Sunday, 3 April 2011


Michelle Grant decided to challenge me to do the TCR Palette #52, which I thought was great {especially since unbeknown to her I had all the colours I needed right in front of me by pure fluke}, my sneaky grin got wiped off my face when she also said I had to use Texture Paste or Clay, neither of which I had with me at the time!  Soooo... yesterday I picked up some white clay and borrowed a Krafty Lady Mould from the shop and played last night and created my first clay caste shape, a vintage keyplate.  I baked it and then went to bed and this morning got started on the layout.

Got to say, I'm a bit thrilled with everything... especially these GCD papers designed by Donna Salazar, so love them!!

On here I have some of my very favourite Dusty Attic pieces - the Skeleton Clock Face, Swirl Border, Mini Frames and a Key.  They've all been dabbed with warm white paint {I use Jo Sonya paint, it's just perfect} using just a baby wipe {better than a paint brush because you just throw it away afterwards} next I swiped some of my newest loves, Tim Holtz Distress Stains in Dusty Concorde and Spun Sugar, in a few spots and then sprayed with Pearl Glimmermist to blend the paint and ink stains, once dried I dabbed here and there with a little Hayride Glimmer Glam.  Back to the stains... OMG, how wonderful are these little dabber topped bottles of colour!  A little goes so so far and the colours are stunning... love love love them and I can't wait to see what else I can do with them!!

The clay, the FFS part of the challenge {LOL, because I thought I had got away with my devious secret} was such FUN!!  I kneaded it until it was pliable, pushed it into the mould, baked it for 15 minutes and whalla... gorgeous keyplate!!   I then simply dabbed it with some of the Hayride Glimmer Glam, dabbed with a little warm white paint so it wasn't too glossy and then added a little gold and silver rub'n'buff.  I love the look of it... moreso I loved the whole process of making it {thanks Michelle!}

I've had quite a free'ing learning weekend, I'll load up my layout I created using Anna Dabrowska Pekocka's gorgeous grungy style and inspired again by Michelle later on, I'm so so happy with it!!

Take care of you.


  1. REALLY REALLY lovely Mis....I love that paper range

  2. Gorgeous and stunning layout Mistra. Your key plate looks fantastic - sounds like a fun process.

  3. This is so gorgeous!!!! Love everything and your key plate is stunning, sounds like you had so much fun too.