Sunday, 29 January 2012

CSI - Case Study #4

Week 4 of the CSI Challenges, and the last for us Dusty Girls as sponsors... but it won't be the last for me, I loved playing along and will continue to challenge myself with them!

This weeks palette was ME, love love love these colours!

Here is my layout... our little kitty cat again!  

The lovely Dusty Attic Vine Swirl was just the piece for this LO, long and elegant!  I've painted this one with a creamy toned paint and then sprayed them with Smooch Spritz and dried them off, once dried it was touched with crackle accents.  The crackle seals the colours in, and if spread very thinly dries with the finest little cracks, love it!!

Pretty flowers... I don't have very many Prima ones left anymore {because I have the most wonderful selection of Green Tara ones, so I'm a bit spoiled flower wise}, but I love that I had just the perfect colour in my stash!   

Do you like those Calla Lillies from Green Tara, aren't they sweet!?  It's refreshing to have something a bit different and the shape was just what i needed for this little cluster.

Mmmm I haven't used German Scrap for ages, I found this piece below when I had my big clean out, such a gorgeous shape!

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Dusty Attic Swirl Vine #2

Green Tara Calla Lillies - Ivory with Brown Stamens
Green Tara Maple Leaves
Assorted Prima Flowers
Kaiser Blooms

Core'dinations Cardstock
Prima Printery
BoBunny Enchanted
Fancy Pants Oct 31st

BoBunny Enchanted Noteworthy
German Scrap
American Crafts Thickers
Kay's Kreative Butterflies
Melissa Frances Vintage Resin
Kaiser Rhinestones
K&Co Brads
Maya Road Pins
Trinkets from Tomorrow's Memories

Ingvild Bolme Distress Tool by Prima
Artisan Template
Martha Stewart Punch - Cherish

Jo Sonya Acrylic Paint - Titanium White
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz - River Mossy {for Donna Salazar} & Ice Rink
Inkssentials Crackle Accents


Last year Jen asked if we could make layouts of the 2011 Dusty Attic Design Team all together, just for fun... I'm a bit slow but I finally did mine... it was such fun with the girlie colours!!

The "Dustettes" word was cut ages ago by Jen for me, we had a photo with the "Perth Girls' but I wanted to save it to use for us all. 
The chippy was painted white then dabbed with Tim Holtz Stains {Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concorde and Spun Sugar}, sprayed with water and then dried off, lastly finished with Crackle Accents and some with Fairy Dust Glitter.
 How beautiful are these silk flowers from Green Tara, they have Swarovski crystals as the flower centres, mmmm bling!!

The little coat hangers are so cute! I have used them to hold some of the subtitles.


The background uses Pink Paislee Mistables, I love resist papers, love that we can change them to suit just what we are working with.  On this one I used a mix of Chiffon and Truffle Mix'd Media Inx refills, it's so easy!  Just place a few drips here and there and then using a baby wipe just blend it in!

Thanks for visiting, take care and

Dusty Attic Decorative Trim Set
Dusty Attic Wire Dress Form
Dusty Attic Mini Words
Dusty Attic Mini Coat Hangers
Dusty Attic Custom Cut


Green Tara 3cm Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystals
Green Tara 2cm Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystals
Green Tara Silver Stem, 7 Leaves

Donna Salazar Designs 8x8 Paper Pad Spring In Bloom for GCD Studios

Pink Paislee Mist.a.bles
Pion Design Fairytales of Spring "Violet"
Pion Design Studio of Memories "Cut Out Sheet"

Carolee's Tiny Alpha Stickers
Embroidered/Sequined Tulle & Lace Trim {from Fabulous Fabrics, Perth}

Martha Stewart Punch "Cherish"
Donna Salazar Creative Page Tabs Die by Spellbinders

Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx Refill by Clearsnap - Chiffon, Truffle

Jo Sonya Acrylic Paint - Titanium White
Tim Holtz Distress Stains - Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concorde, Spun Sugar
Donna Salazar Fairy Dust Glitter by Clearsnap - Mixed Berries

Inkssentials Crackle Accents

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Exquisite - Creative Scrappers #192

Today is Australia Day, a day to celebrate being fabulously Australian... due to the 42 C heat, we chose to stay indoors! Kel played on the computer {when he eventually woke up}, Darren and I watched Series 1 of The Walking Dead and then I scrapped!!  

I've been having fun with the CSI challenges and decided to have a go at a sketch challenge, I haven't done one for ages!  My beautiful friend Natasha is on the team at Creative Scrappers, I had seen this sketch come through on her blog feed, so thought I'd play along with it, and then Natasha challenges me to use 'yellow and cream and kraft', thinking she was being smart - turns out it was just right!

So here's the latest CS Sketch, pretty cool don't you think!

And here is my creation...

I used some left over Dusty Attic Cherry Blossom, the Scroll Border #2 and "Exquisite" from Mini Words #3.  

The Scroll Border #2 was very simply touched with ink on the edges to add an iddy bit of contrast.  

The Cherry Blossom and "Exquisite" were first dabbed with white acrylic paint and while still wet sprayed with Smooch Spritz in Candle Glow and Wood Stain, then covered lightly with crackle accents and dusted with Fairy Dust Glitter in Pralines and Cream.

Lovely Green Tara Roses... and I've also used some crinkled satin edged organza trim popped in under the Dusty Scroll.

The large flowers were handmade using Spellbinders Rose Creation Die by Donna Salazar.  I have used Donna Salazar's Crafty Chronicle and some Green Tara Banana Fibre papers for the flower layers.  

Crafty Chronicle is awesome for flowers, especially my smooshed paper ones as the paper is thinner than usual patterned paper, so it scrunches {aka smooshes} up easily.   And my new favourite 'go to' product, the Banana Fibre paper, cuts easily in the Spellbinders die and creates such gorgeous soft texture, I am LOVING these papers... do you remember having a stash of them years ago, I know I did and ditched them, I'm kicking myself now as they are just so versatile, especially if you are a texture lover like myself!

I've popped in some Websters Pages Sparklers, Postcards and Diecut Sheets, and used some of Kay's beautiful butterflies {check out her Etsy store HERE, soooo nice}, she always has just the right colours, I so love her butterflies.

Thanks for visiting, take care and

Products used:

Dusty Attic Cherry Blossom

Dusty Attic Scroll Border #2
Dusty Attic Mini Words #3
Green Tara Banana Fibre Paper

Green Tara 3cm Roses
Green Tara 2cm Roses
Green Tara 1.5cm Roses
Green Tara 38mm Crinkle Satin Edged Organza

BoBunny Et Cetera Patterned Papers
7 Gypsies Patterned Paper
Authentique Word Stickers

Websters Pages Postcards, Diecut Sheets & Sparklers
Glitz Design Diecut Card
Pink Paislee Acrylic Element
Pink Paislee Mist.a.ble Journal Card
K&Co "Clearly Yours" Epoxy
Kay's Kreative Butterflies
Crocheted Trim
DMC Thread

Mediums used:
Jo Sonya Acrylic Paint {Titanium White}

Clearsnap Smooch Spritz {Candle Glow & Wood Stain}
Inkssentials Crackle Accents
Fairy Dust Glitter by Donna Salazar {Pralines and Cream}
Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink {Olive Vine & Dark Bark}

Tools used:
Spellbinders Rose Creations Die by Donna Salazar
Distress Tool

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

[Sweet as] Sugar

Our bubby girl... well Kellan's bubby girl, but we all adore her! 

I have created this for Green Tara... all the trims and flowers and even some paper on here are from Greet Tara, lots of wonderful natural coloured tones, perfect for our Sugar!!

  Some delicate fringed ribbon meandering across the page... banana leaf paper was scrunched up and placed under the photo matt to create a soft layer...

a cluster of Green Tara Roses, one of the 1cm ones was sprayed with SmoochSpritz to change the colour...

the Coloured Jute Ribbon ties into a bow beautifully, soft enough to get just the right shape, but firm enough to hold its shape once there...

the centre flower above was made from 5 of the white petals, sprayed with water, touched with stains and then scrunched up, unraveled and the layers glued together to form a full flower...

the fabulous Dusty Attic Fish Net Panel was trimmed to sit under the photo matt, helping frame the photo and add interest...

my new Dusty Attic favourite... the grass border #1, was painted with white paint, sprayed with SmoochSpritz and dabbed while still all wet, finally touched with crackle accents... one of Kay's Kreative butterflies finishes it beautifully.

Green Tara Products used:
15mm Gingham Frill - Light Brown/White RB317LBW
15mm Fringe Ribbon - Cream RB1575C
25mm Coloured Jute - Ivory RB407Iv
35mm Lace Ribbon - Cream RB6740C35
Banana Fibre Paper - Natural 1212BNat
Rubber Tree Leaves - Natural RT1510
2cm Rose - Brown FDR009Br
2cm Rose - White FDR006Wh
2cm Rose - Ivory FDR006Iv
1cm Rose - White FDR001Wh
Cherry Blossoms - Cream FLC22C
Cherry Blossoms - White FLC22Wh
5.5cm Petals - White PFLP12

Other Products:
Dusty Attic Grass Border #1
Dusty Attic Fish Net Panel
Kaiser Sweet Nothings PP
Kaiser Resin Flower
AC Thickers
Zutter Corrugated Card
Kays Kreative Butterflies
Bazzil Cardstock
Hemp Thread

Mediums Used:
Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx by Donna Salazar - White
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz by Donna Salazar - Caramel Latte, Green Olive
Inkssentials Crackle Accents
Jo Sonya Titanium White Acrylic Paint

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Sunday, 22 January 2012

CSI Case Study #3

Loving these colour challenges... I didn't get mine done in time for the reveal this week, but am enjoying these so much I still wanted to play!!

This weeks colours were soft and delicious... I adored them!

So I scrapped myself and E... isn't she just gorgeous, inside and out.

I used Donna Salazar's Spring in Bloom and Antiquities papers for this palette, they were perfect, but I only have some 8x8 pads left so needed a background.  While trying to find the 'right' background I decided to create one using some resist Bazzill... but I didn't have the right mists to create such a soft colour palette, however I found something that I feel works even better - Mix'd Media Inx Refillers.  It's a pigment ink so dries slow and doesn't sink right in straight away... which means it gives plenty of time to blend and smoosh them all together to get everything just the way you want them.  I LOVE them!

I finally used Dusty's Lacing Tash, how sweet is this piece?  

It was painted white and then I used Mix'd Media Inx again to get that wonderful colour.  It was sealed with a fine coat of Crackle Accents... nice and simple finish.

Another shot of the Lacing Tash... the gingham ribbon was so sweet and I liked the look of it draped down, so left it that way!

Products used:

Dusty Attic Lacing Tash
Dusty Attic Typewriter Font Alphabet Set
Donna Salazar Spring in Bloom 8x8 Paper Pad for GCD Studios
Donna Salazar Antiquities 8x8 Paper Pad for GCD Studios
Bazzill Resist
Paper Doily
7 Gypsies Tags
Prima Flowers, Paper RosesBrass Charms from Lindy's Stamp Gang
Gingham Ribbon
DMC Thread

Mediums used:
Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx Re-Inkers {Denim, Honey, Chiffon} for Clearsnap
Inkssentials Crackle Accents
Jo Sonya Acrylic Paint {Titanium White}

Tools used:
Donna Salazar Shadow Flowers Die for Spellbinders
Martha Stewart Punches

Thanks for visiting, take care and