Saturday, 27 February 2016

"Remember" The Scrapbook Store DT - Blue Fern Studios - Blush

Welcome back. This morning I woke in a huge fright remembering that the last of the month was upon here I am with my last creation for The Scrapbook Store using Blue Fern Studios Blush collection and Prima Marketing Inc Flowers. 

This is titled "Remember".

At the start of every month when I receive my goodies box I section off each sheet of papers into four. And then at the end of the month I add in all the leftovers. At the end of this month I was so pleased to see these colours were left to shabby and vintage, right up my alley!

Blue Fern Studios - Blush - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Cupids Folly

I started with Cupid's Folly and cut each square from the reverse side. Adhered the framework to the reverse of Sweetheart below.

 Blue Fern Studios - Blush - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Sweetheart

And then with the reverse cutouts of "Cupids Folly" I mounted some and tore some and adhered them in place around the matted photo. You can see here below the results. I was quite happy with the outcome.

With some of the left over squares I cut out the images for example the teacup and saucer that you can see above. I distressed the cut out a little and added some Star Dust Stickles to make it prettier!

Your Creative Wings - Chipboard Shape - Flutterby Charm 1

I was fortunate this month to be using Your Creative Wings chipboards. This one above is called the Flutterby Charm #1. This was simply dressed with gesso, sanded and inked.

Oh and I got to use some more of my Kraft these!! I cut them up to fit in and around the photo and added in the chipboard chains to hang from the largish flower cluster.
And of course no layout is complete with a largish Prima Marketing Inc. flower cluster. There are three packs in here! Added in my all time favourite Kaisercraft paper leaves and dry brushed everything with a little gesso.

And one more view.
Well that is all from me on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. I hope you are having a lovely relaxing weekend too.

Until next time....happy scrapping.


Friday, 26 February 2016

"Capture this Moment" Dusty Attic Design Team Project for January 2016

Hi all and welcome! Tina O here with you today.
 I am very very honoured and excited to share with you my very first Dusty Attic project .

Whenever I create something off the page, which I find I don't do quite as much as what I probably should, I always do something I know which will be used. And more recently my youngest has just started an online art course. So it got me to thinking that I could do a journal cover for her art journal.
The suggestion of this to her created a significant amount of excitement to say the least.
So she got to picking out the colours . And from there I built this which I have titled...........

"Capture this Moment"

My journal cover was started with a simple sheet of chipboard cut to size to fit. I gave it a coating of gesso and once dry I then made some texture using a spatula and Dusty Attic's Texture Paste. I also added in a little more texture with the Dusty Attic Script Stencil. All the chipboards were then coated with gesso to prime them. Depending on what they will be dressed in depends on how many coats I do. 

This beautiful Vintage Frame #2 was given a couple of coats of gesso firstly. I then drew in some dimension. It was then brushed over again with gesso. After drying I mixed down my Oceania Dusty Colour Acrylic paint with a little Alabastar Dusty Colour Acrylic Paint and then randomly coloured around the frame work to help it pop a little from the background.

Here you can see the dimension made by drawing in some liquid pearls. You could alternatively also use Dimensional Magic.

The very cute Laurel Sprigs chipboard were dressed with Hot Chocolate and then brushed randomly with Oceania and Alabastar. Some of these chipboards have also been split apart to make them go a little further.

 Here you can see the Charm Feathers which are just adorable. I have use them all by cutting them up into different sections. They have all been painted using Storm Cloud, Fine Silver, Alabastar and the Oceania Dusty Attic Acrylic Paints. I have used a fine point paint brush to add detail to the feathers as you can see above and below.

I have added in a little Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish to the beaded parts on the Charm Feathers.

And another view for you.......

I have a complete materials list for you below. They are all listed as shown in order:

Image 1 Image 1 Image 1    

DA 0912 Oceania
DA 0902 Alabaster
DA 0923 Hot Chocolate
DA 0924 Storm Cloud
DA 0927 Fine Silver

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DA 0900 Clear Crackle Varnish
DA 1218 Texture Paste
DA 0806 Dusty in Bloom Cornsilk

Dusty Rose Leaves

0962 Dusty Rose Leaves


DA 1464 Word Strips
DA 1469 Laurel Sprig
DA 1382 Feather Charm #3
DA 1380 Feather Charm #1
DA 1383 Feather Charm #4
DA 1341 Vintage Frame #2
DA 1347  Ornamental Trim Set
Tina Ollett

Thank you so much for taking the time to look. Hoping you have a fantastic day...........

Tina xo

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

"Journey" Fabscraps DT creation (Vintage Elegance)

Hello and a very warm welcome to you.
Tonight for a change, I have a Fabscraps creation to share with you. It has been sometime since I have played with a Fabscraps collection. But alas my goodies box arrived earlier this week and I was very excited to have received three new collections. And of course I jumped the gun and started with this "Vintage Elegance" collection.......I am sorry but it had to be done. This layout has been titled
I toyed with using a black and white photo of this particular photo for hours going backwards and forwards between the two. And I think what made my mind up in the end was that the gorgeous pink dress that my daughter was wearing really stood out once it was framed, but the black and white one looked great too!!

Now of course my starting point here was to cut every single flower and stem from one piece of patterned paper. Easy.....something that I love to do watching television or waiting for my children at extra curricular activities in the afternoons. Each of the flowers, stems and leaves have all been distressed lightly to get give it a shabbier look and take away any sharpness that there may have been left by my knife. I have also randomly inked some edges here and there with Black Soot Distress Ink.

So you can see here quite clearly that there are a number of layers of cut elements. I have simply popped a little mounting tape under some pieces and other pieces I have just used the hot glue gun to give them some height. 

The Fabscraps Chipboards pieces that I have used here have been cut from a larger scaled frame piece. Because the photo is taken from so far back you can only just see my daughter in the distance, so to make her stand out I have framed her again using this chipboard.

With the birdcages that I loooove ....I backed them with some patterned paper and cut a slit in the right side and slipped some of the cut elements through the paper to give the impression that they are growing through the cage. It was a little fiddley but I assure you that if you hold your tongue the right way it will work a treat! 

For the background paper I dressed it with Fabscraps gorgeous new Stencil from this collection. It was covered with a little texture paste and then a sprinkling of Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder (Orbit Olive Gold) is divine! Think it will be my new go to embossing colour...thank you Fabscraps! I have also sprinkled over a few splashes of Charcoal Glimmermist.

Now the chipboard title was originally "Our Journey". So of course this didn't fit with my page so I simply cut away the "our" and sanded back the chipboard to leave it smooth. This title has been wiped across the Black Soot Distress Ink pad a couple of times. I didn't want it to be a crisp black so I then sponged over the top of the ink with a little gesso .

And another view.

The Frame has been heavily dressed in Art Basics White Texture Paste. It has been so hot here of late that it really only takes a short time to dry and develop those generous cracks. I find the heavier the dressing the better the cracks.

Once the crackle paste had dried I then rubbed a little Black Soot Distress Stain over the frame randomly and then a little Star Dust Stickles to give it a little shimmer.

Well I really hope you have enjoyed being here tonight with me. I appreciate you popping in. Thank you so very much for taking the time. And don't forget to keep scrolling down for a complete list of the materials used for this project.
A step by step tutorial for this project will also be available very soon on the Fabscraps blog.

Until next time....take care.

Tina xo

Materials List

FabScraps - Vintage Elegance - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Gentleness
Fabscraps Vintage Elegance Gentleness x 2 Sheets

FabScraps - Vintage Elegance - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Friendship
Fabscraps Vintage Elegance Friendship

Fabscraps Vintage Elegance Chipboard Multi Frames DC84 001

Fabscraps Vintage Elegance Chipboard Vintage Lanterns DC84 010
Fabscraps Vintage Elegance Chipboard Our Journey DC84 007
Fabscraps  Stencil DS008
White Cardstock
Miscellaneous Wood Veneer Bird
Distress Ink (Black Soot)
Ranger Star Dust Stickles 
Lindy’s Olive Gold Embossing Powder

Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste
Liquitex Gesso
Glimmermist Lavender and Charcoal

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Simple Pleasures - DT Creation - TSS - BFS - Blush

Thank you for making another visit here to my blog.
This evening I have the third of my creations titled "Simple Pleasures" designed for The Scrapbook Store. The paper collection I am using is the Blush collection from Blue Fern Studios. These papers are fabulously delicious and delicate. Perfect for the feminine creations which I love to create.

I started this layout by firstly matting my photo and 
 then cut various sized of paper, distressed them and then layered each beneath the matting. I added some pieces of laces at the right top corner and left bottom corner on each layer to highlight the layering made. The background paper was framed using the lace. This was glued and once it dried I ran through the middle of the lace with some machine stitching.

Each chipboard pieces was dressed in gesso to start. The large circle frame was coated with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then covered with a very generous coating of Extravaganza White Crackle paste and left to dry. And with the high temps we are having here at the moment it took half the time to dry which was fantastic because while I waited I dressed the cute little windows with a little distress ink (Walnut Stain and Green Moss).  Each window was also backed with patterned paper from the collection and then glued in place. I cut one of the windows in half to make them go further.

And so from there I started layering up my layout with the matting pieces first and they were mounted with a little scrap chipboard.

I then added in my windows and then the large circle frame. Once they were all down I then started working with my flower clusters. I added in some leaves.

To add more interest to the page I glued in some clear seed beads that I have had in my stash forever!!! I used a little gel medium to lay these in. I have also popped in a few pieces of cheesecloth.

Here you can see the layering at the top with the lace and papers. I finished off the page by dusting all my flowers and leaves and foliage pieces with a little gesso.  

Well that is all from me tonight! I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
Hoping you have a fabulous weekend and until next time ...happy scrapping. 

Tina xo

Materials List

Blue Fern Studios - Blush - Fondness
Blue Fern Studios - Blush - Celebration
Blue Fern Studios - Blush - Devoted
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Beaded Flourish
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Windows
Scrap Fx Chipboard Title "Simple Pleasures"
Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers Royal Menagerie - Helena
Petaloo Botanicals Peach
I am Roses Lillies
I am Roses Magnolias
Kaisercraft Foliage
Kaisercraft Paper Leaves
Green Tara Rose Buds
Liquitex Gesso
Prima Marketing Art Basics White Crackle Paste
Seed Beads Clear
Gel Medium
Distress Inks (Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain and Forest Moss)
Machine Stitching
Pink Cotton