Wednesday, May 23, 2018

KEEP BREATHING & BELIEVING Tag
(More Than Words DT - May Mini Challenge)


It's Mini Challenge time over on the More Than Words blog,
and this month I created a tag especially for it, using the May mini word!


Take a look at the May Mini Challenge board:

Click HERE to find out all you need to know about the Mini Challenge
and to see gorgeous inspiration from the More Than Words DT.
Remember that in order to participate, you have to share your project
on the More Than Words FB page right HERE by the end of the month.

Tags are so fun to make and I never tire of making them!


For this one, I searched my stash for anything with the word KEEP on it,
and I found some die-cut and sticker from 7 Dots Studio.
Then I looked for a base tag in my tag collection to go along with the colours,
and then my favorite part... picking flowers. :)


I added a smaller black tag on my tag
and colored my wooden butterfly black too.


I really love the finished result!


Hoping you will play along with us!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

ALWAYS FIND TIME Mixed Media Canvas
(Dusty Attic DT)


It's my turn to share my first monthly DT reveal on the Dusty Attic blog,
and I created this mixed media project for it. My fingers are still blue and purple!


I totally fell in love with the many new chipboard Industrial series from Dusty Attic,
and I wanted to use a few pieces on a canvas. I opted for this long and narrow base
which I primed with gesso and then covered in different mists and paints.
I then added some texture using modeling paste with the DA Squared stencil
and then added more mist and paint and added some glitter.


I used the Industrial Border #2 as well as the Industrial Corners.
These pieces I have covered with embossing powder and then dabbed with
Dusty in Colour Oceania and Capri paints.


I thought that this Winged Key would be a great focal point for my canvas.
I used gold embossing powder on it and then dabbed on some blue, lilac and gold paint.
I thought it would look cool to add a metal key on top of it.

 
My canvas being so tall and narrow I had to look in my stash for a title that would
fit and thankfully Dusty Attic has titles of all shapes and sizes.
This one was also perfect for the type of sentiment I wanted to express.


After all my chipboard and embellishments were stuck down,
I sprayed some aerosol adhesive and sprinkled lots of sparkle
using the Dress My Craft Angel Mix sequins.


Here is the list of Dusty Attic products that I used on my canvas:


Chipboard
Winged Keys - DA1955
Clockworks Small - DA1749
Industrial Border #2 - DA1950
Industrial Corners - DA1952
Always Find Time - DA1458
Stencil
Squared - DA1316
Dusty In Colour
Oceania - DA0912
Capri - DA0915
Dress My Craft
Angel Mix Sequins - DMCS3173

Share with us your Dusty Attic projects on the Dusty FANattics FB page
and make sure to check out the Dusty Attic blog for daily inspiration!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

LOVE THIS MEMORY Layout
(More Than Words DT - May Main Challenge)


YAY! It's the month of May!
Here in eastern Canada, that means that Spring is finally here. Yes, I know, Spring is supposed to start in March, but where I'm from, it's always a little late. There's actually still lots of snow in my yard, believe it or not. And I am so looking forward to it all melting away!
It's just a matter of time...

Speaking of time, it's time for a brand new challenge at More Than Words!
And here is my take on it:


Here is the May Main Challenge that I just know you are going to love!

Word Inspiration - MEMORIES
Creative Challenge - FRAME

You can find all you need to know about this challenge and the fabulous prizes
up for grabs as well as inspiration from the very talented MTW DT right HERE.

For ages, families have been posing for traditional family portraits to keep in frames in their homes. In one family portrait are countless stories and treasured MEMORIES. This is my family dating back to when I was only a baby, and even though I do not remember this time myself quite obviously, I am so happy to have this beautiful photo to cherish.

I added many FRAMES to my page for the creative challenge. Let's take a closer look.

First of all, this title is one of the new impact titles from Dusty Attic.
They are gorgeous!


I found this adorable badge in my stash from Cuts2luv that was perfect for my page.
And all the chipboard, including the very gorgeous Ornate Frame, are from Dusty Attic.


The smaller frames used are wood on which I added different distress stains.



I used mostly embossing powder on all the chipboard, dabbed with a little white paint.


Here we are... captured together in a loving memory.


Have I inspired you to play along? I sure hope so!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

So Happy To Be Joining the SKETCHABILITIES DT!


I am so thrilled to announce that I have been accepted
into the brand new DT for none other than:


I have always been in love with Karan Gerber's sketches for Sketchabilities
and am sooo looking forward to creating with them starting in June!

Here is the list of fabulous designers who made the team:

Veronique Levasseur (CANADA)
Blog:  http://leblogdeplumo.blogspot.ca/

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn (NEW ZEALAND)

Blog: https://queenm1809.blogspot.ca/

Michelle Mattie (CANADA) 

Blog: http://createdfromwithin.blogspot.ca/

Michelle Henderson (NEW ZEALAND)

Blog:  https://artscrapz.blogspot.ca/

Edith Cloutier (CANADA)

Blog: http://cloutiere.blogspot.ca/

Sue Smith (NEW ZEALAND)

Blog: https://patriciasue.blogspot.ca/

Jinny Newlin (USA)

Blog: https://jinnynewlin.blogspot.ca/

Cinthia Moreira Pfannemüller (BRAZIL)

Blog: https://scrapbookdourado.blogspot.ca/

Marinella Monte (ITALY)

Blog:  https://lifedreamscreate.wordpress.com/

Nicole Doiron (CANADA)

Blog:  http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.ca/

Lynette Jacobs (SOUTH AFRICA)

Blog: http://creativemoments-lynette.blogspot.ca/

Lizzy Crust (AUSTRALIA)

Blog: http://crumbsofcreativity.blogspot.ca/

Let's hope I will be able to inspire you to play along
with the Sketchabilities monthly challenges.
First reveal will be on June 15th!

Stay tuned!


Monday, April 23, 2018

WILD THING card
(More Than Words DT - April Mini Challenge)


It's Mini Challenge time over on the More Than Words blog,
and I created this card especially for it, using the April mini word!


Take a look at the April Mini Challenge board:
Click HERE to find out all you need to know about the Mini Challenge
and to see gorgeous inspiration from the More Than Words DT.
Remember that in order to participate, you have to share your project
on the More Than Words FB page right HERE by the end of the month.

 Of course, with a word like WILD and the remnants of 'animal print' inspiration from this month's Main Challenge, I immediately thought of bringing that same touch to my mini project.

I started off with a Dusty Attic Page Pebble with the word WILD on it.


I used different animal print papers on a kraft background to create my card.


I kept my card quite simple, adding some twine and a small chipboard heart.


I hope you like it!