Friday, January 23, 2015

Live in the Moment ***Dusty Attic***

Hello,here is a canvas I made for my newly painted kitchen,using Dusty Attic Chipboard for texture. The photo is of, one of my late sisters, oil paintings, my favorite piece of JoAnne's Art.
The Dusty Attic used:
Baroque Frame set-Circle (DA0542)
Flourish Frame Set (DA1035)
Skeleton Clock Faces (DA0430)
Argyle Panel Large(DA1010)
Corner Flourish #1 (DA0628)
Word Tags #1 (DA1075)
mini feathers (DA0650)
Marrakesh Trellis small (DA0821)
Live in the Moment (DA1172)
We started painting the inside of our home Dec 20th, & the last project was the kitchen cupboards.I am also showing a couple before & after photo's of the kitchen. It is not quite complete, I am waiting for the rest of the hardware & we have hired someone to paint the ceilings (I don't think I want to take on that challenge).
We kept the walls the same color,but repainted them,they are a browny red. The cupboards are painted a med gray with a brown undertone,& the trim is a slate color. I love the new look,much more cozy the the old kitchen.....

Here is what the old kitchen looked like,I can't even believe that I choose those colors. The cabinets are 29 years old,& every one kept saying that I can't paint them because of the high gloss finish. We painted & got new counters in 2008.Well,this year I decided I was going to paint them,no matter what!!!!
Wow! Check out that Blue!!!
The color of the kitchen from 1986 until 2008. I am so happy finally get rid of that color,it was so outdated!!!!
The colors in Joanne's oil painting are perfect for the new kitchen....Here are some close ups of detail....

On the canvas & chipboard, I used the paint, that I used in the kitchen. I also used lots of clear crackle & pewter crackle....

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

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Live Beautifully ****Maja Design/Dusty Attic***

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a Altered Journal I did,using this months Mood Board,from Maja Design. I cheated & used the colors, in this months Mood Board, instead of choosing my own colors…


The Maja Design used:
Kaffetåren den bästa är
Kaffetaren den basta ar-BS
Wrapped in old newspaper
Wrapped in Old Newspaper
Handwritten Post Card
Handwritten Post Card
Die cut sheet
Die cut sheet

The Dusty Attic used:

Skeleton Clock Faces (DA0430)
Ornate Corner #7 (DA0466)
Live Beautifully...(DA1170)
Image 1
Damisk #2 (DA0557)

Marrakesh Trellis Small (DA0821)

Word Tags #1 (DA1075)

mini number set (DA0863)

Maiden Hair Fern (DA1167)

Thank you so much for taking the time to look & I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with,with this months Mood Board......Rachelle

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Life is Good ****Dusty Attic Mood Board***

Happy New Year!!!Today I am here, to share with you, a LO I did using Dusty Attics Mood Board for January. I just love the colors, in this Mood Board & yes, it is giving me the urge to travel.....

The Dusty Attic used:
Image 1
mini Seagulls (DA1176)

shells 6pk(DA0046)

mini shells(DA0559)

Seagrass small(DA1104)

Page Pebbles #6)(DA1111

String Frame Small (DA1185)

Barb Wire#2(DA1186)

Fish net Panel(DA0654)

Love This,Love that Arrows (DA1074)

Hashtag Sayings (DA106)

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The Maja Design used:Vintage Autumn Basics no.VIII-BS,Vintage Spring Basics:1st of March,Vintage Summer Basics:1905,1905-BS,Walking in the Forrest: Diecut letters-BS

Other products used:Flowers are: Bobunny,Prima & Petaloo. Petaloo,Berry Stems,Prima crackle,mica flakes,burlap,mesh,cheescloth,beads,Shimmerz-goldie lox,Perfect Pearls mists-bronze,chalk,brown ink pad,Tim Holtz stencil,Viva Modelling cream,gold liquid pearls...

Here are some closeups of detail....
On the fish net panel,I used bronze perfect pearls. I used clear crackle on all of the sea shells,then rubbed in either, the rust color chalk,or blue chalk to bring out the cracks. I also inked the edges using a brown ink pad....

I used the bronze PP,on the string frame,& Seagrass,then inked the edges. I used gold liquid pearls for the tops of the sea grass....

I used Kaiserfusion #WG09 (a very dark brown marker),then applied goldie lox shimmerz,on the seagulls...

I used Bronze PP on the Barb Wire,inked the edges,glued it on to stained cheese cloth,then sprayed it with clear varnish, & sprinkled on the mica flakes, while the varnish was still wet. Then I glued on some beads....

Thank you so much for taking the time to look. I can't wait to see what you, come up with,with this months mood Board. All the Best to You & Your's, for the Year of 2015....Rachelle