Monday, March 19, 2018

(Dusty Attic DT - March Mood Board)

I created this layout inspired by by the gorgeous March mood board challenge
on the Dusty Attic blog and of course it features lots of fabulous DA chippies!

Here's a look at the March mood board:

Seeing all these beautiful flower images on the board, I absolutely
wanted to capture the same elegant feel and delicate colour palette.

On my base of gorgeous Lemoncraft papers, I used the Chicken Wire stencil with just black archive ink. I chose the title Capture This Moment which I covered with blue embossing powder and then dabbed with Oceania Dusty in Colour paint as well as some white. 
The 'This' part was painted with the Dusty Pink shade.

This piece below is called Leafy Flourish #2 and is part of so many beautiful flourishes offered by Dusty Attic. There are some for every taste! I used snow white embossing powder on it
and then dabbed with Oceania and Dusty Pink.

In my flower clusters, I added several blooms of the Succulents Mixed set, some of which I also covered in white embossing powder and others with fuschia, dabbed with some white.
I absolutely love these flowery designs!

The Doily #2 is an older piece from Dusty Attic but still a favorite of mine. I have plenty in my stash as I remember I loved it so much at the time that I bought it in not doubles, but quadruples! I created a marble effect on it with white embossing powder and the blue and pink shades of Dusty in Colour. The pretty butterfly is from the Flutterbies #1 set. I just simply cut off its wings on one side as I wanted it to use it as it posed lightly on the Ticket.

I had the perfect picture for this project... my friends' adorable little girls,
one dressed in pink and the other in blue. Perfect, indeed!

I hope you like and that I have inspired you to play along to this month's challenge!
Please do share your project with us on the Dusty FANattics FB page.

Here is the list of Dusty Attic products used on my layout:

Capture the Moment - DA1843
Succulents Mixed - DA1888
Doily #2 - DA0480
Leafy Flourish #2 - DA0874
Tickets - DA1465
Flutterbies #1 - DA0389
Word Arrows #3 - DA1822
Chicken Wire - DA1825
Dusty in Colour
Oceania - DA0912
Dusty Pink - DA0907

Check out the Dusty Attic website to see lots more of their fabulous designs.

Monday, March 12, 2018

(Dusty Attic DT)

It's my turn once again to be featured on the Dusty Attic blog
and this time I have this very sweet and girly page to share with you!

I had printed this old photo of me (yes, that cute little girl is me at 5 years old!) a while back and was waiting for the right inspiration to use it on a page. I was feeling in quite the girly mood and, the photo being in sepia tones, I wasn't too sure where to go with colours to match the photo. Well, I finally opted for a brownish background but added lots of girly colours on top!

I used Daily ART Velvet Paste with the Criss Cross and Feathers and Arrows stencils on the background and I then misted some aqua paint.

I absolutely love the Boho Feathers. To colour them, I used a combination of the same pink and purple shade Velvet Pastes as on the background and dabbed a bit of Dusty in Colour Moutain Meadow.

I used Mountain Meadow to also cover the title and the String Frames.

I sprayed some adhesive on my page and then sprinkled a bit of the Dress My Craft Angel Mix Sequins. I adore adding sequins to my work... and d these mixes are full of different tiny shapes and colours. They add just the right amount of shine and I find they look perfect against the sepia base.

Do you like my page? Is it girly enough for you?
I would love to know what you think.

Here is the list of all Dusty Attic products used:

Dusty In Bloom
Dusty in Colour

Thank you for joining me today!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

(Daily ART DT
+ Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #46)

Hello! It's my turn today to share a project on the Daily ART blog
and I have created this mixed media layout using several mediums from
the long range of products available from Daily ART.

I am playing along with the March Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #46
which is to use at least one stencil and 3 different mediums.

I started off on a Blue Fern Studios background paper to create
this grungy earth-toned page mixed with a little steampunk.

I added some stenciled dots pattern to the base with Beryl Velvet Paste.
I also sprayed some Vintage Ink Spray in Sepia. The intricate leaf chippies
were painted with Beryl Velvet Paste as well.

I then spread some Sand Texture Paste in which I worked a bit of Bitumen which is a water-based medium used to create an aged look. By mixing it up with the paste, I wanted to create the illusion of black mossy dirt to go with the natural theme of my layout.

On the large white chipboard word, I dabbed a combination of Beryl Velvet Paste,
Sand Vintage Paint and Bronze Glimmer Ink Spray, dabbing the excess off to keep it light
and visible against the dark brown and kraft backdrop.

I added the finishing touches to my layout by misting some Snow White Glossy Ink Spray
and dabbing white paint on all my embellishments.

I am thrilled by how this layout turned out, and I hope that you like it!

Here are the Daily ART products used:

To see all the products offered by Daily ART, visit their website HERE.
You'll be wowed by the multitude of colours and mediums available!!

Thank you for dropping by!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

(More Than Words DT - March Main Challenge)

Who's ready for a brand new More Than Words challenge?

Here is the March Main Challenge over at More Than Words
from which my page was inspired.
Word Inspiration - COMFORTABLE
Creative Challenge - COLOUR COMBO

You can find all you need to know about this challenge and the fabulous prizes
up for grabs as well as inspiration from the very talented MTW DT right HERE.

Sugar the cat has the habit of getting COMFORTABLE in most inappropriate places, 
like a basket of freshly washed bed sheets that we were too lazy to fold and store right away. 
She looks so cozy and cute that we let her be, knowing that the sheets would 
just have to be washed again.

 I really loved the COLOUR COMBO... so warm and inviting. I do believe 
that I've managed to incorporate all the 5 colours unto my page.

I did struggle a bit with this challenge, but finally am happy with the result.

I added all of the colours from the combo with mists, paints, stenciling and stamping
to create a mixed media type background. Every time I dabble with mixed media,
I am always so out of my comfort zone and totally lacking of self-confidence.

I need to learn how to trust that it will turn out fine.
No matter how I think I  may be messing it all up, 
I usually work at it until I make it work.

Aww... the true epitome of COMFORT... and cuteness!

Now what will you be inspired to create with the March word and creative challenge?

I cannot wait to see!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

(Daily ART DT & Mixed Media & Art February Challenge)

Today I have a mixed media project to share with you that 
I created as part of my Daily ART DT requirements.

I was inspired by the Time mood board and sketch by Mixed Media & Art.

I love the antique feel of these images... 
My main inspiration were feathers and the old book pages,
reminding me of this beautiful quill pen I've had since 1996 as a souvenir
of a once in a lifetime trip to the UK. I bought it at Shakespeare's birthplace.
I thought it would be awesome to incorporate it some mixed media art.  

Let's take a closer look on how I created this canvas.

I started off with a Hardboard Plaque #10 and created some layering by adding a few Small Shape Frames, some flowers and a Plaque #4. I stuck the quill pen on the hardboard using 3D foam squares. I then added several metal and paper flowers as well as metal and chipboard cogs and gears.

My next step was to cover everything with some White Gesso.

I love teal and aquamarine greens so I started off with the Pine Green and Emerald Glossy Ink Sprays to create this palette, then adding a little Aubergine. Then, I used the Copper and Bronze Glimmer Ink Sprays on the outer edge of my canvas. Wanting to add even more shimmer, I dabbed some Dark Gold Metallic paint over all the elements.

And because one cannot ever get enough sparkle, next came the Gold Glitter Paste!

I added my title painted in Dark Gold Metallic Paint and a small clockface trinket.
To add more mixed media texture, I sprinkled some Glass Beads and then dabbed some more of my favorite colours, this time opting for the Mint Acrylic Paint and Aquamarine Velvet Paste.

And this is the finished product!

Here are some close-up shots:


Here are the Daily ART products used on my project:

Make sure to visit the Daily ART website to see all their awesome product line!

I hope you are feeling inspired!  Until next time!