315) and word disc "Treasure this moment" was dabbed with a mixture of the paints combined - these discs are just simply gorgeous!

I first added the frame to the top of the photo and the negative of this behind the photo before adding this to the paper with foam tape. I have then arranged the fussy cut flowers with the chipboard around the frames, including the cluster at the top of the page.
I have finished off with glass pebbles and some thread.
These are the products I have used:

Thanks for visiting the blog today.


Sunday 28 August 2022

Some kind of Wonderful - Karan Gerber - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello Creative Friends and welcome back to my blog today as I share a layout that I designed for Dusty Attic. This is designed on paper from 49 and Market Curators, and some of their florals and laser cuts. 

My layout is based on this months mood board and I used some of the rose and tan colours in my layout. But decided to keep the chipboard white.  

Using the Ironwork as a border and focal point for the layers I built on top, I heat set it with white embossing powder and did the same with the title and the corner flourish. 

I coloured on the inside of Some Kind Of with a grey marker to help those words stand out a bit. 

Below is my take on this months mood board challenge, I hope you give it a try.

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Life Unscripted - Rikki G - Mood Board Inspiration

 Good morning how are you?

 I am back today to show you the feminine version of my first layout this month and I have a step by step for you explaining the process of building up your page.

To start off grab a lead pencil and your Brick wall stencil and just randomly trace around the stencil. 

I did the tracing  close to the top and the opposite on the bottom.

Now for the layers, I just used some left over papers, project life cards and some diecut sheets and distressed the edges to add some texture.

Now time to add some elements - half a gold doily, and some fussy cut flowers.....

I have marked out roughly where I want my photos to go but I am not too fussed about the sizing as I will see what I have printed.

After I have added the photos I will cluster some enamel dots in the top right hand side, the bottom right hand side and the bottom left hand side.

I sprayed the chipboard with Dulux Chalk Charcoal once that was dry add a combination of Finnabar Waxes - Vintage Gold, Sweet Rose and Indian Pink.

The other chipboard pieces are just sprayed with a white chalk from Rustolem.

Now its time to add the white elements.... like the extra cogs and nuts from the Industrial Cluster.

Then add the title over the top of that. This time I left the ''life'' off it to just change its a little bit.

We would love to see your take on our moodboard.  Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself? 

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 

Good Luck and have fun creating.