Saturday, 17 March 2018

"Sun Kissed" Maja Design / Dusty Attic / 49andMarket

Hello and welcome. 
As you are all aware, I am sure, I love anything to do with the beach. My heart skips a beat when I think sunshine and sand. And yesterday while I was clearing away my desk of the Nyhavn collection from a previous Maja creation, I came across 3 pieces that I had not noticed before. The colours of these papers instantaneously sent mind mind thinking ....... aha a beach layout that will be perfect.

"Sun Kissed"

And below are the 3 sheets of papers from the Nyhavn Collection that I have used to start my project.

I used Historical Atmosphere as my background piece. I then did some tearing of the Sunnyside. I have to say that this piece is just magical in my eyes. I could not go without using this piece. I adhered pieces of Sunnyside throught the centre of my layout running vertically. I then did some matting of my black and white portrait photo. These pieces of matting were distressed and sanded a little to give that worn look that you often see with things associated with the beach.
Once everything was glued in place including my photo, I primed the papers using some clear gesso.

I also added in some stencilling using the "Cobblestones" stencil from Dusty Attic. I then painted some white gesso over my papers to lighten certain areas and to highlight others. I then went on to give my page more colours using some Dusty Attic Acrylic paints in Bisque and Faded Denim.


I then went on to change up the colours of my 49andMarket flowers from some new release collections and an older collection to co-ordinate with my page. Some of these flowers were a bluebell colour which looked beautiful with the faded denim over the top.

I also used some older flower collections from the 49andMarket range that are no longer available. But they are in the same shades as the Vintage Shades above.

I also added in some beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard frames and flourishes and an anchor to help embellish my page. These are as below.....

And lastly I adhered all my coloured embellishments along with some extra seashells found at our last trip to the beach. some of these were quite bulky so I had to cut the backs away to fit them where they needed to sit.

Well that is all from me today. Thank you for taking the time to visit and have a look at my project.
Until next time happy crafting.


Wednesday, 14 March 2018

"Beauty" 49andMarket DT creation

Hello again and welcome ! Today I have my second project for this month to share with you.


I was so very lucky to receive the new release shipment of laser cut sheets.  They are spectacularly gorgeous and so very easy to use. Gone are the many hours of fussy cutting that I would spend now I can do more of other things! They are the perfect accent to add to any project and are so very easy to use. I just used a craft knife to cut the joining segments and the pieces released immediately.

I used the postcards from the second sheet of Dandelion Paradise as matting for my photos. And for my background piece I have used this gorgeous paper from the Tattered Garden collection. Oh my it is stunning and a perfect match for my accents. On the background piece seen here below I did some random stamping before I started layering using Gabi's newest Tile Stamp with some brown ink. I also stamped the title for my layout using the word "Beauty" from Gabi's Word Stamp Set.


Once I did my stamping I used some burlap ribbon. I firstly distressed some sections and adhered it to my background.


For this project I used two of the laser cut sheets. You will see in the layout there are two wreaths. The second one was cut in half . I cut extra clocks from the second sheet without the laser cuts. Some of these were propped up using some 3D foams to add a little dimension. I also added in a little wire moss that I found at my local craft store. And with it I made a little nest. I popped the larger bird in it and also some eggs that I found on the tear off portion from the Sand and Sea collection of Coral Reef. They are just too cute that I couldn't resist.

                                                SS-86370 Sand and Sea Collection: Coral Reef
Sand and Sea Collection: Coral Reef

And lastly I added in a few of the Vintage shades Botanicals in the yellow. Matched this layout perfectly I thought.



Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here to 49andMarket. Wishing you a wonderful week and I hope you get to do some crafting.

Monday, 12 March 2018

"Handsome Boy" 49andMarket/ Dusty Attic/ Shimmerz DT Creation

Hello crafty friends and welcome. Today I have a combined creation of 49andMarket, Dusty Attic and Shimmerz Paints to share with you.

So today's project layout is titled "Handsome Boy" and you will see why when you scroll to the photo below.........

Please meet Rafael, my chocolate shadow and partner in all things! The reason I say this is that this big guy does not leave my side pretty much at all.  I will leave a room and regardless of wether or not I only just entered the room he will only be two steps behind me. And don't ever close a door behind you because he will sit and wait and wait and wait and .............wait! I love this boy and his special ways. Never have I owned a dog that is this loyal and patient. 

So now about the project.
My starting point for "Handsome Boy" was selecting my background paper which is of course from Captured Adventures. It is fast becoming my go to papers. I have selected Wander Aimlessly as it a neutral piece that I can add the colours that I need. And to do this I spritzed the background paper with some gorgeous Shimmerz Spritz in the colour of Bamboo Leaf. What a great colour. It worked perfectly with my photo. And to pull the paper into the spritzing I did some stamping focusing on the area around where the photo will sit with the Faded Damask Stamp.

I used a second piece of Wander Aimlessly and cut some matting for my photo which is a landscape 
4 x 6 inch. I also did a little tearing and tucked these pieces at either side of the matting layers.

I firstly adhered the matting to the layout and then went to work on add my chipboards. These were painted in Dusty in Colour Soot. I then swiped some Shimmerz Paste-eez (                         ) very randomly over this to create highlights. And to make the chippies a little more noticeable I have also added in some sprinkling of gold prills and Dress My Craft Sequins in golden black.

Here you can see more closely the layering of the Fleur de Lis. I used the whole set plus one extra and cut them in half to go most of the way around the photo to help make it pop a little more.
I have also added to these layers a 6 x 6 skeleton clock that I have coloured with a brown ink and random splatters of Dusty in Colour Soot and white Gesso.

And this is the pack of gorgeous black tabs that I have used for my title.

From this view you can see the bottom half of the Swirly Frame. I cut the frame in half and elongated it. I added some leftover pieces of Wander Aimlessly to the oval sections of the frame and wrote Rafael's name in the top part and the year date at the bottom. You can also see the Fancy Flourish #2 here which has been layered amongst a large clustering of flowers and vines. I have also added a heart dot from the Decorative Dots pack in black. Just too darn cute these little dots.

And below are the flowers that I chose to accompany the page.
I have to say Sage is a great colour.  I have also added in some leftover vines from other packs of 49andMarket flowers. And the new release packs of the Vintage Shades now have the cute stemmed flowers that are just adorable and I just love to use.

I have only used the olive coloured flowers from the Emerald Isle collection.

And I have also added in a few of the smaller Mudslide flowers.

Please remember that if you are looking to purchase any products used in this project you can just click on the link below the photo which will take you straight to the website. And also if ordering from Shimmerz just add my name in the contents box and you will receive a free gift with your purchase.

Well I think that is pretty much all from me today. It was a very long post but thankyou for reading through to the end. Until next time take care and big hugs.

Teen x