Tuesday, 14 November 2017

"My Sunshine" 49andMarket / Dusty Attic Design Team Creation for December

Hello and welcome back!  I have for you my second share for this month and again I have decided to use the collection of Cottage Life. There really is something absolutely adorable about this collection that I am so drawn to. I have just realised that each layout I have created from this collection I have used the cute photos of my girls from when they were very young.

"My little ray of Sunshine"

 I decided to keep this creation very simple, light and pretty.

Cottage Life's Garden Seeds was used for the background page. I did a little stamping using the Whimsical Door Stamp's of Gabrielle Pollacco's with a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I cut the door from Bicycle Alley along with some of the flower clusters and added them to my layout to help build the page. I also used some of the flowers from Garland for a little extra floral delight.

But to add to the dimension of this layout I have created with the 3D embellishments from Cottage Life. I only used the light green and pink embellishments from here. But they are just the perfect addition to add to any layout. I have even broken them up to go further around the page.

]CL-86578 Cottage Life Layered Embellishments

You can see here how well these 3D Embellishments are to layer with chipboards and flowers. They are a fantastic addition. Love them!!

I have also used some gorgeously yummy chipboards from Dusty Attic. I have used the Ironwork Banner which comes in two identical pieces. I used the first one whole and the second one was cut in to several pieces and adhered to make it look like a fence posting. Well I certainly hope it looks like this to you. With the remainder I used it to sit at the top of the page to hang the cute chipboard mini tab "My Sunshine". I have also used another chipboard title "Sparkle". You can never have too many titles am I right?

Ironwork Banner DA0890W

Cameo Ribbon Slides DA0658

Mini Tabs #6

Word Pack #11 DA1267

The chipboards were all dressed in White Crackle Texture Paste and Distress Inks. The title had a little Star Dust stickles dusted over the top to help it sparkle! I also added some Star Dust Stickles to the centres of my 3D embellishment butterfly bodies and some of the flowers.

And from another view....

Above you can see the first clustering of flowers. I have used the Seaside Blooms in Natural Blush and Aloe. I also added in some of the Garden Seeds varieties because you can just never have too many flowers I think. I am so very addicted to these new addition of flowers to the 49andMarket line up. They are just perfect. I have pulled a couple of these apart to make them go further around my layout. There are so many layers in some of the flowers that you would just never know that they were pulled apart!

Well that is all from me for today. Take care and happy scrapping. x

Monday, 13 November 2017

"Amazing Moments" 49andMarket / Dusty Attic DT creation for November

Hello and a very big welcome to you today!
Tina O with you here ! It seems like a lifetime ago that it was, that I was last here, typing madly away to get my next 49andMarket creation in on time. I have been unable to scrap for the past two months due to shoulder surgery which unfortunately had left my arm in a sling for 6 weeks. But....... I am so very happy to say that everything is going well, although I still do have to be very careful until I have full use and strength back in my shoulder. So every day since, my sling has come off, I have sat at my table for only short periods to sometimes only sit and stare at my beautiful 49andMarket goodies. But after 6 long intermittent days of crafting I finally came up with this creation.

I am so happy to be back guys, I can't tell you enough!! Thank you for waiting and being so patient with me Janene and Di !  You guys are just the best.
Ok enough about me and now back to the layout.

Even though I had the new collection of 49andMarket's Rusty Autumn in my hot hands, I decided to keep creating with Cottage Life as I had in my head a little something that I had wanted to do with some cute photos of my youngest that I have never scrapped.

This has been titled ...... "Amazing Moments"........

For this layout I have simply torn layers of Watering the Garden papers and laid them across the middle of  Rooster Row. Red on red, I really didn't think it would work but then I came across the pack of Dragon Revolutions 3D Embellishments. These come doubled up which is just perfect for taking apart and making them go further. To do this I layered the smaller circular embellishment over the larger and cut away the excess underneath to go around other sections of my page.

Dragon Revolution 3D Embellishments

And how cute are these little spotted gum boots. These were cut from the cut out Cottage Life Sheet along with the barn which you can just see to the left behind the large photo.


And of course I have used the gorgeous gorgeous blooms from 49andMarket's Blossom Blends to help with clustering of my flowers. All the flowers were dry brushed and treated with a little Distress Crackle Paint to help them shine! I used the colours Poppy and Cotton to compliment with my page and photos.

As you can see above I have also added in some Art Stones in differing sizes. These were coloured up with the Rust Paste and some Star Dust Stickles to add a little sparkle.

You can see below that I have also added in some paper doilies and of course Dusty Attic chipboards. These chipboards were all dressed with Gessoes, Rust Paste, Crackle Texture Pastes and Distress Crackles to give that rustic look. I broke the picket fence in half and extended from behind the photo framing to help elongate the page.

I have also added in some torn pieces of 49andMarket's Burlap Trim. These pieces were tucked in and around sections of the beautiful flowers that I clustered together around the circular embellishment.

                                               Burlap Ribbon Roll - Cream 4" X 1m RB 84376

Blossom Blends Poppy


Blossom Blends Cotton

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed visiting. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me here. I really do appreciate it. Until next time happy crafting and take care.

Tina xo

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

"Escape" - 49andMarket / Dusty Attic Sea and Sand Collection

Welcome back. As promised I have a beach themed layout for you designed of course with the gorgeous 49andMarket Sand and Sea collection. On the weekend my daughter and I made a quick visit to the beach to find some waves which made for an enjoyable time for her to do some boogey boarding. And so this is what I have done with one of the many photos I took on Sunday gone. And what better collection to use to design my photo around but Sand and Sea.

I decided to go with a softer colour this time around and use the reds from this collection. I have to tell you I struggled to get my head around not using blues, but as the layout came along I really started liking my colour choice. In every collection pack you will find an extra sheet that is on the back of the cover sheet. I am always so drawn to them that I have used this one too! I cut the framing of B side away and used Creatures on top to create a frame for my layout.  I used Beach this way cut into strips and layered across the page. Down Under B was used for my matting of the photo to help it pop a little more from the layout.

Sea Creatures

Down Under

And I couldn't go past using a pack of the Archival Boards to help embellish my page. Escape was a perfect fit for this layout. I do have to confess that I couldn't fit every piece on my layout though!!! These packs have a fantastic amount of chipboard in each. And this time around I decided to leave them white without any media for a lovely soft look to go with the crashing waves.

AB-86691 6x6 Archival Board - Escape (White)

AB-86691 6x6 Archival Board - Escape (White)

I have done a little stamping using the bubbles at the bottom of the  Sea Creatures stamp set.

SS-86622 Sand and Sea Sea Creatures Stamp (4x6)

And I have added lots of gorgeous Vintage Shades Cerise to my layout. Such a stunning colour this don't you think?

Well that is all from me today! Until I am here next happy scrapping!!
Hugs ......Tina xo

"Happy Moments" - 49andMarket Design Team - Cottage Life

Hello there lovely friends!
I am back with you today to share another project with you. My next project was created using the beautiful "Cottage Life" collection.
It is fast becoming a huge favourite with me. I am finding these papers truly amazing and so very versatile. 
So without further ado I present my next project titled 
......"Happy Moments".....

I used Provence as my background page and did some stenciling using Dusty Attic's newest release stencil "Chicken Wire". I also made some transparencies which I love to do using Gabi's newest two Stamp collections Sunshine and Herbacious. They are just gorgeous. Can't wait to use them again.!!! and again!!!

I also added in some of the gorgeous butterflies from the Vintage Artistry Flora and Fauna Cut Out Sheet.

Below you can see some of the transparencies I made with the stamp sets. I used Embossing Powders in a Vintage White to make this. I also did a lot of splatterings of White Ink and I have also coloured the background using some Rust Paste.

It was with huge excitement when I received a parcel two weeks ago with the latest Release of 49andMarket and Dusty Attic's chipboard collection packs. This is just one of many. They come in white and black and they do not need priming of any media. They can just be popped directly on to you page. They are awesome and some of the collections contain many of my old favourites and some of the newer ones too!!

You can see in the photo above that I have layered some of the chipboard Chicken Wire over the top of the stenciling to elongate the embellishment and also to add a little more dimension. The chipboard was also wiped over with a little more Rust Paste to continue with the texture of this. You can also see the chipboard branches ....they are just so cute! These were simply inked and they came up beautifully.

And of course I have used the new 49andMarket Blossom Blends in the Bluebell colour and also some of the Floral Mixology collection in the Mudslide colour. They worked beautifully together and I think really complimented the photo and layout.

Here you can see the layering of the Branching Out patterned paper. They were torn and sanded and distressed and then layered up with a little of the Burlap Trim.

And above you can see more of the cute little butterflies from the chipboard sheet. They are just adorable. They were inked and I also added a little Stardust Stickles to each to help them pop a little.

Here you can see the Dress My Craft Sequins that I have added to the clusters. They are a beautiful addition to any layout I think and add that little more added prettiness.

Oh and my girl. This photo was taken on holidays many years ago at Bundaberg on the beach. I remember sitting on the beach watching the sun go down and the kids were all digging sandcastles....... well all but Ash. She just simply wanted to dance around in the fresh air.
Well my friends that is all I have for you today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here. I will be back tomorrow with my second layout that is a little beachy using of course the Sand and Sea collection.

Until tomorrow take care!

Tina xo