Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Blog hop with Swirlydoos

Today we having a blog hop in cooperation with Swirlydoos Kit club. Please check out the Maja Design blog for more information on the blog hop @

Maja Design carry 16 Collections in stock and during the blog hop they have a grand prize for you.
The Four Vintage Basics Collections are designed to be timeless favorites and drawn to be mixable with each other. There are 108 patterned papers in total and they can all be yours, so please check out the Maja Design Blog @ Good Luck....Rachelle


Beauty ***Dusty Attic***Maja Design***

Hello,I a here to share with you a LO/canvas I did, using some of beautiful Dusty Attic New releases,plus some other Dusty fav's of mine. I love,love to work with chipboard!!!
The Dusty Attic used on this project:
Window with Shutters large
Window with shutters Large (DA0946)
Ivy Corners
Ivy Corners (DA1018)
Vintage Frame
Vintage Frame (DA0254)
Birdcage #6
Birdcage#6 (DA0714)
Vine Border
Vine Boarder (DA0459)
Fountains (DA0653)
mini Words #2
mini words #2 (DA0476)
mini Hearts #2
mini hearts #2 (DA0990)
Vintage Nameplate set
Vintage Nameplate set (DA0463)
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 Bisque
Dusty in Colour -Bisque (DA0921)
Dusty in Colour Gingernut
Dusty in Colour -Gingernut (DA0922)

I used the Walking in the Forest Collection from Maja Design
I used:Autumn in the air,flannel shirt-BS,the orchestra of nature,& die cut letters-BS

Other products used:Prima sunset-sunrise mini roses bronze,pearls,seed beads,micro beads,ribbon,tulle,Viva modeling cream (champagne),Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists Bronze
Here are some close ups of detail...

I used lots of crackle on this project,this is sort of my way of altered art....
The photo is of my BF's Daughter in Law,she is so Beautiful!!!

I first glued down the window,onto the paper I was working with using crackle as the glue....
I then applied a coat of the Viva modeling cream on to the window & once that dried I applied crackle on to the outside edges of the window. I then inked the edges brown using a ink pad & rubbed in some brown chalk to bring out the cracks....
Once the crackle dried on the window part,I applied perfect pearls mist bronze using a brush.
On the Vintage frame I used both DA,Bisque(on the out side) & Gingernut (on the inside),then I applied crackle over the Gingernut. Once that dried I applied the bronze PP,inked the edges,then rubbed on some Viva MC champane....

On the bird cage & fountain I used Viva MC & bronze PP,then I applied a coat of crackle...

On the vines I used DA forest on the leaves,once that dried I rubbed on some Viva MC,then crackle & once the crackle dried I applied the bronze PP.For the vine part I used spectrum noir pen #EB7,then applied bronze PP & rubbed on some Viva MC.....

I got my inspiration to make a window box from this Beautiful Dusty Attic piece:
Window Flower Box
Window Flower Box (DA0987)
I built it out of chipboard,then decorated it by using the name plate,the title & that beautiful Ivy vine,love,love that vine, I used them all up,so I need to order some more!!! 

I used Gingernut on the hearts,then crackle,then bronze PP....
I love how this looks on the stand....Thank you so much for taking the time to look....Rachelle

Cute Little Cowboy ****Dusty Attic****Maja Design****

Hello,here is a LO I did playing with lots of Dusty Attic,rustic chipboard pieces.....

The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:
water pumps (DA0695)
birds on a wire (DA0708)
teeny tiny abc(DA0983)
rustic farm fence(DA0855)
grass cluster #1 (DA0660)
mini abc upper (DA0861)
wagon wheels (DA0697)
mini chicken wire (DA0788)
mini abc lower (DA0862)
mini grass clusters #2(DA0867)

The Maja Design used:
1st of March,6th of March,5th of April,7th of April,7th of April-BS,&9th of March

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

I used Viva Modeling Cream (Champane),vintage photo distress ink,& crackle on the rustic fence....

I rubbed on some brown ink,using a ink pad,then rubbed on some Viva MC on the wires. I cut out pieces of paper for the birds,then inked the edges,glued them on to the chipboard & added a pearl for the eye....

I used micro beads on the heads of the grass....

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