Design Team Project

Dreams do come true – Adri Du Preez

 Hello everyone!
What a year, and yet I have so much to be thankful for, a new grandson, my husband, children and grandchildren are all healthy, I am healthy…so blessed.
I am sharing my December design team layout with you using some stunning Dusty Attic chippies.  These are photos of my daughter and son in law’s maternity shoot.
“Dreams do come true…” holds so much truth that can be life changing.  There is something about this phrase that captures me, perhaps it is because we all have dreams, thousands of dreams and so many of my dreams have come true, and I am so thankful!
Here is my layout.

I painted the title, heart arrow, tiny polaroid frame, polaroid frame negative and brackets with white gesso as the base.Next, I painted the heart arrow and polaroid frames with Americana acrylic paint  in Whispering Turquoise and the bracket in Peaches ‘n Cream.


The tiny polaroid frame was perfect to highlight the tiniest baby’s sonar photo.The subtitle is a digital brush designed by Katie Pertiet.

Both sets of foliage were first covered with clear gesso and then Distress Oxide in Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Crackling Campfire and Vintage Photo. 
Press the four Distress Oxide Ink pads onto a craft mat and spritz with water creating small droplets.  I started with the Vintage Photo for the base colour and slided the chippies through the droplets a few times and dry with a heat tool.  Repeat the process with all the colours and dry in between.

I randomly covered the cogs, with coarse gesso, and when dried I covered all the parts with black gesso.  I then dabbed the cogs with a sponge brush and Americana Acrylic Paint in Traditional Burnt Umber, True Ochre, Georgia Clay and Whispering Turquoise. I dry brushed all the parts with white gesso and added Art Alchemy Wax in Rich Copper.


I have said it before, but my favourite additions to my layouts are these stunning Wordpl@y elements.  I dry brushed them with white gesso and then Americana Acrylic paint in Peaches ‘n Cream and Whispering Turquoise.

some close ups.

After everything was glued down I added beads and splatters with diluted white gesso. These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I have used.

DA1077 – Word Pack #4DA1645 – wordpl@y #2
DA1463 – mini Tabs #2
DA10166 – Heart Arrows #1
DA2442 – Mini Brackets
DA2501 – Jumbo Cogs #2
DA0001 – Cogs 1
DA1977 – Cogs and Gears
DA2594 – Foliage #23
DA1873 – Foliage #11
DA2509 – Simply Perfect

Wishing everyone a joyful, peaceful and healthy Festive Season and New Year!
Thank you for visiting my blog.  Visit the Dusty Attic online store for moreamazing designs.
Happy crafting!

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