Tuesday, 18 July 2017

"You are awesome"- Maja Design / Dusty Attic Design Team creation

Hello and welcome . Tina Ollett back with you today to share a layout I have titled...............

"You are Awesome"......

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Doing pretty layouts with copious amounts of flowers and embellishments is my go to thing for most projects, but today because this is mainly a masculine paper collection, I have opted to use a photo of my son who is quite happy not to be the centre of attention ever, especially in my scrapbooking, but today it is! I captured this photo of him a number of years ago whilst we were on holidays at the Great Barrier Reef. We were on our way out to the reef on a very windy day and he was so very excited to be going snorkeling. The photo says it all.

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I decided to keep this layout very simple with layering of all this fabulous collection. Of course I love to use woodgrain patterns to custom make the design for my yummy Dusty Attic chipboards and photo to sit. I used 2 sheets of Wood to create this using the first for the background page.

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Once the wood panelling was completed I intertwined each Notepad Edge through around and under the panelling.


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I have also added in the bs of Leather ( I also love polkadots) as a square frame to sit all of the cut wood to sit upon. And over this I have cut sections of Stonewashed to lay over this. My photo is also matted with Stonewashed.
 I have also used sheets of papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection, cutting some of the hot air balloons for embellishments to add to my project.
And now to get to the really good stuff......embellishing the page with Dusty!!! No layout is ever complete in my mind without the addition of chipboards. For my project I decided to use the Notepad Edge Frame. I used two of the circular frames to help highlight my photo. I have also used two of the straight Notepad Edge pieces. These were simply inked with Distress Ink and then I randomly wiped a little of Dusty in Colour Faded Denim to help it pop and co-ordinate with my beautiful papers.

12 x 12 Notepad Edge Frames Circle  DA1573

I chose to use the Word Pack #33 for the title "Awesome". This is a fabulous font chipboard. I feel it give the layout movement. It was dressed in gesso and a little Dusty Attic Varnish.

Word Pack #33 DA1448

Dusty In Colour Faded Denim DA0913

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I have also used lots of yummy Dusty Attic chipboards to emphasise my photo. These were inked and painted and layered amongst the layers of papers to allow more dimension to my layout.
Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Remember to return tomorrow for another Design Team creation. Until then take care and happy crafting. xxx


Friday, 14 July 2017

"Beauties" 49andMarket - Cottage Life

Hello and welcome back today for my instalment of 49andMarket's newest release collection to hit the shelves. I can't explain the sheer delight these new papers brought me upon their arrival. The amount of ooooohs and ahhhhs that could be heard from myself  and my daughters as I took each sheet from the box would have had drawn attention had anyone been standing close by. I think this is by far one of the most beautiful collections I have ever laid my hands on.

So to sit down to craft with it was even more of a thrill.

I found a card from the Cut Outs sheet which I decided to used as my title for the page. I then went in search for a photo to accompany it. This photo is one that I have used once before. It is one of my most special photos of my two girls. I adore this photo and thought it would work perfectly with this collection. I did originally have it in black and white but changed it to a sepia tone partway through creating this layout. I felt the brown shades suited it much better.

I used two sheet of Provence to start my layout . The first of course for my background and the second was cut firstly for the floral elements which I fussy cut. I then cut a couple of photo mats and then a couple of more and tore some also to do a little layering of the photo. I used the dotted lines from the framework to help frame my photo on three sides. I also wrapped a little of 49andMarket's jute cord around the frame and tied it in a bow at the side.

I cut a few more elements from the Cut Outs Sheet to help embellish my layout. These were added atop of these beautiful beautiful .....did I say beautiful soon to be released flowers. They are just to die for........and that is the honest truth. A must have all three collections for the die hard flower hoarders like me. I know a few lovely friends that would give their left arm to have these in their collections.

I embellished my page further by frame the matting layers using a favourite chipboard Dusty Attic frame. I cut it into 3 and added some Liquid Pearls and gesso to these to help them hightlight the photo.

And from another view of these gorgeous flowers. They are amazing. I did a little dry brushing with gesso to keep with the whitewash or shabby look of my layout. And also to help keep my layout as soft as this beautiful photo.

Here you can see more of the layering of torn papers of Garland. I love stripes. And this green is a stunning colour to co-ordinate with the blue of this page.

Here you can see the Wagon Wheel elements which I think are just adorable. And you can also see the sprigs from the flowers that you will find when you purchase the soon to be release flower range. They also have some gorgeous leaves and branches but I decided to leave these out for this layout. Can't wait for you all to see them.

Materials Used for this project

49andMarket Cottage Life
49andMarket Jute
49andMarket Flowers BlueBell (soon to be released)
Dusty Attic chipboards
Ranger Star Dust Stickles
Ranger Crackle Accents
Liquid Pearls

Well that is all from me tonight and for the month. I so hope you have enjoyed my blogpost tonight. Wishing you a very special and safe weekend. Until next time take care and happy scrapping.

Tina x

Thursday, 13 July 2017

"Remember the love" by Tina Ollett 49andMarket / Dusty Attic DT creation

Hello and welcome. Tina with you here today to share a layout created recently. This was created for a friend who had just lost her Dad suddenly. I felt very priveleged to have been asked to do this for her, but terrified at the same time. The pressure was on and of course I procrastinated about doing it right up until the day before it was due to be completed. I got there in the end and I hope that it is all that she was wanting. So this is what I did.

I reverted back to 49andMarket's very first release papers of Vintage Artistry. These have been my go to papers for so many creations. They really lend themselves to most styles. I was looking for a soft muted page and I found it on the back of the Vintage Artistry's Fauna and Flora Cut Out sheet. I was surprised to have one of these still in tact! Through this patterned paper there are hints of a dulled apricot colour so that is where I started.

I also added in a slither of torn paper from the reverse  of the Ephemera cut out sheet as there are lots of muted tones of grey throughout my background page. I tucked this piece under my main photo frame which you can just see in the layout.

And I also used the large clock cut from the Heirloom Cut Outs sheet below.

And of course no project is complete without some gorgeous 49andMarket flowers. These are my favourite's from this collection......they are stunning and a perfect fit for my layout.

I firstly did a little sentciling on the background with some Art Extravagance Crackle Paste. I also coloured around where my photo would sit with some acrylic paint toned down with a little gesso to suit my layout.

I also cut a number of butterflies from my first piece of Ephemera Cut Outs.

I have used a lot of beautiful Dusty Attic chipboards to compliment my page. They were dressed in inks and Liquid Pearls in co-ordinating colours. Some were also covered with some sparkles to highlight the chipboards required.

This filmstrip chipboard piece was bent to fit over some embellishments and give dimension to my page.

I also did some splatterings  using Inka Golds.

I have also added in some distressed pieces of muslin along with lace to help soften my layout.

And from a different angle........

Materials Used to complete project:

Vintage Artistry Ephemera Cut Out Sheet
Vintage Artistry Fauna and Flora Cut Out Sheet
Heirloom Botanicals Heirloom Cut Outs
Shimmer and Shine Amber Melange
Shimmer and Shine Amber Jardin Secret
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Dusty Attic Stencil
Liquid Pearls
Gesso white and clear
Rubon "Love"
Archival Ink

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed this creation. I will be back tomorrow with one more creation using the new release "Cottage Life" collection.

Big hugs

Tina xo


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

"Together" - 49andMarket / Dusty Attic Design Team Creation

Hello and welcome back!
Tina O here with you today to share my next creation using the gorgeous Heirloom Botanicals.
When I first opened my goodies box from the lovely Janene, my eyes were taken with the Oasis A and B side. I love the purple blue hue of this paper and the rusticness about the patterns. These were must haves for my next creation. I have titled this "Together".


I have used a photo of my youngest and our much beloved Sam who is no longer with us. Even though she has not been with us for some time now, we still miss her dearly. My daughter often talks of her, so it was very important for me to scrap this beautiful photo and memory.


Oasis was used as my background piece and also a second piece of it was used to frame the background. I tore the centre from the second piece and mounted it over the background. The remaining centre piece was torn  into a few pieces and used at matting to sit behind my photo which was matted a couple of times with The Patch and Serenity  papers. The base was primed with clear gesso and I also added a little texture with a Script Stencil, Crackle Paste and some silver embossing powder.

I love the Rustic Blooms.......can not get enough of them. The fact that they are of the best quality allows them to be coloured very easily. So for this layout I have coloured them all using glimmermists. I have used Dried Lavender and  Slate with a little Dylusions White Linen to calm down the colours.


I have used Dusty Attic chipboards to help embellish my page. These were treated with Crackle Paste and coloured with Vivas. Some were just inked  and then crackled using Distress Crackle. 


My flowers were all dry brushed with a little white gesso to tone down the colours and also give a shabbiness to the page. I have also coloured the page using some H2O's.


And some more close-ups........


I have also used some lace layered amongst the paper layers creating more dimension. Muslin was also coloured and added to the the flower cluster to help the flowers pop a little more.
Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit here.
 Thank you for taking the time to visit me.
Until next time

Friday, 23 June 2017

"Dream" Dusty Attic / Maja Moodboard DT creation

Welcome back and hello!
I hope this post finds you happy and well. Today I have for you a Moodboard inspired layout. Dusty Attic's June moodboard is AMAZING !!!!! I absolutely love this as you can well imagine. I am not really a pink girl but everything about this is totally gorgeous! Wouldn't you agree? There are still a few days left for you to create something to submit to be in the running to win a fantastic voucher worth $100 of Dusty goodness. That would buy a fantastic amount of chipboard!!
 Just saying..............

And my layout created with this beautiful moodboard above is titled.........


I have used a combination of Maja Designs gorgeously stunning Vintage Summer and Vintage Spring Basics collection to create my layered background of torn and distressed papers.

Now here is where all the Dusty goodness begins.........arghhhhhhhh. Here I am going to explain that from time to time I have a favourite chipboard. And lets just say it may be the Fleur de Lis ...... well I will put this in a little basket right at arms reach on my scrap table. And almost each layout I create I will reach into this little basket. I can't tell you how often I have wanted to use this piece......but finally it happened for the perfect project. I think it just fit wonderfully here. You can see these pieces above cut into 2's and tucked amoungst my paper layers. Yay I was so happy when this worked!

I love these Dusty Title chipboards. They are totally gorgeous. This one was dressed in some Dusty Attic Sugar Plum acrylic paint and then I toned it down a little to compliment my page with some white gesso and of course some Dress My Craft sparkling dust........

I have also used Dusty's Swirly Frame which is another favourite of course. It was cut into two and used to frame these beautiful photo's of my daughter Ashlea. We held a Mad Hatters Tea Party a little while back and she dressed as the Queen and looked just stunning. These photos of course were changed to a Sepia tone to help fit my layout and the moodboard.

Here you can see my Fleur de Lis coloured with inks and paints. Atop of it I sat the small Decorative #1 frame and then on top of that a Mini Clock Face. The mini clockfaces are the perfect fit for this frame!!

Okay and I love me a little or quite a lot however you look at it of the Dress My Craft
Princess Mix Sequins. I also gave my layout a good sprinkling of  Dress My Craft's Sparkling Dust just to make it shine that little bit more.

I also added in some florals but I kept it quite minimal for me that it. Above you can see the 49andMarket Floral Mixology flowers that I used. These are the Pina Colada coloured florals that I changed up by wiping over with a little Dusty Sugar Plum acrylic paint. 

I have also tucked in a little lace and muslin to keep the layout as soft as possible.

And lastly these gorgeous gorgeous Dusty Attic Heart Arrows. I have dressed both the large and the small chippies in some Star Dust Stickles to really make them pop. I then added them into my clusters of flowers. 
Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a beautiful weekend and find some time for you !

Big hugs .....

Tina x

Please find below the complete list of materials used for this project.

Materials Used

Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1933bs

Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 4th May

Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1923

Dusty Attic Sugar Plum Acrylic Paint DA0908

Dusty Attic Heart Arrows #2 DA1026

Dusty Attic Word Pack #4 DA1077 "Dream"

Dusty Attic Decorative Frame #1 DA0207

Dusty Attic Swirly Frame DA1468

Dusty Attic Mini Clockfaces DA0717

Dusty Attic Fleur de Lis DA1280

White and Clear Gesso
3D Gloss Gel

49andMarket Floral Mixology Pina Colada
Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust
Dress My Craft Princess Mix Sequins
Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso
Star Dust Stickles