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
~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 :)