Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Mood Board - rich and velvety

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog 
Today I am sharing my take on the 
beautiful rich and velvety 

April Mood Board 

this month I decided to create a Card 
rich in texture, layering and dimension.


I chose to use the blues complemented by the richness of the 
deep maroon / brown hues.

 because I felt these colors were very rich and velvety I used 

I created with lots of the paints this month
if you have not already used these paints I suggest you give them a go 
they are perfect to use. 
so many colors to mix and match . 

The Dusty Attic products used .
Dusty in color 
Denim DA 0914
Alabaster DA 0902
Raisin DA 0909
Hot Chocolate DA 0923
Crackle Paint DA 0900

Mini Branches #2 DA 1121
Mini Heart Buttons  DA0682
Heart Arrows #2 : DA1026

Some of the mini branches are painted in Denim DA 0914

The others are in the maroon/brown hues. 
my process.
 To achieve the color on the mini branches 
I began with white (Alabaster DA 0902 ) 
then mixed the Raisin DA 0909 with 
Hot Chocolate DA 0923.. applied this to the chipboard 
and finished off with a coat of 
Crackle Paint DA 0900

I love the texture on this card .
At first glance of the April mood board
I found these colors confronting... 
but once I decided to mix some of the paints together 
I was really happy with the result ..

Dusty paints are just the best ..
stunning colors and quick drying .

you may purchase the chipboard direct
 from the Dusty Attic website .

thanks so much for popping by
 and I do hope you are inspired to play with the April Mood board .
take care and happy scrapping
warm hugz from me x

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Soft and feminine Cards with Chippies

Hi everyone 
welcome to my blog
sharing my DUSTY ATTIC March project 
with you today 
and for a change I decided to create a couple of cards 
Soft Pink and White Easel Card
layer upon layer !!! 


Dusty Attic items used 
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Dusty in Color Dusty Pink :DA 0907
Dusty in Color Navajo White :DA 0903
Mini Heart Buttons : DA0682


 inside view of my card .

Dusty Attic items used 
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in Color Crushed Olive :DA0917
Dusty in Colour Pesto: DA0918
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA 0903
Dusty in bloom Evening blush : DA0808
Vine Frames #1 DA1197
Elegant Swirl #11  DA1131
Elegant Swirl #13 DA 1133

thanks so much for looking and 
I hope you are inspired to have a play .

happy scrapping and have fun with the chippies .
remember the Dusty Attic chipboard can be purchased direct from the website .

see you soon..
warm hugz from me x

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MEGS GARDEN - Sherlock by Watson

Hello everyone hope you are well
a very warm welcome to my blog 
today I am sharing 
 using the fabulous Sherlock papers by Kerry-Jean Watson
I do love creating arty journals
and these papers are perfect .
Meg sells this in kit form 
available from Megs Garden website . 
be prepared for a long post as there are quite a few pics 
The journal contains 14 pages 
here goes
created with the Sherlock collection. 
 I love the vintage feel to these papers.

My cover has been altered with inks stain and crackle paint 
It has turned out more deeper than I expected but that happens sometimes 
the inside pages are created with black bazzill 
the papers dont need a lot of embellishments as they 
have design markings, perfect for art journals.
I added some washi tape, stitching, inking and stamping. 
with some metal embellies from the kit .

 some journaling on 
pages 1 and 2

pages 3 and 4  
I adore fossicking around in op shops discovering vintage treasures

 pages 5 and 6 
old post cards are so precious and old vintage wares 
found in a bric a brac shop .

 Pages 7 and 8
how beautiful are these vintage  post cards of 
little girls and their dolls 
very very cute indeed .

 pages 9 and 10 
old rusty treasures found in the Adelaide Hills .

 pages 11 and 12
creating some journaling of my thoughts and faves  
pages 13 and 14 
 Final pages featuring me,
 at my faithful Bernina sewing machine 
Sadly my machine has not seen any fabric for a few years now !!!
I hope you are inspired to look at this kit and create your own journal 
for generations to come 
history is lost unless we create art journals and pages
to share with our family and friends 
thanks for popping by and until we meet again 
happy scrapping 
and stay safe and happy x

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Over the fence

Today I am sharing a little more about me .
I like to take a walk each morning 
and I always carry my camera with me 
snapping some gorgeous photos as I walk.
I love to gaze at the blooms as I walk/ exercise 
I breathe in the beauty of nature 
and also see inspiring ideas and rich colors 
and exquisite gardens .
Daisies are my fave bloom, so simple , bright and happy .
some of the photos I take are not always perfectly clear 
but I feel that adds to the natural beauty .

Smiling Daisies
listening quietly I can almost hear them giggling !

 Agapanthas always give a burst of color, even the white ones .
 look at these sweeties.... seaside daisies peeping from below the fence .
facing the sun .... happiness in nature .
and just before I complete my walk
I pop into 
the little cafe near our home 
and relax and enjoy a coffee .
ahhh the simple things are so beautiful .
My astrology sign is Taurus 
I am always fascinated by Nature 
and the richness and formation of blooms and colors.
Autumn and Spring are my fave seasons . 

thanks for dropping by and leaving me some love  
Have a wonderful day 
with love to you x

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Hello my fellow scrappers 
hope you are all well .
Today I'm sharing my interpretation of the 


I chose to use 3 colors from this board .
The lime green and the soft pink and lilac .
my BG is on white cardstock 

I covered my cardstock with a light coat of white gesso .
then proceeded to add the colors using a brayer .
it became very messy and some of the paper was so wet it began to peel !!
this added to the final textured look of the BG 
another fabulous new technique for me
I added some texture paste with a stencil and then 
applied more color .

I was inspired by the words relaxed, refresh and enjoy .

 Baden and I often have romantic weekends away 
we find the most beautiful B and B's .
I love this white on white look .
so restful and pure bliss, in my opinion .

Dusty Attic Materials used 
Bird cage  DA0678
Vine frames #1 DA 1191
String Frame set  DA1181
Ferns  DA 0507
Ornate corner #13  DA 1137
Bookman ABC set  DA 0666
Dusty in color /jungle Green  DA 0920
Dusty in color / Alabaster  DA 0902
Dusty in color /Dusty pink  DA0907
Dusty in color / Sugar plum DA0908
Dusty in color /Storm cloud DA0924
Dusty in Color Clear Crackle Varnish   DA 0900

 the vine leaves are trimmed and placed on the string frame set
the colors are all from the dusty in color 
mixed and blended together
 to create different hues and tones 
to match with the mood board .

 more layers and color 

texture /color /and trimmed chippies .
Ornate corner #13  DA 1137
thanks for popping by
I hope you are inspired to have a play with some chippies.
the chippies can be purchased directly from the Dusty Attic website .
stay safe and happy scrapping until next time x