Friday, 15 July 2016

"His happy place" - 49andMarket/ Dusty Attic / July Moodboard Creation

Welcome. Today  I am sharing my interpretation of this months Moodboard for Dusty Attic. Gorgeous, bold and bright, see for yourself below.

For those of you who love your chipboards and flowers as much as I do, you are in for a special treat. I have a layout jammed packed full of 49andMarket Blooms along with Dusty Attic chipboard goodness. So my interpretation of the above moodboard goes something a little like this..........

"His Happy Place"

I love to create with photos that have a very special memory for me. And this photo is a most treasured memory. This was taken about 5 years ago now on Australia Day. The kids and I found a quite little area at Beachmere to take our two beautiful dogs "Sam" and "Gusbus" for a swim.  Unfortunately neither dog is with us anymore, and 5 years on we all still think of them constantly, none more than my son who loved these two to bits. He and Sam were of the same age as we got her when I was pregnant with Hayden. So yes this is a very meaningful photo and I only hope I have done it justice!

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So isn't it funny when you see something and you just instantly fall in love with it. And then all you want to do is use takes that something special to be able to use it on! Well this was my problem with this Dusty Attic fishnet stencil and 49andMarket's Vintage Artistry collection . I was so happy to be able to use both to create this beachy layout to showcase this beautiful photo of my son.  I have used the stencil along with some freehand texturing and then a dash of  Bashful Blue Twinkling H2O's. 

Below you can see that I have used the chipboard Decorative Scroll to hold the little bottle containing very small shells that I pulled from an old jewellery piece that I found at an op shop.

I have used the Decorative Scroll #2 to frame the photo. It has been turned back to back and then cut up to sit at the left of the photo. I used a number of layers of  Texture Paste to get an uneven textured look that you can see here. Once it dried I rubbed Brown and Red (looks more like orange to me) Rust Effect Paste over the chippies and rubbed it in and wiped off the excess.


The Compass Rose is so so beautiful. This I have made look very rustic by adding lots of mediums, Rust Effect Paste, Viva Inka Gold, and Distress Inks.

All of these beautiful beautiful Rustic Blooms have been coloured with the Dusty in Colour Acrylic Paints to achieve these beautiful colours and to match with the moodboard.


I have also used the Mini Chains that come in a 10 pack. I looooovve chains at present I can't explain why but they are just my go to! These beauties were inked with Distress inks and Dusty Attic in Colour Sunburnt Orange acrylic paint.  The Cabichons were also coloured with the Dusty acrylics.

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 Dusty Attic Texture Paste Image 1

Dusty In Colour Acrylic Paints (Oceania, Sunburnt Orange, and Chocolate) ,Dusty Attic Texture Paste and Crackle Varnish were all used for colouring on this layout.

And another close-up. Below is the coloured Tab #2 that I have used for this project.


That is all from me today. I hope you are happy and well....and until next time happy scrapping!

Tina x

Design Team Member 201649andMarket Design Team Member

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

"The best thing" The Scrapbook Store DTC

Hello and welcome back. Last month for the Scrapbook Store I was so extremely grateful to have received the gorgeous Maja Design "Vintage Romance" in my goodies box. I, unfortunately was sick for a good period of June and ran behind I am here now trying to catch up.

This layout is titled "The best thing"......

I wanted to create something very soft and feminine for this layout to accommodate this photo of my two girls . So to do this I have used Maja's "Walk With Me" as my background piece and it has been given a wash with gesso in certain areas to add more softness to this gorgeous patterned paper, but also to allow the Dusty Attic chipboards to shine through.

Okay so I love to add in a little fussy cutting from time to time. To help keep my layout a little flatter than other creations I have refrained from using any other florals. 

These Dusty Attic Leafy Stems I would say would have to be a huge favourite. For this layout I have kept them quite soft adding a little Archival Potting Mix to the edges to help them pop a little more.

And I have added in some New Release Dusty Attic Sentiments Quotes.
This one reads:
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other"
I think this fits quite nicely with the photo.

Here you can see that I have cut the frames from Vintage Romance's Love Notes patterned paper and layered them as matting. And of course I have added in a few more layers of dyed muslin, chipboard and some fussy cut elements.

And from a few more angles.

I have used half an ATC chipboard here to lift and highlight the Love Notes card and to add a little dimension. 

Well that is all from me today. I so hope that you have liked this project using Maja's Vintage Romance collection. There are so many more colours in this will see in my next Scrapbook Store layout!! Stay tuned, until then happy scrapping.

Tina xx

The Scrapbook Store

Materials List

Maja Design - Vintage Romance - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Walk With Me
Vintage Romance "Walk With Me"

Maja Design - Vintage Romance - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Shes My Lady
Vintage Romance "She's My Lady"
Maja Design - Vintage Romance - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Love Notes
Maja Design Vintage Romance "Love Notes"

Heart Swirly Leafy Stem #5 Image 1 
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Dusty Attic Heart Swirly
Dusty Attic Leafy Stem #5
Dusty Attic Quoted Sentiments #1
Dusty Attic ATC Frame Sets #1
Dusty In Colour Sugar Plum
Dusty In Colour Storm Cloud

Other Products
Archival Ink Potting Mix
Versa Mark Ink Chateau Gray
Liquitex Gesso
Ranger Star Dust Stickles
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste