Tuesday, 12 June 2018

"My Sunshine" Maja Design and Dusty Attic DT creation

 A very big welcome to my blog today.
Tina Ollett here with you today to share a project created recently showcasing three gorgeous patterned papers from differing collections and lots of yummy Dusty Attic chipboards and 49andMarket florals. 

It is titled "My Sunshine" and was inspired by a photo taken down at Redcliffe whilst we were making a visit to see some friends for coffee and milkshakes.

This project was originally going to be very shabby chic until I come across this photo with the rustic rocks that my daughter was sitting upon for the photo. Once I spyed these, the project automatically changed up to a rustic grungy kind of project which I totally miss doing.

Vintage Summer - 1915

Vintage Romance - Deep in love bs

 Monochromes Shades of Denim -  Off White
I started my project off by layering papers from Maja Design and then primed my background to fix it. Dusty Attic Texture paste was used throught the Threaded Bead Stencil to create a little texture going across my page following the stripes from the papers that I used.

My colours from these rocks can be seen within the Leafy Stem #5 that I have dressed with differing layers of mediums. Firstly Rust Paste in the browns and reds, and then some Dusty Attic acrylic's as listed below.

I love how the large seashell as seen above here turned out. It was dressed similarly to the leaves but less emphasis on the browns. They were placed on lastly to highlight the blue and orange tints.

I also coloured some of my pretty florals as you can see above . The Dusty Attic Acrylic Paints are fantastic for this. But ensure never to use too much and do several layers of coverage. A good quality paper flower will always allow for any mediums.

And a yummy view of the Swirly Frame that I used on this project. 

It was cut into a few pieces before it was placed on my project to help frame my photo in a different way. This chipboard piece I have used many times over ( a sure favourite), but I always like to change the chipboard placement to give a different take on the piece.

Below I have made a full list of all the Dusty Attic pieces used for this project. Just click on the link below each chipboard design and it will take you directly to the website for more information.

 Dusty Attic Swirly Frame


                                Texture Paste

And all the gorgeous 49andMarket flowers used :

Botanical Blends - Snow
Seaside Blooms - Sandcastle

Floral Mixology - Ocean Breeze

Thank you for making the visit here today.
Until next time take care and happy crafting. 

Hugs Teen xo

Monday, 11 June 2018

"My wish for you" Art Playground June Play

Hello and welcome!
It has been a little while since I have been here. Life has definitely busy in the last few weeks with the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo just finishing yesterday. But what a wonderful time I had. This project "My wish for you" was created for the Art Playground Blog June Play using this:

Isn't this just gorgeous?

So with this in hand I was about to start when my lovely friend Karen Arnold asked me to use a new product for her to demonstrate at this years Expo. I was so excited and in a few moments knew exactly what it was I wanted to do.

My starting point for this project was layering up of several differing papers from different Maja Design collections. I wanted everything to be very muted and shabby. As you can see above I have cut squares of different sizes, distressed and layered the each piece.

After all my paper layers were finished I added lots of my absolute favourite Dusty Attic Baroque frame set. These pieces were all dressed in white crackle paste and allowed to dry on their own. Once dry I added a little Nuvo Embellishment Mousse with my finger very randomly. All the frames were then cut into different pieces and added to the layers of my papers to complete the layering.

I then went on to colour my gorgeous range of 49andMarket flowers to co-ordinate with the papers. These flowers are of the highest quality and can withstand most medias on the market today. Adding medias also helps to mould the flowers into position. When they were dried I also added onto the edges and centres some Faber Castell Glass Bead Gel. This just makes the flowers pop even more.

Below are the flowers used for this project:

 I have a few close-ups of the flower clusters for you below.

Above you can see the gorgeous Flutterbies #3. This flutterbie was torn in half and added to my flower clusters. 

I also added in some gorgeous cheesecloth. This always soften a layout and helps with breaking up colours.

Well that is all from me today. I do hope you enjoyed seeing my June Play project for Art Playground. You still have time to enter a project using the moodboard above. Would love to see you enter your projects and give it a go!

Until next time happy crafting. 

Tina xo

Monday, 4 June 2018

"Wild and free" 49andMarket DT creation

Hello and welcome back today. Tina O with you to share one of my projects on my desk at present. I have created something beachy and which better collection to use than the newest Captured Adventures.

"Wild and free"

I have used the title "Wild and Free" from the Laser Cut Archival Boards of the same name. And to keep with the theme of this layout I have used a photo of our youngest who I think is probably the wildest out of all of my three children.  I think there is one in every family isn't there?

The base of my layout was done with lots of layering of Vagary. I have actually used 3 sheets of it ! It is such a gorgeous piece. The barcode trims I have also added to the side of my layout.

And Far Away Land was only used for a little of matting for my photo and also the barcode strip at the base. I allowed the wording "enoy the adventure" to show at the top left of the layout.

Some closeups for you....


My layout went from being very simple to hugely dimensional overnight. I had the below flowers sitting on my table and I just couldn't resist using a lot of them. Some of them were changed up by brushing a little paint over the top of them. I have also added in Archival Boards as you can see above. As I said before I used the title "Wild and free" and I also used a pack of the Archival Boards from the "Escape" Archival Boards collection.

I have also added in some more Dusty Attic chipboards, Resin Moulds and Art Stones to help compliment my layout.


Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit here and I hope to see you back here again very soon.

Take care and happy crafting .....

Tina x