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April with Dusty Attic

Hi there and welcome to my Dusty Attic share for the month of April!

A little different this month as I am so far behind in our PL album and have lots of things buzzing around in my head!!

First up a 12×12 layout that I have put together as Dusty Attic are a sponsor this month over at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. I have used the Case File #161 to document my personal weight loss journey.

Here is the Case File


And head over here (you may need to sign up for a free account) to see mine and all the other designers who have played along using this file for inspiration! I personally cannot wait to play along again, stepped me out of my comfort zone but it was so much fun and made me think a little!!

I absolutely loved the colours in the inspiration image and here is my take 
I have used a wet medium (modelling paste and mists), triangles (the background paper), ombre (the background paper again and I’ve also played with 2 colours of mist going from light to dark) and something that flies (the feathers that I have stencilled on and also the DA chippy feathers).

The yummy Dusty pieces I have used are:

I have applied a coat of gesso to all of the chippy pieces and then used my Heidi Swapp Colour Shine mists in coral and sweet cherry as both mists and watered down as water colour paints. I have also used those 2 colours and the Navy watered down (2 lots, 1 with more water than the other) as water colours to add colour to the flowers.

And just a few close ups of some of the details on the page. I seriously adore those mini feathers and will have to stock up on them since I have run out!!

My journalling says “Remember how far you’ve come not just how far you’ve got to go. 1.2kg to goal!!” as this layout was exactly about the journey and not so much how far I have left.

My 2nd project for the month is a card that I made for hubby who’s birthday is 14th March 🙂


I started a mixed media class last month so thought I would have a bit of a play and this was the result!. I totally love it! I have used almost a whole pack of the Mini Cogs from Dusty as well as some of the chevrons from the Chevrons Small pack.


And just a couple of close ups. This card was so much fun to make and I seriously cannot wait to get messy again soon!

And onto project #3 for the month 🙂 Our week 8 in our Project Life album.

I have used a combination of the Maggie Holmes Open Book PL kit and the Maggie Holmes Flea Market 6×6 paper pad paired with the gorgeous Dusty Attic pieces and some bits and pieces from the Open Book ephemera packs.

First up, both pages as they sit in our album 🙂


The left hand side.
It’s difficult to tell clearly in the photos but all of the chippy has been painted gold and I just love how it turned out!! You can see more the colour clearer in the close up shots 🙂

I absolutely love those little hot air balloons!!


And onto the right hand side 🙂


It’s  not often that I have a space for a “filler” card but I was so excited to have one this week!! I very simply layered some washi, some pieces from the ephemera pack and then topped that with another of those gorgeous gold hot air balloons!


And I think this is my most favourite card for this week. I love the way it come together and as soon as I picked out that 3″x 4″ card it just worked!!

The Dusty chippy I have used this month are as follows:


Well, that is it for me for April! I can’t actually believe how quickly the time is flying!! I hope you have enjoyed my shares for the month, happy crafting and make sure you take advantage of the free shipping at the Dusty Attic store this month!!


Melinda
xx

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