Dream Passionately – Cathy Cafun

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of The Dusty Attic Design Team for another year!! 
 OMG we have some very inspirational artists lined up for 2017… it’s going to an amazing year!!!

Dream Passionately
I recently came across these gorgeous Lemoncraft pp’s which have been sitting in my stash of pp’s for a while, so I was inspired to create this soft and feminine layout using beautiful Dusty Attic chippies and a lovely Dusty Attic stencil to take the papers to another level by adding dimension and texture.
To create my background I used the lovely Fan Stencil with Shimmers Texturez.  Once dry, I went over with pink Stickles for a little sparkle, then splattered randomly with watered down white paint to soften
The Birds on a Branch #2 chippies were cut into sections and coated with gesso, then painted with Dusty in Colour Jungle Green.  The birds were painted with Dusty in Colour Oceania. and the edges with Dusty in Colour Jungle Green.  I highlighted the edges of the leaves in white to add depth.

To tie in with the pretty flowers in my photo, I coated some of the Mini Blossoms with Liquid Pearls, using the Dusty Attic Pearls for the flower centres, then randomly glued the blossoms to the branches and background.
 I love using frames to draw the eye to my photos.  Here I have used the large frame from the Decorative Frame Set, which I coated with Liquid Pearls, then highlighted the edges with Dusty in Colour Oceania.

To add another layer and a bit of contrast to the frame, I cut up a strip from the Fancy Trim #5 pack and painted with Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink, then used a sponge with a touch of white paint and lightly dabbed over the chipboard to soften the colour.

Word Disks chippies are perfect for adding a bit more dimension to your clusters/layers.  I used the ‘love life’ disk from the Word Disks #1 in my little flower cluster.  I painted the disk white, then coated the word with pink Liquid Pearls.  Once dry I backed with chippie with a contrasting pp.

The title is from the Live Beautifully pack and has been coated with gesso first, then painted with Dusty in Colour Oceania.

Lemoncraft pp’s
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Prima Gesso
Ranger Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting 🙂