Attic Inspired Crafter

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Home Bliss

This was a project I had started at a crop some time ago and only finished it last weekend.

It's pretty straight forward using punches, a variety of paper, stick on's and rub-ons.

Home is my favourite place to be <3

Saturday, 15 April 2017

April Challenges

I love looking for inspiration from all sorts of places. Blogs, pinterest, sketches and a combination of all.

This lay-out features photo's from when our family attended a wedding last fall. Rarely do we have a chance to be together so when we are capturing those moments in a few photos is priority.

I received inspiration from two separate blogs and will be entering their challenges based on the monthly contests.

First up is Scrap Our Stash- Tic Tac Toe Challenge: Stitching, Flowers and Ephemera

 April Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge

Second is Let's Get Sketchy- Lay-Out Challenge

Paper used: BoBunny Soiree collection with Ephemera, Flowers made using heartfelt Classic Rose stamps and dies 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Modern Mix Media Art

Lately I've been seeing a lot of mix media based on faces. My fascination has grown so this past weekend I decided to create my first piece of what I call Modern Art.

For the base I used a piece of wood approximately 14"x 8" x 2". I then covered with left over paper and created on top making more and more layers of paints, sprays, inks, stamps, stencilling, modelling paste, inktense pencils...etc. until I was happy with the results. The best part about creating on wood is that if you hate it you can sand it off and start over (ummmm I did that twice :)

The face was hand drawn and I have to admit I am very pleased with the end result.

I can't wait to do this again!


Sunday, 9 April 2017

From old to new!

This winter I seen this set of 3 end tables for sale and my mind went wild with possibilities! So off I sent my husband to pick these beauties up. The smallest and the medium one got sanded down quite quickly as they were flat on top.

Still not sure what I wanted to do with them I took them to my craft space to stare at for a few weeks.
This is what I did this weekend!

Smallest 14x14" top 
(Now a plant stand)

Medium 20 x 20" top
(Now a computer table in our living space)

I did some basic paper to wood with sanding and distressing. The white space was painted with chalk paint and they were sealed with a clear sealant.

They look old, rustic and I LOVE them :)

The largest of the three is still a work in progress!

Hope you enjoy and get inspired to use your paper on home decor pieces to freshen them up. 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tribute to Jennifer McGuire

I absolutely love Jennifer McGuire as much as I love chips! And that is a lot <3

What I love the most is her true and tried techniques, multiple ways to use your stamps, inks and all of her storage ideas! The one layer cards are the best and it takes cards from looking easy and simple to magnificent and elegant.

Below are samples I made from one of her more recent blog post.

Six copies (2 of each color)

Supplies: Altenew layering stamps; Altenew Inks; White embossing Powder, 40lb vellum, Wink of Stella and enamel dots.

Please check out Jennifer's website, blog and You Tube Channel

Monday, 20 February 2017

Nephew Love

Rarely am I blessed to receive a family photo of all three at once! Beautiful humans inside and out <3

The Dobson's

Products used:
Carta Bella Pattern Paper: Old World Travel
BoBunny Double Dot: Vintage Photo
Creative Embellishments: Chipboard (Balloon and family)
Tim Holtz: Inks- Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke; 
                Stencils: Bubble and 
                Bigz Die: Old Jalopy
Heidi Swamp: Color Shine Gold
Ek Success: Edge Punch
From my stash: Rub on's

Friday, 17 February 2017

Just Be...

I'm feeling blessed by seeing some of Vancouver's best scenes through Abby's explorations. No need to say anything more about this beautiful place.

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