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Journal and Pocket Page Scrapbooking – Melinda Sweetman

Hello Dusty fans, Melinda here with you today sharing my normal PL spread and also an art journal cover that I created using a bunch of Dusty products! Something fun and different for me!!

First up is the art journal cover. I started off with a canson journal and removed the cover from the binding, picked out all my chippy pieces and applied a couple of coats of gesso to the cover and only 1 to the chippy pieces. I have used the Tea, blush, primrose and tiny bit of the navy and white colour shine to colour up all the pieces and the covers. I also added some cheesecloth which I used the colourshine to colour and some tiny beads I found eBay.

I’ve gotta say, I’m so happy with how it turned out.
And a bit chuffed with myself, this has been my 1st real unguided effort with mixed media!!
I decided to use a title on the cover and picked this piece from the Word Pack #10 pack as my craft room and playing is my escape.

The little butterfly is from Mini Butterfly and the circle frame is from the String Frames Small set which I have cut the side off.

This big butterfly is from Flutterbies 3Pk – just love the detail on it!!
The lattice in the top corner is part of the Marrakesh Trellis Small and the butterflies are from Flutterbies #3.

And just a shot of the back which I used the same stencil on and the same colour shine colours.
So, my 2nd project for the month is our Week 29 in our 2015 Project Life album. I have used a mixture of the Heidi Swapp Dreamy 6×6 paper pad, Dreamy PL kit and some of the Gold Foil value kit. And also added in a bunch of Dusty goodies and some of the ephemera from the Dreamy collection.

All of my chippy pieces were painted white with the Dusty In Colour Alabaster. The 2 aqua-ish pieces had a coat of Dusty In Colour Oceania mixed with some Dusty In Colour Capri with a little water added. After all the paint was dried I applied some of the gorgeous Dusty In Colour Vintage Gold with a dry paint brush – it was really hard to photograph on the white but you can really see it on the aqua-ish pieces!

This piece was a piece that the very talented boss-lady designed for those of us lucky enough to attend the DA July retreat. This piece was where my whole page design started!!
Dusty products used:

Make sure you join in the fun challenge for your chance to win $100 worth of chippy!! Look at this gorgeous inspiration board!!


We also have another awesome little competition happening with the prize being a pack of some of the brand new texture paste and stencils designed by Jen! Just head over to the Facebook page and follow the instructions on the pinned post!! Here is the awesome prize pack!!


So, that’s it for me for this month!! Happy scrapping!!


2 thoughts on “Journal and Pocket Page Scrapbooking – Melinda Sweetman

  1. mamablitger says:

    Melinda your book cover is fabulous. Love the way you decorated it. The small beads, the chipboards, the cheesecloth inside the string circle… Everything look gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing your art. Hugs from Monica… Spain

  2. lucretia says:

    I honestly never realised you had challenges…

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