Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dusty Attic Mini Album in a Jar... April Challenge.

As April closes out, and May comes in, I will give you a couple of sneaks of brand new Dusty Attic designs. When my Design Team package arrives from Australia, I know that the newest designs will leave me yearning to dig in and create create create. That is just what I did. I had been saving a cool little jar that my artichokes came in. It is wide leaving plenty of room for lots of Dusty Attic Chipboard. This post is a little photo heavy, but I wanted you to see every detail, and every texture that Dusty Attic designs inspire me to create. The surprise element is the little mini album I created to slide into the jar.

As the photographer in the family, I am also the memory keeper. I love to create mini albums and fill them with lots of memories. Trying to find unique ideas to hold my minis is always a challenge.

Here are my 2 projects side by side. For the cover of my jar, I used a new quotation Leave footprints take only memories" It is one of Dusty Attics new designs which will debut this week, so stay tuned to see many more gorgeous designs.

I used the Cherry Blossoms chipboard to adorn the jar. I wanted a mirror image to wrap around the jar, so I soaked the chipboard, pulled it apart and created 2 pieces. The chipboard was painted with Memory Hardware Artisan Powder diluted in water in La Chapeliere. To cover the jar I used a technique I learned from my very talented friend Miranda Edney. Check out her Boroque Bottles...sigh..she is so dang talented!!

This is a view of the spine of the mini. I wrapped some seam binding around it and created a dangle using chain and Dusty Attic chipboard. I used a word tag, a mini birdcage, and a key from one of Dusty Attics new design sets.

The mini was created to slip inside the jar.

The cover was created by using one of Dusty Attics new stencil designs. There is a vast majority of stencil designs to choose from. Wait until you see the newest designs. I just can't choose a favorite. They are all so wonderfully beautiful!.

The texture created by using the stencil and texture paste brings the mini to life. It is so dimensional you just want to touch it. While the texture paste was still wet, I sprayed it with Lindys Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist

Each of the page sections has a caption from 3 different word packs. They are all listed below.

I have been wanted to use the Prima Memory Hardware Dome. This one fit perfectly onto the cover of the jar. There happened a happy little mistake. I used Super Glue to adhere the dome to the lid, and as it dried, it frosted the plastic. I am no chemist, but obviously there was some kind of chemical reaction. I like it!! The lid was adorned with flowers, pieces of the Cherry Blossom chipboard painted with green metallic paint, and some dragonflies and a butterfly from my stash. 

There are 4 inside pages that have enough room for journaling and photos.

I used the Artisan powder to paint the chipboard, then sprayed some Lindys Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist in Treasure Island Aqua over it. It left a patina look to the chipboard. I added the Dusty Attic Pearls for some elegance.

I added a Door Handle Plate chipboard on the edge of the mini.

Here is a closeup of the side of the jar. The combo of blue green and brown reminds me of the earth and sky. This was inspired by the April Mood Board Challenge. Lots of natural earthy browns.

The Dusty Attic chipboard pieces I used for the dangles were all painted with Artisan Powder and sprayed with the Treasure Island Aqua MoonShadow Mist. I used jump rings and chains to hang them from the seam binding.

Here is a closeup of the inside of the dome. The frosting effect is that happy little mistake from using super glue.

The back of the mini was adorned with a Vintage Key. The entire album was then sprayed with some of the Treasure Island Aqua MoonShadow Mist to give it an all over shimmer.












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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dusty Attic...ATC size Gatefold Mini Album of Love...

 February...The month of Love... Hello Dusty Attic Lovers! Today, I bring to you an ATC sized  Gatefold Mini Album. This mini was a fun one to put together. I followed a tutorial from Alexandra M.  Of course incorporating Dusty Attic Chipboard made it the more sweeter!! It always does. Dusty Attic has chipboard in lots of sizes, from mini to 12x12 page size. These is a size to suit your every project. For my mini, I used a lot of the mini sizes. They were perfect for this ATC sized cover and pages. This mini has pages, pockets and tags. It is a chunky mini, so you can place dimensional pices on each page and it will still close.

Each tab was intentionally left bare, because I found the perfect Dusty Attic chipboard to place on each tab. Just waiting on my next order to arrive. I think the Mini Heart Buttons would be perfect on each tab. Tied with a bit of pink bakers twine!!

This a view of the back of the mini. I used Prima new collection from Frank Garcia, Love Clippings. It is full of Love related papers. Perfect for this mini. And the Dusty Attic Mini Heart Borders were also perfect as well.

The belly band that holds the album together is a great idea. Of course it is the star of the mini album. I tucked the Dusty Attic Leaves #2 into the floral cluster. All of the chipboard was heat embossed using Lindys Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze Obsidian embossing powder.

Here is a view of the mini after removing the belly band,

Each of the pages fold beautifully one over the other before closing the album. There are 6 pages in all. 3 on each side. You can add more pages to your liking, or even place less. It is up to you.

When you open the album, the pages look like this. I heat embossed the "adore" chipboard with Lindys Stamp Gang embossing powder in Midnight Bronze Obsidian.

Then you flip down each page to reveal 2 places for photos or journaling. I placed another piece of chipboard for a title.

When you turn the page, the backside contains a pocket page and there is a tag in each pocket. There are 6 pages and 6 tags in all.

The backs of the tags were left blank for journaling or placing photos.

Dusty Attic Chipboard Used:

And come and take a peek at Dusty Attics 2017 February Challenge. (Look on the side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog for the link up). There are a few mood boards and an awesome sketch to get your mojo flowing!! You could win a fabulous  $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher to use in the Dusty attic store. Just let this fabulous board inspire you. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"She Was Tired Layout" Yvonne Blair Art Girls Design Team for Impression Obsession

 This month, with Fall in the air, I was inspired to do a layout that was rustic and fresh and crisp with the smell of burning leaves in the air....BUT..I am in Florida..So I can only dream. And that is the beauty of Art. You can always dream. I used one of Yvonne Blairs stamps for this layout. The sentiment was perfect. My daughter was leaving for college and growing a new set of wings. We just let her fly. So she packed her bags and flew 3000 miles away to the other side of the country. She Was Tired was the perfect stamp as it echoed how she was feeling when she left for school and a new adventure,
To create the base to my layout, I used corrugated cardboard in 2 layers for the base. For the top layer, I peeled back and distressed the paper. Spritzing it with water helps with the process. I also used Lindys Stamp Gang Steam Punk Sepia Starburst spray to give it more color and shimmer.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of paper from the same collection I used to create the entire layout. I used a brown ink and then cut the sentiment in strips. I inked the edges of the strips, then adhered it to my layout.

All of the flowers on this layout were created from various dies in my stash. Prima, Sizzix, LaLa land Craft, and Spellbinders are some of the brands I used. I also used a Sun McGill punch for my flower middles. I layered about 6 pieces for each middle to make them look like dried up thistle flower pods. I used Lindys Stamp Gang sprays to color my flowers and leaves.

The frame was created from 2 different Sizzix dies. I just layered them to make it a bit dimensional. I cut a base from corrugated cardboard then cut the same 2 designs with paper. I adhered the paper to the cardboard then layered the 2 pieces and inked the edges.  This created a dimensional frame.

 Here is a closeup of some of the flowers. I spayed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray and inked everything on the layout using Tim Holtz Distress ink. I love that the ink is water soluble and will spread if wet. It worked beautifully on this layout. I used Lindys Stamp Gang Steam Punk Sepia to enhance the ink,

Thank you for joining me this month and allowing me to share another piece of my he(art)...



Impression Obsession stamp by Yvonne Blair