Art Journal Cover

Hello Everyone!!!

Today I am sharing with you all a mixed media art journal cover I created using some amazing TCW products and Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces. My inspiration for this cover is from the Dusty Attic September Mood Board.

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To start the background I applied TCW 9001 White Gesso using a dry paint brush. Then to blend the edges a little bit, I used a baby wipe. Once the gesso was dry (which doesn’t take long as it’s only a light coverage) I then used TCW202s Mini Harlequin stencil along with TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste using a silicone brush.

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I then dried the modeling paste using my heat gun. Once that was dry I then used some 13arts Water based inks mixed with water in colours – Yellow, Scarlet and Bordeaux. Again used the heat gun to dry and then applied some stamping using black archival ink, Stampers Anonymous stamp and Darkroom Door texture stamp.

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Once I was happy with the background I then covered my small doily from Doily #5 with TCW9001 White Gesso and covered the small Fleur de Lis with TCW9015 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Black Licorice

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Next I lightly sprinkled some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers – Bavarian Blue and just lightly sprayed with water. I then coloured the cheesecloth with Colour Blast Shimmer Dust – Cobalt and Navy and some water. And now to assemble!!! As you can see I have cut the painted black doily chipboard in half, added the cheesecloth and some art stones. I adhered all my pieces using iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive

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Last of all I adhered the Fleur de Lis chipboard along with the black title from Wordpl@y #3 black chipboard in the center.
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Thank you for dropping by xx

 

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Scrap The Girls Guest Designer for September Challenge

Today I am super excited to be sharing a layout that I created for Scrap The Girls (click here to see what the other amazing DT girls have created).

As you all know I have 3 boys so I don’t get to create using girly colours often so I was super chuffed when I was asked to be a guest designer for this month. Below is the sketch we had to get our inspiration from.

And this is what I created. I used Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot and Twisted Citron for my background.

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The stamps I used are by Kaisercraft – Chicken Wire, Triangles, Boutique, Stitched Circles and Postmarks. I used Archival Ink – Watering Can to stamp the background.

The chipboard used is by Dusty Attic – Paris Post Mark, Postage Stamp and Word Pack #35.

Thanks for dropping by xx

Picture Perfect Moments

Wow can you believe it is now spring?!!! This year is just flying……being the first of the month it can only mean 1 thing – new challenge over on the Scrap The Boys Blog and this month it’s all about Father’s Day.

Here is my take on the Challenge…

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Thanks for dropping by and I can’t wait to see what you create this month xx

Dream Catcher Canvas – August Mood Board for Dusty Attic

Hello Again!! Today I am sharing with you a canvas board I created using the Dusty Attic August Mood Board which is on their blog as inspiration.

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It’s always a challenge for me to create something that isn’t boy related due to having 3 boys so I found this a challenge but loved every moment of it. I wanted to create a canvas focusing on the dream catcher image and the colour tones….and this is what I came up with.

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There are so many layers to this canvas..I just love it!! And I got to use some molds a very dear friend of mine made for me. I loved how the crackle varnish created more texture to the dream catcher.

Here are some close ups.

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Dusty Attic products used –

Clear Crackle Varnish

Chipboard – Circle Mesh Small, Wordpl@y #2 – Black, Indian Arrow #1 and Dream Catcher #1

Other products used –

Finnabair Opal Magic Violet-Gold paint, Glass Beads, White Gesso, Prima Flowers, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Oom Pah Pah Pink, 8×8 canvas board, Blue Fern Studios Chesterville – George paper

Thanks for dropping by and hopefully this has inspired you to create using the Dusty Attic Mood Board.

Farrel xx

You Fill My Heart – The Dusty Attic DT

Hello there Lovelies!!

 I am super excited to be sharing with you all my very first design team project for The Dusty Attic!!!!

I have created this masculine scrapbooking layout using some amazing chipboard and other mixed media products.20170801_100221

How amazing are these chipboard pieces for boy layouts?! I started off by building my background using a TCW stencil from their new release and some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays. I then stamped randomly using a Kaisercraft Graffiti Stamp with black Versafine.

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I used Aged Teal Embossing Enamel on my String Circle Frame piece and then cut into 2 pieces….this way I wasn’t wasting any of the chipboard behind the photo.

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I cut random pieces from the Diamond Panel chipboard and painted with black gesso. I then dabbed some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse using my finger. I also cut the small Filmstrip in half and inked with my versafine and splattered using Frozen Jack Frost spray.

The Dusty Attic Materials Used:

Dusty Attic Chipboard String Circle Frame

Dusty Attic Filmstrip Small

Dusty Attic Chipboard Diamond Panel

Dusty Attic Chipboard Wordpl@y #4 – black

 

 

Other materials Used:

Blue Fern Studios Chesterville Preston pp, Kaisercraft Graffiti stamp, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Pacific Teal, Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays – Midnight Rendezvous Raven, Frozen Jack Frost & Sassy Sapphire, TCW745 – 6×6 Riveted stencil, TCW9002 Black Gesso, TCW9004 Light & Fluffy Modelling Paste, Stampendous Aged Teal Embossing Enamel

Feel Free to view my process video

Thanks for dropping by xx

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You are 100% Perfect – Scrap the Boys DT August Challenge

Can you believe it’s August?! Where has this year gone? Well new month means  new challenge over on the Scrap the Boys blog and the challenge was to create a layout using a 5×7 inch photo.

Here is what I created – I love this cheeky photo of Oliver

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I used the 7 Dots Studios range Dreamscapes including their sticker sheet and die cuts. Along with some builders tape which I bought from a hardware store, chipboard from WOW, Kaisercraft Diamond stamp, Distress Oxide Ink – Fossilized Amber and Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint – Umber.

Thanks for dropping by and remember to head on over to the STB blog to see what the other amazing designers have created.

I can’t wait to see what you create this month.

xx

Beautiful Roses Layout – Colour Blast Australia and Kraft Plus Challenge DT

I hope you are all having an awesome weekend!! So today I am combining to posts into 1. I was lucky to have been a guest designer over on the Kraft Plus Blog Challenge this month which you can find all the details here.

The challenge was to use Rose 3 ways…I ended up using it 4 ways.

This layout is very special to me as I wanted to use a photo of my Nana and I. It was recently the anniverary of her passing 3 years ago and she loved her roses so this challenge was perfect.

So here is my layout – you can click here to see all the process shots over on the Colour Blast blog which is up today.

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Materials Used – Dusty Attic Roses stencil and Rose in Bloom chipboard, Kaisercraft Kraft paper and Blue Bay Collection P1732, Prima Sweet Peppermint flowers, Prima bundle flowers and Kimberly Flowers, Cheese Cloth, Colour Blast Products – Rose Petal paste, Punch shimmer spray, Singin the blues shimmer spray, Deep Water shimmer spray, White heavy gesso and Sienna Shimmer Cubes.

Thanks for dropping by and until next time – Happy Scrappin xx