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Friday, June 28, 2013

More June Dusty Attic and Swirlydoos

I decided to try something a little different and extend the "collage" Dusty Attic theme that we used on our ATC projects this month - to create a manly layout in honour of Father's day that just passed. I used the last bits of my June Swirlydoos "Brass Shilling" kit. This kit features some glorious Kaisercraft papers.

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The picture is of my husband from our trip to Europe 11 years ago. I used the brand new DA small filmstrips chipboard set and joined them together to create a railroad effect at the top of my page and tucked a piece of the large skeleton clock under the corrugated cardboard from the kit. Next, I cut the chipboard title in half and placed it in two parts on my layout. I used a mini lamp post too and placed it right onto my picture (simply covered it with black DA "soot" paint and clear crackle varnish).

To finish the chipboard, I used inks on the filmstrips and clock and then used gesso and DA "Navajo" white paint on the title. I also dry brushed the paint on the corrugated cardboard. Behind the kit Petaloo flowers are some DA paper rose leaves too (love these!).

I used the awesome June DA sketch, created by Mistra, as an inspiration point for this layout. Don't forget to enter the monthly sketch challenge for a chance to win some chipboard goodness! See details on the Dusty Attic NING.

This month's Dusty Attic ATC theme is COLLAGE: An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color. I used my June Swirlydoos "Brass Shilling" kit scraps glued to a piece of corrugated cardboard (also in the kit) and a flower to compliment several DA chipboard casings (the parts surrounding the actual laser cut pieces), plus a pair of the mini wings.

TIP: Shabby chic "seashell" effect
How did I get that look on my chipboard? SO Easy! I simply stippled on thick gesso to create peaks. Once dry, I then used some semi-translucent mists (like Tattered Angels and Shimmerz) spraying lightly, letting it naturally resist the gesso peaks created and pool in the "valleys". Kinda looks like a cool seashell effect and it gleams beautifully in sunlight too.

I ended up turning this ATC into a Father's day card for my dad (with more of the pretty papers in the June Swirlydoos kit). White paint was randomly sponged onto the paper layers too.

Here is a peek at the "Brass Shilling" main kit and add-ons. To become a subscriber and never miss a gorgeous Swirlydoos kit click here.


KellyCreates said...

I just love all the texture you add to your projects, Vicky! Beautiful work!

Adriana B said...

wow, great textures, love your layout :)

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful creations!

Beatriz said...

Que bonito, esta precioso, una tecnica que el resultado final es espectacular, bsss

Romy said...

Gosh, such gorgeous work! I really love your creations with this kit!

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Debbie L Gregory said...

Beautiful layout and memory. Your creations always have such beauty and an elegance about them. Love the DA, I missed this recent stock and sale, hope more coming soon.

Chris said...

This is my first time to your blog. I some how got here through pinterest. I just love your site. Thank you so much for all the tutorials I learned so much.

Eila Sandberg said...

Your dad must have been really chuffed getting a de luxe card like the one you made for him! the shell effect on the chippie is gorgeous! love love love your page too! xoxox