Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dusty Attic - Altered Clock

Hi Everyone!!

Dropping in today to share a little altered alarm clock. I pulled it apart and removed the insides from it so I was only left with the outside casing and then added Dusty chippy to embellish it up.

'Sweet Memories'

So with my chipboard I very rarely use a full piece, I tend to pull them apart and use bits and pieces. I add them to my project where ever I think they will work with where my creativity is going.

I have used multiple pieces of chipboard and there is a few pieces that have been covered by the ribbon.

To create the gate doors on the front I have used some of the Federation Frame set, some flourishes from this set were also used on the top of the clock. I have added some Roman Numbers around the clock face as well.

On the sides of the clock I have used pieces from the Wrought Iron Design set, these pieces were wet and then molded around the clock.

The top feature on the clock has multiple layers. These were created with pieces from the Iron Garnish #2, Decorative Frame #4 and Iron Accent #1 sets. To complete the clock I added a title from the Mini Captions #10 set.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA1502 Federation Frame Set
DA0574 Wrought Iron Design Set
DA1824 Roman Numerals
DA1867 Iron Garnish #2
DA1875 Iron Accent #1
DA2253 Decorative Frame #4 {small}
DA1833 Mini Captions #10


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Dusty Attic - Armoured Steampunk Snow Bunny

Hi everyone!!

Here with you today to share an altered off the page project. A few years ago I purchased this little bunny, and he and his mate have sat happily alongside each other on my display shelf. The only problem was I altered his friend a couple of years ago and told him I would eventually get to him so for the last couple of days I have been giving him a make over. Now I have a pair of altered bunnies and I love them.

So here is my new little guy...altered in true steampunk style.

'Armoured Steampunk Snow Bunny'

To allow his armour to fit I wet the chipboard pieces and moulded them to shape and dried with a heat gun. His front chest plate was created using a couple of the pieces from the Iron Accent #1 set.

I have also used one of the Iron Accents #1 on his top hat. The brim of his hat was created using a cog from the Jumbo Cogs set. The centre of his chest plate was created with some layered mini cogs and the propellor was cut out of the centre of a larger cog.

His back armour was created by moulding one of the larger pieces from the Wrought Iron Design Set, on top of that I added the top piece only from one of the Decorative Hinge #4 pieces. I then layered some more medium sized cogs and added a butterfly nut and bolt from my stash.

His additional wings were created using one of pieces from the Industrial Dragonfly set.

I added a few flowers to create extra detail.

His eye glass was created by cutting away the centre of a medium sized cog.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0574 Wrought Iron Design Set
DA2156 Decorative Hinge #4
DA2226 Industrial Dragonfly
DA1977 Cos and Gears
DA1875 Iron Accent #1
DA0232 Jumbo Cogs
DA0687 Mini Cogs

Nuts & Bolts
Rust Paste
Snow Paste


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Graphic 45 2019 Brand Ambassador Audition

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to my 2019 Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Audition.

Firstly I would like to say THANK YOU to the amazing team at Graphic 45 for taking the time to once again review my application.

I cannot believe it has already almost been a year since I started designing for this amazing company again, I am so grateful to have been part of this team for a third term and hopefully, fingers and toes crossed, maybe for a fourth. What can I say,  I have loved every moment of being part of it, it is truly a dream come true. Since joining this team I have seen my creativity grow and evolve and would love nothing more then to be lucky enough to be chosen to be part of this team again for another term.  

While designing for Graphic 45 I have found my love for creating off the page projects has grown immensely, you really are only limited to your imagination and Graphic 45 has allowed my creativity to soar. 

For my audition I chose to alter a Graphic 45 ATC Book Box. I turned it into a mini album with a keepsake box. To create my project I decided to create with one of the newer Graphic 45 collections Love Notes.

So without further ado I present my newly created project for my audition.

'Ever Mine'
Mini Album with Keepsake Box
Featuring Love Notes Collection

To keep the box closed I added the tops of two of the Graphic 45 regular black tags. These have been trimmed down and folded so they meet closely enough in the middle to allow for a binder ring to be insert to keep the box closed.

I created a concertina mini album and this has been attached to the inside front cover. When the album is folded it closes into the inside box. For the inside of the box I created like a false bottom that can be pulled out and allows for additional photos or keepsakes to be added.

For additional embellishing I added a couple of the gorgeous Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pulls and also added a chain and tags to the binder ring.

Inside the album there is space for lager photos as well as smaller photos that can be added to the smaller ATC tag inserts.

There is lots of space for photos and more in this little keepsake box.

I have created a tutorial to show how I altered the box and also how to create the concertina mini album to fit inside.

Now some close ups of all the fussy cut details and dimension of the cover.

Graphic 45
Materials List
Love Notes Collection
4501825 8x8 Paper Pad
4501827 12x12 Patterns & Solids
4501164 ATC Book Box - Black
4500981 Regular Tag Album - Black
4500548 Antique Metal Door Pull

Well that's it for my post today.
Best of luck to all that apply. 
Thank you once again Graphic 45 for this opportunity.