Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Peace & Joy

Hello,today I am here to share with you a card I made using the "A Gift for You Collection" from Maja Design...
I used:
695 - From Santa with love
From Santa with Love
695 - From Santa with love bs
From Santa with love (BS)
698 - Wishing you peace & joy bs
wishing you peace & joy-BS
701 - Handwritten Post Card
handwritten Post Card 
705 - Packed by Santas Elves bs
Packed by Santas Elves-BS
711 - Wrapped in old newspaper
wrapped in old newspaper
712 - Die cut sheet
die-cut sheet & a BS of a label 
The Dusty Attic used:
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Branches & Berries (DA0729)
Postage Stamps
Postage Stamps (DA0551)
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Dusty in Colour Forrest (DA0919)

I dipped the poinsettia in water,then heat gunned it so that the petals would curl up.Then I applied 2 coats of red pepper color ink,then a thick coat of  clear crackle.Once the crackle I dry brushed in some black chalk to bring out the cracks.I then applied Prima white sand texture,sprinkling on some glitter as the texture was still wet. I also traced the outer piece of the poinsettia,to make leaves under with the paper I was working with. I then glued all the pieces together,using tweezers,to hold it together & giving the glue time to dry…
Thank you so much for taking the time to look.....Rachelle

Friday, December 5, 2014

Precious Memory ***Dusty Attic November Sketch***

Hello,today I am going to share with you a LO I did using Nadia's beautiful sketch for December....

The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:
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Fancy Trim #2 (DA0446)
Lace Border #2 (DA0844)
Christmas Banners (DA0769)
Corner Flourish #3 (DA0623)
Page Pebbles #3 (DA1107)

I used the Vintage Frost Basics Collection, from Maja Design.
I used 6th of Dec,7th of Dec,10th of Dec,19th of Dec-bs,2oth of Dec-BS & the Christmas die cut sheet
The Flowers & the Berries are Petaloo. Here are some closeups of detail.....
I cut the Corner Flourish in half,then painted it with white crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in brown chalk & inked the edges using a brown ink pad......

I used Shimmeringz (Baby's Breath) on the page pebble,then inked the edges....

I used white crackle paint on the string & bows of the Christmas Banner. I painted the ornaments cloudy blue,then I applied a thick coat of clear crackle, sprinkling on clear glass glitter & rock candy glitter while the crackle was still wet.....
I painted the lace border, with white crackle,& rubbed in the chalk, once the crackle dried. I traced the lace border, on to a piece of paper, I was working with. I then cut it out, applied a thick coat of clear crackle on the paper,then placed the lace border on top of that. I then sprinkled on the glass glitter & rock candy glitter....

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Merry Christmas ***Maja Design/Dusty Attic***

Hello,today I am here to share with you another, Christmas Stocking Card.I am having lots of fun making these!
I used the Vintage Frost Basics Collection....
I used:
1th of December
1st of Dec
1th of December BS
1st of Dec-BS
3th of December
3rd of Dec
18th of December BS
18th of Dec-BS
Christmas diecuts
Christmas Diecuts
The Dusty Attic Used:
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Christmas Tree #2 (DA0648)
Snowflakes (DA0501)
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Leafy Flourish #2 (DA0874)
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mini Ornate Gate #2 (DA0895)
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mini Script ABC set (DA0859)

Dusty in Bloom, Vintage Rose (DA0803)
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Dusty in Colour Raisin (DA0909)
Here are some closeups of detail....
I did distressed paper layers, using lace in the layers. I also did some hand stitching. The burlap flowers are Petaloo...
I left the top of the card open,so that I can insert tags,notes ect... I painted the font with DA raisin paint,then applied a coat of clear crackle, once the crackle dried I rubbed on some gesso to bring out the cracks, & did the snow effect on the top,using Prima white sand texture & sprinkling on glitter while the texture was still wet....
I also used strings of pearls in the layers. I used white crackle on the leafy flourish.....& left the gate raw except for inking the edges.....

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