Friday, 19 March 2021

"The journey of a thousand miles" Combined Design Team creation for Maja Design and The Dusty Attic

Hello friends. I am finally back here today to share a new project with you. 
This I have titled "The journey of a thousand miles".

Just when I think I have run out of photos I find yet another file hiding away deep amongst my hardrives. The time I spend finding the right photo however, could have been well spent on creating the layout. Back when my children were young we use to visit our local creek, The Grosvenor. It wasn't that it was filled with yabbies (which is why we went), for me it was the memories that we created there. And I do remember this day quite well, because we actually caught some, and of course put them straight back. 
So my project for today was always going to be a little grungy. I used last month's Dusty Attic Moodboard for my inspiration. Sometimes using a mooboard helps me immensely and I often go back to my older favourite moodboards to give me that inspiration.
Last months moodboard. 

I have used a combination of Maja Designs papers to start off my background. Some were torn and some distressed quite heavily. 

So because it showcases my son, I decided to create with the blue and brown tones with additional highlights of grey and black. I started out by tearing Miles Apart's "Stay Home". It was the base of this that was torn. I wanted to keep those cute balloons to complete the scene. To the base of this I added in an older piece but a huge favourite for me from the Autumn Basics collection, No.XXI. I adhered these two together and then added over some textures using the Brick stencil from Dusty Attic.

Vintage Autumn Basics XXI

                                                                       Brick Stencil

 Over the stenciled texture I coloured in the edges of the bricks using Distress Inks in the colours of Walnut Stain and Black Soot. I also did a little random stamping using a numbers stamp and Archival Ink in the colour of Watering Can. Once this was dried I then added in some 49andMarket rub-ons in a navy colour to match my papers and photo.

My photo's edges were sanded and behind my photo I built dimension by adding in layers of distressed randomly cut papers from my leftover Maja Design selection.

To create the dimension I added old chipboard outers in between my paper layers. 

Now for the chipboards. I had this fishing net pack that I have totally loved for so long and I felt it just fit perfectly with my photo. I dressed it in Walnut Stain Distress ink very randomly and then over the top of this I added in some Viva Decor Inka Gold. I did the same with the Circle Chain Set as well. 

For my larger chipboard frame I have used the piece Floral Frame Set #2 (the large frame was used). This was primed with clear gesso firstly and then I added in a hit miss dressing of relief paper paste. Over this I added in a little Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. This colours the paper paste with a vintage cream colouring perfectly. I then cut the piece in half and placed it over itself layering up between it using some handmade acetate leaves.

I used a quote from the Quoted Sentiments pack #4. I coloured it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Relief Paper and Viva Decor Inka Gold to make the engraved writing pop. I then cut it in half and laid it at the base of my project. 

To finish my project I added in some fussy cut hot air balloons from my remaining paper. I added in a few florals from 49andMarket along with some art stones and miscellaneous ephemera pieces.

Well I will leave you here. I hope you enjoyed my project and I will be back shortly with some more. 

Until next time,

Teen x

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

"The little things" 49andMarket DT project

 Hello 49andMarket friends. Tina here with you to share a favourite new project showcasing some older favourite products and some about to be released 49andMarket products. 

My project is titled "The little things". I hope you enjoy it. 

I have used a photo from a photoshoot with my two girls a little while back in our backyard. I took so many photos this day that you may think I have used this photo before, but it is just one of so very many that I took on that day. I love it because it is just a simple photo taken in the moment. I have done a little photoshopping with this photo to dull the greenery in the background to match in with the gorgeous about to be new releases. 

I have firstly used the backer card of the Vintage Artistry Color collection of sage to create some layers behind my photo. These were layered up along with some old board to create more dimension. I adhered this to my background paper "Perennial". To the background  I also added in a little texture using a stencil and moulding paste. Over this I scattered some decorative sand and allowed it to settle into the texture paste and dry. 

Around my photo and layers I added in a few of the 3 x 4 file frame sets to create more interest and to help bring the focus back to my photo. I also added in torn and distressed pieces of 49andMarket's cream trim. I love added sections of this trim as it adds a softness to the project and of course more interest. I moved on to adding more elements this time from the Chipboard Sticker Sheet. I have used the negative and cut it into 3 pieces and added these top and bottom to the layers. Around this I added in flower clusters and foliage elements from the Vintage Artistry Essentials. I absolutely adore these. The pack is full of so many differing elements. I also included from this pack the butterflies as well as the foliage. To complete my project I finished off the clusters by adding in some dried seed pods from my garden along with splatters of white ink. 

That is all from me today. I hope you liked seeing some of the soon to be released products in use. They really are so beautiful. So much so that I have already started on another project already with them. I hope to see you back here again then to share it with you. 
Until next time take care and happy crafting. 

Tina x 

Products Used

Vintage Artistry Essentials 3 x 4 File Frame Set
Vintage Artistry Essentials - Foliage
Vintage Artistry Essentials - Chipboard Stickers
Vintage Artistry Sage - Perennial
Vintage Artistry Sage - Backer Card
Vintage Artistry Sage 12 x 12 Collection 
Wildflowers Mushroom
49andmarket Trim - Cream
Seaside Blooms Cotton
Texture Paste
White and Clear Gesso
Dusty Attic Stencil - Lace
Decorative Sand 
Gel Medium

Monday, 15 February 2021

"Best of Memories " Design Team Project for 49andMarket

 Welcome back crafty friends. Today I have something pretty and purple for you. Something, that going back 5 years ago I would not have tackled. But over the years on 49andMarket the colour schemes of purple have always pulled me to them. So I have Janene to thank for this. Purple is one of my favourite colours to use nowadays.

This project called "Best of Memories" was created using a photo I took of my gorgeous daughter and her beautiful friend at their graduation for year 12. While I have many favourite photos from the shoot, I adore this one. Not posing, but caught off guard when I called out to them. They really are the photos that I love to use the most.

To start my project off I used the "b" side of the cover sheet from "Irrevocable Beauty" and primed it with a clear gesso. Over this I added in some texture using white crackle paste through a stencil and allowed it to dry. I then added in a little stamping, using archival in the colour of "Watering Can" and the script stamp from Gabi's Label Stamp Set.


I used an older Christmas collection from 49andMarket called "Snow Covered Trees" along with the sheet "Timekeeper" from the Irrevocable Beauty collection and cut pieces to make layers to go behind my 4 x 6 inch portrait photo. I used both sides of each of the papers to keep a layering of colours that will co-ordinate with my project. I also added in some laser cut pieces from the Vintage Remnants collection pack. I have used the frames, clocks and key along with the gorgeous butterflies.

The Dusty Attic chipboards were added amongst the paper layers of my photo to give some more interest. These pieces were dressed in distress inks and stamp paints and cut to fit. Once all these pieces were adhered to the page I started to make the clusters of flowers. To do this I used the gorgeous Twiglight colours from the Garden Petals collection and the violet from the Country Blooms collections to match the dress in my daughters friend's dress. It was a match made in heaven. I cut some of my flowers in halves to go further around the layout. Some of the centres of the flowers were changed up by dressing them in a little stamp paint. I also added a little shimmer to the flowers by dry brushing them with the stamp paint too.

My final touches to the layout included the addition of some handmade paper lace that was cut into pieces and adhered with a clear drying glue. Also I coloured some cheesecloth in the stamp paint spritzed with a little water to help it colour properly. It was dried and distressed and added amongst the clusters using a clear drying glue also.

Well that is all from me today. I do hope you enjoyed my project. For those who are looking for this project as a kit you can find it in the New Kits section of the website here:

Thanks for popping by. See you again soon.

Tina x

49and Market Products Used:

Cover Sheet from Irrevocable Beauty, 

Irrevocable Beauty -"Timekeeper" 

Winters Edge - "Snow Covered Trees" 

Laser Cut Sheet from Vintage Remnants 

Garden Petals - Twilight

 Country Blooms - Violet 

49andMarket Stamp Set - Gabi's Label Stamp Set

Other Products Liquitex Gesso Clear Dusty Attic Ornate Gate #2 Dusty Attic Antique Frame iCraft Layering Stencil #8545 Ranger Crackle Paste Viva Decor Stamp Paint - Silvergold Distress Ink Ground Espresso Paper Lace Leaves

Tina Marie – forever&always

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

"Forevermore" Design Team creation for 49andMarket


Hello and a very warm welcome back to the blog today. I am here to share a beachy themed layout with you using some gorgeous new release and about to be released products. I received a box full of goodies this week and the Rub-ons were what I looked for first. And when I came by the Vintage Artistry Sky / Navy Rub-On pack I instantly was drawn to this colour combination. And there you have it, my inspiration to create this layout. It sometimes is the most simple of things that can bring inspiration and I was more than welcoming of this as I have felt a little lacking in mojo this past month.

I have used Paper 1 from the Vintage Artistry's Collectors Volume 1 using the b side of it. The "a" side of this piece is just amazing so I hope next time around I will use it. I teamed this up with the navy piece from the not yet released Vintage Artistry Anywhere collection backer card. All I can say is OMG ! These were the perfect match. I made lots of layers with both of these pieces along with ephemera from the Vintage Artistry Sky Collage Stack. They were all distressed very heavily and layered up on some old board. I popped my 4 x 6 inch landscape photo on top of this. 

My background page was primed with clear gesso and texture was added using a bubble stencil and relief paste. I also added in a little crackle paste freehand and allowed it to dry. Once everything was dried (and it is important to ensure it is entirely dry for the next step.) I added in lots of the rub-ons from the Sky/Navy Rub-ons. There really is an exceptional amount of variety in each of these rub-on packs. It is just amazing. I think all in all I probably only used one sheet. I focused on the splatters and the script writing with splatters as well as a half doily for this project. I did use some of the sequins and also I chose to use the word "forevermore" for my title but if you look closely around the layout you will see I used some more words from the rub-ons pack. 

Following on from this I started with adding in some flowers using a variety from the Sugar Posies, Enchanted Petals, and Blossom Blends collections. I used the darker blues from the Sugar Posies Blue Raspberry pack and changed the colour up a little more to deepen the blue so it co-ordinated with the rub-ons. To do this I simply prime my flowers with a clear gesso and dry and then add a light coat of an acrylic or chalk paint. Sometimes a couple of coats are needed but only if you are using a totally different colour to the flower. I also added in a Dusty Attic chipboard Ships Wheel along with some handmade mould flourishes from my stash. These were cut into sections and added to my clusters of flowers to the base of the photo. To finish off my layout I also added in fish netting and some shells from my beachfinds collection and of course some art stones. I dry brushed my layout to keep with the shabby beach feel of my project. 

I am so glad that you took the time to pop by today.... thank you! I hope you enjoyed my project. 
Take care and until next time happy crafting. 

Tina xx

Products Used

Vintage Artistry Sky Rub-On Transfers Sky/Navy
Paper 1 from the Vintage Artistry Collectors Volume 1
Vintage Artistry Anywhere Backer Sheet
Vintage Artistry Sky Collage Stack
Sugar Posies Blue Raspberry
Enchanted Petals - Sea Glass
Blossom Blends - Sea Breeze

Other Embellishments and Medias
Liquitex Gesso White
Liquitex Gesso Clear
Dusty Attic Ships Wheel Medium
Co-co Fibre
Paper Clay

Sunday, 24 January 2021

"Thinking of you" Maja Design and Dusty Attic combined Design Team project

 Hello and welcome back Dusty friends. Today I have a shabby chic romantic themed layout to share 
with you today. I hope you enjoy it.

This project was really a labour of love. I wanted to make something shabby and pretty and I think I come up pretty close to that with my layout above. I have used the gorgeous collection of Miles Apart to make lots of layers and I combined this with the Dusty Chipboards to give even more layers. You will see at the end of my post the close-ups of the layers. This is something that I really enjoy doing these days, and while it is not everyone's cup of tea I love being able to add these kinds of details to my projects to enhance the photos of my memories. 

My first piece of Dusty was the gorgeous Vintage Frame. This is also a big favourite of mine. And with most of my Dusty I love to cut them sometimes to change them up a little. This has been cut in half, dressed with relief paste sanded and embossed and layered up amongst the papers and fussy cut elements. You can see below in the photo of this piece.

Another favourite that I use quite often is the Window and shutters . This time around I have used it in such a way that it helps to frame my photo. I wanted to keep with the shabby chic theme so I simply painted and sanded this piece. Again it was layered amongst the layers of papers and embellishments.

on top of this piece as you will see in the above photo I have layered this with a small charm that was coloured with white acrylic paint and then the Dusty Attic chipboard from the Roman Numerals pack. 

The Fancy Trim #16 chipboard was used coming out from under the photo. I used these pieces sitting back to back and layered another piece of distressed paper over the top of it. 

You will also see to the left of the photo the use of the gorgeous ATC frame... yet another well used piece that I favour to use quite often. 

I layered up this piece using paper from the Maja collection to sit behind the frame and then a fussy cut element to sit inside the frame. I added in some muslin and flower pearls to keep with the theme and to keep it pretty.

I hope you have been inspired in some small way to create something of your own from my project today. Thankyou for popping by.

Teen x

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