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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More August Swirlydoos + Dusty Attic

My daughter has been begging me to make something for her with my August Swirlydoos "Passion Berry" kit. I used the kit papers and trims and altered a tissue box with plenty of beautiful Dusty Attic pieces. I used an entire set of Baroque Corners (DA0543 -- 6 in a set, 2 large and 4 small) plus a gorgeous frame from the ATC set #1 (DA0691 -- 3 different styles in a set) that fit perfectly over the hole.

Here is the full view from the front. The pearl and lace flower tutorial can be found HERE on my blog.

Here is the top view. All of the chipboard pieces were stippled with gesso and splattered with pink Silks glaze (in the Swirlydoos kit). A really easy shabby look to achieve.

Next, is a simple card made with kit scraps and flowers. Don't you just love the picket fence in this kit too?

This month's Dusty Attic ATC theme is "medieval" and I created mine to sit nicely in the middle of a card. I used more left overs from my August Swirlydoos kit and added lots of gorgeous chipboard pieces. 

Here is the ATC on its own. The background is actually the inside negative from an ATC frame #4 (DA0896), the lion head is from the Coat of Arms set #2 (DA0833), and the four corner pieces on the card are from the Moroccan Accents (DA0837). Once primed with gesso, I used a variety of metallic distress stains, crackle paint and inks to finish the chipboard pieces. I topped them all off with a little "royal" manly bling from the Swirlydoos kit.