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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