Thursday, May 21, 2015


Howdy Peeps!!

Sharing a page today that created using some gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard and some older Graphic 45 papers.

My little man he is a dreamer and in turn he has made my wildest dreams come true so I thought it was very fitting to create a page about him using a dream catcher. So without further ado here is what I come up with.


To create my dream catcher I have used the Dusty Attic Dream Catcher #1 as the base. I added lots of strings and coloured cotton for texture and to make it look and feel more like a real dream catcher.

To create the roughed up feathers I simply soaked the chipboard in water and slightly pulled apart. This little trick works fantastically and makes them quiet dimensional. Once they were dry I then simply painted them in my desired colour.

I added the square ATC Frame behind my photo. I added texture paste and painted this in a contrasting colour to compliment my page. Around the top of the dream catcher you can see lots of strings and cottons and you can see the fine detail if the chipboard strings inside.

As my little man is a nature lover I wanted a country feel for my page so I choose to use Graphic 45 French Country papers. I fussy cut and layered all of the sunflowers and then topped with the crowing rooster.

I added lots of texture to my background and added a very light wash of Dusty In Colour Hot Chocolate.

Materials Used
Available from Dusty Attic

Graphic 45 - French Country Collection - Sunflowers
Graphic 45 - French Country Collection - A La Carte
Twinkling H20's - Indian Copper
Kaisercraft Rhinestones & Pearls


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Just Saying

Howdy Peeps!!

Dropping in today to share a layout I created for The Scrapbook Store using Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Collection. I did a lot of fussy cutting to create this page but it was so worth it, I love how it turned out.

I have had this photo of my little man for a very long time and always put off using it as it isn't perfectly in focus but finally I thought, you know what I am going to use it as I love it.

'Just Saying'

I love the bright colours and the colours represent his personality to a tee. 

I added some of the gorgeous Dusty Attic mini ATC frames under my photo. I added some texture paste to the chipboard and then added the contrasting colour.

Lots of fussy cut layers.

The photo isn't perfect but it is one of my favourite of him when he was younger.

Materials used
available from The Scrapbook Store

Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home - Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home - Patterned Paper - Apple Pie
Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home - Patterned Paper - Garden Fresh
Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home - Chipboard Tags 2
Dusty Attic - ATC Frame #2
Dusty Attic - ATC Frames #4
Dusty Attic - Hashtag sayings #1
Luminarte - Twinkling H2Os - African Jade
Luminarte - Twinkling H2Os - Poppy
Doodlebug Design - Sprinkles - Ladybug Dot
Kaisercraft - Pearls - Red
Kaisercraft - Rhinestones - Blue Grey


Tuesday, May 12, 2015



Sharing a page today I created of my darling daughter. This time I have done my page a little different from normal and that is that I have incorporated patterned paper into my cluster along with the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard. I have stayed true to my style and created another clean clustered white space layout.


I got quiet scissor happy with these papers which are from the Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary collection, it was hard not to as they are beautiful and were screaming at me to be cut up. I created my own paper bow from contrasting paper.

As you can see lots of little details and dimension. I added a Dusty Attic ATC frame behind my photo and painted this with Dusty In Colour Faded Denim I then added some assorted cotton and string for added texture. A Dusty Attic Mini Word Title was perfect for this page so I painted it in the same colour as the frame.

I added a little bit of texture to the background and gave it a light wash of Dusty In Colour Faded Denim. colour. To create the extremely light wash I simply squeeze a little paint onto my paint palette and then add water, the more you add the lighter the wash. I added a lot of water as I wanted it very light. I then just apply with a paint brush and wipe away excess with a baby wipe. 

I then added a little sprinkling of pearls and butterflies.

Materials Used

Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary Collection - Delicate Details
Graphic 45 - Botanical Tea Collection - Sweet Chamomile