Sunday, 14 May 2017

"Kiss" 49andMarket Design Team Creation

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other"

Hello and welcome........

I am back today to share with you my next creation
I have used a very precious photo of my hubby and myself from our wedding day quite a few years back now. So many memories come flooding back when I look at this photo. The things that happened surrounding this photo makes me smile. All the things that you hope and pray doesn't happen on your wedding day that does. But you move right along and you know it doesn't really matter that there is rain falling from the sky or that your jewellery strap on your new wedding gown has just broken in two. All the things that make me smile. These are the things you can't see but what I remember! But what I remember most of all is the the beautiful day spent with this man that I still love madly and deeply today.
So okay enough about me reminiscing. Moving right along. My starting point for this creation really was these two amazingly gorgeous pieces of patterned papers from the Scents of Nature collection. I was immediately drawn to Paradise, but decided on cutting it up for additional elements to add to my backing page of Hold on Me.
Hold on Me was used as my background page. It was simply dressed with Clear Gesso and stenciled with a Damask Stencil from the Dusty Attic. I used some Crackle Paste through the stencil and once it was dried I made a brew of tea and coloured my background page to give it that slight aged look.

I have to make a confession about this layout. I pulled out three packs of these gorgeous Shimmer and Shine collection flowers and pretty much used every single one of them. I just couldn't resist. They are the perfect accompaniant for these gorgeous patterned papers. You really can't go wrong. I gave them a little whitewash of gesso before adding them to take down the colour a little. Some I cut in half a to make them go a little further too.

I added in one of my favourite Dusty Attic Sentimental quotes to this page. These are a great addition to any layout.

Here you can see the layering of flowers and long stemmed roses which I looooooooooove. The fern leaves were cut into several pieces again to make these go a little further.

The birdcage and the birds were as previously stated cut from Paradise. I wanted to fit the whole birdcage in but I just couldn't make it work, so half of it had to do. I have also layered some more of the lace around it.

And again from another view. You can see more of the colouring of the steeped tea above.
Below I have listed the other materials used for this project for your convenience.

Other Materials Used

Shimmer and Shine Blush Melange
Shimmer and Shine Blush Jardin
Dusty Attic Damask Stencil
Dusty Attic Title "Kiss"
Dusty Attic Pearls
Dusty Attic Sentimental Quote
Lace Trim
Lace Motif
Extravagance Crackle White
Art Basics Heavy Gesso
Liquitex Clear Gesso
Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso
Well that is all from me today.
I hope you have enjoyed my last two days of projects. I will be back again next my with my next instalment. Until then please take good care of yourselves.
Big hugs
Tina xoxo

Saturday, 13 May 2017

"Days like these........" - Dusty Attic Moodboard Inspiration / 49andMarket DT

A huge warm welcome and thank you for joining me here.
 This project was made for both my Design Team work at 49andMarket and the Dusty Attic. I have to say I feel like the luckiest girl in the world being able to create with such wonderfully gorgeous quality products. Thank you to these great ladies for always believing in me!
So this project was inspired by the most beautiful of moodboards over at the Dusty Attic this month. The instant I saw it I knew exactly just what I was going to create. Can you guess.............? Yes of course a beachside layout, my most favourite things of all to create. I so enjoyed every single moment of this creative process. This has been titled............

"Days like these................."

I have used 49andMarket's beautiful Scents of Nature to capture the beauty of a seaside adventure, my son and our dogs experienced a couple of years ago at our favourite holiday getaway.

The bonus sheet you will find on the reverse of the cover sheet of Scents of Nature was my background piece used for this project. And below Beauty Abound was used for tearing and matting sections of my project.

I also used lots and lots of beautiful 49andMarket Shimmer and Shine handmade flowers. They were a perfect match for my seaside project. I used these along with seashells and some seasponge and also a little driftwood that were discovered on our holiday trip. I love to add these little bits and pieces. It for me makes it all that more authentic.
Shimmer and Shine Amber Jardin

Shimmer and Shine Amber Melange

I have used lots and lots of Dusty Attic chipboard goodies to embellish my layout with as you can see above. I took inspiration from the moodboard and used a seahorse from the mini Seashells chipboard pack. This was dressed in Distress Ink and Distress Crackle. The large chains were simply inked with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and the chipboard strip quote was primed with gesso inked with Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain and whilst they were still wet I generously covered it with Distress Crackle to enhance the colours.


The Ship Steering Wheel which you see below was  coloured with a mixture of Distress Inks again enchance with the addition of Distress Crackle. The edges were inked over with a little more Walnut Stain Ink.

My background page was created using the new release Fleur De Lis Dusty Attic stencil. I created textures using Crackle Paint. I also did some colouring of the background using watered down Rusty Hinge Distress Ink with a paintbrush. To create a little more texture I also added in small and large Art Stones with some 3D gloss gel.


The chipboard Dodads were dressed up with White Crackle Paint. Once it was fully dried I wiped it over with a little Walnut Stain around the edges to highlight it. 

And from another view.

Well that is all I have for you today.Thank you so much for joining me here today.
Until next time take care and happy scrapping.

Teen xo

Materials List

49andMarket - Scents of Nature -Beauty Abound 
49andMarket - Scents of Nature -Bonus Sheet 
49andMarket Shimmer and Shine Amber Melange
49andMarket Shimmer and Shine Amber Jardin
49andMarket Gabi's Label Stamp Set 
Dusty Attic Stencil DA1476
Dusty Attic DoDads #3 DA1400
Dusty Attic Chains DA0312
Dusty Attic Mini Shell DA0559
Dusty Attic Quoted Sentiments DA1568
Art Ingredients Art Stones White
Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel
Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Crackle
Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy
Art Basics Heavy Gesso
Art Stones large and small
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain / Weathered Wood / Rusty Hinge
Shells, Driftwood, and Seasponge

Monday, 8 May 2017

"Adore" Maja Designs DT creation

Hello and welcome Maja followers!

Tina Ollett with you here today to share my next Maja Design Team creation. Last time I was here I shared something a little rustic /country, so this time around I have decided on something Shabby Chic to showcase this gorgeous photo of my two girls. 

And what better collections to use to create this with, but the ever gorgeous
Vintage Spring Basics and the Vintage Summer Basics.

Just perfect to create that pretty shabby page.
This I have titled "Adore".........

 I used the Vintage Spring Basics 7th of May as my background page but I firstly cut a photo mat from the centre to save on paper. I then layered torn Vintage Summer Basics 1922 and the Vintage Springs Basics 4th of May over this. When creating shabby layouts I like to leave large areas of the white paper core to give it an complete border and it also saves on sanding or inking.

Here you can see the layered torn papers and above that the photo mats with distressed and sanded edges.

I have layered over the top of the background page two sections of lace. I have run a piece of seam binding through the top piece of the lace and I tied it in a bow at the right side of the photo where it hangs to hold the chipboard title "Adore". This chipboard piece was simply dressed in gesso and Liquid Pearls was swiped across and around the edges to highlight the titled.

I love to create flower clusters, and this one was no exception. I used leftovers from many of my flower baskets that sit under my desk. They were all whitewashed with gesso to keep in with the shabby chic design. To complete the layout I added in some Kaisercraft paper leaves, a Dusty Attic frame which was dressed in Platinum Liquid Pearls and cut into several pieces and also a little cheesecloth.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed popping by. Until next time, take care and happy crafting.

Tina Xxx

Materials Used

Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics - 1922
Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics - 7th of May
Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics - 4th of May
Dusty Attic Swirly Frame
Dusty Attic Button
Liquitex Gesso
Miscellaneous Assortment of Flowers
Kaisercraft Paper Leaves
Liquid Pearls Platinum

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Maja Design Giveaway Winner

Hi there everybody! Just popping in tonight to announce the Maja Design winner of my April giveaway. And by the Random Number Generator the winner is ..................

Coralie Lizzy Crust

Congratulations Lizzy. You have won yourself the complete 12 x 12 collection of Sofiero. Can't wait to see what you create with it Lizzy!!! Please inbox me with you postal information and this will be delivered to your door very soon.

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

"She Loves in Colour" Maja Designs / Dusty Attic DT project - April

Hello and welcome again everyone!
Today I am back to share a my combined Maja Designs and Dusty Attic Design Team project with you. My project today is far from my normal. But I was inspired by this months Dusty Attic moodboard and I love nothing more than a good challenge.
You can find the April Moodboard below............

Just gorgeous, don't you think? So with this fresh in my mind I set to work. I have never ever considered creating country rustic so this was a very first for me.

"Walking in the Forest" from Maja Designs was the most perfect fit for my project today.
All the rustic colours of the countryside!




  You will see that choosing the papers for me was the hardest decision of all in the video that I made for this project today. If you keep scrolling through my blogpost you will find the link for my video tutorial.

My photo of choice for today's project was one taken late last year, of my eldest daughter with a friend that we would see on my girls' afternoon Violin tuition lessons. This friendly beauty lives in the paddock of the house that I would park at. And on most afternoons it would walk to my car just to check and see who it was! I was able to capture this gorgeous photo of both these beauties on one of our afternoon visits.

For this layout I have layered my Maja Design papers with lots of blooms, chipboards and elements cut from the Die Cut Sheet. 
You can also see above that I have used a chipboard quote. 
My title for this layout was taken from the quote.
 It reads:
"She see in black and white, thinks in greys but loves in colour....."

This is a new release piece that our clever Dusty Boss has come up with. I absolutely love this.....thanks Jennifer!!!

And the goegeously stunning blooms were all from the 49andMarket series of Rustic Blooms. These were co-ordinated with some of my favourite Dusty Attic chipboards that were coloured with differing mediums from Distress Inks to Rusting Powders and Crackle. If you follow the link below you will see how these were all dressed in the video. I have listed below the Dusty chipboards used in my project.

Dusty Attic Barbed Wire Frames DA1151

Dusty Attic Wagon Wheels DA0697

Dusty Attic Water Pumps DA0695
Dusty Attic Corrugated Board
Dusty Attic Chipboard Quote "She loves in Colour"

Dusty Attic Rusting Powder DA0995

You can see the gorgeous effects of the Dusty Rusting Powder. I did a couple of layers to give my chipboard that added extra texture. I also added in a little ink with some Distress Crackle to help the pieces pop a little from the remaining embellishments.

The chipboard title above was simply dressed with a little Liquid Pearls. Below are some of the 49andMarket blooms used for this project. Perfect aren't they?

Well that is all from me today. I do hope you enjoyed your visit here! As I mentioned I have made a video to go with my post here. Just click on the link below to take you to it! Enjoy!!

Until next time happy crafting and take care.

Teen x