Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dusty Attic - Happy Birthday Jen


Sharing a page I created for the wonderful Boss Lady of Dusty Attic Jen. It's her birthday and all of the designers got together and all created a page each to be presented in an album to Jen for her birthday. It will be a fantastic surprise for her.

This is the layout I created for her. I truly hope she likes it.

'All Smiles'


I wanted the page to feel a little rustic and weathered so I added lots of texture.

Love the dusty cogs, they are stunning!

I added a sprinkling of micro beads and added some gorgeous Graphic 45 brads for extra interest.

If you would like to see the rest of the design girls pages hop along the blog list below to see their amazing pages.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Graphic 45 - Altered Book Box


As it is easily seen I love depth and dimension, so when this month for one our projects we were challenged to use 2 box staples together. At first I was a little unsure of how to go about this but then I chose to use the Large Book Box and the Matchbook box. 

I wanted it to be a little different so I made the book box open like a draw by cutting away the spine and then I cut into the cover and made a large enough hole to use the Matchbook Box in behind to create a shadow box in the cover. I was also super happy because I was able to use one of my all time favourite collections 'Halloween In Wonderland'>

'Through The Looking Glass'

As my box now has a pull out draw I created a little mini album to go inside the box and by creating a shadow box in the cover I was able to add a lot of depth to my project.

The mini album slides inside the box and then the draw closes.

The album may only by tiny but it has space for 9 photos and has tags to write about your memories.

Totally love the playing card paper in this collection.

Bucket loads of depth and dimension :)

Graphic 45 
Materials List
#4501161 Book Box - Ivory
#4500542 Small Matchbook Box - Kraft
#4501377 Halloween In Wonderland Collector's Edition
#4500626 Large Tag Album - Kraft
#4500847 Artist Trading Tags - Kraft
#4501295 Metal Door Plates & Knobs
#4501028 Antique Brass Door Knocker


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dusty Attic - Dream Altered Paintbrush


Dropping in today to share my altered paintbrush. For this one I was so inspired by this months Dusty Attic moodboard colours again. Honestly with this one I just allowed my creative freedom to flow. I am a very fussy scrapper and am not happy with my projects until I feel everything is in place and I can honestly say now I think it

So this is my paintbrush...


Buckets loads of Dusty dimension, just the way I like it!

I water distressed and pulled apart the layers of some of the chipboard, while with others I left totally natural. Most of the chipboard was given a really good inking with dark brown ink.

To create the gorgeous shimmery blue and brown I used some of the gorgeuos Finnabair Mica Powders mixed with gel medium.

To add extra texture I added lots of neutral coloured cotton thread and then added just a touch of lovely vibrant blue thread to tie it all in. I added a little frayed cheesecloth to the background as well.

I topped the brush off by layering some Finnabair Grungy Butterflies and then added a Dusty title which I left in its natural state.

To finish my brush off I added a sprinkling of micro beads and some of the super cute Dusty Mini Butterflies.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0893 Mini Butterfly #2
DA03920 Vintage Keys
DA1104 Seagrass Small
DA0615a Feathers
DA0750 Mini Scroll #2
DA1001 Lavander
DA1453 Elegant Chain
DA1170 Live Beautifully Title
Wings #1

Other - #8910087 Dark Bark Chalk Edger, #962845 Art Ingredient Mica Powder - Deep Water, #962543 Art Ingredient Mica Powder - Rust, #961435 Soft Gloss Gel, #962586 Micro Beads - Bronze, #963408 Mechanicals Grungy Butterflies, Cotton Thread.