Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Adore ***Maja Design***

Hello,today I am up on the Maja Design Blog, with this LO using the beautiful Fika Collection

Ska vi ta en fika
From the Fika Collection I used:
Havrerutor - bs
Blommor på bordet
Blommor pa bordet
Söders höjder - bs
Soders hojder_BS
Blåbärssylt - bs
Kärleksmums - bs

Mandelkaka - bs
Bulle m blåbär - bs
Bulle m blabar_BS
The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:
Baroque Frame set - Circle
Baroque Frame Set-circle (DA0542)
Fancy Trim #1
Fancy Trim #1 (DA0433)
Decorative Scroll #2
Decorative Scroll#2 (DA0206)
Mini Words #1
Mini Words #1 (DA0386)
Dusty in Colour Sugar Plum
Dusty in Colour Sugar Plum (DA0908)

Here are some closeups of detail:
This beautiful photo was taken by Kelly @
Shows distressed hand stitched layers

I used died cheese cloth in my layers...
I painted the chipboard with DA Sugar Plum,then applied a coat of rock candy crackle once the paint had dried...
The larger flower is Prima & the smaller ones are petaloo....

The berry stem is Petaloo...

Thank you so much for taking the time to look....Rachelle

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Grandpas Story ***Dusty Attic***

I was so excited when my girlfriend showed me this Vintage Family photo. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to scrap it. There were so many fun things I could do,with playing with this photo. I could go rustic,but also use some beautiful embellishments because of the carriage.
the original B/W
I changed it to sep

 I decided to do a shadow box,to have more depth.
 I created the shadow box, Bev gave me the title & I had her do the journaling ,that is at the back of the shadow box.

Products used in this project:

Dusty Attic:

Mini Script Alpha DA0859

Brick Wall Panel DA0316

Wattle Blossom DA0572
wicker fence DA0864
Hanging sign & post (DA0197)
Skeleton Clock DA0430

grass border#1 DA0659
Door #3 DA0690
chicken wire panel DA0177

leafy stem #3 DA0580
Fancy Label DA0491

Maja Design:Vintage Autumn Basics No:XIX,No.XXII, Vintage Summer Basics:1932,18991,1905            
Prima: sunrise,sunset collection,paper petals,sunrise,sunset,roses, junkyard industrial lamps, sunrise,sunset,clock faces, sunrise,sunset washers,locket,burlap trim

Graphic 45: matchbook box-12x12,ornate metal keys

Tim Holtz: pen nibs,jump rings,mini fasteners,screw eyes, metal feet,metal corners,chain,snaps, paint dabber-metalics gold,walnut stain,rock candy crackle,picket fence crackle

Martha Stewart Texture Effects,corrugated board, jb seed beads & beads,burlap string, liquid accents,viva gold metalic,versa mark ink pad pine cone,pebbles chalk,old cloth covered brads & petaloo teastained dahlias blue,old metal alpha,crafters workshop stencil,molding paste, Scrap Fx,wheel & pitch fork

Bev's title: Grandpas story, I painted the alpha with Adirandack gold acrylic paint dabber (gold),then inked the edged with pinecone versa mark. 
a closeup of a flower cluster,using chipboard leafy stem,prima & petaloo flowers & pen nibs
Family last name,using old metal letters from my supplies
The original photo,that I made a frame out of chipboard,paper & rock candy crackle. I also added photo corners 
close up of another flower cluster.

 The flower centers are made by using old cloth covered, bright brads. I first painted then with the gold dabber & when that dried I put a very thick coat of rock candy crackle. The crackle was still wet,when I put on the jump rings,snaps,seed beads & pearls. Once the crackle dried I applied another coat.I removed the centers from the petaloo tea died flowers, & used these. The gold flowers are prima...
Close ups of  another flower cluster,I used burlap in this one.
The front of the shadow box was 2 inches,so I cut a inch off all sides. I glued the brick panel onto cardstock,before I cut out my pieces for the front of the shadow box & I stained the brick with walnut stain,then cut out my pieces & glued them to the shadow box. I then painted the bricks with rock candy crackle,& once that dried I rubbed in some gray chalk. For the mortar I used 2 coats of Martha Stewart texture effects.
This is how I was able to free stand

The floor of the shadow box has 5 layers of corrugated paper. So I was able to free stand my photos, chipboard ect,by gluing pins, (I used some different sizes of Tim Holtz pins & for the heaver pieces I used the things you tie up Turkeys with). I left about a inch of the pin sticking out, the applied glue to the pin & the bottom of the photo or chipboard piece & poked it into the floor.  
I made the wagon wheel by using the prima skeleton clock,a chipboard wheel (that I stained with walnut stain,then rock candy crackle & once that dried I poked in some Tim Holtz mini brads. I used a prima washer for the center.
I printed the photo, that I cut out the figures 8x10 on Velvet Art paper. I printed 2, 8x10's so that I could pop that amazing carriage. I was surprised to see how much the carriage popped & how it picked up the gold. I used the door behind the people & carriage, because it had alot of the same detail as the carriage.I painted the door with picket fence crackle,then stamped it with the Tim Holtz wood grain stamp. Once that dried I rubbed in some pinecone versa mark & inked the edges. I used gold dabber for the window part.
wicker fence behind the wagon wheel
skeleton clocks & washers behind the photo. I hung the photo,but also glued it to the back of the shadow box so it would not move. I cut pieces of chipboard & glued them together & used that to raise the photo. I used liquid accents for my glue,it dries fast & my pieces stay (I hope)
another close up of a flower cluster,using a locket as a pocket watch

I first stained the chipboard pots with walnut stain,then applied a thick coat of rock candy crackle. While the crackle was still wet I sprinkled on some jump rings & seed beads. Once the crackle dried I applied another coat of crackle.I then tied on a piece of burlap string. On the grass,I used first rock candy,then when that dried I pained on some gold dabber,while the dabber was still wet I took my paper pierce & scratched in the lines on the grass part. I then used liquid accents to glue the micro beads onto the heads of the grass. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to look.....Rachelle