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Mega Blog – Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello,today I am here to share with you,a LO I did of me with my Best Friend, Tenely of 30 some years.Tenely is a music teacher,so I decided to use DA music Chipboard. I am also going to share with you, my latest home improvement project.

The Dusty Attic used:
Music
music
Winged Rock Guitar
Winged Rock Guitar
Scroll #2
Scroll #2
Heart Attack Border #1
Heart Attack Border #1
Heart Attack Border #2
Heart Attack Border #2
Marrakesh Trellis small
Marrakesh Trellis small
Ornate Corner #7
Ornate Corner #7
Word Pack #2
Word Pack #2
mini Butterflies #2
mini Butterflies #2
Here are some close ups of detail…
To deepen the color of Veterans Ship-BS,I painted on Tattered Angels Indian corn & rubbed in some pebbles chalk…I inked all the edges of the paper using a mixture of charcoal & grey mist,I used a brush to do this….
I used LuminArt’ (Jasper Red)H20 over the crackle on the chipboard. The red was still a bit to bright,so I toned with wintermist gray H20,once the red had dried. I used this on all the chipboard in these LO’s….I also inked the edges of the chipboard using a ink pad…I will be copying & pasting this on to my future posts,to save time,as I am only about half way through this project,& I am using the same supply’s trough out this project.
 
Here we are getting older,but still BEST FRIENDS
Now I am going to share with you a before & after of a corner wall of our kitchen,plus all the LO’s I have completed,so far for this project. I really did think I was done, after I did the Scraproom,but it took about 1 day, for me to take a look around my kitchen & decide there was to much going on,with all the different colors, through out my LO’s against the wall. I had already received the Nyhan Collection from Maja Design,& discovered the grays in the Kings Square-BS,were the same grays, that I used through out the kitchen. So I decided to make all new LO’s, for the kitchen, & as I am doing this, I am transferring these LO’s to either the hallways or the family room,that also have shadow boxes,but the walls are a charcoal gray.
A before Photo of  a corner wall in the kitchen…

A after photo, with LO’s using the colors in the kitchen….I have about 160 shadow boxes,of LO’s through out our home. I started this about 8 years ago, & goggled the shadow boxes,they are still out there MCS Industries INC shadow boxes. You will notice that I left space on my outside edges,you need to do this so that they fit into the box. 

Nyhavn-P

King's square bs
Kings Square-BS
Veteran ships bs
Veteran Ship-BS
Sitting at the dock
Sitting on the Dock
I am using these 3 sheets, from the Nyhavn Collection,for this project. Because I mainly want the gray, as the background,I will not be doing, as much paper layering. I will get my texture through stencils & the DA chipboard.So this is all new to me. I will also be changing all my photos to black & white. My first step,for this project was to go online shopping. I ordered more Dusty Attic Chipboard, the Maja Design, Nyhavn Collection, (I ordered enough,for this project,plus future projects,as it is a limited edition). I also ordered some stamps,stencils,texture pastes & mists or H20,that would be in my color tones. Now I had to wait for my supplies to arrive, so my next step was to paint the chipboard I had on hand. I used my wall paint,for the red,plus I applied a coat of clear crackle varnish. I used distressed brushed pewter stain,paint & crackle on the rest of the chipboard. The chipboard was now ready for a final coat of H20’s,or whatever I wanted to apply over the crackle. I also went through all of my flowers,that were to bright for the Maja Collections & dipped them into all the paint colors, that I used in the kitchen (I watered down the paint). Now I was organized & ready for my paper to arrive…..Here is my first project,a canvas using one of my favorite photo’s of my boys……
The Dusty Attic used:
Image 1
Love this,Love That Arrows (DA1074)
String of Hearts Frame set
String of Hearts Frame set (DA1017)
Heart Arrows #2
Heart Arrows #2 (DA1026)
Rulers
rulers(DA1005)
Filmstrips small
Film Strips
Number Grid Small
Number Grid Small (DA1071)
stencils used are Tim Holtz, I used Prima texture paste (Graphite)
Here is another canvas I did using photo’s that were taken the same day as the photo above…
The Dusty Attic used:
String of Hearts Frame set
String of Hearts (DA1017)
Bar Codes 5pk
Bar Codes 5pk (DA0624)
FilmStrip
Film Strip (DA0934)
Number Grid Small
Number Grid Small (DA1071)
Hashtag Sayings
Hashtag Sayings (DA1076)
The stencils are Tim Holtz & TCW,using Prima Texture Paste Graphite.. 
The next is a LO I did of my oldest son Sigurdur,who is now 33 years old…
The Dusty Attic used:
Anchors
Anchors (DA0558)
Chevrons
Chevrons (DA0992)
Compass Rose
Compass Rose (DA0686)
FilmStrip
Film Strip (DA0934)
Filmstrips small
Film Strip Small (DA0935)
Fish Net Panel
Fish net panel (DA0654)
Page Pebbles #3
Page Pebbles #3 (DA1107)
View Finders
View Finder (DA1081)
Zippers
Zippers (DA0816)
Bar Codes 5pk
Bar Codes 5pk (DA0624)
My next LO,of my middle son Erlendur,who is now29 years old…
The Dusty Attic used:
Ferns
Ferns (DA0507)
Spider  chrysanthemum
Spider Chrysanthemum (DA1043)
Flower Buds
Flower Buds (DA0849)
mini Butterfly
mini Butterfly (DA0364)
Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies (DA0819)
Rulers
Rulers (DA1005)
Filmstrips small
Filmstrips (SmallDA0935)
mini Chicken Wire
mini Chicken Wire (DA0788)
The stencil used is from TCW 12×12 Butterfly Collage

My next LO is of my youngest son Tandri,who is now 26 years old…

The Dusty Attic used:
Arrows #3
Arrows #3 (DA1000)
Chevron Panel small
Chevron Panel small (DA1068)
Circle Mesh small
Circle Mesh small (DA0884)
Cogs 2
Cogs #2 (DA0002
Number Border #1
Number Border #1 (DA1049)
Number Grid Small
Number Grid Small (DA1071)
Heart Arrows #1
Heart Arrows #1(DA1016)
Arrows #1
Arrows #1 (DA0994)
Love this, Love that Arrows
Love this,Love That Arrows (DA1074)
The stencil used is TCW 6×6 the story, I got my inspiration from the stencil, to choose the DA chipboard,that I used on this LO
Now I am working on this wall…

The first LO,a family photo of us, & of course I had to include the 5 Barking Dogs…

The Dusty Attic used:
Door #3
Door #3 (DA0690)
Fancy Letterbox #2
Fancy Letter Box #2 (DA0608)
Ivy Corners
Ivy Corners (DA1018)
Vine Border
Vine Boarder (DA0459)
Ornate Corner #7
Ornate Corner #7 (DA0466)
Mini Words #1
Mini Words #1 (DA0386)
mini ABC set upper
mini ABC upper (DA0861)
My next LO,using a photo of my youngest son Tandri,& girlfriend Renee…
The Dusty Attic used:
String of Hearts Frame set
String of Hearts Frame Set (DA1017)
mini Heart Border
mini Heart Boarder (DA1015)
Vine Border
Vine Border (DA0459)
Mini Words #1
mini words #1 (DA0386)
My next LO,using a photo I took of Renee,when she got excepted into law school…
The Dusty Attic used:
VIne Corner #2
Vine Corner #2 (DA0897)
Live Beautifully...
Live Beautifully (DA1170
Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies (DA0819)
Birdcage #5
Birdcage #5 (DA0678)
My next LO,using a photo of Siggi & I using some of this months new releases….
The Dusty Attic used:
lacey Heart Frames
Lacey Heart Frames
Key to my Heart
Key to my Heart
Heart Attack Border #2
Heart Attack Border #2
Heart Attack Border #1
Heart Attack Border #1
Marrakesh Trellis small
Marrakesh Trellis Small
Branch #3
Branch #3
Sweet Pea Frame set
Sweet Pea Frame set
Ferns
Ferns
Page Pebbles #2
Page pebbles #2
Word Pack#4
word pack #4
My next LO,using a photo of my middle son Erlendur & Siggi…
The Dusty Attic used:
Barb Wire Frames
Barb Wire Frames
Cogs 2
Cogs #2
Filmstrips small
Film Strip Small
Page Pebbles #10
Page Pebbles #10
Pipework mini
Pipe Works Mini
Pipework small
Pipe Works Small
View Finders
View Finders
Cyclone Wire
Cyclone Wire
Hashtag Sayings
Hashtag Sayings
My next LO,using a photo of my sister & I…

The Dusty Attic used:
Leafy Scroll
Leafy Scroll
Mini Scrolls
Mini Scrolls
Fancy Flourish  2pk
Fancy Flourish 2pk
Word Disks #1
Word Disks #1
Hashtag Sayings
Hashtag Sayings
My next LO,using a photo of Tandri & Milo….
The Dusty Attic used:
Dream Catcher #1
Dream Catcher #1
Filmstrips small
Filmstrips small
Fish Net Panel
Fish Net Panel
String Frames small
String Frames small
Live Beautifully...
Live Beautifully
Word Disks #1
Word Disks #1
My next LO,using a photo of Siggi & I & our dogs…
The Dusty Attic used:
Ferns
Ferns
Flower Buds
Flower Buds
Maiden Hair Fern
Maiden Hair Fern
mini Branches #2
mini Branches
Wildflower #3
Wild Flower #3
Spider  chrysanthemum
Spider Chrysanthemum
Flutterbies #3
Flutterbies #3
mini Butterflies #2
mini Butterflies #2
Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies
Birdcage #5
Bird Cage #5
Mini Words #1
mini words #1
My next LO,using a photo of me with my sister & Birth Daughter…

The Dusty Attic used:
Ferns
Ferns
Grass Border #1
Grass Cluster Border
Lavender
Lavender
Wildflower #3
Wild Flower #3
String Frames small
String Frame
Fancy trim  #2
Fancy Trim #2
Word Pack #2
Word Pack #2
My next LO,using a photo of my oldest son Sigurdur,with my sister Audrey…
The Dusty Attic used:
Decorative Frame #1
Decorative Scroll #2
Ferns
Ferns
Maiden Hair Fern
Maiden Hair Fern
Brick Wall Panel
mini Dragonflies
Chevron Panel small
Cyclone Wire
Word Pack #9
Word Pack #9
Tandri with my Mom & Dad
The Dusty Attic used:
lacey Heart Frames
Heart Attack Border #2
Heart Attack Border #1
Key to my Heart
Baroque Frame set Circle
Skeleton Clock Faces
Decorative Frame #1
Maiden Hair Fern
Mini Words #1
mini Words #2
mini Words #3
A younger ME
The Dusty Attic used:
Fancy Trim #7
Fancy Trim #7
Dream Catcher #1
Dream Catcher #1
mini Feathers
Feathers
Divine Divas
Divine Divas
Corsets
Corsets
Cogs 1
Cogs
Zippers
Zippers
Ornate Crosses
Ornate Crosses
Lavender
Lavender
Ferns
Ferns
Decorative Scroll #1
Word Disks #1
Word Disks #1
A getting older ME
The Dusty Attic used:
Just Me
Just Me
Branches and Berries
Branches & Berries
Vine Frames #2
Vine Frames
String Frame set
String Frame Set
Branch #4
Branch #4
Branch #5
Branch #5
Branch #4 small
Branch #4 small
Birdcage #5
Birdcage #5
Flutterbies #3
Flutterflies #3
Baroque Corners
Baroque Corners
My Mom & her Siblings

The Dusty Attic used:
VIne Corner #2
vine corner #2
Wildflower #3
Wild Flower #3
Ivy Corners
Ivy Corners
Branches and Berries
Branches & Berries
Vintage Nameplate set
Vintage Name Plate Set
Word Tags #1
Word Tags #1
mini ABC set upper
mini ABC upper
My Mom & her Siblings
The Dusty Attic used;
Corner Flourish #1
Corner Flourish #1
Decorative Scroll #2
Decorative Scroll #2
Skeleton Clock 
Branch #4 small
Branch # 4 small
Ferns
Ferns
mini Branches #2

mini Branches #2
mini Butterflies #2
mini Butterflies #2
mini Butterfly

mini Butterfly
Enjoy the Moments
I am really hoping that, for my next post, I will be completed this project & can show you the before & after photos of the wall. Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

One thought on “Mega Blog – Rachelle Sigurdson

  1. LISA says:

    OH EM GEEEEEE… This is totally amazing!!! The work you put into all of the gorgeous layouts and your before and after home project is pure love.. Simply amazing.. I don't know what else to say.. xo

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