Monday, 14 August 2017

"Little Memories" 49andMarket / Dusty Attic - August

Hello and welcome back.
Today I have my next 49andMarket combined with my Dusty Attic Design Team creation to share with you today. I decided to use a paper sheet from the 49and Market collection of Cottage Life to as my background page for this project. I am usually for the most part a A side girl. But boy this collection delivers on each and every side. 
For this layout I have used only one sheet of the gorgeous Cottage Life collection and focused more on the embellishments from 49andMarket and some yummy new release Dusty Attic chipboards.

This has been titled "Little Memories" ..........

I have used Garden Seeds as my background page and dressed it with some medias to darken the edges and bring the papers to the Dusty Attic chipboards that were dressed similarly. 

I used some laid some textures on the background with my favourite Dusty Attic Script Stencil and some splatterings of Higgins Super White Ink.

I have added in lots n lots of these new gorgeous gorgeous flowers. They are just stunning and I am so looking forward to using more and more of them in the upcoming weeks. Oh and the leaves and branches and all of the added bits in pieces in each pack are just awesome.


                            BB-86141 Blossom Blends - Cotton

BB-86141 Blossom Blends - Cotton

I have also used one lonesome butterfly from the Vintage Artistry Cut - Outs paper.
Also for this I have added in some pieces of the Burlap Trim. It has been a long time since using burlap but I so love using it . I like to distress it to give it a very worked and worn look as you can see below.

Mystic Frame #1 DA1744

Mystic Frame #2 DA1745

Creative Script Stencil DA1494

Quoted Sentiments #1 DA1568

Here you can see more of the colouring that I have added to the background page.

And some clustering of the gorgeous 49andMarket blooms. Love them!!!!

The added foliage pieces in the packs completes layout perfectly.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed my project here today. Remember tomorrow we have more inspiration for you !!
Until then take care.

Hugs Tina x

Saturday, 12 August 2017

"This very moment......" 49andMarket Design Team Creation

Hello and welcome back. Today I have a little something that I created with the gorgeously new Cottage Life collection from 49andMarket

This project has been titled ........."This very moment......"

Living in such a beautiful country and living in rural area allows us many comforts and previleges, one of them having chickens. Last November I was lost for ideas for a birthday present for my youngest daughter who was turning 12. And low and behold I had an epiphony..... and let me tell you that does not happen often. So the day before her birthday (nothing like organisational skill might I add) I went in the search of young chicks as I had decided this would allow time for my husband to build a coop and so on and so forth. I also had in my mind that I would only purchase 3. Well that was not to be ! I came home with 6 !!!! But I believe to this day that it is by far the best of presents I have ever given her. The sheer delight in her eyes when she opened the very warm box of cheaping noises was something I will treasure forever and ever. Whilst the photo I used is not of the chickens as babies it is of her most favourite !

So the instant I saw this collection with the chickens on the cut out sheet ....... well there really was no turning back. Below are the gorgeously beautiful patterned papers that I used to create this project from the Cottage Life collection. I think you will agree that are just stunning. In real life they are just AMAZING, like no other collection I have ever laid my eyes on before.

Garland was my starting point and I used two sheets of this. One for my background and the second for the extra fussy cut elements that I layered on my page.

I also used the Cottage Cut - Outs to add more layering to my project. I have used the basket and the chickens on my layout from this sheet.

CL-86462 Cottage Life - Rooster Row 
 And of course Rooster Row. This I have used for again the fussy cut elements but also for the Striped background. I love adding strips to my pages and layering them up. You can see how I have done this in the close-up photos below.
I have also added in some Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I have crackled and coloured with inks. I also dressed the chipboards with a little Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust to add a touch of prettiness to the page.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed my project and seen what you can do with just papers and layering of fussy cut elements from them! I will be back tomorrow with another project for you !
Hugs Tina xo

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

"Picture Perfect" Maja Design / Dusty Attic DT Creation

Hello and welcome back. It has been quite some time for me since I was last here. Feels like forever. So needless to say, I had a fantastic day today crafting in my art room. 

This project was completed as part of my Maja Design and Dusty Attic Design Team work for this month. I am getting in early this month as I am unfortunately having surgery on my shoulder in the upcoming weeks to mend a very old injury. This means a sling and no driving. Fingers crossed it won't keep me from scrapping for too long as I will certainly go out of my mind.
So anyway it is a race against the clock to complete as much work possible before the surgery date.

My project was untitled for a long time after completion. There just seemed to be no right title. So I gave it a subheading of "Picture Perfect" which I think it certainly is. I have used Maja Design's newest Denim and Friends collection of papers to start my project with. This collection is perfect for boys but it is also very versatile and for this reason I decided to do something beachy.


I used the bs of Fashion to start my background work firstly priming it with gesso. I did some colouring using Distress Ink Rusty Hinge mixed with water. I also added some texture paste through my newest favourite Dusty Attic Stencil ........Confetti #2. You can see it love love it!

Confetti #2 Stencil DA1764

I also used the Decorative Scroll #1 DA0213. I spent some time colouring this piece with gesso and Nuvo Mousse and Rust Pastes. I cut it into two pieces and played around with it until I felt it was right. I matted my photo with with Shades of Denim Monochromes Beige and distressed both it and the photo. The chain I simply inked with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and then a little Nuvo Mousse.

I have also popped in some Dusty Attic Mini Ships Wheels DA1675 and a couple of shells from the 6pack of Shells DA0048.


You can see the fan shell below. I actually pulled it in half then realised that I wanted it in full. Glued it back together and thought it looked great fanned out. Added to the dimension of my project.

I also added in a little glass bottle with shells inside of it along with fibres from the beach. I suspect they were either seaweed or from a tree. Either way they have worked brilliantly here for my project. I made sure firstly that they were properly cleaned and dried. I then primed them with gesso and randomly added Rust Pastes and Art Stones to them to give the washed up on shore look. I even threw in some tiny weeny shells in.

I made some of my own transparency embellishments using 49andMarket's Sand and Sea Lighthouse Stamp Set. It is truly a beautiful stamp set. And of course no layout is complete with out the addition of some fabulous blooms. For this project I completed my layout using 49andMarket's 

Sand and Sea Lighthouse 4 x 6 Stamp Set

Garden Seeds Sea Breeze
Seaside Blooms Sea Breeze

Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit here. Take care and until next time happy scrapping. xxx