Friday, 20 September 2019

"Happy Feet" Design Team Creation for 49andMarket

Hi there and welcome friends. Today I am back with another project this time using the oh so gorgeous Ethereal Collection. I can’t tell you how much I have wanted to create with this collection.
So without further ado this is my layout project titled “Happy Feet”. I hope you enjoy it!
For this project I used almost all of the sheets bar one from the pack. I cut them into pieces and layered them on top of one another with lots of distressed edges and pretty colours to compliment my fun and memorable photo of my youngest daughter on a swing so many years ago. And I love this photo of the bottom of her feet. There were a lot of photos from this series and they are all fun. But there is just something about this photo that tugged at my heart strings. I decided to print the photo off in black and white and lighten the edges using a sanding block. I also lightened the edges of some of my papers to using the sanding block also. This is one technique I love to use to give my pages that shabby chic effect.

I then went on to use the leftover pieces to make mats to sit behind my photo. Over the photo I laid the Archival Board String Frame from the “Happy Moments” archival board set. I also used the title word “Happy” for this project too. Once these pieces were all adhered down I worked on the embellishing of my layout. My first thing that I did was to use the Laser cuts from the collection pack. These pieces are just amazing. The intricacy in each and every piece is beyond phenomenal. I am quite glad that I did not have to cut these pieces myself. I layered these through and around the string frame and photo. When I was happy with all the positioning I decided that I would add in some gorgeous Scarlett flowers from the Country Blooms and Wildflowers collections. I only used a few from each pack to help give my photo a base to sit upon.

I also added in some of the clock faces from the reverse of the cover sheet. These have been cut in half to make them go further around the layout. I distressed the edges and adhered them in. I also added in some tea stained muslin and I decided that it needed a little random stamping with Watering Can Archival ink and a script stamp from the 49andMarket Vintage Artistry Stamp Set. Last but not least I did a little dry brushing with some white gesso and I also added in some splatters of white.
Well that is all I have for you today. I hope you enjoyed seeing my project. Stay tuned tomorrow for more beautiful work from the design team. Until next time take care and happy crafting.
Teen x
49andMarket Products Used
Ethereal Mini Collection Pack
Country Blooms Scarlet
Wildflowers Scarlet
6 x 6 Archival Board “Happy Moments”
Vintage Artistry Stamp Set
Other Products
White Gesso

Archival Ink Watering Can

Friday, 13 September 2019

"XI" Dusty Attic Moodboard Creation for September

Hello and a big warm welcome.
Today I am here to share my September moodboard project.

And here it is above. Okay so when I saw it I automatically became a little anxious. Yes, purples are really not my go to colour. But I love blues so I started there and worked on adding in the purples. I loved the outcome of this project and this colour combo. And here is what I came up with. 
This I have titled "XI".

I have to say I really enjoyed this months Moodboard Challenge. And if you feel like creating something with this months moodboard, well you still have lots of time. Just ensure you create with Dusty Attic products and follow the moodboard. 

I have some close-ups for you all of the fabulous Dusty product used for this project. 

Above you can see the Baroque Flourishes. I think Jen must have known that these would have been a huge favourite for me! The pack includes 4 pieces to larger and two smaller. I layered them up but adding one on top of the other through the centre and hotglued the pieces to start. I added in the Denim in colour from Dusty attic and then the Dye Ink in Eggplant. Give them a rub over and then added in some Liquid Pearls. I coloured these pieces until I was happy. Took a while but I eventually got there. I also coloured the Scrolls omg..... another new release favourite. This was coloured only with the Denim acrylic paint. I cut the scrolls into several pieces and then added them into my Baroque Flourishes.

My next new release piece was the Juliette Balcony. These are just fabulous. I got a little forgetful during this part and forgot to add the front piece to the window. Nevermind I will use that piece again some other time. It would have been a nice addition though. I also added in my old favourite the Flourish #7 to the top of the photo. I wanted to enhance the sunburst coming out of the photo and I think this addition helped. Through the flourish I added a piece of cheesecloth draped through it to give a flowing effect.  

And then just when you think you couldn't possibly get any better with the chipboard bricks, a new release comes out with the bits already cut just colour and add to the project. I love these new release packs. So many variations of favourite pieces. So when I saw this I decided to use the bricks bits to add over the textured stencil bricks to help make them pop more. I used a slate modelling paste mixed with crackle paste and it worked fabulously on the chipboard.

You can see the outcome of the texture a little better here. I also added in above a piece of the 6 x 6 skeleton clockface to the right of the photo. 

And that is all I have for you today. I have listed below all the awesomely fabulous Dusty Products and other products used for this project below. 

Dusty Attic Products Used

Other Products Used

49andMarket Sweet Reflections Papers
49andMarket Floral Mixology Purple Rain
49andMarket Country Blooms Sky

Dress My Craft Flower Pearls
Liquitex Clear and White Gesso
Liquid Pearls White Opal
Couture Creations Card Deco Essentials Ink - Eggplant
Ranger White Crackle Paint
Modelling Paste Slate

Thankyou for popping bye! Have a fabulous weekend and happy creating. 

Sunday, 4 August 2019

"Happiness is....." 49andMarket / Dusty Attic

A huge welcome to you my friends. I hope this post finds you well.
Today I have a project inspired by the Dusty Attic moodboard for this month. When I first saw it I skipped over it, maybe because my first thought that come to mind was a masculine layout. But when I picked it up again to do the moodboard inspiration project I really couldn't get enough of the colours.  I found that these really are "my" colours. And I can't wait to do another project using them.
So if this looks like your cup of tea, then you still have until the end of the month to upload a project. Remember it can be anything at all, you just need to include Dusty Attic chipboards / products and upload it before the end of the month to be in the running to win two fabulous Dusty Attic prize packs. And let me tell you they are amazing packs !!
The gorgeous moodboard for February to inspire you.
And my project inspired by the gorgeous moodboard "Happiness is...."
And some closeups for you. I did layering of my 49andMarket papers as my base. I used Paper Texture Paste through my Dusty Attic Threaded Beads Stencil hanging from the top of the base project. I then used torn pieces of Corrugated Board going down the page. I used gessoes and inks and Dusty Attic Acrylic Bisque to paint the corrugated board and also my chipboard pieces. You can see more of this in the video.
It is unfortunate but the photography here does not pick up on the colours of the inks and paints.
In real life you can see this more clearly.

I also added in some older flowers from in my stash. These are 49andMarket's Shimmer and Shine Amber Jardin flowers. I also added some touches of other colours to these too.

I also added in a little bow to hold in the cute little black word tags.

Other products used for project are:

49andMarket Shimmer and Shine Amber Jardin
Distress Ink - Black Soot and Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
Liquitex Clear and White Gesso
Ranger Crackle Accents
art Extravagance Paper Texture Paste

So if you have read down this far I have a little treat for you. Yes I finally got around to doing a video. I do hope you enjoy it!  You can find it at my youtube channel here:

Well that is all from me today. Have a great weekend and a beautiful week ahead.

Until next time happy scrapping.

Tina xo

"Beach Life" - 49andMarket Design Team Creation

Hello and welcome friends. I am with you today to share my next project for 49andMarket with you.  And once more I have something a little beachy. I think I am really missing the glorious warm weather we usually have here in Queensland. For the past week or so I have had to use the woodfire and that has not happened too many times in the past few years.  So I feel this is the reason I have been creating beach themed projects. I am really looking forward to the warmer weather coming soon I hope. So without further ado this is “Beach life”.

For my project, I have used the Old School Mini Collection. I really do love this collection. It has such a playful feel to it. And of course as most of the 49andMarket collections go, they are very versatile. Of course the inspiration for the project came mainly from my photo, but this time around more from the papers. I decided to use up the laser cuts from the extra sheet in the collection pack. I have torn these and layered them up behind my photo to start off with. I also added textures to my background paper using Slate Modelling Paste/ Gesso through a Distressed Grid Stencil also from Dusty Attic.
I have used a large Dusty Attic Chipboard that is a favourite of mine to frame the layered papers. This was coloured using Inka Golds and Acrylic Paints.Once all of the applications were dried I did some stamping using Gabi’s Tile stamp along with the lined stamp from Gabi’s Stoic Stamp Set with Distress Ink in Black Soot.
The favourite part of making this layout for me was the clustering of the flowers. For this creation I have used several packets of flowers. 1 pack of each of the Wildflowers in Cobalt (such a beautiful colour) and Country Blooms in the cobalt. I have also used the Country Blooms in Cloud and coloured them up using some Lime acrylic paint. I have also added in a couple of the Wildflowers in the storm colour. Amongst the layers of flowers I have added in some beach find shells and also I added on some Black Glass Glitter to help the colours pop a little more.
At the top right of my project I have a second cluster. Again I have used the little book pages from the cut out sheet to create the start of my cluster. This was cut in half and layered. On top of these pieces I added in the smaller piece of the Decorative Scroll chipboard with the addition of mini Compass. I added in more flowers in and around this cluster to complete it. And to finish the project my mini strip title was added over all the glorious flowers.
Well that is pretty much all from me today. I really enjoyed the Old School collection. Next time I hope to share something using the Ethereal Mini Collection. Maybe something a little shabby. Until then take care and I hope you get some craft time in.
Teen xo
49andMarket Products Used
Old School Mini Collection “Penmanship” paper
Old School Mini Collection Laser Cuts
Country Blooms Cobalt
Country Blooms Cloud
Wildflowers Cobalt
Wildflowers Storm
Stamps – Gabi’s Tile Stamp and
             –  Gabi’s Stoic Stamp
Other Products Used
Liquitex Clear and White Gesso
Modelling Paste Slate
Dusty Attic Stencil – Distressed Grid
Dusty Attic Chipboard – Decorative Scroll #1
Dusty Attic Chipboard – Mini Compasses
Dusty Attic Chipboard – Title Word Strip
Dusty Attic Stencil – Distressed Grid
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint – lime
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint –
Black Soot Distress Ink
Glass Glitter Black

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

"Merry Christmas" 49andMarket and The Dusty Attic DT creation for November

Hello and welcome friends.
Well I am sure that we are all feeling it ..... the festive season, it's already upon us. We here in Australia have been seeing it in the shops for the past month already. So I thought it only fitting, also since I received two fabulous goodies boxes last week one from Miss Jennifer Hedger containing the most gorgeous of all Christmas chipboards ever the New Releases for October.
So here it is......

"Merry Christmas"

I have used this gorgeous photo of my two eldest from a Christmas a long time ago. These two have now graduated school and are out in the big old world doing their own things. So when I think of Christmas these days, I always seem to revert back to when the kids were much younger. Back when I use to dress them up and make them sit for an hour to get that one photo to put on the front of the yearly letter to all those that we would send out Christmas cards too. My poor kids. Well they survived all those Christmas photos, but lets just say these days it is a rare occassion to get a photo of them together at all on Christmas Day.
So about the layout. ........ My second goodies box that I received last week was the new release papers from 49andMarket and they were of course a Christmas collection and it is stunning!



So that is where I started with the cutting and framing and layering of my new release 49andMarket papers. I then went on to do some stencilling. The background of these papers are just gorgeous but I thought it best to change up the snowflakes to stars since it is a very rare occurence that we would see snow here in sunny Queensland. I used some paper texture paste through the Dusty Attic Starry Night Stencil. This really has to be a favourite stencil. I have used it a number of times and it really is the perfect stencil to add softness to a layout.

I then went on to add the matting and photo which I decided to photoshop a little. The kids clothing was very very bright and I felt it didn't grab you when you looked at it. I then added in my flowers and dusted them a little with white gesso and some Star Dust Stickles to make them sparkle. I also added some of the Star Dust Stickles over the top of the textured stars when they were dried. I have also change the centres of the flowers with gold. You can see below.

I also used some of the Dusty Attic Rhinestones and changed them up a little as you can see above. I added them firstly to the layout then gave them a couple of coats of white gesso. Once dry I add some gold over the top. And then once that dried I added over some Star Dust Stickles to make them shine too.

49andMarket Flowers Used for this project;

The Cosmic Swirl that you see above was firstly dressed in white gesso. Once it was absolutely dried I swiped over the frame with a gold acrylic paint. Any unwanted areas I just wiped away. I did this a few times until I got the depth of the colour where I wanted it. Once this dried I then added in some Star Dust Stickles to make it shine once again.

The reindeer you can see above was primed with white gesso and coloured with gold Acrylic paint. I did swipe some white gesso back over it at the end as it was quite stark.


And this gorgeous Scroll Set I used to start and end the embellishment of my flowers. They are just gorgeous little adds to a Christmas layout I think. These I dressed in white acrylic and I added a very thick layer of Star Dust Stickles so they poppped. You can also see that I have added in a little lace just to soften the layout some more.

Well that is all from me today! I hope you have enjoyed my first festive layout. 
Until next time take care and happy scrapping.

Tina x

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