Wednesday, 16 September 2020

"With all my heart"

Hello and a big welcome back 49andMarket friends. Tina with you today to share another of my projects using the ever so beautiful products from 49andMarket.

 I have called this “With all my heart”.

I really am so lucky to be on this team. I often pinch myself. It is such a huge privilege and one that I am forever grateful of. And the reason I am telling you this is that in the past week I have been ever so low on creating mojo I think you might call it. I have been lacking in creativity or the want to create. And what I find for myself is that sitting and staring at my desk never really works. But what does work is just looking at all the beautiful and gorgeous products that I have been given over my time on 49andMarket. Just doing this got the mojo juices flowing. And the project above is what I came up with. 

Oh how I love this photo taken by one of my children I think. Me in a photo does not happen often but I think what I love about this pic is the happiness on my little ones face. I really have no idea what had happened during the photo but it is just the moment that has been captured that pulls on the heart strings. And to think this little one turns 16 in only a matter of weeks......... I have used “Whisper” from the “Ethereal” collection. I used two pieces, one for my background and the other for matting of my photo. I did some distressing with the layers behind the photo and popped some up on board to give some dimension. On my background I added in texture using Ranger Crackle Paste and a Script layering stencil. Also I added in colour using acrylic paints as well as some stamping in archival ink. I added in the matting layers and then went to work on adding embellishments. I really love 49’s newest rub-ons so it was my challenge to me to incorporate them into this project. Once I new what my title was I decided on using the stitched hearts and the stitching. I loved using these. They went on so easily with out a problem. And they are crispy clear.

I have used a mix of chipboards and MDF’s to help embellish my layout. I used embossing powders along with acrylic paints and distress inks to colour them. Once all the shapes were in place I went to work on adding in my flower clusters. This took me many hours deciding on a colour and in the end I used many different tones. Something somewhat different for me. I have used many packets of the Sugar Posies and Sugar Petals. I love the colours of these flowers they are amazing. I used the Tutti Fruitti colours and then added in the Twilight from the Garden Petals collection. These matched in perfectly with the Tutti Fruitti flowers and the papers. It was as if they were meant to be together. I toned down the colour a little using a dry brush technique with white gesso. I also added in some pretty silver Micro Beads to add the finishing touches to my project.

 I have also used all of the leaves and branches from the Sugar Posies packs. These are just the cutest. They helped to break up some of the white from my mdf flourishes
and just in general. And finishing off I added in some clear crackle over the skeleton clockface and the cute hot air balloon.

Well that is all from me today. I hope this has inspired you in some small way. Just remember the next time you are a little low on mojo not to push yourself but rather
enjoy all the gorgeous products you have and from there I am sure you will find your creativity. Big hugs and until next time happy crafting.
Teen x

49andMarket Products Used

Other Products Used
Liquitex Gesso in white and clear 
Color Bloom – Chrome spray mist
Dylusions Ink Spray –White Linen
Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel
Art Ingredients Micro Beads Silver
Art Alchemy Metallique French Lavendar
Versa Mark Ink
Ranger Embossing Powder White
Archival Ink – Watering Can
Distress Ink – Black Soot

Monday, 31 August 2020

"Fly without wings" 49andMarket Design Team Creation


Hi there friends. I hope this post finds you healthy and happy. 

I am back today to share my latest creation for 49andMarket. I have called this project “Fly without wings”. I hope you enjoy my post today, so without further ado I will give you a little rundown of the products used and my creative process.


As you could well imagine every two weeks choosing from the amazing collections from 49andMarket is no mean feat. I um and ah so much it even annoys me!! So when I started creating this project for today I swapped backwards and forwards with differing collections always coming back to the Vintage Artistry Lilac. Oh how I love this collection. The softness of the papers always bring me back to the shabby vintage style of scrapbooking which I love to create in. 

I started out with the patterned paper “Tranquil”. This is a beautiful piece with a very simplistic background, a little cursive writing on it and touches of imperfections which always makes for a gorgeous backdrop. I added a small amount of interest to the background paper using Crackle Paste and some random stamping with Ethereal Stamp Set and Black Soot distress ink. I also used the piece “Mystique” from the Lilac Collection as well as the backer card of Sweet Reflections to help the lilacs pop a little. The blues and greys in the Sweet Reflections piece does exactly this. So using the Mystique and Sweet Reflections backer card I made lots layers and mats for my gorgeous photo of my daughter from her formal, to sit upon. I also added in ticket elements from the Lilac Ephemera Stack to help with the layers. These stacks are just amazing with a multitude of tones of purple to help with projects.


I added in some other elements too from the cut out sheets of the backer papers which you will always find in the collection packs. I have used the clocks from the Tattered Garden Sheet, and cut them in half to allow them to go further around my layout. These were also layered up on some Dusty Attic Chipboard doilies which added more interest to the clocks. To the clock faces I dressed them with acrylic paint and also a large covering of Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Varnish.


 I have used numerous different collections of flowers from 49andMarket to help with my clustering of flowers. These include the Lavender from the Daisy Stems and the baby Blues from the Sugar Posies Huckleberry collections. With the Fluff from the Sugar Posies collection I used some in white and some I coloured using a mix of white gesso with some Acrylic Paint in Sugar Plum. This gave me a gentler pinkish colour.

 Daisy Stem Lavender

Serendiptious Layered Embellishments

Star Dust Stickles

As you will notice I added in many more chipboards pieces to help frame my photo. Also I added in some laces cut into pieces. The butterflies are from the older collection of 49andMarket’s layered embellishments. The blue leaves were from the Serendipitous collection of layered embellishments. I chose the title name from the barcode strip of the Irrevocable Beauty “Petrarch” paper...... “Fly without wings”. Finishing up my project I added in some pretty flower pearls with mat gel and some Star Dust Stickles over my flower stamens and butterflies and little birds.

Well that is all from me today. I do hope you have enjoyed my blog post. 


Take care and until next time happy crafting.


Tina x


Products Used:


Vintage Artistry Lilac “Tranquil” 

Vintage Artistry Lilac “Mystique” 

Vintage Artistry Lilac Ephemera Stack 

Irrevocable Beauty – Petrarch 

Sweet Reflections Backer Card -

Tattered Gardens Backer Card -

Sugar Posies “Fluff” 

Sugar Posies “Blue Raspberry” 

Daisy Stems “Lavender”

Garden Seeds “Cotton”

Gabi’s Ethereal Stamp Set 

Serendipitous Layered Embellishments 


Other Products Used:


Assortment of Dusty Attic Chipboard packs

Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint Sugar Plum

Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Varnish

Liquitex Clear Gesso

Liquitex White Gesso

3-D Mat Gel

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot

Couture Creations Stencil  - Pavers

Dress My Craft Flower Pearls

Ranger Texture Paste

Ranger Star Dust Stickles

Acrylic Paint Rainy Day


Monday, 17 August 2020

"Let your smile change the world" Dusty Attic and Maja Design DT creation

 Hello and welcome crafty friends. I am back today to share with you my newest creation called "Let your smile change the world". I thought this title which I found from the Dusty Attic Sentiments pack was quite apt for our challenging times at present. So without further ado this is my take on this months Dusty Attic moodboard which I just adore. 

And this is the moodboard for those who have not seen it yet. 

For my project I of course used loads of flowers but chose not to use all the colours as you can see above. And my main reason doing this was that I was so keen to use the latest release papers from Maja Design which is called "Miles Apart". These pretty papers were perfect I felt for this moodboard challenge. 

My starting point here was gutting and distressing and then layering of my papers. I chose the pink from "Distance" to frame the layout and "Stay Home" were used as the centre piece. And then along the way I found the addition of the Aloe from the beautiful 49andMarket Seaside Blooms, helped keeping the project soft and subtle. 



Monochromes - Shades of miles - Steel Blue

I chose a portrait photo, that I adore of my youngest, and swapped it to black and white and printed them out in differing sizes. I layered these up on torn sections and cut mats of the leftover "Miles Apart" papers. I also cut a heart freehand from the pink gingham leftovers.

As with most things I do have favourite things that I use and the one of the many things Dusty that I love to use is the Decorative scroll #1. I cannot tell you how many times I have used this piece over the years. But I always try to change up the way in which I use it. This time around I cut this piece to elongate it around my two black and white photos that I chose to use. It was primed with clear gesso and then coloured using acrylic paints and liquid pearls.

Moving along I used lots of loose pieces I had sitting on my desk. I am forever taking pieces out of the packs and not returning them to where they live so today they were going to be used. A few of these were :

I only used a small portion of the outer frame for the project. It sits under the Decorative Scroll #1 at the base of the layout. 

This gorgeous ATC frame was used to sit behind the cute little windows which I have used the smallest one. 

All my pieces were primed with a Liquitex Clear Gesso. This help to protect the chipboard from becoming too wet from the medias. I think it also gives your chipboard a truer colour from whatever medium you are adding. They were once dried, coloured with acrylic paints which I will list below.

I also added in a little random stamping using Walnut Stain distress ink and a 49andMarket stamp. But really I didn't need to do too much to this background as it had a lot of detail already there. 


And you will also see that I have used a new release Sentimental Quote at the top right of the layout. It reads :
"Let your smile change the world, but don't let the world change your smile."


And that is all from me today. I hope you have been inspired to take part in this month's moodboard challenge. You still have time left. 

Until next that I am here, take care and happy crafting. 

Teen x


Other Products Used

49andMarket's Seaside Blooms Aloe
49andMarket's Garden Petals Ballet Slipper
49andMarket's Tickets and Numbers
Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Rose Gold
Ranger Liquid Pearls Blush
Little Birdie Matt Chalk Paint - Whipped Seafoam
Little Birdie Matt Chalk Paint - Rainy Day

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