Thursday, 5 July 2018

"Postcard from Summer"

Welcome, Tina O with you here today to share my current project using some gorgeous 49andMarket goodies.
My project is titled
"Postcard from Summer "

So starting off my project was all about using the striped sheet from the Captured Adventures Laser Cut collection. I like a good stripe and grey seems to be a huge go to for me colour wise at present. It co-ordinates so well with so many colours and themes. From this laser cut collection there really is so much to choose from. So I started there and progressed to finding another piece to co-ordinate with the stripes. And I chose to use the back of the gorgeous piece titled Far Away Land. I did some tearing and adhered both for the start of my background. I did a lot of stenciling with some Paper Texture Paste. I added in some colour using Inka Gold in the gold brown. I also added in more texture using some Crackle Paste in a white.


Using the laser cut borders and filmstrips I used both sides and swapped them around. You can see below that I used a lot of the frames with lots of layering under my photo. I also popped the compass which I cut in half on either side on the underneath of the layering and I also added in the Postcard piece which was left over from a previous project using the Dandelion laser cuts that you can see below.
Once my photo matting was completed and adhered I attached it to the right of my layout. In recent weeks I have been experimenting with moulds so I pulled out some of my favourites flourish moulds. I used a lot for this project but it was very special because of my photo so I didn't mind. These moulds were also coloured with Inka Gold and Acrylic Paints (Silver Cloud). These were then cut and layered around the photo as shown.

And last but not yet the least my favourite part to embellish with flowers. And of course I didn't hold back. I have used all of the packs below but not all the flowers. I like to used differing sizes in my clustering. Some of the large flowers were cut in half. They were all dry brushed with a little white gesso and I also added in some art stones in medium and mini sizes along with some shells from the beach and a little netting.


Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed my project. See you again real soon.

Hugs Tina xo

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

"Endless Love" 49andMarket and Dusty Attic Design Team Creation

Hello friends!
I am back today to share with you my newest project using the beautiful Captured Adventures collection from 49andMarket along with their gorgeous flowers and laser cuts. also used the Dandelion Fields laser cuts and the additional cut outs page.

"Endless Love"

This project was inspired by the latest moodboard at Dusty Attic. I have it above for you to see. I went with the moodboards vintage nature of platinums and browns. And of course lace and sewing pieces. For some reason my go to photo for this was one of my tummy that my friend took when I was nearly due with my second child. As you can see I was busting at the seams. Pregnancy for me was always a most special 9 months. Because the photo was black and white it seemed easiest to use this photo and add colours to the background of Faded Memories.

Okay so maybe Faded Memories is a big favourite for me. I have used it several times over now, I just don't seem to tire of it. I did a lot of mixed media on this background starting with clear and white gesso's. I also added in some Inka Golds. Once my medias dried I cut a postcard from the second sheet of the Dandelion Fields, tore it and adhered it. I then went on to cover the Vintage Frame #2 chipboard frame in Liquid Pearls Platinum. This was cut to then fit a circle for my photo to sit in.

I also used some of the clocks from the second sheet of Dandelion Fields. Two of these clocks were framed with the Dusty Attic Decorative Scroll (small) chipboard to help make them pop on my page. The bottom half of the decorative scroll was dressed in liquid pearls and the top half inka gold (gold).

Dusty Attic Products used below:

Vintage Frame #2


Decorative Scroll #1

The framework which you see around the photo was made using the garden vine. I took all of the leaves and flowers off and wiped it over with a chocolate paint and then the inka gold. You can see it again below.

And of course, some gorgeous 49andMarket florals were used to help embellish my page a little further. The centres of these flowers were coloured with the Inka Gold Gold and the smaller flowers from the Floral Mixology flowers were totally covered in the Inka Gold.

BB-86929-Botanical-Blends-Buttermilk BP-87056-Botanical-Potpourri-Buttermilk


I also added in some pieces of lace and cheesecloth and more chipboards and a gorgeous little spoon I found in my collection. Perfectly fitting for this project I think.
Well that is all from me today. I do hope that I have inspired you in some small way today to create something for yourself this week. Take the time out for you! With that in mind take care and until next time happy crafting.

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