Saturday, April 29, 2017

Spoil Yourself ***Maja Design****

Hello, Rachelle here with my last LO, with Maja Design until October. I take the summer months off, to work or play, in our garden. In about 3 weeks, I should be able to start planting, plus I will be a grandmother, first grandchild, so it is going to be another, great, busy summer.....
The Maja Design used:
I Wish
I wish those memories will last
I wish those memories will last
Coffee in the Arbour
Smell of coffee - bs
Smell of Coffee-BS
The 49 and Market used:
Rustic Collection
Rustic Melon And Burlap Bloom Mix RB 84307
Rustic Melon and Burlap Blooms
Rustic Medium Blooms & Rustic Green Blooms
Burlap Trim
The Dusty Attic used:
mini Seagulls
Mini Seagulls
Seagrass small
Seagrass small
Fish Net Panel
Fishnet Panel
String Frames small
String Frames small
Compass Rose
Compass Rose
Cogs 2
Treat Box words - add on kit
Treat Box words
Wordpl@y #7
Wordpl@y #7
Other Elements used: corrugated paper, clear gesso, clear crackle, cloth covered wire, cheesecloth, sea shells, jump rings, Prills-A Penny Saved, Prima mini Art Stones, Tattered Angels-Aquamarine, LuminArt-Silks-Teal Zircon, Iridescent Copper, Iridescent Gold, Shimmerz-Butter Cream, Versa Mark-ink pad-Bark, Pebbles Metallic Chalks
Here are some close ups
My inspiration of the paper layers, came from the boat. I used the 2 sheets of the Maja papers, distressed the edges & used the corrugated paper in the layers. I rubbed in some of the pebbles metallic chalk, to deepen the color of the smell of coffee sheet. The corrugated paper was painted with the Teal Silk, then toned down with the Shimmerz Butter Cream....
I died the cheese cloth with the Tattered Angel- Aquamarine & used it in the flower clusters. In this cluster I used the 49 and Market Rustic Blooms, DA Seagrass, seashells, cloth covered wire
I primed all of the chipboard with clear gesso, & only used the clear crackle on the seagulls. For the cooper I rubbed on & inked the edges of the chipboard, with the bark- inkpad, then painted it with the iridescent copper. For the teal, I used the Teal Silk & toned it down with the Shimmerz- butter cream. Once the crackle dried on the seagulls, I painted them with white gesso, then the iridescent gold silk....
I cut the I wish sheet in three pieces, trimmed off a bit, to see the under layer. I distressed the edges & cross stitched these pieces together....

I glued the photo onto a piece a heavy cardstock, then onto the burlap trim & corrugated paper. I framed it with the DA String frame, that I wrapped around with the cloth covered wire & jump rings.
Here are a few more close ups...

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Be your own kind of Beautiful ***The Scrapbook Diaries****

Hello, this is a LO I designed as a kit for The Scrapbook Diaries, I really enjoyed working with this photo, & am happy with the end result. This LO can be used for a new born, a young girl,bride photos ect.
The kit comes with:
 Step-by-Step Photo Directions (no Vidio)
Paper: 6-sheets of Paper (4-Blue Ferns; 1-Maja Design & 1 sheet of Bazzill white heavy weight cardstock
Dusty Attic Chipboard: Custom 12x12 sheets of Dusty Attic Chipboard used on this LO
Flowers-Lots of wild flowers & roses
Textures: Seed Beads & Prima Trim
There is also a complete kit that includes the mediums used
Here are some Closeups

Be your own Kind of Beautiful"Add On"
I also embellished a Shadow Box to match the LO, the embellishments are sold as a "Add On", it does make a Beautiful gift!

Here are a few close ups Close ups

If you are interested in this kit, please visit The Scrapbook Diaries,, the kits are sold in limited amounts. Thank you so much, for taking the time to look & if you purchase this kit, I hope you have as much fun playing with it, as I did......Rachelle

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Adore ***49 and Market***

Hello, today I would like to share with you, a LO I did, combining some of 49 and Markets beautiful products...
The 49 and Market used:
Scents of Nature
SN-85588 Scents of Nature: Clockworks Front
SN-85571 Scents of Nature: Tree of Life Back
Tree of Life-BS
Vintage Artistry
Seeds of Love VA 4512 B
Seeds of Love-BS
Heirloom Botanicals
Cut Outs
Vintage Shades
Vintage Shades - Sage Bouquet
Sage Bouquet
Vintage Shades - Ecru Bouquet
Ecru Bouquet
Vintage Shades - Ecru Blossoms
Ecru Blossoms
Stamps-Gabrielle Pollacco Designs
GP-85878 Faded Damask Stamp Set (3x4)
Faded Damask Stamp Set
Layered Embellishments
LE-85557 Wings and Things
Wings and Things
LE-85144 Butterfly Harvest
Butterfly Harvest
The Dusty Attic used:
Door #2
Door #2
ATC Frame #5
ATC Frame #7
Birdcage #5
Bird Cage #5
Cogs 1
Cogs #1
Word Tags #1
Word Tags
Other Elements used:white gesso, clear gesso,, clear crackle paint, white crackle paint,TCW-Damask Stencil, Dreamweaver white crackle texture paste, Pebbles Classic chalk-earth tones, Tonic liquid pearls-pale gold,TH walnut stain,LuminArt-H20-Oyster, Prills mini pearls, lace
Here a few close ups....
For the background,I did some distressed paper layers, stamp work using Gabbi's Faded Damask Stamp, stencil work using TCW damask stencil & Dreamweaver crackle texture paste. I also used lace in the layers & did some hand stitching...

I primed the layered embellishments with clear gesso, then painted on a thin coat of clear crackle. Once the crackle dried, I painted the pieces with a light coat of the LuminArt H20-Oyster. On the branches I glued on some of the tiny Mixology flowers & Prills...
I cut the frame & clocks from the Clockworks sheet, then distressed the edges & glued the photo under the frame....
I love all of the clocks, I wanted to cover the pink so I add more clocks from the Botanicals cut out sheet, Cogs & the Vintage Shades Flowers...
I primed the DA door with clear gesso, then painted it with white crackle paint. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in chalk to bring out the cracks....

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