Monday, February 12, 2018

(Dusty Attic DT)

This is my first Dusty Attic project for February, of course, 
inspired by love, being that Valentine's Day is just around the corner. 
Love is by far my favorite scrapbooking theme.

On a background of beautiful Prima paper, I added fuschia Daily ART mist
and then dabbed on some Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink acrylic paint.
I then added designs from 2 types of DA stencils with paint and molding paste,
that is, Creative Script and Criss-Cross which I both love.

I chose the title You Stole My Heart as my title.
This chipboard along with pieces of the Diamond Panel I have
colored with dark pink distress stain, then dabbed with Dusty Pink paint,
added some white and then dabbed again with distress stain.

I love this piece below called Heart Swirly. I was looking forward 
to using it on a project, and was saving it for this month!
I colored it with different shades of brown and burgundy stains,
then added some Dusty Pink paint and copper patina.

I absolutely love the Dusty Attic Page Pebbles. The Set #2 is all about love and couples.

I love the layering effect that I was able to create framing my picture,
by using patterned paper, doilies and the Diamond Panel.

It wouldn't be a Valentine's layout without its very own cupid!
I very simply dabbed it with white paint.

This is one of many selfies of my boyfriend and I, 
taken over the course of our almost 12 years together.
I am beyond blessed to love him and to be loved by him!

Let's take a look at all the Dusty Attic products used:

Dusty in Colour:

I hope that I have inspired you today!

Wishing you lots of love on this upcoming Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

TRUE LOVE Mixed Media Canvas
(Daily ART DT
+ Mixed Media Monthly Challenge)

It is time for me to share with you
another Daily ART DT project, this time, a love-inspired project,
perfect for the month of February. I got my hands dirty with
lots of pinks and purples to create this very dreamy Valentine canvas!

I was inspired by the February Challenge #45

The canvas is 12 x 3 inches.

I added a thin coat of White Gesso to the base, followed by 
a bit of Fine Texture Paste. Then, using Silver Stencil Paste,
I added some stenciled design with the Vintage N Stencil.

I then added, very randomly until I got the desired look,
a combination of Glimmer Ink Spray (Pearl Red), Vintage Ink Sprays (Baby Pink, 
Pale Fuschia and Glossy Ink Spray (Light Violet, Bubblegum Pink, Snow White) 
mixed in with water to create a watercolor effect and my good old heat gun 
to dry it all up between layers. I then added a little stamping with black archival ink.

My Hardboard Hearts were covered with a thick coat of Crackle Paint
followed by Vintage Paint (Pastel Violet, Violet) and Velvet Paste (Amethyst).

I dabbed some Silver Stencil Paste on the complete canvas and decorations
to give it a little shimmer.  I then sprayed some liquid adhesive before
sprinkling on lots of micro-beads and sequins.

I am quite thrilled by how it all turned out
and I hope you enjoy it too.
Love and hearts are always a winning combination for any project!

Now let's take a closer look at all the Daily ART products used:

Make sure to visit the Daily ART website to see their huge line of  fabulous products,
sure to satisfy all your mixed media creative needs!!

Until next time!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

(More Than Words DT - February Main Challenge)

It's the 1st day of the month so you know what that means...
I share with you my take on a brand new More Than Words challenge.

Here is the February Main Challenge over at More Than Words
from which my page was inspired.

Word Inspiration - FOREVER
Creative Challenge - HEART

You can find all you need to know about this challenge and the fabulous prizes
up for grabs as well as inspiration from the very talented MTW DT right HERE.

At first, when seeing this challenge, I was inspired to do a romantic layout,
quite obviously. But then I thought why not give it a different spin.
I therefore used this darling photo of my niece and used the word FOREVER
in my title. I love this girl so much and I do wish her nothing but happiness
for her entire life. For the creative challenge, not only have I used that word
in my title also, but most importantly I added lots of HEARTS 
throughout my page, of all colours and shapes.

I wanted to make my page bright and beautiful just like my niece.
I therefore picked this fun adorable collection, Chasing Dreams, from Crate Paper.
It was designed by Maggie Holmes, and I love everything she does!

I added lots of old school paper flowers with brads, gems and lots of
chipboard die cuts from the same collection.

I dabbed lots of paint and sprayed some shimmery gold mist.

Look at that pretty face!
How can you not wish her a forever happy heart!?

Here's to hoping that you will play along with us at More Than Words!

Until next time!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

JUST ME Single Page Layout
(Dusty Attic DT - January Mood Board Challenge
+ 13arts Challenge #62 'Celebrate')

It's time for me to share with you my take on the gorgeous Dusty Attic January mood board!

Have you played along yet?  How could you resist such stunning inspiration?!

As you can see, I followed the same colour palette, using lots of gold
on my page mixed with some touch of brown and wine red.
I also was inspired by the celebratory feel of the board images!

I was also inspired by the 13arts Challenge #62.

With the start of a new year, I wanted to go back to the basics,
meaning, me... Just Me (as the title I chose indicates).
I'm hoping that this year I will be able to celebrate myself
and cherish the special person that I am, inside and out.

I find that both challenges go so well together so why use both to spark my creativity!

To frame one side of  my photo, I used one piece of the Vintage Frame #2
and I added the other piece on the right margin of my layout.
I painted this piece with metallic gold paint and dabbed on some
Gingernut Dusty in Colour and a bit of deep brown along the center.

I picked a few pieces from the Mini Words #2 and #3 that represented me 
the most and combined them with 13arts word stickers. 
The pretty background paper is also from 13arts, from the Vintage Moments line.

I colored brown with touches of Gingernut and gold all these chippies 
including the Monarch Butterflies and a Name Plate #5
that I cut in two and slipped on top and below my photo.

Dusty Attic not only has beautiful chipboard to offer, 
but also has produced very pretty flowers. 
Below you can see the Bridal Veil set.

I hope that I have inspired you to celebrate yourself too!
Put you first... take the time to be the best you you can be.

Here are the list of Dusty Attic products used.

Dusty in Colour:
Dusty in Bloom:

Until next time!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

WISH BIG Birthday Card
(More Than Words DT - January Mini Challenge)

It's Mini Challenge time over on the More Than Words blog,
and here is the card that I created using the January mini word!

Here is the January Mini Challenge board:

Click HERE to find out all you need to know about the Mini Challenge
and to see gorgeous inspiration from the More Than Words DT.
Remember that in order to participate, you have to share your project
on the More Than Words FB page right HERE by the end of the month.

Here are close-ups of my card: 

As you can see, I followed up with the January Main Challenge 
BIRTHDAY theme and created a fun bright birthday card.

I wanted to make my card fun and colourful, perfect for a kid.

There you go!  Let's hope that you will play along!!