Monday, May 2, 2016

Throwing in my hat...And my Prima heart...

There are no words...Just hopeful wishes....Here we go... My Prima Marketing Design Team Call submission.

There are so many more...But I will just quit here...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dusty Attic Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic Lovers. Here with some inspiration created from our April Mood Board. These happen to be some of my favorite colors. Blue and lavender..oh my...Just a touch of a neutral color helped to set it all off.
For the background I adhered some white card stock onto a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. When it dried, I primed it with gesso. This is the same as priming a canvas. Your background is ready for any kind of medium. I tore up some pieces of Tim Holtz tissue paper and adhered it to the background over the gesso while it was still wet, then I dry brushed some more gesso over the tissue pieces very lightly as not to cover the design. Using Dusty in Color Oceania and Capri, I watered it down a bit with water, then used it on the background like watercolor. It created a fabulous base for my layout.

To create my frames, I primed a piece of the String Frame with Dusty In Colour Navajo White, then added a coat of Dusty In Colour Clear Crackle Varnish. For the foliage over the String Frame, I used a white crackle paint on it, then gave it a spritz with a color spray. 

Here is the small frame from the String set and it was treated the same way as the larger frame. The flowers are from my stash and were sprayed with color to match the mood board. The purple vines are a die cut I sprayed to match the rest of the layout.

Here is a closeup of the Federation Frame. There are 4 other pieces in this set that I have put aside for another project. I love how intricate the design is. It holds up beautifully!!

I really enjoyed working on this layout. Dusty Attic chip board and the Moodboard always get my mojo going!! I hope that you will join us this month for the challenge. We would love to see your interpretation.

Dusty Attic Products used:
Foliage DA0506

String Frames small DA1185

Federation Frame Set DA1502

Capri Dusty In Colour DA0915

Oceania Dusty In Colour DA0912

Navajo White Dusty In Colour DA0903

Dusty In Colour Clear Crackle varnish

Friday, April 22, 2016

Lindys Stamp Gang April 2016 Color Challenge/layout by Lisa Gregory

Hello there Lindy's Lovers! The April Color Challenge is in full swing and I have a layout I did using 4 of the colors from the Mega Set. I adhered a piece of 12x12 patterned paper to a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard and painted a light white wash of gesso over the entire surface. For texture, I used a mask and texture paste on random areas and let it dry. Then I spritzed on some water and while it was still wet, sprayed Cheshire Cat Cherry (starburst), Mango Mania (Flat Fabio), Frenchy's Pink Pouf (Flat Fabio) and Cotton Candy Pink (starburst) in random areas. Then  the layering began...

I found some pretty white flowers in my stash that I ordered online some time ago. They are just basic silk flowers used for fillers in bouquets. I cut off the stems and sprayed them with Cheshire Cat Cherry (starburst), Mango Mania (Flat Fabio), Frenchy's Pink Pouf (Flat Fabio) and Cotton Candy Pink (starburst). I love the way the Mango Mania pooled to the edges. The dragonflies were found online and matched the colors perfectly. I printed them up on photo paper and added a bit of Cheshire Cat Cherry (starburst).

Here is a closeup of the flowers. The leaves were die cut from watercolor paper and sprayed with Merry Go Round Green (Flat Fabio) and a small amount of Mango mania (Flat Fabio) was brushed on to highlight. The smaller flowers were also die cut from watercolor paper and sprayed with with Mango mania (Flat Fabio), Frenchy's Pink Pouf (Flat Fabio) and Cotton Candy Pink (starburst) to match the larger flowers.

The frame is a die ut and was primed with a white crackle paint. Once the crackle set, it was sprayed with Merry Go Round Green (Flat Fabio) and the color settled into the cracks beautifully.

The title "angel" was primed with crackle paint and once the crackle appeared it was sprayed with Cheshire Cat Cherry (starburst) which also settled into the cracks. I also die cut the distressed lattice and sprayed it with Merry Go Round Green (Flat Fabio) before adhering it to the background.

I uploaded a butterfly from my files, enlarged it, printed it up, and colored it with Mango mania (Flat Fabio), Frenchy's Pink Pouf (Flat Fabio) and Cotton Candy Pink (starburst). I placed it behind the frame.

Thank you for joining me today. Why don't you join us for Lindys Color Challenge April 2016.
for a chance to win 1 of 5 $50.00 gift certificates to the Lindy's Store. Just look at all of the luscious colors you could choose from, starting with the lovely April Colors!!

 The Color Set
Cheshire Cat Cherry (starburst)
Mango mania (Flat Fabio)
Merry Go Round Green (Flat Fabio)
Frenchy's Pink Pouf (Flat Fabio)
Cotton Candy Pink (starburst)

 Embossing Powders 
Razzelberry Plum
Dessert Moon Copper Teal
Hollyhock Scarlet Plum
Merry Go Round Green
Hibiscus Rose Orange

 Order The Mega Set and you will get the Sprays and the Embossing Powders.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Dusty Attic March 2016 Mood Board Challenge.

Hello Dusty Attic Lovers. I  bring to you, this sweet layout inspired by our Mood Board this month. The very touch of pink in the March Moodboard, swimming in a sea of neutral colors, simply caught my eye. I had to make the pink pop!! I chose a paper collection with very little color, but gorgeous pattern. Epiphany by Prima Marketing. It was the perfect backdrop to showcase the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and blooms.

I die cut the spiral roses using paper from the 6x6 Epiphany paper pad and sprayed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Salt Water Taffy Starburst. I also sprayed the Dusty Attic blooms with the same color. I soaked the Spring Blooms #4 in some water, peeled the layers back a bit to give it dimension, wrinkled them up a bit and dried them. I gave them a spritz of Lindy's Stamp Gang South Shore Sand spray, flecked a bit of watered down white gesso onto it,  and topped the middles with some pearls.

I used the single blooms in the Spring Bloom set and did the same technique with them.

I cut the word cherish between the R and the I to adhere it beside the frame.

The Vintage Frame #2 is simply divine. I primed it with gesso, then added a thick coating of Viva Crackle paint. Once it was dried, I sprayed it with Lindy's South Shore Sand Flat Fabio spray. The color settled in the cracks beautifully.

Here is a closeup of the Elegant Frame where you can see more detail in the crackle technique.

I love how the crackle medium looks on the French Flourish Border chipboard. Like a fine weathered piece of wrought iron.

Please join us in our March Moodboard Challenge this month for a chance to win a lovely prize pack from Dusty Attic. Here is the current Moodboard!! Isn't it lovely??!!