söndag 21 februari 2016

Little Moments ~ Dusty Attic

Hello! Helena here today, sharing my Dusty Attic moodboard layout for February. I really loved this one! I pulled out some of my old Pion Design papers and lots of beautiful Dusty Attic chippies, flowers and stencils, and started to play. I have a little tutorial on how I made the background, in the end of this post. But first, the layout, the moodboard and some close-ups!

I did a lot of layering on this layout, both papers, flowers and chippies. I love layering!!

The amazing frame is called Swirly Frame (DA1468) and I have cut it in two pieces and layered these around the picture. 

I have painted the frame and the scrolls from Scroll set #1 (DA1466) with white gesso and then with Colour Paste from Colour Blast (Just Blue). I added some water to the paste and then used a small brush to paint on both chippies and paper. Amazing colour!! You can find Colour Blasts products at the Dusty Attic website!

The title Little Moments is from Mini Captions #6 (DA1385). I kept this piece raw, just added a bit of gesso on the edges.

I have also added some Stars #3 (DA115), painted white.

Some Dusty in Blooms, Blue Bonnet (DA0807), peeking out!

And here's the background tutorial:

1. I started by tearing my papers a bit (Pion Design papers, from the For Father collection).

2. I then used the Creative Script stencil (DA1494) with clear gesso (makes paint and ink blend together beautifully).

3. Then I used the same stencil with Dusty Attic texture paste:

4. I then sprayed gray and light blue mist on the stenciled parts and let the colour run and blend together.

5. For stability and good looks: a corrugated card in the back (DA0830):

Finished! After I finished layering papers, chippies and flowers, I added the Colour Paste and some script washitape. 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed my layout and tutorial. Don't forget to add your own entry to this months moodboard!



lördag 6 februari 2016

Relax ~ Dusty Attic

Hi everybody! Today I'm sharing a soft pastel page with you. I found a photo of my dad and his little brother from when they were young. I guess the photo is about 60 years old or so. They look so sweet and adorable, don't you think?

In the background I have used the Fan Stencil (DA1320), one of my favs! Of course with Dusty Attic texture paste. I have also misted lightly with pink mist here and there.

I then pulled out some of the newer Dusty Attic chippies, and immediately decided to use some of the pretty pendants, DA1359 and DA1367. They look cute on any project! I also chose the Party Lights (DA1361), they look like pearl strings and suited my page well. I have painted all chippies white, to really get a soft look.

After putting on some flowers, I finished my page with Leaves #2 (DA1342) and the title "Relax" from Word Pack # 10 (DA1266).

Some close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by today!


tisdag 2 februari 2016

A Moment in Time

Just a quick blog post, sharing a page I made with Swirlydoos September kit, Moment in Time.