Friday, 17 April 2020

Feeling Those Georgia Blues

Hey Friends...
How are we all feeling with the Covid-19 Blues? 
I stumbled upon this collection from Prima and hadn't touched it yet. How many of us have been using up some of that stuff we bought but have waited for a 'rainy day' or the perfect photo....Thought it was a perfect time to crack it open.

Thought I would turn it around and show you some close ups before I showed you how I created the elements.

I used the base sheet of tags and chose two the same size & selected some chippies. I began by using Distress Oxide to ink the edges of the cardstock.

 I used some gold paint to decorate the crooked fence chipboard. I wanted to place some flowers behind the fence to create a 3D effect. Similar to how we all feel right now, looking at our neighbours and friends from behind our gates. 

 I primed the rest of the chipboard with some white Gesso and cut down the Roses to fit onto tags.

I cut some Die pieces in a Black cobblestone and also a tile panel in blue. I found some corresponding ephemera and created a collage on the tag.

 Before I stuck it down I found some Wood Wool and used that under the roses to add a textured dimension. I went K.I.S.S. on the titles... Cant remember the last time I had used Black Embossing powder.

 While I had the heat tool out... I used some of the fancy Lindy's powders to create a two toned Butterfly.

Once that was done I added some seed beads, confetti and gold glass glitter with matt gel medium to finish.

I used some matt wax in charcoal to grunge up the fence before deciding I was done.

Abela Artistry

Chipboard Used
Rose Cluster
Crooked Fence
Mini Captions 7
Tag Medley 

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Sunday, 12 April 2020

Dusty attic Mood board inspiration April - Happy 18th

Hi Everyone, welcome to April and wow... what a different world we live in since my last post.
I have chosen to use a special image of my Sons 18th and all I can say is that I am glad it was in a time when we could go to restaurants to celebrate.

So with  out further ado... hope you get some inspiration on how to play with Dusty Attics' awesome chipboard!

Happy Easter Everyone!

I decided to have a play with some 49th and Market Laser Cut Frames and papers. I initially laid down some stenciling with black Gesso. I didn't want to do too much to the background as I loved every one of the marks on the page. 

Using my Tim Holtz stamp 'Faded Text' I completed the background and began layering my laser cuts and hessian. I used some gold paint and put it on with a sponge. I used alot of paint to get a really textured look. I wanted to bring out the metallics in the photo into the background.

Now this one was a bit of a challenge. I used layer upon layer to get the shading just right. I used two colours Caramel and Cream and once I had that just right I used the gold paint to highlight it. I didn't want the etching to fade out so I used a white gel pen to emphasise the markings.

I distressed the burlap fabric with an inkpad. I ran it over the edges and frayed it, scrunched it and smoothed it out again. I painted the Notebook borders and used the same inkpad to highlight the solid edge.

I used the same gold paint on the title and used some white and gold to add some platters...

Close ups are the best... 

I used two shades of chalk paint to colour the number panel. I wanted to keep it simple as this was the brightest part on the page. 

Check in at our facebook group Dusty FANattics and check out what happening.

Abela Artistry

Chipboard Used