Friday, November 7, 2014

Dont follow your dreams - Chase them....

Hello everyone
I have recently found the art of book folding
I LOVE it - so relaxing and you don't need a lot of supplies to do this craft
so it is easy to "take with you".
This is one of the bird houses that I did 
and put into a frame, this is in my Scrap room
** Don't follow your dreams - Chase them**

I have used lots of Dusty Attic chipboard to decorate it along
with Kaiser papers in the background 

The flowers are from Prima and the leaves I had in my "stash"

Image 1 French Garden Border DA0845

Image 1  Reeds  DA1002

          Mini Brick wall DA0814
Image 1                 Alphabet DA0861
I also did this Fleur De Lis BOOK FOLD and covered the book, I added a bottom to the book and decorated that as well.
The flowers are old book pages punched out with a die, the Cherish word is from Dusty Attic and the cute little bird and nest I had.
This is also in my scrap room
(can you see the theme here ? LOL )  

Image 1  Word Pack #4  DA1077 
Jenny Burns

Halloween layout for Dusty Attic

Hope you had a spoooooky day
 and get lots of treats with NO horrible
 tricks played on you!   
In Australia we don't celebrate Halloween
like the rest of the world - "big and bold" Some people do it and decorate etc but not a lot.
My Husband is Scottish and has always loved
 Halloween, great memories from his childhood
 I also love it and am taking my nephew out tonight He love, love, loves superhero's so will be dressed as
either Batman, Superman or Iron Man He is yet to decide !
SO I will have some more great photos to Scrapbook !
and Dusty Attic have an amazing range to choose from
This is a layout I did (photo taken BEFORE my nose job - hehehe)
Gargoyles are a HUGE favourite of mine
and then I have also used the new Page Pebbles and small chain
Mini skeletons, Mini Pumpkins, Tree
Page Pebbles #14    Jack-O-Lanterns  Gargoyles
Bend and shape your chipboard to add dimension.
I love how the tip on the GLOSS is fine enough to add just
 a touch to what you want to highlight
Here are a few other items available for Halloween
You can get them straight from the website DUSTY ATTIC

 Jenny Burns

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Love You - Hot hair balloons

I just have to start by saying
They are fun and magical and can take you on a mystical journey
SO - when  Dusty Attic released  Hot air
 balloons I wasted no time in using them !

I started by using Tim Holtz stencils and inking
 some of the background
(using different shades of ink and going lighter in some areas and darker in others give it more dimension) 
The Hot air balloons in the background are cut from
Kaisers acetate sheet with coloured paper behind so
the balloons have different looks.
Then I set to and decorated the chippy Balloons
I have curved the edges and put some paper through
the cuttle bug before attaching it to the pieces.
(don't be afraid to manipulate your chip board pieces to
give them more depth and dimension) 
I have just used a Blue chalk ink to colour
 some of the chippy and Distress inks that I used
with the stencils to colour the brown chippy
Now these dots....
 You would look at them in the chip sheet and
wonder what where Dusty thinking bringing out
"DOTS" ...
 Dots Mini  DA1048

Lots of Dots  DA1059
Well, this is why, because they look great
Either covered in paper, painted or inked
and especially with
Dusty Attic gloss over the top
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and
all of the Dusty Attic chipboard I have used
you can purchase straight from the DA site now
See you soon
 Jenny Burns

Friday, June 27, 2014

Nicola - 10 Things I Love About You ....

Hi everyone
(They say a change is as good as a holiday - well I would rather be typing this from a beach somewhere nice and warm on a holiday really hehehe)
I would like to share a layout I did of  Nicola.
She is My Big Boys Girlfriend (of over 3 years now)
I have to say how lucky I am that Michael has her in his
life and we have her in our family.
I started out with some texture paste and a stencil to add to the background. I gently dry brushed gesso over the top to make it whiter and brighter. I then covered the Dusty Attic Banners in papers along with the Love heart shapes on the
String of hearts frame set 
(I cut the piece to make an oval shape to frame the photo) 

I then added some border punched pieces along the sides of the photos and layered some papers under the banner and at the top of the page 
I painted the String of Hearts frame and the Birds on a Branch piece with Dusty Attic's awesome paint Navajo White and distressed the edges using the edge of my blade.
I have moulded the chipboard to give it some shape 

(seriously if you have not tried the paints you don't know what your missing - it is creamy and thick and easy to use and FAST drying)

I did the same with the little camera
(don't you just love that cute little bird in there ?)

The Journaling I have used the printer and added in
strips around the layout.
1) Your laugh, smile & quirkiness
2) That you are part of our family (my girl)
3) Your cheeky little ways
4) How much you love Michael
5) Your thoughtfulness and understanding
6)Your "Pink" style
7) You work hard and have goals for the future
8) That your my "Criminal Minds" buddy
9) A Dancing Queen extrodinare
10) How happy you always are (makes us all happy)  

In short - I Love YOU xoxo
Dusty Attic products used  
String Of Hearts Frame Set  DA1017
Birds on a Branch #3 DA1003
Banners #2  DA1012
Mini Cameras #2  DA1060
DA0903 - Navajo White Paint 
 Other things I have used include - 
Papers by Bo Bunny
and Kaiser Kalidescope
Kaiser Craft Stencils
Crochet Doily
Pinecone Ink
Pink and White Brads
Metal Crown
Martha Stewart Border Punch

Thanks for joining me today
Jen xox

Jenny Burns