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If you are here looking for Dusty Attic chipboard... DON'T PANIC!
You can now purchase Dusty Attic chipboard directly from the manufacturer HERE.

I needed a place to store my craft tools as I create, so I decided to alter an IKEA tin.  This was so much fun to make and I really like how it turned out.
To create this look, I applied printed tissue to the surface of the metal bucket.  Then I added gesso, color and White Opaque Flakes to give it a lovely texture.
I adore this herringbone ribbon by Green Tara because it is so beautifully made and easy to work with.



For this bucket I used a combination of Green Tara Gardenias, Apple Blossoms, Roses and Pearl Trim.


Hope you like my creation!  Have a lovely day!
Flowers:
Green Tara: 3 Layer Gardenia Turquoise (FDV054Tu)
Green Tara: Turquoise/White Apple Blossoms (FDV044Tu/W)
Green Tara: 1 cm Roses Ivory (FDR001Iv)
Green Tara: 3cm Turquoise Roses (FDR024Tu)
Green Tara: 3cm White Roses (FDR024Wh)
Lace/ Ribbon:
Green Tara: 20mm Herringbone Turquoise (RB405Tu)
Green Tara: 3mm Pearl Trim 20m Roll White (RBKPWh)
Color:
Tattered Angels: Patina
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Tainted Love Teal
Medium:
Ranger: Multi-Medium Matte
Liquitex: Gesso
Liquitex: White Opaque Flakes
Other:
Advantus: Tissue Wrap - Terminology
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Hi everyone!  Natasha here with my Industrial ATC for the month of March over at The Dusty Attic.  I have used Cogs, Mini Cogs and Cyclone Wire chipboard elements.  The 'rust' on the cogs was created by dabbing copper paint over the inked areas.  The grommets and clip (from my Clip it Up LOL) were also 'rusted' in this same manner.  I attached little bits of corrugated card and staples because I just like it!  :o)

Hope you like it! 
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Mini Cogs DA0689
The Dusty Attic: Cogs #1 DA0001
The Dusty Attic: Cyclone Wire DA0737
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle
Color:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Cadbury Milk Chocolate Brown
Tattered Angels: Charcoal
Paint:
Adirondack: Hazelnut
Adirondack: Copper
Tools/Machines:
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile II Big Bite
Other:
Grommets
The Dusty Attic: Corrugated Card
Muslin
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
Helmar: Zap Dots


Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our March blog hop! We are excited about this month's hop and look forward to sharing our new work with you!

Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog! Be sure to head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.



Today I have a Spring card to share with you made with Pion Design's Fairytale of Spring collection.






















I used an olive-colored Leafy Branch by Zva Creative to embellish my floral cluster.  I also cut apart a peach pearl Basic Line and scattered the pearls onto my card.



If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!

The Blog Hop starts today, March 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 26th.


***Prizes***
Hidden on FIVE of the designers' blogs is a Zva Creative prize package!  Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 27th on Zva Creative's blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  To increase your chances of winning:

* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.

*Hop over to Zva's facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like follow us there!

 The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog.
Your next stop is Fabi Ormerod.  
Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on April 29th for our next Zva blog hop!
Paper:
Pion Design: Fairytale of Spring - Cherry Blossom 6x6
Pion Design: Fairytale of Spring - Signs of Spring 6x6
Pion Design: Fairytale of Spring - Pink Dot            
Pearls:
Zva Creative: PEW-03CB-103
Zva Creative: PEW-03CB-121
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle
Dies:
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders: Creative Book Pages
Spellbinders: Fancy Tags Two
Spellbinders: Wonderful Wings
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
Helmar: Zap Dots

Hi everyone!  Zva Creative and Authentique have teamed up and their designers have created some beautiful projects using their gorgeous products!  Be sure to visit the Zva Creative blog and the Authentique blog to find links to these designers blogs and details about how to win prizes!  And don't forget to comment along the way!

Here is the layout I made for you titled, "Spring Beauty".
This layout was made with Authentique's beautiful Hope Collection.
These flowers are my Romantique Blooms.  You can find the tutorial HERE.
Authentique's Hope Collection has a coordinating sticker sheet.  That is where I found this sweet sentiment.  The chipboard flourishes are by The Dusty Attic.
I cut flowers from the patterned paper using Rose Creations dies and stitched them to the background.
The chipboard letters are also from The Dusty Attic.   The 'spring' sticker is from the coordinating sticker sheet, and the cute little bling is by Zva Creative.
I love Zva flourishes!  I adore the designs and how they add beauty to a project without overpowering it.
Thanks for taking a peek at my layout!  Have a beautiful day!
Paper:
Authentique: Hope Collection - Adore
Authentique: Hope Collection - Promise
Authentique: Hope Collection - Lavish
Authentique: Hope Collection - Faith
Authentique: Hope Collection - Faith II
Authentique: Hope Collection - Hope Statements
Authentique: Hope Collection - Hope Elements
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Corner Flourish DA0623

Bling:
Zva Creative: CRB-04CA-109
Zva Creative: CRW-03CB-106
Zva Creative: CR-02CA-117
Stamps:
Stampers Anonymous: Slight Alterations
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Driftwood
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy
Embossing Powder:
Stampendous: White
Color:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Fuzzy Navel Peach
Paint:
Adirondack: Cloudy Blue
Masks/Stencils:
The Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Art Is
Punches:
Martha Stewart Crafts: Flourish Lace
Dies:
Spellbinders: Rose Creations
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Sketch:
Nicole Nowosad


Hi everyone!  A few of the girls on Donna Salazar's design team decided to create a layout using the same sketch and papers.  It's so fun to see how each person's layout will turn out!
Here is the sketch we used, designed by Mistra, and the papers we chose.  We used Donna's Family Jeans collection.

I made these flowers by hand using Donna's Rose Creations and Bitty Blossoms dies.
The white flower die cut was cut from the mulberry paper of Donna's new Mix'd Media Stax 2.  It cuts so beautifully and has a gorgeous texture!  I stitched around the border of the flower for emphasis.
For my title, I placed little alpha stickers on the edge of a Pink Paislee Artisan element.
The gorgeous pearls are by Zva Creative.  I 'cropped' the flourishes so that they appeared to be coming down from the edge of my layout.

The little blue Dew Drops are from Handmade Halo, a fabulous online store with loads of embellishments!
This dragonfly trinket is also from Handmade Halo!  They have loads of metal charms to choose from!

Thanks for visiting me today!
Paper:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Family Jeans - Family Eyelet
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Family Jeans - Heirloom
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Family Jeans - Houndstooth
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Family Jeans - Pages
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Denim Dots
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Mix’d Media Stax 2
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Ornate Scroll DA0765
Pearls:
Zva Creative: CRB-05CB-122
Bling:
Zva Creative: CR-02CA-117
Metal Embellishments:
Handmade Halo: Metal Charms          
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle
Paint:

Folk Art: Sterling Blue

Punches:
Martha Stewart Crafts: Floral Vine
Dies:
Spellbinders: Grand Circles
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Other:
Pink Paislee: Artisan Elements - Circles
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
Helmar: Zap Dots
Sketch:
Mistra Hoolahan






Hi everyone!  Today I have a canvas that I would like to share with you.  I decided on this quote because I thought it would be a good reminder for myself and for others.  Everyone has a story, and everyone has gone through something that has changed them.  So it's a good reminder that we shouldn't judge people.  :o)
All of these flowers were handmade (with the exception of the teeny flowers and the metal ones).  The large flowers were made from watercolor paper that I inked with Distress Stains in three different colors.  I then followed a tutorial by Mistra that can be found HERE.  The smaller flowers are made from Bitty Blossoms dies.
For my quote I used the Dusty Attic Typewriter ABC Set and Dymo labels.












I accented my flower clusters with Leafy Scrolls...
... and Swirly Vines by The Dusty Attic.
The background of my canvas is made up of many layers.  The first layer is printed tissue.  Above that there are layers of gesso, muslin, Distress Stains, ink, paint, textured medium, and embossing powder.  I love to get messy with a canvas!
Hope you like my canvas!  Have a beautiful day!
Paper:
Advantus: Tissue Wrap - Terminology
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Swirly Vines #3 DA0751
The Dusty Attic: Leafy SCroll DA0764
The Dusty Attic: Typewriter ABC Set DA0143
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy Sky
Inkssentials: Emboss it
Embossing Powder:
Stampendous: White
Color:
Ranger: Distress Stains - Tumbled Glass
Ranger: Distress Stains - Stormy Sky
Ranger: Distress Stains - Weathered Wood
Paint:
Folk Art: Sky Blue
Medium:
Liquitex: Natural Sand
Ranger: Multi-Medium Matte
Liquitex: Gesso
Masks/Stencils:
The Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Swiss Dot
Dies:
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders: Rose Creations
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Dymo: Labeler
Other:
Artist’s Loft: Canvas
Muslin
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Hello again!  It's time to share another tag from the 'My Life' Art Tags project! 
This week, Mistra pulled out the word 'Inspire' from our special jar.  So we had to create a tag about that word and journal about what it means to us on the back.

Here's my tag!  I used the Alma's Sewing Room collection by Pion Design for this one.  I took a Dusty Attic dress form chippie and created a little dress for it out of fabric and Pion papers.  All of the flowers along the side were handmade using Donna Salazar's Bitty Blossoms dies.  The border of the tag was hand stitched, and the champagne pearls are by Zva Creative.

Below are a few close-ups...


Thanks for checking out my tag!  Feel free to play along with us if you'd like.  :o)
Paper:
Pion Design: Alma’s Sewing Room - Blue Fabric 6x6 PD3505
Pion Design: Alma’s Sewing Room - Blue Room 6x6 PD3502
Pion Design: Alma’s Sewing Room - Blue Fabric PD3408
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Wire Dress Form DA0228                 
Pearls:
Zva Creative: PEW-03CB-110
Zva Creative: 05CB-121
Glitter:
Clearsnap: Fairy Dust Glitter
Dies:
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Other:
Manila Tag
Stamp Anna Designs: Seam Binding
Metal Charms
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
Helmar: Zap Dots


Follow on BloglovinHi friends!  As you may have heard, Google Reader will be shutting down in July.  There are several other feed readers that you can use to follow your favorite blogs such as Bloglovin.  I just wanted to provide you with a link in case you would like to follow me using Bloglovin.  :o)

Hello, my sweet friends!  Today I have a layout to share using Donna Salazar's Fun & Funky collection.  I love the bright colors and fun patterns of this collection!  I decided to use a photo of Donna because she is both Fun AND Funky... and very sweet.  :o)
The bar code chippie is by The Dusty Attic.  I inked it with Stormy Mix'd Media Inx by Clearsnap.
Isn't she adorable? LOL.  I tied hemp cord around the photos and placed them on top of layers of punched paper, torn paper, die cuts and chipboard elements.
The beautiful black bling is by Zva Creative.  The circle elements are layered die cuts made with Spellbinders dies.
The chipboard alpha stickers are also designed by Donna.  Each of her latest collections have a coordinating set of alphas.
I LOVE my Bitty Blossoms dies... as you have probably noticed LOL.  I use them on almost EVERY project!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Paper:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Funky Dots
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Funky Tie
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Paper Dolls
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Recycle
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Yellow Polkas
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Die Cut Shapes
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Cyclone Wire DA0737
The Dusty Attic: Bar Codes DA0624
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky - Chipboard Alphas
Bling:
Zva Creative: Fancy - Jet Crystal [CRB-05CA-114]
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy
Paint:
Adirondack: Black
Masks/Stencils:
The Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Swiss Dot
Punches:
EK Success: Binding Edge
Dies:
Spellbinders: Postage Stamp
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile II Big Bite
Other:
Eyelets
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Sketch:
scrapfriends.com.au

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