Live Beautifully – Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

Hello Scrappy friends

Trust everyone had a good Easter weekend. I have managed to get some scrapbooking done – and here is a project I created with some gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies.

SO wish the weather was like the warmth in this picture. Winter has certainly made itself known the last few days – its been raining and cold – great weather for scrapbooking admittedly – but oh for the warmth of the sun … and we are only just starting with winter here in New Zealand.

I have used a mixture of 49 and Market and Mintay collections to create this layout. The base page is from Mintay. And the cut outs are a mixture of fussy cut from Mintay and the laser cuts from the 49 and Market Island Paradise Collection. I have also used the barbed wire from the 49 and Market Laser Cut Frame No 1 pack.

The fence is the Crooked Fence chippie, which I cut in half, sponged it in white paint. Once dry I then dabbed a bit of rusty gold paint on it, and then sanded over the fence lightly to give it that old weathered look.

The sea shells were done in various shades of Creative Expressions Polishing Wax and then done in various shades of opal polish to give it a nice shine and in various tones.

The title Live Beautifully was also done in the same waxes and then toned over with a gold polish

Once this all laid down I then used some of the Dusty in Colour Denim paint and watered this down and then with a paint brush went around the light house, the top of the photo and around the frame, and around the bottom of the shell arrangement to add some dimension.

I finished off adding some art stones and then dabbing some blue paint over these.

 And these are the products I have used available at Dusty Attic:

Yours in Scrapping,

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn