Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Some Fun Fall Drama {Maja Design & Dusty Attic}

Happy hump day everyone!  It's Wednesday and that means I have a Maja Design project to share with you!  I've had this photo of my two girls hamming it up on a walk we went on, waiting to be scrapped for over a year now, it was time to do it!  It's autumn and I just had to do a little scrapping with the beautiful Maja Design Walking in the Forest collection!

I just love the lovely denims and flannel print designs in this collection.  I chose the following papers to work with for this page: Walking In the Forest (Fresh Air-bs, Flannel shirt-bs, Flannel shirt (front side), Autumn In The Air, Birch).

I used a variety of Dusty Attic chipboard to decorate this page.  I got the idea to use the postage stamp chipboard design from the Walking in the Forest Die-cut sheet of paper.  The Dusty Attic Clock Frame got a rusty treatment using Dusty Attic Rusting powder sprayed with a combination of 75% white vinegar and 25% water.  You wait about 1/2 hour for the rusting to happen.  The blue scroll is another Dusty Attic chippie called Elegant Scroll #13.  The l'il mushroom design was cut from the 'Autumn in the Air' paper and attached with foam pop dots.  The white butterfly is from Prima.  The Clock faces were cut from a paper called XVI from the Vintage Autumn Basics.

The blossoms I used for this page are a combination of Prima blooms (large cream flower), some Recollection (Michaels Craft store brand) blossoms, and some Dusty Attic blossoms (small blue).

I layered a few of the Walking In the Forest papers behind the photo, creating a few ribbon banners peeking out of the bottom. I added some foliage stamping in 2 colors around the focal points on the page.  The stamp is a K & Company set called Lotus by Amy Butler.  The inks I used were Prima Branch Bark chalk ink and Denim Mixed Media chalk ink by ColorBox.  The title is by Heidi Swapp (had this one in my stash for years, and finally got to using it!).  Directly behind the photo I used a little Scattered Straw Distress ink by Tim Holtz, applied with the TH tool.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my latest Maja Design and Dusty Attic project!  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, as always I love to hear your comments and feedback! xo

Monday, October 19, 2015

Mixed Media Reverse Nature Canvas & Video Tutorial

Hi all! I know it's been a while since I posted a project, so I'm happy to share with you today a reverse style canvas I made on a 4"x 6" canvas using a TCW (The Crafter's Workshop) Mini-Brick Stencil, Shimmerz Paints and some NEW Dusty Attic chipboard!

Shimmerz Products used on this project:

~ Glorious Day Vibez
~ Truffle Spritz
~ Palm Reader Vibez
~ Don't Be Suede Coloringz
~ Green Olive Shimmerz
~ Greener Pastures Creameez
~ Boogie Boardin' Blue Creameez
~ Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz
~ I Onxly Love You Inklingz (Jewel)
~ Olive U Truly Inklingz
~ Berry Hot Creameez

Dusty Attic Products used on this project:

~ Indian Arrow
~ Rushes #2
~ NEW Dusty Attic Texture Paste

TCW Stencil used in this project:

~ Mini Bricks (6x6 inch stencil)

So to make things easier I did up a video tutorial on how this project was made.  So grab yourself a lil break and enjoy! xo

Hope you enjoyed are a few close-ups you can view at your leisure....

I just love all the new chipboard pieces Jennifer Hedger has added to the Dusty Attic Store!  This piece is called Indian many fun things you can do with this one!  I did a little quick painting with Shimmerz Creameez & Inklings, then added some twine and Bo Bunny adhesive pearls for a unique look.

For the butterfly, I printed off a butterfly image on an acetate sheet and cut out two sizes, gluing them together.  (I had the image on my old computer, so I no longer have the image to share....but you can find many printable butterfly images on Pinterest).  The metal embellishments are the key and keyhole embellishments from Graphic 45.  I used the TCW mini-brick 6x6 stencil with the NEW Dusty Attic Texture paste to get my background design.

I used a combination of Shimmerz Glorious Day Vibez, Truffle Spritz and Green Olive Shimmerz Paint for the background brick texture colors. NOTE: You can get your FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paint product in the color of your choice with your next Shimmerz Paints order just by mentioning my name "Gabrielle" in the Instructions to Merchant/seller part of your order.  Shimmerz Store. xo

Hope you enjoyed today's post! thanks so much for stopping by, your comments and feedback are always appreciated and make my day!  (For anyone looking for DA chipboard, Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries has a large selection, including their new texture paste! :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Love & Lilacs

Hi all! I'm here with you today to share my newest layout using the new Maja Design paper collection called Enjoying the Outdoors!  Love the gorgeous colors and designs in this collection!

I used 'Woodlands', 'Having Tea In the Sun' 'Garden Moments', 'Late Summer Flowers' and a variety of color papers from the 6x6 paper pads for my page.

These are the exciting NEW Dusty Attic chipboard pieces I used on this project:
~ Mini Captions #7
~ Ornate Pendant #3
~ Pearl Pendants
~ Elegant Swirl #11
~ Corner Flourish #3

I used Dusty Attic 'Corner Flourish #3' under my photo with a stencil I designed for The Crafter's Workshop called 'Moving Vines' using a texture paste called 'Arti-choked' by Shimmerz Paints.

I also used an elegant new chipboard piece by Dusty Attic called 'Ornate Pendant #3' and 'Pearl Pendants' as a decorative element for the side of my page.  I used a metalic 3D paint by Scribbles to get the metal look on the pendants.

I tore a small 'peek-a-boo' section in the bottom of the 'Having Tea in the Sun' paper and added a bit of lace behind it.  The Love title is a new Mini Captions title by Dusty Attic that I painted with Purple Rain Vintage Creameez by Shimmerz Paints.  Once it was dry I added a Glossy Accents.

Many of you ask me where you can get some of these lovely products I get to work with....The Scrapbook Diaries carries loads of Dusty Attic Chipboard, the new Maja Design 'Enjoying the Outdoors' collection, and my Crafter's Workshop Stencil Designs.  You can order Shimmerz Paints products used in this project directly from their website (be sure to mention my name for a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paints product in your next order!) ....just click on the links above to take you there :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, and thank you for all the kind comments and feedback, they make my day! xo


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