Saturday, May 12, 2018

ALWAYS FIND TIME Mixed Media Canvas
(Dusty Attic DT)

It's my turn to share my first monthly DT reveal on the Dusty Attic blog,
and I created this mixed media project for it. My fingers are still blue and purple!

I totally fell in love with the many new chipboard Industrial series from Dusty Attic,
and I wanted to use a few pieces on a canvas. I opted for this long and narrow base
which I primed with gesso and then covered in different mists and paints.
I then added some texture using modeling paste with the DA Squared stencil
and then added more mist and paint and added some glitter.

I used the Industrial Border #2 as well as the Industrial Corners.
These pieces I have covered with embossing powder and then dabbed with
Dusty in Colour Oceania and Capri paints.

I thought that this Winged Key would be a great focal point for my canvas.
I used gold embossing powder on it and then dabbed on some blue, lilac and gold paint.
I thought it would look cool to add a metal key on top of it.

My canvas being so tall and narrow I had to look in my stash for a title that would
fit and thankfully Dusty Attic has titles of all shapes and sizes.
This one was also perfect for the type of sentiment I wanted to express.

After all my chipboard and embellishments were stuck down,
I sprayed some aerosol adhesive and sprinkled lots of sparkle
using the Dress My Craft Angel Mix sequins.

Here is the list of Dusty Attic products that I used on my canvas:

Winged Keys - DA1955
Clockworks Small - DA1749
Industrial Border #2 - DA1950
Industrial Corners - DA1952
Always Find Time - DA1458
Squared - DA1316
Dusty In Colour
Oceania - DA0912
Capri - DA0915
Dress My Craft
Angel Mix Sequins - DMCS3173

Share with us your Dusty Attic projects on the Dusty FANattics FB page
and make sure to check out the Dusty Attic blog for daily inspiration!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

(More Than Words DT - May Main Challenge)

YAY! It's the month of May!
Here in eastern Canada, that means that Spring is finally here. Yes, I know, Spring is supposed to start in March, but where I'm from, it's always a little late. There's actually still lots of snow in my yard, believe it or not. And I am so looking forward to it all melting away!
It's just a matter of time...

Speaking of time, it's time for a brand new challenge at More Than Words!
And here is my take on it:

Here is the May Main Challenge that I just know you are going to love!

Word Inspiration - MEMORIES
Creative Challenge - FRAME

You can find all you need to know about this challenge and the fabulous prizes
up for grabs as well as inspiration from the very talented MTW DT right HERE.

For ages, families have been posing for traditional family portraits to keep in frames in their homes. In one family portrait are countless stories and treasured MEMORIES. This is my family dating back to when I was only a baby, and even though I do not remember this time myself quite obviously, I am so happy to have this beautiful photo to cherish.

I added many FRAMES to my page for the creative challenge. Let's take a closer look.

First of all, this title is one of the new impact titles from Dusty Attic.
They are gorgeous!

I found this adorable badge in my stash from Cuts2luv that was perfect for my page.
And all the chipboard, including the very gorgeous Ornate Frame, are from Dusty Attic.

The smaller frames used are wood on which I added different distress stains.

I used mostly embossing powder on all the chipboard, dabbed with a little white paint.

Here we are... captured together in a loving memory.

Have I inspired you to play along? I sure hope so!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

So Happy To Be Joining the SKETCHABILITIES DT!

I am so thrilled to announce that I have been accepted
into the brand new DT for none other than:

I have always been in love with Karan Gerber's sketches for Sketchabilities
and am sooo looking forward to creating with them starting in June!

Here is the list of fabulous designers who made the team:

Veronique Levasseur (CANADA)

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (NEW ZEALAND)


Michelle Mattie (CANADA) 


Michelle Henderson (NEW ZEALAND)


Edith Cloutier (CANADA)




Jinny Newlin (USA)


Cinthia Moreira Pfannemüller (BRAZIL)


Marinella Monte (ITALY)


Nicole Doiron (CANADA)


Lynette Jacobs (SOUTH AFRICA)


Lizzy Crust (AUSTRALIA)


Let's hope I will be able to inspire you to play along
with the Sketchabilities monthly challenges.
First reveal will be on June 15th!

Stay tuned!

Monday, April 23, 2018

(More Than Words DT - April Mini Challenge)

It's Mini Challenge time over on the More Than Words blog,
and I created this card especially for it, using the April mini word!

Take a look at the April Mini Challenge board:
Click HERE to find out all you need to know about the Mini Challenge
and to see gorgeous inspiration from the More Than Words DT.
Remember that in order to participate, you have to share your project
on the More Than Words FB page right HERE by the end of the month.

 Of course, with a word like WILD and the remnants of 'animal print' inspiration from this month's Main Challenge, I immediately thought of bringing that same touch to my mini project.

I started off with a Dusty Attic Page Pebble with the word WILD on it.

I used different animal print papers on a kraft background to create my card.

I kept my card quite simple, adding some twine and a small chipboard heart.

I hope you like it!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

(Daily ART Last DT Reveal
+ Scrap The Girls & Stick It Down Challenges)

Today is my 2nd feature April feature on the Daily ART blog and it's a very bittersweet post as it is my last one as a Daily ART designer. As they say, all good things must end, and this journey, however wonderful and inspiring it has been, must come to an end. I now want to give my spot on this fabulous team to another lucky artist. I wish to thank Daily ART for the opportunity and the chance to create with such a vast array of products and hopefully inspire you all to do the same.

And now, with no further ado, here is my last Daily ART DT project.

For my last project, I decided to go back to basics and create a layout about... myself. 

Like many people, I am very critical of myself and do not really like getting my picture taken. I find fault in almost every photo and wish that I was good at Photoshop. haha But something that being a scrapbooker has taught me is that photos are important in keeping a special moment or a special person 'alive', and however fussy I can be about myself, I deserve a little keepsaking too! 
I may not be perfect, but I am one of a kind and I can choose to be 'picture perfect'!

I am also playing along with the Stick It Down April Challenge with this beautiful sketch:

Let's take a closer look at my page:

On the background, I used the Fine Texture Paste with a stencil to create some textured design. I then added a bit of colour with a bit of Lemon Yellow and Peach Vintage Ink Sprays as well as Bronze Glimmer Ink Spray.

I used several products on my chipboard. The title was treated with a coat of Terracotta Vintage Paint and I added Deep Red Vintage Ink Spray and dabbed Apricot Acrylic Paint to create a marble effect.

The gorgeous Feather chipboards I used are from Dusty Attic. I started off by dabbing them with Terracotta Vintage Paint, then sprayed it with a combination of Bottle Green and Eucalyptus Vintage Ink Spray and Emerald and Pine Green Glossy Ink Spray. I added a bit of Peach Vintage Ink Spray and dabbed on some Emerald Patina. 

After I had all my embellishments stuck on the page, I decided to create a white wash effect by misting it with White Vintage Ink Spray, on the paper background, the chipboard, the flowers, everywhere. And there I am, in all my 44 years of glory!

Take a look at all the Daily ART products used on my page:

Fine Texture Paste - DA17702000
Apricot - DA12132171
Terracotta - DA15034191
Emerald - DA15036282
Eucalyptus - DA15110945
Bottle Green - DA15110960
Deep Red - DA15110165
Peach - DA15110400
White - DA15110110
Emerald - DA17101282
Pine Green - DA17101316
Bronze - DA15111620

See you back tomorrow for the More Than Words Mini Challenge DT reveal!