Saturday, 6 October 2018

"Love This" (2) The Art Playground Blog Challenge for October

 A big hello to you and thankyou for joining me here today.

I was so very excited when I saw the October moodboard more than ever. These warm colours are where my heart really is. So the other part of the October Play of course this month is "My Muse" and for me that really is an easy one. Well maybe sometimes because lets face it if you are just not in the right frame of mind creatively the mojo will just not come. But my Muse comes from nature this time around and of course my children. They inspire me endlessly. We took a month out of our busy lives this year to take a trip around New Zealand. Such a beautiful country and one afternoon whilst hubby was taking a nap the girls and I went for a walk in a gorgeous nearby park. I think from memory it was called Queens Park. I remember my youngest raking up the orange and brown leaves from the ground and throwing them up in the air whilst sitting on her oldest sister's back. They were having a wonderful time. Many giggles were had, I can still hear them now. .......... so there fore I have titled this layout......"Love this". Yes nature this day was diffently my muse.

 I also did some background work on papers from the Captured Adventures and Rusty Autum collection of 49andMarket. I used Art Paper Paste as a medium with Rust Paste and gessos in black and white over the top. Unfortunately the photography here does not give a true example of this. 

I decided to use some beautiful Dusty Attic chipboards (Skeleton Frame and Leafy Accents) to represent the leaves and the colours from the colour scheme of the board. I have used Rust Paste and Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge to create these textures and colours. At the end I added in a little olive green as I wanted my layout to pop a little more than it was.

 I added in some beautiful flowers from 49andMarket. The Floral Mixology collection in Mudslide and Pina Colada, to embellish my page further along with some cheesecloth that I coloured with Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso Distress Inks. The stamens of the flowers were also changed up with the inks.

And from another view. I have added in some Laser cut -shape clocks from the 49andMarket collection of Dandelion Paradise to represent he nostalgic side of this layout. 

 I hope you enjoyed my project today. I hope it bought you some inpiration.

Thanks  for joining me here. Until next time happy crafting.

Tina x

Thursday, 4 October 2018

"Here" created for Dusty Attic and 49andMarket

Hi there friends! Im here today to share a Moodboard inspired creation. The moodboard is from the Dusty Attic.....have you seen the gorgeous Moodboard yet?? Well if not I have it for you below.

 Stunning ! Teal and Autum coloured October Mood Board Challenge. As you may have read we are splitting the prize this year and having TWO x $50 Vouchers to the Dusty Attic website, so there is more chances to win. Remember the only criteria is that is has Dusty Attic chipboard on your creation. Just add your link, name and county here and have fun with the board, and happy Creating everyone.

Isn't it just gorgeous. And because I can't resist blue and orange this is what I used from the board to complete my inspired project. 

This is titled "Here"..........

Okay so you already know how much I love to create with beach themed photography. I just can't help myself really. Using this moodboard made my creation time even quicker than normal and of course using a few Dusty Attic Chipboards and 49andMarket papers and flowers makes it even easier! 
To do this background work I emptied Dusty Attic's Dusty in Colour Acrylic Paints to my splat mat and let them sit for a bit to allow them to dry. You can alternatively add these acrylics to other medias of course, for example Texture Pastes or impastos to give a thicker consistency. 
So using a small palette knife I created textures onto Falling Leaves from the Rusty Autumn collection with my Dusty paints and I also added in a little gesso to help things along also. I tried creating waves following on from my photo. If you look very hard you will see this in my project photo below. It was more noticeable before I layered over my embellisments of course! I also used these Acrylic paints to colour the art stones, shells and I also changed up with flowers used for this project. 

Then using The Lookout from the Sand and Sea collection I used these pieces to do some matting along with a second piece of the Falling Leaves paper.
Above at the left here you can see the Jute Cording has been used to represent the waves on the beach. I coloured up a few pieces and pulled the strands apart to give them a worn look.

I also added in some Art Stones and coloured them in Dusty Attic's Gingernut Acrylic Paint. Here you can see the texture on the Anchor. Using a number of differing mediums can give great outcomes on your chipboards.

The title "Here" was taken from the Captured Adventures Laser Cut sheet below.

A closeup view of the textures produced on the Circle Chains. Love the outcome here.

As you can see above I have used the new release chain cirlces and now I need more. They are just gorgeous and perfect for framing a photo. Here I used two in differing sizes to complete a frame around my matted photo. These chain circles were dressed with Rust Paste and also Dusty Attic's Acrylic Paints - Oceania, Bisque, Faded Denim and Gingernut.


I also dressed the large anchor the same as previously stated here. 

Below you can see the Textures created using Rust Paste along with Dusty In Colour Acrylic Paints on the Anchor.

You can see below that I have layered up the Chain Circles around the photo here. And you can also see the textures made on the background paper. I also added in some tea stained muslin to compliment my layout along with some store bought sea shells.

Well friends that is all that I have for you today. I hope this project has inspired you to create something of your own to enter into this months Moodboard Challenge. I look forward to seeing your entries ! Until next time take care and big hugs.xx

Thursday, 20 September 2018

We remember moments.... 49andMarket and Dusty Attic Design Team Creation

 Hello and welcome.  This project today titled "We remember moments" was created using the gorgeous Dusty Attic moodboard for this month. I have it below for you to see. And remember there is still time for you to create something to share with us all to win the fabulous prizes up for grabs. The only thing you need to do is create a project using inspiration from the moodboard and also Dusty Attic products. 

See I told you it was stunning.......

                                           The colours of the greens, browns and orange, quickly made me look for a photo from our trips to the local creek where we would go fishing for red claw. It usually always meant we left empty handed, but the memories we made and took away were many.
My background work for this project was started using the 49andMarket Vintage Artistry collection. This patterned piece titled "Tattered" was primed and stenciled with my current favourite Stencil "River Stones" with Crackle Texture Paste which worked perfectly with my photo. I coloured my page using Rusting Powders and Acrylic Paint (Pesto and Bisque). From there I used a piece of 49andMarket's Rusty Autumn's, "Charming",and cut this to mat my sanded photo.                                     

I used Gabi's Etheral acrylic script stamp to do some random stamping on my background with Walnut Stain distress ink.

So my Dusty Chipboards were all dressed a little differently for this project. Whilst I used the Rusting Powder on my background stencilling I also used it on the medium sized Baroque Circle Frame. I always use a sticky embossing powder firstly to make sure that the rusting powder doesn't fall away when it dries. I think this is a pretty important step when doing this. You can of course just use a gesso or acrylic paint for your rusting powder to attach to but it can discolour your rusting powder or even not work at all. Ensure you give the rusting powder an even spritz of white vinegar and leave to dry for a half hour or so. Of course if you leave it overnight you will get an even better result. Sometimes I even do this 2 or 3 times to give a thicker and more random textures. After it is completely dried I wiped over Dusty In Colour Pesto and then some Dusty in Colour Bisque. I have even sanded sections to give a more rustic look.

Dusty Attic Rusting Powder 

Dusty In Colour Bisque
Dusty in Colour Pesto

I have used an assortment of 49andMarket flowers to compliment my page. Some of these were changed up with the acrylic paints as previously mentioned.

Blossom Blends - Aloe

Floral Mixology - Mudslide

Stargazers Lemon Drop

You can find all the Dusty chipboards used here at :

Mini Ornate Frames
My mini ornate frame was covered with two layers of Crackle Paste in white and then covered randomly with the acrylic Pesto. The excess was wiped away with a baby wipe.
Baroque Circle Frame Set

Foliage #7
I covered the foliage above with Distress Ink  - Walnut Stain. I then randomly added accents of Bisque and Pesto Acrylic paint on sections of the foliage. I repeated the same technique for my Sentimental quote below.

Quoted Sentiments #1

Well my friends, that is all from me today. I do hope you enjoyed your visit here and also my moodboard inspired project. 
Until next time take care and happy scrapping. xx

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

"To the moon and back" Dusty Attic Moodboard Inspired Creation

Hello and welcome back. Today I am here with you to share my Dusty Atticmoodboard inspired project for August.
This is titled

"To the moon and back".....

And below is the Dusty Attic moodboard that I drew inspiration from. For this project I used the colours of course and also the shabby features of the board along with laces to take from the sewing pieces in it as well.

Remember there is still time to enter your project for some awesome Dusty Attic chipboard prizes.

For this project I have used a photo of my youngest when she was only very young. There have been many of these photos from a sequence of photos that I have used over the years. So innocent and sweet!! I remember this day that her and I spent out in the garden as we did a lot back then. She decided to catch butterflies with the lobby net. I think she was successful but as always her sweet nature of course, was to release it and not to hurt it.

For the background papers I have used Maja Designs gorgeous Celebration Collection. This has become a true favourite of mine over the past month. The collection caters for most of those pretty shabby colours and it was especially a perfect fit for my project here. The papers are listed below.


                                                   And I have also used a couple of the Monochromes . These are just perfect for matching each collection or on their own, but this was great as I had run out of paper and need some matting for my photo.

I did some tearing and layered up my papers to highlight my 4 x 6 portrait photo. And as mentioned. I used the monochromes to mat my photo.

I did lots of layering using this gorgeous lace. I cut it so that it formed a v on my layout which helped to frame my large lacey frame which I cut in half and laid at the base of the photo. This chipboard piece was inked and also sponged with a little of Dusty Attic's Oceania Acrylic Paint.  The smaller frame was also cut in half and laid at the top left of the layout to start my corner cluster  .

         Lacey Frames large and small        

Below is more of the gorgeous pieces of Dusty that was used for this project. The pieces were all dressed similarly using Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Oceania Paint and a little gesso. Sponging paint over the dried ink gives a really interesting outcome.


I have also added in some gorgeous florals from 49andMarket from the Botanicals collection and a few tiny flowers from Garden Seeds. Each of these were dry brush with some gesso to lighten the colours a little. The stamens of the flowers were coloured with some chocolate liquid pearls. I also added in some tea stained cheesecloth and a few art stones.

I have also added in some jute that was tied around a group of the foliage and added to the front of the window and shutters that were bent to look aged.

Well that is all from me today. I do hope you have enjoyed my moodboard inspired project.

 Until next time happy crafting. 

Hugs xo


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