Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wishing for Spring ***Dusty Attic March Sketch****Maja Design****

Hello,I am imaging that anyone that has had a long,cold winter is also wishing for Spring!!!This has been our record,coldest in 100 years,my poor dogs! We were getting -45 celsius weather this year,with lots of snow.This is the first week, in months that the dogs & I have gone out for our walks,even the dogs are smiling. Gardening is another one of my passions,& these are the colors we see in the Spring. I use golden elders (shrubs) & thunderchild trees for the back of the gardens,then I have planted lots of allumn between my hosta's. I love all the fresh greens of Spring.....

 I used Nadia's beautiful sketch for this month, but I might have lost the sketch with my embellishing,I just never know when to stop!!!!

The Dusty Attic Chipboard,Colour & Blooms used:
deVine Frame Set
deVine Frame Set (DA0733)
Branches and Berries
Branches and Berries (DA0729)
Flower Buds
Flower Buds (DA0849)
mini ABC set lower
mini ABC set lower DA0862
mini Script ABC set
mini script ABC set (DA0859)
Teeny Tiny ABC set
teeny tiny ABCset (DA0983)
Birdcage #5
Birdcage #5 DA0678
Flutterbies #3
Flutterbies #3 DA0766
Cyclone Wire
Cyclone Wire: DA0737
Fancy trim #2
Fancy Trim #2 DA0446
Dusty in Bloom Blue Bonnet
Dusty in Bloom,Blue Bonnet (DA0807)
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish (DA0900)
Dusty in Colour Forrest
Dusty in Colour Forrest (DA0919)
Dusty in Colour Jungle Green
Dusty in Colour Jungle Green (DA0920)
Dusty in Colour Sugar Plum
Dusty in Colour Sugar Plum (DA0908)

The Maja Design Papers Used:
Ska vi ta en fika
From the Fika Collection I used:Vaaffla m bjornbassylt, Marzipanbakelse,Marzipanbakelse-BS,Bjornbarsrutor,& Blabarssylt-BS

I also used 1932-BS, from Vintage Summer Basics & 5th of May-BS from Vintage Spring Basics

Here are some close ups of detail.......

On the deVine frame I first used a spectrum noir marker # EB7,then I painted the leaves with DA Forrest & once that dried I applied DA crackle.I let the crackle dry,then dry painted on the DA Jungle green paint onto the leaves.
I used the same pen or marker on the birdcage & the stems of the buds.On the buds,berries& the birdcage,I applied some DA sugar plum paint,then once that dried I applied crackle. Once that dried I dabbed on some razzleberry,LuminArte',to bring out more tones.
Shows some of my distressed,hand stitched layers....

I used plum wine,ink pad on the fancy trim....
On the alpha I used the same as I did on the frame & the buds. I used Smooch (moonlight)on the butterfly's,then inked the edges with the plum wine ink pad.I also glued a scrap of paper,I was working with under the wings,using liquid accents. On the cyclone wire,I rubbed on some plum wine ink (ancient page)

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Smile that gave us Hope ***Dusty Attic****

Hello,today I am here to share with you a canvas I did of my son Erlendur,who was in a ski doo accident Jan 11th.He is now recovering, from a brain injury.Erlendur also had a spinal injury, that is healing on its own.He had no other injury's or breaks except for his front tooth!
My inspiration came from Heather Jacobs LO Moments in time. I just love all her work that she does with Kraft paper & I loved the colors Heather used in this LO.

The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:

mini Number Grid
mini number grid (DA1073)
Scribble Hearts
scribble hearts (DA1019)
Number Border #1
number border #1 (DA1049)
Spider chrysanthemum
spider chrysanthemum (DA1043)
zippers (DA0816)
Cogs 1
cogs #1 (DA0001)
Mini Cogs 15pk
mini cogs (DA0689)
Filmstrips small
Film strip small (DA0935)
mini Chicken Wire
mini chicken wire (DA0788)
Teeny Tiny ABC set
teeny tiny ABC set (DA0983)
Skeleton Clock Faces
skeleton clock faces (DA0430)
Bar Codes 5pk
Bar Code (DA0624)
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Color Clear Crackle Varnish (DA0900)
All of the other products I used on this canvas,are from my stash. I  used some Graphic 45 Kraft,& the main piece of Kraft paper is from a Halloween collection from My Minds Eye. I also went through all of my metal,& found lots of oldies (Graphic 45,Tim Holtz,Prima ect. that I could use on this canvas.I have a crazy mess going on from pulling out so much stuff.. Here is the first photo I got of DD,when we got home,before his father fixed that tooth!
This is a smile I will never forget! It is when I felt DD, was in tuned to his body,& knew who is was. As soon as he started to wake up,his tongue went straight to the chipped tooth. Once the nurses were able to transfer DD to the bathroom,I would watch him, as he would look at himself at all angles, at this tooth,sometimes I could not help myself ,by getting the giggles. He was still confused & in post trauma brain injury.Well with his father being a Dentist,I thought they both forgot about the brain injury,because all they could talk about is this tooth. Erlendur kept asking Siggi when he was going to fix it,& Siggi was @ home 200 hundred miles away,where his dental practice is,so he could not help him out,@ this time. Siggi offered to send up a Dentist from the City,but no DD wanted Sig to fix it! So the tooth became a distraction from the brain injury,the smile I will never forget,& so happy I took the photo before it was fixed!!!

Here are some close ups of detail....

I used 4 different products on the chipboard & the metal. I dabbed on aqua & ginger Tim Holtz adirondack ink,on both the chipboard & metal & once that dried I applied DA crackle varnish on the chipboard & ranger glaze metal sealer on to the metal.....

Erlendur is staying very positive & trying very hard,I believe in time he will come back 100%. Thank you so much for taking the time to look....Rachelle