Monday, March 27, 2017

Dusty Attic - Steampunk Dreamcatcher

Dropping in today to share my Steampunk Dreamcatcher. To create the dreamcatcher I used almost all varieties of Dusty chipboard cogs available. I totally love that they are made in all different sizes, makes them perfect for layered clusters.

'Follow Your Heart'

The centre of the dreamcatcher was made by using 2 of the large cogs from the Jumbo Cogs set. If you choose to give this a go you will need 2 sets of the Jumbo Cog sets. I cut a bit away from the centre of the top cog so once layered it gives a bit of a border to the centre. In between the 2 cogs I have place and Industrial Scroll.

The main cluster was created by layering a lot of different sized Dusty cogs. The base of the cluster started with a Dusty Cog Cluster and then I continued to later other cogs on top.

The feather were wet and then slightly pulled apart for extra dimension.

The feathers were attached with copper jewelry wire and some chains from cheap necklaces. To add extra feature to the dreamcatcher I also added some old jewelry hearts.

To go with the steampunk theme I added screws and various Graphic 45 metal keys.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0232 Jumbo Cogs
DA0001 Cogs #1
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA0650 Mini Feathers
DA1542 Industrial Scrolls
DA1393 Cog Cluster

963248 Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Light Patina
963057 Art Alchemy Metallique Ancient Coin
963095 Art Alchemy Metallique Brass Hardware
4500545 Ornate Metal Keys
4501293 Metal Clock Keys
4501028 Antique Brass Door Knockers - Screws only 
Jewelry Chains
Jewelry Hearts
Jewelry Wire - Brass


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Graphic 45 - #Beautiful


Sharing a layout I created for Graphic 45. This month we were asked to create a mixed media watercoloured project so I chose to create a layout featuring my daughter ready for her formal.

For the layout I chose to use the Communique collection because a lot of the papers in the collection are neutral colour tones making it easy to mix with other colours. I wanted a strong colour so I went with red as I knew it would mash really well with this collection.


 To create my main cluster I fussy cut a lot of pens from the Pen In Hand patterned paper and then just started layering them until I was happy. The background of the cluster was created with watercolour paints and a text stencil.

I love the vibrancy of the red, it is a colour that I just don't use a lot of but for this page I simply love it.

Graphic 45
Materials List
Communique Collector's Edition
4500058 Pen In Hand 12x12 Paper
Communique Chipboard

Dusty Attic Text Template
DA0674 ATC Frame #2
DA1597 Hashtag Sayings #2
583408 Prima Victorian Christmas - Peace & Holly
584252 Prima Watercolour Confections - The Classics
Cotton Thread


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Graphic 45 - Thanks Pocket Tag


Quick share today of a little tag card I created using the gorgeous Nature Sketchbook collection by Graphic 45.

Nature Sketchbook is a gorgeous collection. My favourite part about this collection is the butterflies, they are in all colours and sizes. My project today features one of the larger butterflies fussy cut from the papers. Seriously who doesn't love butterflies!


The thanks tag pulls out from the inside of the double layered tag and has space to write your special message.

There is a TUTORIAL for this little tag, simply click on the tutorial tab at the top of my blog.

Graphic 45
Materials List
Nature Sketchbook Collection
4501492 Journalling & Ephemera Cards
4501484 8x8 Paper Pad
4501479 Verdant Woodlands 12x12 Paper
4501475 Mother Earth 12x12 Paper
4501489 Decorative Chipboard
4501273 ATC Kraft Tags - Thanks