Wednesday, 7 December 2016

"Happiness" Maja DT / Dusty Attic Project December

Hello once again and welcome. Today I am here to share a project created for both 
Maja Designs and Dusty Attic, I have combined my Design Team work into one making life a little easier for myself this month!
We recently celebrated our youngests 12th birthday, and thinking of what to buy her was a total nightmare. It kept me awake for many nights. But one night I had an epiphany! Chickens!! My husband thought that I had lost my marbles finally, but as it turns out, they were the best birthday present she has ever received. This particular photo was one of many taken only days after she received them. I think this photo captures her true happiness. She is so very devoted to these little guys who, may I add, have grown very quickly over the past 4 weeks. They love to sit on her shoulder and feed from her hands. She even does her violin practice outside with them whilst they are running free under her strict supervision. So with this I created a soft pretty page to help her remember her happiness at receiving these little guys. Oh and by the way the little one in the photo with her has been named "Duck" very funny....but as funny as it sounds it really does suit her!! 
This has been titled......"Happiness".

Ok so now onto the layout. Like I said I wanted to create something something soft and pretty, so to do this I have used Maja Design's Vintage Spring Basics collection. I have teamed the 7th of April with the 2nd of April bs. When I started out I really didn't have much of an idea of where I was going with it but as the days rolled on I started to lean towards more of a mixed media layout.

My first piece of Dusty Attic that I used was this gorgeous Floral Frame #2. I have dressed it heavily in Vintage Silver Embossing Enamel. I love the effect it left on the chippie after a few layers.

I also used the same embossing powder to create some texture on the Maja Design 7th of April patterned paper. You can also see here the bottom part of the frame. The other Dusty Attic piece I used was from the ATC Frame Set #2. This was dressed in Liquid Pearls (Buttercup). Over the top of it I added some of the embossing enamel to bring the layout together. 

You can see the frame better in the photo below. 

I have also used a little Viva Inka Gold to colour my background and help these photos pop. And some splashes of gesso and more inka gold.

I have used some gorgeous Prima Marketing Blooms to embellish the page along with Green Tara blossoms and a most gorgeous Lace Motif piece from my go to shop A Place to Create.One of the Prima Blooms I changed up, to co-ordinate with my background colourings. The Green Tara blossoms were also coloured with the liquid pearls and Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

And a new favourite Dusty piece is this Page Pebble from the #9 pack. This is just adorable. It too was dressed with Liquid Pearls and Embossing Enamel.

Well that is all from me today. I really do hope you enjoyed your visit here today. Until next time happy scrapping.

Tina xo

Other Products Used

Versamark Embossing Ink
Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle
Viva Inka Gold Turkis Turquoise
Liquid Pearls (Buttercup)
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp – Postmarks
Large Lace Motifs
Green Tara Flower Stems

Monday, 21 November 2016

"Because of you....." Maja Design DT Creation (November)

Hello and welcome. Today I would like to share with you a layout created for my gorgeous daughter Ashlea who in the past few weeks has been battling some challenges. She inspires me every day with her beautiful nature and funny little ways. I am so proud to call her my daughter. This is for you you to the moon and back!

"Because of you........"

This is my newest creation for Maja Designs using the Vintage Summer Basics collection. Let me tell you though there simply nothing basic about this collection. These papers are full of gorgeous vintage detail....right up my alley! Love them love them love them.

I have used the most of these gorgeous papers layering up a matting foundation for my photo. These papers are of the highest quality that distressing them brings out that gorgeous core that I love to use to highlight the layers rather than inking.

I have even used a little of the Vintage Basics 1905 to frame my photo. I distressed and tore the framework and then added a little of Dusty Attic's new Stitching chipboard to highlight the framework. It was torn and added randomly to give my layout that worn look. 

You can see the stitching chipboard a little more clearly here......awesome effect!!

And amoungst my largest cluster I have added in some Dusty chipboard foliage, a skeleton clock and a scrabble piece for good measure along with some beautiful Prima Marketing Flowers.

You can see this gorgeous Dusty Attic frame. I cut it in two and layered it around the left bottom of the layout to support the large cluster. I have also added in some Art Stones and cheesecloth to soften the layout.

I have also used the Vintage Autumn Basics Clock Sheet to add a little more interest to my page. It was cut sanded and dressed with Walnut Stain ink and Distress Crackle Paint. Unfortunately this photo does not show the gorgeous crackle over the clock but you can see the Crackles from the Crackle Paste over the chipboard the effect!

Because of you, I laugh a little harder,
Cry a little less and smile a little more.

A beautiful sentiment from the newest of Gabrielle Pollacco's stunning designer stamps collections for 49andMarket. I am a sucker when it comes to all things sentimental. When I read this quote on Gabi's Hibiscus I put it to the side for that something special. And this is one of those layouts.

Maja Design Products Used

Vintage Summer Basics - 1908

Vintage Summer Basics - 1909 bs

Vintage Summer Basics - 1905 bs
Vintage Summer Basics 1923

Vintage Autumn Basics No XVI

Dusty Attic Chipboards Used

 Ornate Frame #5
Crazy Stitching Large DA
Mini Seagull DA1176
Fancy Flourish DA0349
Skeleton Clock DA
ATC Frame #3
Foliage #5


49andMarket Acrylic Stamp Gabi's Hibiscus

And other products used are:

Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Distress Crackle Paint
Liquitex Gesso
Finnabair artingredients Art Stones White
Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers
Kaisercraft Paper Leaves

I hope you have enjoyed my post here today. 
I will be back again very soon...until then take care.

Tina xo

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

"IV" Maja Designs Moodboard Creation - November

Good morning to you! I am up early again this morning to put finishing touches on my Maja Moodboard inspired layout. A lot of you that may know me and my funny little ways, may know that I find it hard for some explainable reason to scrap Christmas layouts!! So yet again when presented with Christmas themed papers I have put a twist on it. As you will see, the new "I wish" collection from Maja Designs can really loan itself to almost anything. I went with a vintage style layout to showcase this very cute photo of my youngest a few years back doing a little butterfly catching in our backyard. I hope you enjoy this!



I wish Santa will fill my stocking bs

I wish you happy holidays bs

I wish to build a snowman

I wish you a happy new year bs

I wish those memories would last

Vintage Autumn Basics No XVI

As you can see above I have done a lot of layering with my papers and embellishments. My gorgeous Dusty chipboards here have been dressed in gold embossing powder and then inked with a little Walnut Stain to give that added touch of vintage elegance.

And from another view......

And these Dusty Cameo Ribbon Slides I absolutely adore. Perfect fit for the clock faces to sit upon!

I have used lots n lots of pretties from Prima Marketing Inc. I have toned some down using a little or a lot of Gesso.


This gorgeous large Baroque frame was cut apart and spread out on the layout in two parts. It was dressed in Crackle Texture Paste and randomly embossed with gold powder to highlight section of the frame that were lost amongst the layout.

Baroque Frame Set - Circle - DA0542

I love this view of my layout. So many embellies is what I love!!! These cute little Kraft tags I picked up at my local $2 store. I have whitewashed these with gesso and then randomly inked in Walnut Stain. The little clocks were cut from the gorgeous Maja Designs Vintage Autumn Basics collection.               

The clock faces were dressed in Walnut Stain Distress Ink then covered with a good amount of Distress Crackle.

If you are looking for a full materials list I have done so for you below, just keep scrolling.
Well that is all from me today. I am off to do another Maja Design something a lot more vintage I am hoping. I will surprise you.
Take Care

Tina xxx

Materials Used

Maja Designs "I wish" collection ( papers used are above)
Dusty Attic - Baroque Circle Frame
Dusty Attic Cameo Ribbon Slides
Kraft Tags
Prima Texture Crackle Paste 
Gold Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Metal Embellishments
Green Leaves
Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers