Tuesday, 25 October 2016

"Seaside" - Maja Design DT Creation - Summertime Collection

Hello and a very warm welcome to you .
I am here with you today to share my next Design Team layout for Maja Design . I have been playing with their "Summertime" collection which I have fallen madly in love with, so don't be surprised if you see me using this again and again!
I have titled this ...."Seaside".....

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I found this photo of my youngest a few weeks back and put it to the side and it wasn't until I pulled it out again that I noticed my eldest daughter was also in the picture in the background ......so I just had to use it! I have kept the layout soft and softened it more by tearing the "Cute Summer Dress" a and b sides allowing the core to show through., They have been layered up with a little Kraft Cardstock. I have also cut the frames from "By the Sea" a side and reversed some to show the b side. I also saved the strip from the paper to thread through the lace at the left and right of the layout. You can see this below.

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I love nothing better than to do a little op shopping to find odd bits and pieces to add to my layouts. And this is where the scrabble pieces come from. I made them a little shabbier by added a dry brush of gesso to them and then layered them up through the middle of my flower cluster and large anchor at the right of the layout.

Above and below are a few more close-ups for you. I had thought I was finished and took photos went to bed and come back the next day to find that I thought it needed a little more, so I then made some flourish transparencies using a stamp and Seafoam embossing powders. I fussy cut these and cut them down smaller to add around my layout.

Below are the papers that I have used from the Summertime collection to complete my layout.

You can see the Dusty Attic chipboard anchor below. It was dressed with a little Crackle Paste and then I rubbed in some Distress Ink and wiped it over with a little Glimmer Paint.

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Other Products Used
Kraft Cardstock, Acetate
Flowers - 49andMarket, Prima and Miscellaneous
Chipboard - Dusty Attic
Scrabble Pieces
Leaves - Kaisercraft
Lace, Lace Motifs, Muslin, Jute
Gesso, Finnibair Crackle Paste, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Glimmer Paint, Seafoam Embossing Powder, Versa Mark Ink.

That is all for me today. I hope you have a most beautiful week and I will see you back here again very soon.

Happy Scrapping !xo

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

"True Story" - Maja Designs, Dusty Attic, October Moodboard

A huge welcome to you today. Thank you for popping by, I really do appreciate it. Today I am a tad excited, to say the least. I have for the past few weeks been sitting on a little secret. 
Aha yes........... I am now a Maja Girl!!!!!!!!!
And this will be my first post today for Maja Designs with a layout incorporating one of my most favourite collections......Nyhavn.

I have titled this project......."True Story".

It is funny the things I remember and the things I forget about my children from when they were young, so it is a wonderful thing that I can reflect on photos which usually ignites those memories. This is of my youngest who will be turning 12 very soon! From this photo I remember the pure sassiness and I must admit stubborness she emitted. These are the things that I so love about her and I wouldn't want her to be any other way!

My background was created using Maja Designs Nyhavn collection. This would have to be one of my most favourite collections. I think because it has a lot of grey / black through them which I am extremely fond of at present. As I was using the Dusty Attic moodboard I have incoporated a sheet of A Dockside in Bloom from the same collection and the reverse of it also....it has the crowns on the reverse which I thought was only fitting for a project encapsulating this photo and all that it means.
The background page Kings Square was layered up with A Dockside in Bloom and primed with clear gesso. I added in a little texture using the Dusty Attic Distressed Diamonds stencil and crackle paste. While it was still wet I sprinkled over some silver prills and left to dry. I also painted in some extra colour using Twinkling H2O's buttercup.

I went totally bonkers with my Dusty Attic pieces on this project, pulling out a few boxes of my cut up bits and pieces and joining them all back together to create this. The first piece and a huge favourite is the Ornamental Trim #2. Love love love it! So this was cut into several pieces and laid to the left and extended to sit along the left of the photo. The centres pieces were added to the base of the photo. This chipboard was dressed in a mix of black gesso, crackle texture paste, and art stones along with a little iridescent medium to give my pieces a shimmery effect. 

So the other pieces I found in my cut up box were the bird bath which was already dressed in Crackle Paste. I added a little Liquid Pearls in Bisque to highlight some areas of the bath. And also the title word disk chipboard. I have cut away the disk and covered it in liquid pearls so that it sat upon the 49andMarket flowers that I have coloured with Black Distress Spray.

For my remaining chipboards I have coloured them in a mix of Liquid Pearls Silver and Black Pearl and also some of the #5 Foliage was dressed in Dusty in Colour Cashmere acrylic paint. Such a gorgeous colour......will be using it again!

Materials Used for Project
"True Story"

Maja Design - A Dockside in Bloom bs

Maja Design - Kings Square bs

Maja Design - Kings Square

Dusty Attic 


Dusty In Colour Cashmere DA0904


Bird Baths 2 pk DA0395

Crown #2 DA0156 


Leafy Stem #5 DA0156

Ornament Trim #2 DA0156

Word Disks DA1195


Distressed Diamond Stencil - DA1480

Foliage #2 DA1292

Foliage #5 DA1295

Cameo Ribbon Slides DA

49andMarket Rustic Barn Blooms

Other Materials:

Collections Butterflies
Liquid Pearls Black Onyx, Silver Pearl , Bisque
Prills - Silver
Gesso Black,White and Clear
Gel Medium
Prima Metal Clocks
Prima Art Stones
Prima Crackle Paste White
Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers - Item # 590062
Silver Prills
Distress Spray Black
Twinkling H2O's

Well that is all from me today. Thank you ever so much for making the time to visit me here.

Tina xOx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

"Love Always" - Dusty Attic Project for September (2 x Canvas)

Welcome back  and wonderful to see you back here.
I have something a little different for me today which I hope you are going to love.
"Love Always" 
is my Design Team project for the Dusty Attic for September.
I have used some beautiful new and not so new chipboards that are more than gorgeous. What can I say I looooooove my Dusty Attic Chippies!!

This started out to be one canvas and by accident turned into two! And by accident I mean when I was taking my chipboards from the pack they dropped out in such a way that it looked like a heart. So I decided I needed a second canvas to create the heart shape. From there I went with a romantic soft feel. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did creating them. They were lots of fun!

I had a couple of smallish canvas sitting on my desk that had been previously primed and textured......all I needed to do was add my chippies and colour!
These were my Dusties that I have used for my canvases.

Corner Swirl #1

My new fave! This was simply dressed with Silver Liquid Pearls and then when dried I dry brushed a little gesso over the top.

Dusty Attic Marrakesh Trellis Small
Now this is an old favourite of mine. I chose to imbed it into the texture crackle paste on my canvas. I added more texture over the top along with some micro beads.

Dusty Attic Word Pack #19

I have used the word "love" from the above pack and the word "Always" from the pack below. These were both dressed with Liquid Pearls Juniper and Silver.

Best Friends DA1281

And separately......"love"........

and "Always"....

Thank you for taking the time to pop by today to have a look at my little projects.
I have a list of other materials used for this project below for your convenience.

Until next time happy crafting and take care. 

Tina xx

Design Team Member 2016

Other Materials Used

2 x Mont Marte Canvases
Kaisercraft Paper Leaves
Wood Dowlings
Prima Marketing Inc. varied flowers
Art basics Heavy Gesso White
Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Crackle
Art basics 3D Gloss Gel
Art ingredients Micro Beads Silver
Ranger Star Dust Stickles
Glimmermists Dragonfly, Olive Vine, Silver Sugar
Vanilla Shimmer
Ranger Liquid Pearls Silver Pearl and Juniper

Happy Birthday - Jennifer Mahoney Hedger!!


Over the weekend our very wonderful  Dusty Attic leader ,Jennifer Mahoney Hedger  celebrated her 40th birthday!!!!. And to help with the celebration, the Dusty Design Team girls each made a page to be put together in an album as a surprise for her. 

This was all organised by the gorgeous Jen Burns and all without Jennifer finding out. 

So Jennifer Mahoney Hedger..........Happy Birthday my beautiful friend. I have not met you in person yet, but I hope to one day soon. And when I do I have the biggest hug for you!

This was my layout "Sparkle" which I created for Jennifer. 

I so hope you love this as much as I did creating it for you!!

To see the other pages from this beautiful album each of the Design Team ladies have a blog entry up tonight showcasing their own layout created for Jennifer.

 The links are below for each Design Team Member:

Heather McMahon

Wishing you all a very beautiful evening.

Tina xx

Design Team Member 2016

Monday, 19 September 2016

"Cuddles" Dusty Attic Moodboard Project Design Team Creation September

Hello and a big warm welcome to you.
I'm here with you today to share my Dusty Attic inspired creation using the September Moodboard. This month's board is absolutely amazing with pure gorgeous blue and brown tones. It is a truly stunning board, take a look for yourself below. Remember you have until the end of the month to enter. Just be sure to use a little Dusty Attic Chipboard on your project to be eligible to win a $100 worth of Dusty Attic goodies.


And my interpretation of the moodboard........ "Cuddles"

I was downloading photos from my phone yesterday and come across this photo of my youngest with  our furbaby Rafael. It is such a cute photo that I just had to use it. I changed it up with Sepia tones using photoshop and reduced the size of the photo to fit the Dusty Attic frame.

I have used the gorgeous new release Antique Frames for my project. I dressed them both with Gesso and then some Texture Crackle Paste. They were then randomly inked with Ground Espresso Distress Ink . To intensify the ink I added some Distress Crackle and left it to dry.

The smaller of the two frames were cut in half lengthways to allow them to go further. And the smaller frame on the right was cut again to elongate and hold the large flower cluster.

I have used 49andMarket's Vintage Artistry "Tattered" for my background paper and to create some more texture I added Dusty Attic's Texture Paste through the Creative Script Stencil. I have also used some Twinkling H2O's to add more colour to the background and my flower clusters.

I have used the word "Cuddles" from the Dusty Word Pack #11. I absolutely adore the font on these chippies. I have simply dressed the the chipboard with liquid pearls to help it pop off the flower cluster.

Below you can find a list of Materials used for this project.

Dusty Attic Antique Frames
DA 1563

Word Pack #11

Dusty Attic Creative Script

Dusty Attic Texture Paste
DA 1218

49andMarket Basics Multi White 

49andMarket Georgie Connelly - With All Your Heart

Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Distress Crackle
Crackle Texture Paste
Liquid Pearls Teal
Florist Wire 
Twinkling H2O's
Glimmermist Tattered Leather
Liquitex Clear and White Gesso

Design Team Member 2016

Thanks for popping by today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here and I will see you back here again real soon. Take care and happy scrapping.

Tina xxx