Monday, August 1, 2016

Dusty Attic July 2016 MoodBoard

Hello my Dusty Attic Lovers!! One of my favorite parts of Dusty Attic is the Mood Board. It is the perfect platform to kick start your mojo!! Lisa here, to inspire you to grab those gorgeous colors or words and start creating. I started by mounting a piece of edge distressed  patterned paper to the Corrugated cardboard. Then I added another layer on top of that one and popped it up by adding cardboard in between the layers.

All of the chip board was painted with Dusty In Colour Sunburnt Orange. While it was still wet, I dabbed on some Cashmere using my fingertip. Once it dried, I glossed over it with a thick layer of  Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish. The thicker you apply the varnish the more pronounced your cracks will be.

I only used 1 piece of the Decorative Scroll in the set for my frame. I wanted a light delicate frame. I used Rangers distressed marmalade ink to enhance the papers under the frame to make the design pop. All of the flowers were colored using Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays.

 Here is a closeup of the Shine title. I did not use the crackle varnish on this piece. You can see the deep crackle in the other pieces.

I also placed cardboard under the framed photo to pop it up for dimension.

I really enjoyed working with this mood board. The colors are so deep and vibrant and I am really partial to orange. It use to be my least favorite color, and now I love it so much, that I even bought a Camaro in Inferno Orange. It is the same deep orange in the Moodboard...Sigh.......♥

Corrugated Cardboard

Dusty in Colour Sunburnt Orange

Dusty In Colour Cashmere

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Tiny Dancer layout Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty Attic Lovers!! Warm greetings from the sunshine state!! I often think that tutu's and hair-bows were all  little girls required sometimes. But to be adorned with Dusty Attic products to bring out their further beauty, is truly magnificent!! I hope you have checked out the new designs!! I am always head over heels with the frames. I wanted the this frame to take center stage. It is Ornate Frame #7.
To prepare my background I mounted a 12x12 piece of  Prima Marketing paper (Tales of You and Me designed by my gorgeous friend Frank Garcia) to a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard. I used 3 other pieces of cardboard and covered them with coordinating paper from the same collection, then mounted them onto the base by stacking them to create dimension. I use small pieces of cardboard underneath to raise them up from the base.
For the last step before applying all of the adornments, is using the DA Texture Paste with the Creative Script Stencil on the background. Now I was ready to decorate!!

The frame is simply gorgeous!!I painted it using Sugar Plum, then gave it a thick coat of the Crackle Varnish. While the varnish was still wet, I added the DA pearls to random spots on the frame. Pearls and girls. They simply go together!! 

I love the Dusty In Bloom flowers. The Evening Blush blossoms matched the Sugar Plum paint to perfection. I also added a few from Bridal Veil to break up all of the purple.

For the bit of green, I let the Botanical Accent chip board pieces soak in a little water for a few minutes, then pulled them apart creating light and airy pieces. After they dried, I painted them with Dusty in Colour Pesto.

In this photo, you can see the crackle in the frame. It also gave the frame a beautiful gloss finish.

You can see the dimension the layering created, which is perfect when you want to put a layout in a shadow box frame. And the corrugated cardboard prevents the paper from warping as it gives the paper for the layout stability. It is also less expensive than using 12x12 chipboard or canvas. My money saving tip, so that you save more money to spend on Dusty Attic chipboard!!

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed the process in how I created this layout. Simple, easy and elegant.

Dusty Attic Products:

Dusty Attic Pearls DA1546

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Farewell To Lindys Stamp Gang...

 It is always sad to say farewell. My decision to leave was not an easy one. I have been with Lindys Stamp Gang for quite some time now. I have had an absolute creative blast month after month creating with Lindys. Kate Palmer said, We are truly not leaving Lindys. just the Design Team. In my heart, I truly believe that Lindys has the finest sprays and embossing powders. And ohhhh, those magicals!!! I will continue to use them and represent Lindy's in the most creative way. Just shaking up a new color always inspires me...So I have titled my last Design Team Project, a canvas, INSPIRE...

Of course using photo's of my granddaughter is also inspiring. I prepared the background using Primas heavy gesso, used a Prima flowery mask with texture paste and let it dry. I sprayed the background with a light mist of water, then sprayed Ramblin Rose and Sea Mist Green Starburst sprays. Then I prepared my frame, vine and flowers by dry brushing gesso over them. I sprayed the flowers using Ramblin Rose and TiffayLou Blue starburst sprays. The leaves were sprayed with Sea Mist Starburst Spray.

 I gave the wooden Inspire word (purchased at Michaels) a light coat of white gesso. After it dried I heat embossed Reindeer Moss Green embossing powder over it.

  I mixed 2 sizes of  Prima Art Stones with 3d Gloss Gel and placed them around my canvas design to give it texture. Once the Art Stones were dried, I gave them an extra shot of Sea Mist Green Starburst spray, letting it drip a bit.

 I love how the color settles into and around the masked texture paste flowers.

 When I sprayed the background, I gave the frame a few extra spritzes of the Ramblin Rose for a more concentrated color.

Thank you for joining me for my last Lindys Stamp Gang DT post. It has been a most enjoyable ride!!! xoxo

Friday, June 17, 2016

Koi Fish Canvas for Lindys Stamp Gang

Hello Lindy's lovers. Today I have a small canvas that I created using the Challenge Colors. The set, called, Beauty School Dropout is absolutely fabulous! Any of the sets, take the guessing work out of  coordinating colors for you. It is already done. The June Color challenge set can be found HERE.
To prepare my background, I adhered white watercolor paper to a piece of 4x8.5 piece of corrugated cardboard.  I used a swirly patterned die (Sizzix Alterations thinlets Mixed Media #2) on a piece of 4x8.5 piece of water color paper and adhered it over the the background.  I primed it with 2 coats of gesso to give it the look of canvas. Then I sprayed it with T-BIRD TURQUOISE (flat fabio) until I got the coverage I was satisfied with.

 I stamped the dragonfly onto water color paper and cut it out. I sprayed it with FRENCHY'S PINK POUF (flat fabio) and added a touch of  T-BIRD TURQUOISE (flat fabio). Flat Fabios have no shimmer or shine to them, so I decided to add some Stickles on the outline to give them a it of shimmer. I flicked on some FRENCHY'S PINK POUF.

I stamped the Koi fish and then using a small paint brush, colored it using, PINK LADIES PINK,
SUMMER LOVIN' SUN, KISSIN' KENICKIE CORAL, and a touch of T-BIRD TURQUOISE (flat fabio's). I used Stickles to give it shimmer. I mixed some Art Stones in cleargesso and spread them onto the canvas around the fish and flowers. I added a bit of cheese cloth that i sprayed with T-BIRD TURQUOISE. Once it dried, I used a soft paint brush and painted on the T-BIRD TURQUOISE.

 I die cut the flowers, and layered the purple flower to look like a water lily to compliment my Koi fish. To color the flower, I used PINK LADIES PINK (flat fabio) on the insides of each flower layer and
FRENCHY'S PINK POUF (flat fabio) over it concentrating the color on the ends of the flowers. The middle was created by layering starburst punched out shapes, spraying them with SUMMER LOVIN' SUN (flat fabio) and  FRENCHY'S PINK POUF (flat fabio). I sprayed the pink flowers with FRENCHY'S PINK POUF (flat fabio) and only used 1 layer of the starburst for the middle. I used Stickles on the edges as well.

I hope you join us for the June 2016 Color Challenge this month. Check out the June 2016 Mega Set. This one is a must have for your collection. Just by entering, you have a chance to be 1 of 5 winners to a $50.00 gift certificate to the Lindys Stamp Gang Store.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Dusty Attic... Making the most of your border chipboard pieces.

I simply love the ornate border dies. Sometimes I have a few left over that I have cut apart. I found a new way to use those pieces. Why not cut each individual piece and create metal looking medallions. These were perfect to coordinate with the richness of the papers I used. I created the base of this fold out mini from 1 12x12 piece of card stock and just topped it with beautiful paper. I followed the instructions from Sis Patterson. She calls it the One Sheet Wonder Mini Album. 
For the cover, I used a piece of the Lace border for the flap and one of the ATC Frames for the cover.

 I have even used the negative of a frame on the backside of my mini and built an ornate looking  piece. I added a metal finding on top and colored it the same bronze that I used for the chipboard. I adhered the ribbon underneath the negative piece. The top and bottom parts were pieces of the French Flourish Border. I cut away pieces of the chipboard to make it fit nicely. It all looks like 1 piece.

This is view of the mini opened up after it had been unfolded.

This view is of the inside of the mini opened up all of the way. I cut apart the Lace Border #4 to create the individual pieces for the pockets.

I created 6 pockets to  hold pull out tags to adhere photos to. I used chipboard and topped each piece with patterned paper.

This is a view of the back of the mini opened up.

Close up of the mini closed and tied up nicely with a silk ribbon.

This is a closeup of the back of the album. That is the metal piece adhered over the negative of the ATC frame.

Here is a closeup of the top flap that ends up as the outside cover flap.

Here is the mini folded up with the flaps showing.

Dusty Attic Products used:

ATC Frames set #1

 Lace Border #4

French Flourish Border

Word Pack #16

And dont forget to join us for the Mood board/Inspiration Challenge!!