Monday, January 30, 2012

CSI #4 - Sisters

Here is my entry for this weeks CSI case file #4
I have really enjoyed working on these case files!
This photo is of two of my cousins, Leanne & Kylie who are sisters.
We are very lucky to have7 girls from two families of who are all very close.
4 girls in thier family and 3 in mine. 
This was taken at our beach, it truly is absolute pure bliss! Love this photo too!

I have used from the Evidence:
Frame, Tulle, Rhinestones, Something Shiny & Reflective, Wet Medium.
Tetimony: Journal in a frame, Reflections.
(Here are a few close ups for you:)



Prima Flowers - Gillian Coffee, Sculptures
Prima - Say it in Crystals
Prima - Tiny Alphabet Stickers
Kaisercraft -Bling & Pearls, Merci - Ornamental Frames
Pure Juice - Rub ons Sunshine Day
Fab Scraps - Shabby Chic Collection
It Takes Two - Sticky Sentiments, Basic Grey - Metal Flowers
Paper - 7 Dots Studio - Dreamer -  Daydreaming, Elements 12x12
Black Cardstock, Corrugated Cardboard
Basic Grey - Rub ons, Delish - Rub Ons
Paint - Adirondack - Pitch Black
Jo Sonja - Aqua, Burnished Copper, Silver, jade
Kaiser colour paint - Eggshell, StazOn - Black
Decorative Tape, Collections - Butterfly, MM - Metal Word
Crochet Flowers, Charms, Jewelry. Sewing Snaps, Lace
Ingvild - Prima Distress Tool
Dusty Attic:
Mini Dragonflies  DA0518
Mini Words #1 DA0386
Grass Cluster #1 DA0660
Chicken Wire PAnel DA0177

Saturday, January 21, 2012

CSI #3 - Beautiful Young Lady

I love a good colour challenge, if you don't know how to aproach putting different colours
together try using the decorators rule for 60, 40, 10.
60% of the main colour/s, 40% of your feature colour/s and 10% of your accent colour/s.
I have used 60% of the grey colours, 40% of the cream and tea brown and 10% of the pink and purple. It makes it easier to approach when you decide what percentage of the colours you are going to use.  I hope that helps some of those who are scared to play with different colours.

Here is my take on this weeks colour palette!

I was lucky to get this one done, I was on holidays and didn't take any scrap supplies with me at all! But it got the better of me, I had to go and find a scrap shop so I could create this layout. I had a great excuse my beautiful neice Amaya who is in this photo wanted to learn how to Scrap, so who am I to disappoint! We had fun scrapping together! Amaya is definitely creatively talented too!

The leaves the to bottom right of the layout were created by using the inked DA leaves as a stamp to stamp off the excess ink.

Zva Creative - Pearl
Petaloo - Flowers Canterbury Rose
Prima Flowers - Sherwood Rose Truffle
Kaisercraft - Bonjpur - Alpha Sticker Sheet
Paper Blooms - Misty
Mini Paper Blooms - Dusty Pink
Hambly Screen Prints - Mini Brocade gold
Foiled Buts 04 - Sooz Made It
Doily, Tags, Ribbon
Dew Drop Brilliance - Chocolate, Beige
Papers - Delish - Dulwich Collection
Ruby Rocket - Avalon
Bazzill Bling
Dusty Attic - Feathers DA0651
Leafy Stem #3 small DA0581

Sunday, January 15, 2012

CSI #2 - Believe in your Dreams


 Here is what I did with this weeks colour palette!
Another photo of Leonii from our holiday photo shoot.
We had so much fun playing with the flashes.

The criteria used on this layout is

  • flowers
  • architectural elements (e.g., gates, fence, windows, bricks, etc.)
  • sheer elements (Lace)
  • swirls/flourishes (Bling)

    Inspiration Words: dream, journey, subconscious

  Crackle Accents
Adirondack Dabber Paints - Snow Cap, Sailboat Blue
Glimmer Mist - Delphinium, Wheat Beer, Cranberry Zing
Paint - Studio - Classic Teal, Josonja - Colony Blue
Liquid Pearls - Wjite Opal
StazeOn - Teal Blue, Versa Colour ink - Atlantic
Kaisercraft Stamps Bonjour, Bling & Pearls
K&C Stitches stickers to go, Lace
White & Rasberry Cardstock
Mulberry Paper, Adorn it Alphas - Radiant
Prima - Sulpture flowers,Petticoat flowers, Paper Roses, Resin Treasures

Check out what the other Dusty Girls have done on HERE!
Thanks for Dropping By!
Love What you Do!
Michelle xxx

Sunday, January 8, 2012

CSI #1 - Colour, Stories, Inspiration & Dusty

There's a new colour challenge site in town and it's pretty cool!  It's CSI - Colour, Stories, Inspiration - and the whole idea is fabulous!  There is the "Scene" which is the colour palette... with 5 colours!  Then there is "Evidence" which are a list of items to include on your layout and finally the "Testimony" which is the journaling base/ideas to go with it all!!

This is the Scene for Case Study #1

Now what's better than a new Colour Challenge site... the fact that Dusty Attic is sponsoring them for their first month and there will be a yummy Dusty Prize Pack up for grabs, so go check them out, have a play and join in and you could get Dusty with us!!
JennyB, Mistra & I were this weeks guest designers as well, Here is our interpretation of the colour palette and challenge:
Pop on over to see the rest of the wonderful layouts created by the CSI Team, there is fabulous inspiration to be found!!

Here is a close up of what I created for this challenge:
The first pic of the layout was taken above in natural light, the pic below here was taken in my new light tent! It is awesome, no more waiting for the right light to get the layout photos!!

The required elements I used on this layout were, A Hat Pin , Stamped Numbers on the Background, Repeated stamp on the background, Lacy element and Distressing.
Journaling Hidden: The Dark and Stormy Skies, Looming over Mackay, in its path we wonder if we lie. Rumbling Grumbling sounds all around, the sweet scent of rain can be found!
I created this layout when my friend Debbie K was visiting and we used the same photo with the same Colour palette, it was great to see how different they still turned out! You can see Deb's Layout on this HERE

Paints: Adirondack Dabber Paints - Lettuce
Jo Sonya - Yellow Green, Flouro Yellow
Glimmer Mist - Black Magic, Raven, Apple
Glimmer Mist Chalkboard - Sprout
Perfect Pearls Mist - Blue Patina
StazeOn - Black
White, Green & Greenish grey cardstock
Pink Paislee - Lear Cards
Prima - Flocked Rub Ons, Flowers
Alpha's - Jenny Bowlin Reverse red stickers, Adorn it Red Hot
Stamps - Prima Hex Net, Delish Number Crunch Zest Numbers
Butterflies - A touch of Nature, Tags - Tim Holtz,
Hat Pin - "Pretty Little Pins" by Tina Dalton
Beads, Lace, Fibres

Thanks for dropping By!!!
Michelle xx

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 Dusty Attic Design Team

I am very proud to be on this amazing team for another year!
Not only is the talent on this team totally inspiring and amazing, the support and friendships that goes with it from these special ladies makes for being a part of this team something really special!
Now for the news everyone is waiting for...

We are thrilled to announce the Dusty Attic Design Team and Sponsored Designers for 2012!

Not only has the whole team from 2011 have remained with us, but we have grown to include some amazing fresh new talent to inspire you.

2012 Design Team:

Belinda Spencer - SA, Australia
Emeline Seet - Singapore
Evana Willis - WA, Australia
Gabrielle Pollacco - Canada
Helena Johansson - Sweden
Ingrid Gooyer - Netherlands
Irene Tan – Malaysia
Iris Babao Uy – Philippines
Jen Burns  WA, Australia
Julie Winks - QLD, Australia
Maiko Kosugi - Tokyo, Japan
Mandy Harrell  - USA
Michelle Grant - QLD, Australia
Mistra Hoolahan - WA, Australia
Nancy Winter - WA, Australia
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre - USA
Tina Rutledge - Florida, USA

2012 Sponsored Designers:
Anna Dabrowska-Pekocka (Finnabair) - Poland
Bev Rochester - England
Ingvild Bolme – Norway
Karola Witzak - Poland
You can find more introductions on the New Designers on the New Dusty Attic Blog
Be sure to check it out! More exciting news is on the horizon too! :)
Thanks for dropping by!
Smiles & Hugs
Michelle x

Donna Salazar DT Finalist

 I am super excited to have made the finalist for Donna Salazar's DT Call you can check out the other Finalists on Natasha's Blog.
Here is my entry I submitted for the DT call, it was a last minute decision, that I am really glad I did, I had soo much fun playing with these!
! I will upload the materials list and some how too's later as well! :)
Layout - Free to Be

Glossy Accents & Crackle Accents
Adirondack Dabber Paints - Pink Sherbet, Snow Cap, Espresso
Glimmer Mist - Crushed Shells, Cadillac Pink, Tattered Leather
Glimmer Mist Chalkboard - Cotton Candy
Perfect Pearls Mist - Biscotti, Interference Red
Craftworks Acrylis Paint - Antique White
StazeOn - Timber Brown, Versa Colour ink - Pinecone
Alison Ellis Design - Glitter - Pink Sands
White & Brown Cardstock
Creative Imaginations PP - IOD, 7 Gypsies - Tissue Paper
Prima Alphabet Stickers - Brown
Feathers, Crochet Flowers, Baby Wipes, Pearl Brads, Lace

 Paints - Jo Sonja - Silver
Embossing Powders - Stamp in Style - Butterscotch
Perfect Pearls Mist - Pewter
Inks: Versa Colour ink - Topaz
Glimmer Glam - Rustic
Papers- DSD Antquities & Kiss the Cook,  Pink Paislee
Prima Alphabet Stickers - Brown
Transparency - Little Yellow Bicycle
Denim, tags, Clay Screws & Bolts (made from my own hand made molds)

Card: Happy Birthday

 Glimmer Mist - Cosmos, Cadillac Pink
Glimmer Mist Chalkboard - Cotton Candy, Sprout
Perfect Pearls Mist - Interference Red
Adirondack Dabber Paints - Snow Cap, Lettuce
Inks: Versa Colour ink - Burgandy, StazOn -Black

Papers - DSD Antquities , Cardstock
Prima Flowers  & Say It in Crystals
Stamps- Kaiser Craft Mini Stamps
Collections Butterfly, Hand Stitching, Lace & Skeleton Leaves

Reverse Canvas - Look Within

Glossy Accents & Crackle Accents
Adirondack Dabber Paints -  Snow Cap
Glimmer Mist - Silver Sugar, Electric Blue, Trunk Bay, Dazzling Diamonds,
Marmalade, Tattered Leather, Apple, Black Magic, Olive Vine, Route 66
Glimmer Mist Chalkboard - Mint Chocolate, Sprout
Perfect Pearls Mist - Pewter
Paper - Donna Salazar
Embossing powder - Eucalypt
Gesso, Mod Podge, Texture Paste
Gauze, Paper Roses, Egg Shells

Thanks for dropping by!! 
I still have lots more uploading to do, so stay tuned! :)

Smiles & Hugs
Michelle x
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