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March with Dusty Attic

Hi there!!

This post is a wee bit special, it is number 100!! Wow! I’m impressed with myself for getting 100 posts done! AND there are even a couple in draft format!! So, I am celebrating just a little!!

Today I am here to share with you my projects for March for Dusty Attic! I have 3 to share today, a PL “end” page, an 8″ x 10″ canvas gift and a mini holiday PL spread! I hope you enjoy and I will warn you, there are a few photos!!


Here is my 1st layout for the month


As the “title” of the page suggests this is our final page for our 2014 Project Life album. Pretty simple but that was how we spent New Year’s Eve and I thought a simple, yet effective “end” to the album fitted perfectly!

My little family and I headed away from home on the 27th December for a much needed mini holiday in the beautiful Margaret River, approx 4 hours from home. Wine, cheese, the beach and a beautiful little “home” for the 6 days we were away. We spent NYE in our little cabin. The boys went to bed around their normal bedtime and hubby and I enjoyed a local bottle of rose along with some local cheese and crackers. This photo was taken from our porch while we enjoyed the quiet and each others company.


A close up on the embellies on the title card – an arrow from Heart Arrows #1 and numbers from Mini Number Set that I have spritzed with pink and mustard colour shine by Heidi Swapp. After that was all dried I did a little bit of stamping with a watermelon colour inkpad. Somehow that “permanent” ink didn’t stay where it was put when I applied the clear varish but I am happy with the effect it has given! I stuck those pieces down to the 6″ x 4″ transparency and added 3 sequins and voila, a closing page for our 2014 album!

Oh, and if you love the idea of big photos in your PL I highly recommend popping over here to see the tutorial that I used to learn how to crop my pics in PSE the quick and easy (and cheap!!) way!!  

Onto my 2nd project for the month!


This is an 8″ x 10″ canvas that I created for a family friend that I have known since childhood. After all we grew up next door to each other!!

As usual I used my copics to colour up this gorgeous stamp “You and Me” from Tiddly Inks. This is the 2nd time I have coloured up this cute couple and I had a heap of fun testing out all my “new found” colouring skills!


I have used the “no lines” technique here and the colours I used are as follows
Skin tones on both: E000, E00, E21, E11 and E04 R20 for blush
Bride
Hair: E21, E25 and E29
Dress: C0, C1, C3 and C5 Also I have used the clear wink of stellar marker all over the dress
Groom
Hair: E71, E73, E75 and E79
Suit: W1 W3, W5, W7, W9
Shoes: C3, C5, C7, C9 and a white molotow marker


A close up of the chippy I used. String of Hearts Frame Set and again the Mini ABC Set Uppercase. I originally had all the chippy sprayed with the seafoam colour shine spray but it all blended a bit too much together so I sprayed straight over the top of the alphas with the primrose colour. I was so impressed by how well the chippy pieces took the extra layer of colour and am very happy with how they turned out!



And a few close ups!! A heap of the flowers have come from D-lish Scraps and some others are from my stash that I had thought I would never use!!

I had so much fun stepping out of my comfort zone for this project and super happy how it turned out! Even better, the bride loved it!! Winning!!

Onto my last project for this month. Another spread in our PL album. Again this is still our 2014 album (yep, I did the end page before the album was completed!!) and I have used a “panoramic” page protector design in Design A which looks something like this. 


I have photographed my spread all the way open, both front and back but as you can see, the right side (when looking at the front!) folds back over so it fits perfectly into a standard 12″ x 12″ album!



That is both the front and back of the page. As you can probably work out I have documented the 2014 part of our mini holiday. We returned home on 2nd January 2015 and the few photos from those days are included in our 2015 album.

I used a disk from Word Disks #1 which I have coloured with citron colour shine spray and then coated with clear varnish. Which I have done with all the pieces on this spread.


On this card I have used the citron and teal colour shines together for an ombre greeny to teal colour. I have used Mini Words #1, again the Mini ABC Set and the Teeny Tiny ABC Set.


Here I have used the Mini Mason Jars which I painted white and coloured the lid silver with a silver sharpie marker. I then cut out the glass shape from vellum to give the “right” sort of look to the glass. Used my Copic multi liner to add in the lines, added the enamel heart sticker and stuck it to my card. No varnish here 😉


The cheeky from Word Pack #6 which again I have used both the citron and teal colour shines on.


One of my favourite things about PL is I can just run with the photos I have. Yep, my big little guy has his eyes closed but that is ok. That is how it happened. The lighting is pretty terrible but again, we were in a cave so yep, that’s how it happened! I have used the word memories from the Mini Words #1 pack and again, citron and teal colour shined!


Here I have used an arrow from the Love This, Love That Arrows pack and yep, you guessed it teal and citron colour shine again.


A pebble from the Page Pebbles #8 set. Colour shine, yep! Then I again used my copic multi liner to trace the words again to make them pop and then varnish over the top of the whole thing.


Last but not least another word from the Mini Words #1 pack, colour shined and varnished!

Make sure you head over to the Dusty blog and have a play with this months inspiration board for your chance at a $100 voucher to the store!! 


As always, thank you for stopping by and happy scrapping!! 


Melinda
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December Daily Days 22-24. Nearly there!

Hi there!!

So, I think I shared here a couple of weeks ago that I have finally finished my December Daily for 2014. We have had a pretty crazy couple of weeks since then, last week of school holidays (thank goodness they ended!!) and, obviously, 1st week of school for 2015. A big one for us as my big guy has started full time school, yup, 5 days a week school. I can’t believe my child is big enough to be at school full-time already but THAT is a whole nother story all together!!


I am here sharing days 22-24 of our DD. I haven’t taken close up shots of anything but I have taken shots of each page and each spread sitting in our album. Also, finally got around to taking photo’s of our Pixie inserts!!

So, photo heavy post but I hope you like it!!

Day 22 was a very hard day for me to document. It was Pop’s funeral and, well, it was the funeral of a loved one, what more needs to be said?

I found a story un-related that I wanted to share but also in my journalling mentioned that it was the day we laid Pop to rest.


Days 21 and 22 as they sit in the album


Pretty simple page again but I just copied the embellishment cluster from the front of the 3×4 printed acetate sheet so it couldn’t be “seen” from the front.

I have shared both of those pieces of art work on another blog post and if you would like a closer look/more info pop over here and have a squiz 🙂

Day 24 was spent at my in-laws as our “Christmas” with that side of the family. I totally forgot to take any photo’s there so have worked with the few that I took before and after and one that was taken by my sister-in-law.

Day 23 and page 1 of day 24 as they sit in the album.


I adore this photo of me and my family that was taken on Christmas Eve. I added a few bits and pieces but wanted to keep the focus on the photo so again, nothing OTT.


Page 3 of our day 24. I adhered a little vellum envelope from TSS kit and popped in a couple of things Pixie brought along with her in the morning as it was her last day with us. I also used a shipping tag, added some of that gorgeous tinsel ribbon from the kit and popped my journalling on there.

Pages 2 and 3 of day 24 as they sit in our album.

The very last spread for day 24!! New PJ’s and of course, milk, cookies and carrots!!


Page 4 of 24 as it sits in the album.
There is the last insert with Pixie’s photo’s sitting directly next to this page and I will share individual front and back photo’s of the 3 of those at the end of this post.

My original idea for this post was to share all of the rest of our album but honestly, I don’t know when I thought I would get the time to pull it ALL together at once so hopefully, this is the 2nd last post of our DD with the last post to come hopefully in the next week!!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing our album so far and honestly, though I love it, I cannot wait to move on completely from it!!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

Melinda
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