Thursday, 6 December 2012

Creative Wings Journal - Dusty Attic

Hi everyone... today I have an altered journal to share with you.  Jen has produced some gorgeous note books, just the right size with the lovely Dusty swirls inside, and a plain cover asking to be altered!   It's been covered with my favourite colour, this aqua/seaglass tone.  I'm so happy there are so many products coming out now that are either in the colour, or are in tones to suit it!

Instead of rebinding with the wire, I used Green Tara's Satin Rat Tail Cord, it was perfect and I love the look of it, much softer than the wire!  I've tucked in some Dusty Mini Scrolls in with my flower clusters.

I have coloured all the chippy to suit the papers I chose.  They were first painted white with Dusty's new Dusty in Colour Paints - these paints are so good you only need 2 quick coats to create a perfectly white chippy!
Then they were spritzed with River Mossy and Ice Rink Smooch Spritz and dried off.  I used the heat gun to push the colour out towards the edges on the birds to define them more.   Once dried they were touched with emboss gloss and then sprinkled with fairy dust glitter.

I love birds, watching them makes me happy!  I've tried to create some symbolism here, to fly, let my creative wings take me wherever they want to go and always remain creating without having my wings 'clipped'.

I've used some gorgeous lace with a border of pearl organza and silver diamante trim, I adore this Wave patterned one!

I have no idea what I'm going to keep in here... it's too delicate for an art journal... perhaps I'll keep some sketches and inspirational idea in there.  No matter what, it will be something creative!

Products used:

Dusty Attic Chipboard:
Dusty Attic Birdcage #5
Dusty Attic mini Birds #3
Dusty Attic Mini Scrolls
Dusty Attic mini Words #3

Basic Grey Serenade
Fancy Pants Hopscotch

6.5cm Heirloom Flower - Teal - XF9213Te
4cm Heirloom Flower - Ivory - XF9317Iv
Cherry Blossoms - White - FLC22Wh
2cm Roses - Ivory - FDR006Iv
2cm Roses - White - FDR006Wh
5cm Sakura - White - XF9221Wh

10mm Wave Silver Diamante Trim - RBY25
8.5cm Off White Lace - L2898OW
9mm Twisted Organza Pearl Ribbon - RB6715Wh
2mm Satin Rat Tail Cord - Ivory - RB1204Iv
2mm Satin Rat Tail Cord - White - RB1204Wh

Dusty in Colour - Alabaster
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz - River Mossy, Ice Rink

Glitz RubOn

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous Journal!! I love the color, the flowers, the birdcage....everything!

    I envy your talent to create such a lovely piece of work :-)

    Someday I hope to have the knowledge and the supplies to create something like this.

    I love it!!! Thank you for sharing!