Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Graphic 45 - Wonderland Balloon

Hi everyone!

Dropping by today to share my little Wonderland Balloon I created for Graphic 45. As it is Halloween tomorrow I thought it would be so appropriate with the theme and just so super cute. It does feature one of my favourite collections Halloween In Wonderland and lots of fussy cutting and dimension.


The idea for this creation come from the Mad Hatter. This entire design and pattern for everything was designed by me and seemed to take ages but so happy with the end project.

The balloon is the Mad Hatters hat and I created 2 different sized tea cups and saucers for the basket of the balloon. Now that the main part of the balloon was created it was time to start fussy cutting to finish the rest of the theme.

To add a little texture to the balloon and the top edge of the cups I added some thin paper like rope. I added the balloon tie downs these were created with blue cotton thread and chain.

I added chain and some Graphic 45 metal brads to the tea cup basket.

I just love this collection, it is so fun and playful and just makes me want to create.

I created 2 teacups, the larger one for the main basket and then I stacked the smaller one to the side.

The paper rope around the edge of the hat brim was painted with black gesso and the lightly brushed with gold wax.

Graphic 45
Materials List
4501377 Halloween In Wonderland Collection
4500422 Metal Brad Staples


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Dusty Attic - Together

Hi Everyone!!

Sharing my latest creation created for the gorgeous Dusty Attic October Mood Board Challenge. The challenge gives you the chance to win one of two $50 Dusty Attic Gift Vouchers. To enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for Inspiration, you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

So this is the October Mood Board..

The colours are beautiful so bright and vibrant.

I was inspired by the colours of the board and created a white space layout to showcase them.


The chipboard was given a very light white wash of white gesso, I wanted the raw chipboard to still show through. 

I glued the shutters to the side of the window so that they would stay open, I love that you are looking through the window to see the sweet kiss.

I trimmed away the centre piece of the window so that it draws the eye into the window.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA2187 Decorative Hinges #3
DA2135 Chain Circle
DA2201 Window & Shutter 3
DA0893 Mini Butterfly

Prima Flowers


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dusty Attic - Altered Plant Pot


Dropping in today to share my alter plant pot. This pot was already glazed and sealed and was a lovely shade of bright pink and honestly it really called for a make over.

'Altered Plant Pot'

I started out by painting all sides of the chipboard a really good thick coat with white gesso to kind of seal it. Because the pot is round it was simple to fold the chipboard around.

Once I had the chipboard in place I glued it down. The base of the cluster started with one of the Iron Garnishes from the Iron Garnish #2 set.

The sides of the cluster started with the larger 2 hinges from the Decorative Hinge #3 set. These folded around the sides of the pot.

In behind the flowers in the centre of the cluster are 2 flourishes from the Federation Frame set. These are the smaller flourishes and were not folded at all they were left straight.

Once all the chipboard was added to the pot I then added three flowers and some small and large art stones. When the glue was dry I then added a few coats of white gesso then a very light wash of pale blue colour. I highlighted the petal edges of the flowers with gold finnabair wax. To add extra texture softness to the pot then added some frayed cheesecloth.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA2187 Decorative Hinges #3
DA1867 Iron Garnish #2
DA1502 Federation Frame Set