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

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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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Materials Used –

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

Adventure Mixed Media Layout

Hello Everyone!!! I’m back today to share with you all a mixed media layout I created for The Crafter’s Workshop using one of my favourite stencils from the new 2017 Summer range….TCW744 Wanderlust.

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The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I started my layout with the dabbing technique using a piece of old plastic packaging, water and Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Broken China. I used my heat gun to dry the inks in between each colour.

Distress Oxides  dabbing distress oxides

Once I was happy with the background of my layout, I then used TCW744 Wanderlust with Dylusions Black Marble spray. I did use washi tape to tape off the areas I didn’t want the spray to come through. I then decided that the colour wasn’t as bold as what I had expected so I used a make up sponge to apply TCW9015 Black Licorice Heavy Body Paint….much better!!!

Wanderlust stencil with Dylusions spray Black Licorice heavy body paint

The next step I used TCW9008 Clear Modeling Paste and mixed a small amount of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker – Bavarian Blue to create my own paste to put through the 6×6 Wanderlust stencil. I used the small one as I didn’t want the title of my layout to be too big as my photo was trimmed down.

Clear Modeling Paste  

I then set my layout aside to dry and started to work on my chipboard. I covered my chipboard using a make up sponge and TCW9003 Gold Gesso. I then used a paint brush to water down TCW 9001 White Gesso and TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Paint and splattered onto my chipboard. I used my heat gun to dry and then cut into 2 pieces using scissors.

Gold and white Gesso

I used TCW 9001 White Gesso to brush around my photo very lightly using my index finger and then once it was dry I used iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive to adhere my chipboard pieces and cheese cloth and photo to my layout.

To finish it off I then splattered some Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber using a little bit of water a small paint brush.

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Thanks for dropping by

Farrel Tailor

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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.

Mood Board

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

A Dream is a Wish Art Journal Page – TCW DT

I am super excited to be sharing with you all my first creation using some amazing stencils and TCW mixed media products. There is also a process video at the end of the blog if you would like to see how I created my art journal page.stenciled-art-journal-farrel-tailor

*The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.*

I started by building my background, I stamped onto some tissue paper using black archival ink and the Darkroom Door stamp – Measuring Tape, then adhered to my page using TCW9011 Clear Matte Gel Medium.

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Once it was dry, I then blended Heavy Body Paints in TCW9017 Lemon Custard, TCW9018 Orange Slice and TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet using a make up sponge I bought from one of my local cheap shops. These paints are such a dream to use and dry very quickly which is always a positive!!

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Next I used the TCW735 6×6 Lacy Tiles stencil and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Paint. I did originally want to only use parts of the stencil but I ended up falling in love with this design and decided to fill in the gaps with the stencil.

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Once the background was dry, I then used TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste to stencil through the TCW726 6×6 Onion Blossoms stencil. This paste is amazing!!! It’s so thick and but not too heavy on the page.

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To finish off the page I added some lines on the onion blossoms using a white paint pen and added a title using some stickers.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to create something special in your art journal.

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