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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Live *Pion Design/Helmar*

I was so inspired by the new challenge site CSI (challenge #19 due tomorrow) to create this layout as Pion Design DT work (For Mother Collection) and my first project for Helmar Adhesives. I will also be teaching this layout on June 16th, complete with the large white handmade flower (a mix of a few of my flower tutorial techniques), chipboard techniques, gesso, sanding, chalking, and so much more! Class details will soon be posted next week at Paper and Lace (Strathmore, Alberta, Canada).

Well, this is my middle child at the ripe age of 5 years old. You see, he has an amazing sense of balance and he could actually skateboard and ride a 2-wheeled bike by his 4th birthday (self taught!!!). So... you can imagine how high the ramps are and what he does now 3 years later at 7 years old (scares the crap outta me!). Anyways, who says you can't put doilies and flowers and pearls on a boy layout? I created this with the intention of making a baby layout but these pictures just called to me. BTW - this layout style is GREAT for using up your precious scraps :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I Do! (Swirlydoos)

I've created another DT layout using the oh so versatile May "So Chic" Swirlydoos kit. Just LOVE the Donna Salazar "Botanique"papers to death! BUT, my layout photography just does not quite capture the beauty and the shimmer of some of the papers like this one - what a shame! This is a picture of my wedding day during the vows, almost 11 years ago! The Dusty Attic chipboard garden frame (I cut it into 2 pieces) is from my stash.

Here is a close-up of the Prima bling (in the main kit) and flowers (in the flower add-on)

I used the Swirlyhues sketch and 2 of the 3 colors as inspiration (since I'm on the DT I decided to break the rules since I don't qualify for the competition, LOL). FYI - the full palette is mandatory but the sketch is optional if you wish to play along this month - open to ANYONE (you do not need to be a kit subscriber!).

Check out the full challenge information and more Swirly DT inspiration on the Swirlydoos blog.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Second ScrapFit Challenge Prize for May

I'm sponsoring 2 Dusty Attic prizes this month over at the ScrapFIT blog (http://scrapfit.blogspot.ca). It is truly a fantastic inspirational EASY challenge blog with an awesome design team (great tutorials too!). You have until May 31st to enter. The SECOND theme and prize this month is...

Create a layout or project with a good amount of misting!  Be creative, make your own misting mask, mix your mist colors - think outside the box! Visit the ScrapFIT blog for more details and great inspiration!

You can find a healthy selection of Dusty Attic chipboard in my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto. The chipboard styles sell out very fast - so be sure to check back often for re-stocking.

Have fun creating!!!