Saturday, 19 March 2016

"Treasure" March Dusty Attic Moodboard Interpretation

Hi all.

Today  I am sharing my interpretation of the oh so gorgeous Mood Board challenge for March. The challenge has a wonderful prize of $100 voucher from  Dusty Attic. Its easy to play along, just interpret the board anyway you like. It can be an off the page project or layout but you will need to use some Dusty Attic goodness to be in the running for this great prize! Just add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

This is my interpretation of the Moodboard. I have titled this layout "Treasure".

For my background I have used some very elegant and beautiful paper from 7 Dots Studio's "Thoughts Keeper" collection (no.5). I dressed the patterned paper with clear gesso. I have also done some stenciling using the Dusty Attic Creative Script Stencil and Platinum Crackle Texture Paste from Prima Marketing Inc. This gives the page a shiny look.....and to keep in with the prettiness of it all I have also spritzed the background paper with a little Colour Blast Colour Spray in Leather....ooooooooooooh so very pretty!!!

The very elegant Ornate Frame (the smaller one of the set) and the Scrolls have simply been dressed in the Platinum Crackle Texture Paste too. Once these were then dried and had cracked I spritzed over each chipboard piece with the Leather Colour Blast  Colour Spray and wiped away the excess.

 The Dusty Attic Skeleton Clocks have been a favourite of mine since the time I discovered chipboard. They are just delectable. These have been  cut and place around the layout after being simply dressed in a little Liquid Pearls Black Onyx. The colour of the Black Onyx liquid pearls is a subtle black which is in keeping with a vintage style layout.

I have also used some of Prima's Engraver Collection embellishments to help co-ordinate with the remainder of the layout. I have twisted up some black beaded branches and laid them upon the Ornate frame to help keep the photo the focus of the layout.

And from another view. I have tucked in a little cheesecloth so the chipboards didn't blend with my background paper too much. And lastly a few droplets of Dylusions White Linen Spray.

Well that is all from me today. I hope I have inspired you in some way to give this months Moodboard Challenge a go! 
You will find below a complete materials list for this layout.

Until next time ......happy scrapping.
Tina x
Tina Ollett

Materials List

Creative Script Stencil  Ornate Frame Set Scroll Set #1 Skeleton Clock Faces mini Words #2
Dusty Attic Creative Script Stencil
Dusty Attic Ornate Frame Set
Dusty Attic Scroll Set #1
Dusty Attic Skeleton Clock Faces
Colour Blast Colour Spray (Leather)
Dusty Attic Mini Words #2

Other Materials

7 Dots Studio Thoughts Keeper no5
Prima Marketing Art Extravagance Texture Paste Platinum Crackle
Prima Marketing Inc- Mulberry Paper Flowers - Bellas Brown
Prima Marketing Inc Engraver Die Cuts
Liquid Pearls Black Onyx
Dylusions White Linen
Distress Ink Black Soot
Black Beaded Branches

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

" A New Baby" - The Scrapbook Store Design Team Creation - March

A huge welcome back to you!
It has been a while since I was here last unfortunately but life has its way of keeping us busy.
So for you today I have a very late first share for The Scrapbook Store.
This month I am playing with "It's A Boy" collection from Carta Bella. Now even though it is a boy collection I have decided to scrap something a little different....something with a little vintage style twist. The reason for this is that I have created this layout for my very beautiful friend who has become a Grandma again not so long ago. We got to looking at some baby photos of her newest grandie and this photo to me was just precious. So I kindly asked if I could use it ......thank you my gorgeous friend. I so hope you like this...x

I have titled this layout "A New Baby"
the quote continues:
"A new baby 
is like the beginning of all things -
Wonder, Hope and 
a dream of 

I have kept the background very clean and concentrated on bringing the new release Dusty Attic Ornate Frame Chipboard the centre of the page to frame this gorgeous photo.

I cut the chipboard to sit and the top and bottom of the layout. The chipboard has been dressed in my usual gesso and ink treatment with some random stamping using Archival Ink in my favourite grey (Potting Mix). The frame was then crackled and inked once more to highlight areas of the frame.

The chipboard title "Baby" from Blue Fern Studios was run through a few sprays on my craft mat to get a worn look. I have wiped a little more gesso over the top and again crackled the title.

I also added in another favourite chipboard piece (Fancy Flourish) that I found floating around my table. It had already been cut in half and used for another project. I decided to extend the framework from the top and added this piece in underneath the frame.

My quote was printed on the Carta Bella paper using my inkjet printer. Sometimes because my rubons are very old they don't always work as was the case here. So I have simply typed the quote into word and printed it on a 4 x 6 piece and cut into strips, distressed and inked it and adhered around the layout.

And from another view......

And of course no layout is complete without a largish cluster.  I have arranged two cluster that meet somewhere in the middle.

Well that is all from me today. I so hope you have enjoyed this layout from me here.
For your use I have listed a full materials list below. Everything is available here at
The Scrapbook Store.
Wishing you a very beautiful day.
Until next time happy scrapping.

Tina xo

Materials List

Carta Bella - Counting Numbers

Carta Bella - Its A Boy - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Counting Numbers

Carta Bella Playtime Animals

Carta Bella - Its A Boy - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Play Time Animals

Carta Bella Ephemera Die Cut
Carta Bella - Its A Boy - Ephemera Die Cut Shapes
Carta Bella Decorative Brads

Carta Bella - Its A Girl - Decorative Brads

Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Title "Baby"

Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard Wordlet - Baby Words

Dusty Attic Word Strips

Dusty Attic - Word Strips

Dusty Attic Ornate Frame

Dusty Attic - Ornate Frame Set

Dusty Attic Fancy Flourish 2pk

Fancy Flourish  2pk

Green Tara Velvet Leaves
 Petaloo International Botanicals Mix - Peach 
Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers (Brown)
Liquitex Gesso
Ranger Clear Crackle and Distress Inks (Forest Moss and Walnut Stain)
Archival Ink Potting Mix
Rubber Stamp - Tim Holtz
Prima Trim