08 June 2016

Dusty Attic - June Mood Board



Welcome to June!  How the months are flying past this year!  It's officially winter here in the antipodes, but we have been having chilly mornings and glorious hot sunny days!  Long may that last!


This months mood boards at Dusty Attic, as you can see, is reminiscent of the beach life - something that we are very fortunate to have a lot of here in New Zealand!  So this was easy for me to find a photo to suit! 


I had lots of fun creating coral and weaves using Dusty chipboard, embossing powder, texture paste and Colour Burst spray.


The corrugated cardboard that comes in handy packed 12 x 12 sheets is a staple 'go to' whenever I am doing an outdoors themed layout.


Don't you just love that little sand dollar style chippie?


Thanks for stopping by - and I look forward to seeing your June Dusty Attic Moodboard entry.

Dusty Attic Products Used:

Mini Captions # 8
Scroll Set # 1
Fancy Trim # 3
Laurel Sprigs
Page Pebbles #6
Corrugated Card
Dusty Alabaster Paint
Dusty Bisque Paint
Dusty Texture Paste






29 May 2016

Dusty Attic - May Moodboard

Welcome to the month of May.  Dusty Attic's mood board for May spoke to me of Parisian opulence, with pinks, silver and a dash of shabbiness.


Clearly, a feminine layout was the order of the day!  I used some older papers from Pion Design and a healthy handful of Dusty Attic chipboard, blooms and paint!


I used the Ornate Frame Set DA1467 to start with, and embossed it with a fine silver embossing powder.  It came up so beautifully, will be doing that again!!



A mixture of blooms - both paper and chipboard.  Painted the chipboard Mini Blossoms #2 DA1505 with pink and white and used Liquid Pearls as stamens.


Love this Lattice Small DA1501 - it adds such a pretty touch to a project.


DA Fancy Trim #3 is another versatile item - I snipped individual parts from it, painted them white and tucked them in here and there.  Soft, lacy prettiness.  I loved creating this!

I have been having quite a creative week, and came up with this little 4x4 canvas, using Dusty Attic and lots of paint and sprays!  My daughter has claimed it for her bedroom! 




Thanks for stopping by!  There's still time to enter the monthly mood board challenge over at the Dusty Attic blog, would love to see your entries!  See below for a list of Dusty Attic products used and quick links to their whereabouts on the internet!

Cheerio
Maggie






01 April 2016

Dusty Attic - April Mood Board


Pale lavenders, alabaster whites and en trend teals, these colours represent Aprils mood board.  I think I could look at these dreamy pictures all day!!

When my daughter was 3 I took her to visit a lavender farm in the Waikato.  It was pure beauty.  Row upon row of lavender, buzzing with sleepy drunk bees, interspersed with old gnarly old olive trees, it was a scrapbookers heaven!!!  I have used one of the photos in my layout this month as it fit the bill just perfectly!


I used the DA1502 Federation Frame as the basis to work upon.  Painted with a coat of DA Alabaster White paint and backed with white muslin.


I also painted up the DA1001 Lavender set, using DA Lavender Blush, DA Pesto, and DA Denim.  A smattering of Dusty in Bloom flowers and the word 'Love' trimmed from the MC#6 Live Laugh Love set.


Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check the Dusty Attic blog for your daily dose of inspiration!

Cheerio - Maggie







02 March 2016

Dusty Attic March Moodboard

Hello all!  So nice to be back into the swing of things after a short hiatus!  I am very excited to be part of the 2016 Dusty Attic Creative Team - if you haven't checked out their range of beautiful chipboard, flowers, paint and other essential mixed media items then click here.


Each month, the team at Dusty Attic put up a moodboard - details as follows:


''Welcome to our Mood Board for 2016, we hope you love it as much as we do! Use the colours and words for Inspiration. Not only can you use Kraft, black or white cardstock but also it can be anything your heart desires to create, layouts, cards or an off the page project. The only "rule" is that you require Dusty Attic chipboard used on your masterpiece. Just add your link, name and country here to win a $100 Gift Voucher to the Dusty Attic website.''


I have been lucky enough to see all the moodboards for the year ahead and they are totally gorgeous! 


I created this altered wooden block for January...






February's moodboard entries can be seen here.  A display of very beautiful and talented work.


This is my take on the Feb Moodboard - a layout using lots of lovely chippy and paint.









But on to the delicious moodboard for March - a very shabby and vintage look and feel.  Creams, whites and sepias, with fabric textures of lace, burlap and muslin.  Hmmm, right up my alley and a perfect canvas to celebrate my Grandparents!


I used a 12x12 sheet of Dusty Attic Corrugated Card DA08309 to create a faux printers tray.  Easy to cut out and work with.  Painted, inked, distressed and textured, the corrugated card was able to withstand a fair bit of punishment!





































A mixture of chipboard is incorporated into the layout, purely for decorative purposes of course!  Using a mixture of Alabaster and Sunshine Dusty Attic paint, I painted the chipboard a lovely vintage cream, then clear embossed with UTEE.  Really love the result!  A few blooms of Dusty Attic Bridal Veil complimented the look.

Some close up shots...





Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your March Moodboard Entries!


Maggie




Corrugated Card
Corrugated Card


Dusty in Colour Alabaster
Alabaster


Dusty in Colour Sunshine
Sunshine


Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil
Bridal Veil


Image 1
Vintage Frame


Federation Frame set
Federation Frame Set


Word Strips
Word Strips


Lattice small
Lattice Small









29 June 2014

Marion Smith Design Team 2013 - A Year In Review



 -Excerpt from Twilight-


And so my year on the Marion Smith Design Team concludes.  It has been my immeasurable pleasure and honour to be amongst those hand picked by Marion to showcase her inaugural collections.

Not only have I loved creating with her paper designs, but it’s been so exciting to see the development of her complimentary products such as the never ending gorgeous Junque Gems, the intricately designed stamps and of course the Bloom Impressions tool.

I am sure Marion will continue to forge her success in this industry,  supported by her fabulous, fit and equally talented husband Garett, and I know that I will continue to enjoy her collections, both past and present. 

So I’d like to leave you with a short slide show of the Marion Smith Designs projects I have enjoyed creating over the last 12 months.  Thanks to you all for your inspiring comments left on the blog and your own support of Marion’s products.  Xxx


13 June 2014

Finalist Entry Kaisercraft DT 2014/15

Hello fellow crafters!

I was delighted to receive two new Kaisercraft Collections to create my Finalist DT Entry projects with. Base Coat Christmas and Tropical Punch.  What a wonderful palette of colours to play with!  I'd love to share with you some images of the projects.


Basecoat Christmas Collection 2014

I created a layout depicting a Christmas Wreath.  This collection has so many wonderful images to fussy cut and use as embellishments, so these became the decorations for the wreath.


I crafted the actual wreath base from corrugated cardboard, primed with gesso then aged with distress stains and antique gold embossing powders.


I also decoupaged some dictionary definitions from an older Kaisercraft collection, randomly over the wreath to add another layer of interest.





There are lots of little details, including wooden Kaisercraft leaves and hearts, ruby coloured beads and the occasional festive charm!



All I need now is some pine needle scent to spray over it - to really invoke the Christmas spirit!




Tropical Punch Collection

I must admit, I had difficulty deciding which photos to use with these papers - since they all pretty much worked!  The palette in this collection just screams of summer days and balmy tropical holidays!  Here I have created a layout of my beautiful daughter - whose personality matches the colours!


Once again, I let the paper be the star of the show here, by using the images as embellishments.  All the floral images are double layered and slightly shaped ( a-la paper tole) to give definition and a more realistic look and feel.









The papers in this collection are such that they would work for boy and girl themed layouts as well as general holiday/home/garden.  A multitude of options - this collection will become a 'go to' choice for me!

Short & Sweet

To finish today, here are some short and sweet projects - a simple layout and a fun bookmark...and yes - I mixed the papers from both lines for these!!


Lots of white space (literally!) on this layout!  This photo makes me feel pretty happy!




Love the combination of yellow and wood grain papers - almost reminiscent of the 70's!  And yes - that's a feather tucked in the left side there - my feather fixation still continues!!!





Thanks so much for visiting my blog today - I hope these projects and papers inspire you!

Maggie