Hi all! Today I had a chance to play with some really sweet papers from Webster's Pages called "Nest". Lately I'm just crazy about bird/nest/nature images in my work and this beautiful collection is just full of them! I wanted to do sort of a view, peeking outside using the fun Dusty Attic chipboard Door Frame on the pretty, shabby-chic looking wood/board paper from the Nest collection (called Begin Anew). I printed out the photo as a 3x7 to fit behind the piece of chipboard and gave the door a weathered look.
For the door frame (Door #2) I started by first painting the whole thing with some white Gesso. Then I added streaks of Cashmere, Oceania and Mountain Meadow 'Dusty In Color' paints. I did some light stamping with a Bo Bunny Text stamp (It is Written) and rubbed a brown chalk ink (Ingvild Bolme's 'Branch Bark'}along all the edges of the frame. There was a really versatile paper in the Nest collection that has a number of cute designs called 'Storyteller Card Sheet II" that has this weathered door design, I cut out the door handle bit from this and glued it onto the door frame. To add another fun effect I cut out an egg/floral design from the paper called 'The Nest' and added it to the top of the door with some Spanish Moss, to make it look like a bird had made a little nest at the top of the door frame. I also fussy cut lots of the floral images from this paper to tuck around the door frame.
I embellished the top right corner of my page with brand NEW chippies from Dusty Attic. I just love the new branch designs! Here I used the Branch #4 Small chipboard piece, combining the two pieces to make this branch accent. I used brown and green chalk inks to add color to the branches (Ingvilde Bolme's 'Branch Bark' and 'Moss Lawn' inks)....then I added some floral buds but fussy cutting some of the blooms from the back of the paper called 'The Nest' and glued them onto the branches.
I added another NEW and gorgeous chipboard piece from Dusty Attic called Ornate Corners #13, you get 2 sets of corners (4 in all)....I used one of the smaller corner accents here. I simply painted the chippie with some white Gesso, gave the edges a light rubbing with brown chalk ink and added a few adhesive pearl accents.
Here is a close-up of a couple more chipboard designs I added to my page. Dusty Attic just put out a whole lot of fun new title designs, among these is this 'Serenity' title...while I had my Oceania paint out, I just lightly brushed the bottom part of my title chippie with the aqua paint so that it faded into the top white part. I gave the title a quick coat of Dusty Attic "Clear Crackle Varnish' to give a pretty effect to the title. (I didn't mention it, but I did the same for the Door frame and for the hinge accent). One more little chipboard accent I added was the Seagull on the stump. Again, easy to paint, just add a coat of white Gesso, and using some Ingvild Bolme 'Branch Bark' and 'Old Road' chalk inks, I colored up the the piece.
In the bottom right corner I hung a cute little knot-hole image from the 'Special Places' paper, from a Dusty Attic chipboard Hinge. I added a fussy cut butterfly from the 'My Style' paper (also cut some of the Rose designs for around the door from this paper as well).
Here is a close-up of the floral cluster in the corner of the door. You can see some of the fussy cut blooms from the 'My Style' paper as well as some Maiden Hair Ferns, a NEW chipboard design . These I again used the brown and green chalk inks on them and then used a bit of 'Dusty Pink' paint and 'Navajo White' paint to the top few tips of the fern strands to give the appearance of a floral strand. And finally I added some beautiful pink/coral color fabric blooms that were sent to me from Lucy Ohanyan, owner of Tresors de Luxe.
Dusty Attic Chipboard used on this project:
~ Door #2
~ Branch #4 small
~ Ornate Corners #13
~ Word Pack #5
~ Maiden hair Fern
~ Dusty In Color: Dusty Pink, Navajo White, Oceania, Mountain Meadow
~ Dusty Attic Clear Crackle Varnish
You can purchase both Dusty Attic chipboard and Websters Pages papers directly from their websites or at a local scrapbook store near you (if they don't carry these products, it's always good to ask your local store owner if they will bring them in!). There are also some awesome online stores in North America that have a great variety of Dusty Attic chipboard in their shops.... Moments of Tranquility (has a huge selection), and The Scrapbook Diaries. I recently found out a local store here in Ontario (Canada) called The Scrapping Bug has ordered in a variety of Dusty Attic chipboard as well! Natasha over at Moments of Tranquility is also willing to order in DA specific Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces if she does not have them in her shop....just follow the instructions at her site HERE. And for those of you who would like to give a gift of Dusty Attic chipboard to a scrapping friend, Dusty Attic now has Gift Certificates as well! You can find them at the top of the Website just under the spot where it says 'Go To Checkout".
Hope you enjoyed todays project, I appreciate all your kind comments & feedback! xo