Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Look *****Maja Design/Dusty Attic****

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a LO I did using the Beautiful Nyhavn Collection.....
The precious photo was taken by
I used:
Romantic lunch bs
Romantic lunch-BS
Strolling along the canal
Strolling down the canal
Strolling along the canal bs
Strolling down the canal-BS
Sitting at the dock
Sitting on the Dock
Sitting at the dock bs
Sitting on the Dock-BS

The Dusty Attic used:
Image 1
Lavender (DA1001)
Chicken Wire Panel
Chicken wire panel (DA0177)
Mini Heart Buttons
mini Heart Buttons (DA0682)
Flutterbies #3
Flutterbies #3 (DA0766)
Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies (DA0819)
Bookman ABC Set
Bookman ABC Set (DA0666)
mini ABC set upper
mini ABC upper (DA0861)
Word Tags #1
Word Tags (DA1075)
 Here are some close ups of detail....
On the chipboard I used TH brushed pewter distress paint. I also mixed Viva modeling cream,rose & mother of pearl & used it on the chipboard,as well as the stencil work. While the modeling cream was still wet I sprinkled on some silver micro beads on to the heads of the grasses,hearts & on to the alpha.....
Shows paper layers & hand stitching...
The roses are Prima....
I used TCW confetti 6X6 stencil....
I ripped out a hole in the paper,& glued chicken wire in between the paper layers...

I just love the expression,on Lief's cute little face. Thank you so much for taking the time to look......Rachelle

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