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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

More May Swirlydoos/ Dusty Attic projects (+ tutorial)

I'm back with more Swirlydoos Kits and Dusty Attic Chipboard DT projects to share. Here is a layout (and tutorial below) that I created using the gorgeous chipboard Floral Frame Set (DA0576) to complement my beautiful "Au Naturale" May kit from Swirlydoos (featuring Pink Paislee and Prima papers and gorgeous embellishments). I have been wanting to scrap this childhood picture of my husband and his brothers for so long and finally had the perfect papers and embellishments for it.

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For the floral piece, I randomly painted it with gesso, putting more in some places than others, especially on the flowers.

Next, I used light green and teal chalk ink. As you can see, the spots that had more gesso are much lighter than the others. This gives a more natural look than an all over wash of colour.

I then added some darker green and brown chalk ink and rubbed it with Q-tips to reveal the lighter colour underneath in several places (especially the middle of the teal flowers). Once dry, I glued the piece onto my paper and cut a bit of the right chipboard edge off that was hanging over.

Next, I filled in the middle of the flowers with baby blue Stickles glitter glue.

The Happy Memories title (DA0732) was a perfect font and description of this fun fishing experience too. For the title, I simply inked the pieces with dark green chalk ink and then splashed some green Pesto paint (DA0918), here and there on it. I also added the paint to the felt leaves that surround the large brown flower. Adding the Pesto paint gave everything a moss look to it. I love the rustic look all of these techniques created to complement the nature setting of this picture (taken well over 30 year ago!) amoung the pretty Pink Paislee papers in the Swirlydoos kit.

Another fun theme for this month's Dusty Attic ATC challenge is Art Deco style. I found a great inspiration image and my ATC easily fell into place from there using the Prima papers in the Swirlydoos kit. I added a chipboard Cameo Ribbon Slide from the 5/pack (DA0658), painted it with Vintage Gold (DA0925) and topped it with Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901).  I created my ATC background by using a small circle punch and mounted the circles onto black cardstock, then added some kit bling in the corners and a patterned paper backing. Finally, I polished it off with a beautiful resin cameo in the middle (from a past kit).

Here is the beautiful image I found on Pinterest as my inspiration for this project.

I easily turned my ATC into a pretty card by mounting it on black cardstock and adding more bling corners. The repetitive corners really add to the art deco style.

Here is a look at the Swirlydoos kit: "Au Naturale" main kit (middle) and add-ons. To become a subscriber and never miss a gorgeous Swirlydoos kit click here.