Monday, April 9, 2012

Summery & Whimsical Dusty Attic!

I had some fun playing with a bunch of my Dusty Attic chippies over the weekend!  I used a whole bunch of them both older and brand new ones!  I really wanted to used the new ornate door design so I used the words from a really sweet song "I hope when one door closes another opens"  ...My Wish for You.  I used the NEW Door chipboard design as well as the Door Handle Plates, the brick wall pieces, the topiaries, the vine and the wrought iron fence.
~ Door #3
~Door Handle Plates
~Topiary Trees #1
~Brick Wall Panel
~Vine Border
~Wrought Iron Fence Border 


For all my Dusty Attic pieces I first gave each of them a coat of white Gesso (you could also use white craft paint), this allows the ink colors I used on them to show up better.  To tint my chipboard I simply ran shades of green, brown or terracotta of chalk ink over the edges of the chipboard, allowing the color to fad towards the center....this gives the pieces a more natural effect.  After I glued on my pieces I gave the bricks a little extra dab of dry brushed white Gesso to give them an aged effect. 
I created a cute little 'door knob' (above) for the door handle panel using a large copper brad.

Did you know that Dusty Attic now has BLOOMS??? How cool is that!!  I was so excited to recieve a complete collection of their blooms a couple of weeks ago....here is a pic of some of them....
I used one of the white packets of blooms for my layout.  What I love about the white blooms is that you can tint them up to match the layout you are working on.  For my layout I wanted a two toned effect so I used a paint brush and some green ink to tint the centers of my blooms.... 

The result is this two toned bloom below..... 
I hope everyone had an amazing long weekend!  (ours is still on, the girls have a 4 day weekend here in Canada, so we've got family up visiting today :) 

38 comments:

scrapbookertink said...

Gorgeous layout and loving all the chippies, also great idea for the flowers and the ink, take care, Doreen x

walkiria said...

es precioso Gabrielle, me gusta todo, la puerta con los ladrillos a la vista y gracias por enseñarnos ahora como haces las cosas, besos.

angelwhispers said...

Wow my jaw has hit the floor Gabrielle what a fantastic and beautiful layout the detail is just awesome!!! Love Chanelle xx

*Jellie* said...

This is stunning- the chippies are perfect and the layout is gorgeous!

Tina said...

OMGOSH This is so very pretty, yes whimsical and wonderful, so many beautiful things to look at :)

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Moongirl said...

I love the brick!

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous!!! I love how you distressed paper, and all your elements just stunning. Love your work.
Hugs Nataliya

zandra said...

Fabulous, love how you did the brick work. Just so beautiful.
Hugz, Z

Renee said...

You are so amazing !! Oh my, I had to seriously remind myself to breathe while looking at this! I can't even tell you how inspiring it is!

Romy said...

Your layout just screams sunshine! It's so beautiful and bright. I really love how you used the chippies on this unique layout!

Sandra said...

Wow this layout is an absolute stunner!

Shannon said...

I love this LO. It is just beautiful.

Daniele said...

stunning Layout, love the gate and those flowers look gorgeous
hugs

Carol said...

Beautiful, love all those chippies, love the vine and how you have coloured the blooms.

Judy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you have coloured the chipboard and the flowers-they look so natural.

pattyo said...

This is gorgeous! Dusty Attic and you are amazing!

Cindy Gay said...

Lovely dimension and elements.

Shell said...

LUV all that Dusty Attic gorgeousness!! Beautiful LO. Enjoy the rest of ur long weekend!

Didi said...

The post was long, but I wanted it to be bigger, with more valuable tips for us.
Thanks for the explanations and by the time you devote to this blog that both inspires us.
Thank you very much.
Kisses
Didi

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh Gabi! This is breathtaking! I love what you've done with all the DA pieces...especially the bricks...and awesome job adding such a 3D effect to the terra cotta pots! Thanks for sharing the mini tut on colouring those beautiful DA flowers. Gonna have to get my hands on some of them!

Lizzyc said...

This is so beautiful.. always love coming by here! Enjoy your holidays!

Jeni O'Connor said...

oh i love your little collection of da all over this page. Awesome work my friend. Just look at all those blooms.

Rachael Elliott said...

WOW this is totally gorgeous Gabi! I love all the chippies you have used and your overall page design is superb!
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, I am fine thanks just waiting for some warmer weather to finally arrive!
I hope you enjoyed the rest of your long weekend with your family.
xx

Shannon said...

What an absolute stunning layout. It was so beautiful at first I thought it was digital, but I was very happy to find that it wasn't digital. I like some of the digital stuff but I think doing the work with your hands is what it's all about. Beautiful page and I have to find out where you buy all your chippies. I'm fairly new to your blog but I used to always look for your layouts on the Scrapbook.com site because I always went away inspired by your awesome work. And there's not a doubt in my mind that you don't have a crazy amount of admirers and followers. Your talent is truly amazing!

Adriana B said...

wow totally amazing, love how you inked the chipboard
so wonderful and love those bricks, so lifelike. you are an artist. have a great week :)

Damaris said...

You never disappoint. Amazing layout... gorgeous touches all around. I love it!!! =)

x0, Damaris

Lisa said...

Wow!!! This is just beautiful!!! Love everything about it!

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful layout!! as always I love what you do!!

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the design and the door is awesome (must get me a few for myself). Beautiful inspiration.

Jona Panesa said...

so gorgeous!!!

HappyScrappin said...

Love all the detail you put on the flowers, the brick, well just about on everything. Love your work. You inspire me so much. Beautiful layout!

Eila Sandberg said...

Always such a treat coming to your blog Gabi! wowzer just look at all the goodies in your page! all the chippies look just amazing, you really have made that door look absolutely spectacular. He he clever to come up with the idea for the door knob! The brick work is totally amazing. Your page is exquisite sweetie, thanks for sharing!! xoxo

Nusha said...

Волшебно!)

CathyMc said...

Simply stunning. Thanks for sharing the tinting and colouring tips...will give it a go!

Goyi Rodriguez said...

Eres exquisita con tus trabajos, me inspiran.Un saludo

Caroleanne said...

Hi Gabi, this is soo lovely, all the details are fabby gorjuss. Love coming to visit you here. BFN

Girlene Pimenta said...

Hello, Congratulations for the beautiful work. To me you represent the essence of true scrapbook, all handmade with love and gentleness. You have some kind of tutorial taught to paint these beautiful chipboards? I bought some more'm nowhere near this quality. Congratulations on your talent.

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