Thursday, May 27, 2010


I've been playing with the Dusty Attic again...I loved this lantern from looks so old fashioned and I thought it would look lovely on this Lo about my greatgrandmother. I inked it with Tim Hotlz "vintage photo" and then spritzed it with my homemade glimmer mist-frayed burlap{ one dropper full of Tim Holtz distress ink, one scoop of bronze perfect pearls powder and a little that recipe straight off tim holtz videos...check them out on Youtube}. I backed it with a little yellow cardstock to give it a glow effect.I'm also in love with the new "Heritage" cartridge from Cricut. The hat { inspired by Bluedragonfly at} was cut 5 times and layers glued together plus a seperate one cut so that I could cut the stand as an individual piece, slit the hat and fit it inside to give it a more 3 D look. I could have just cut one layer from chipboard but I'm having difficulties with cutting chipboard despite a deep housing blade for my cricut{ any advice???} I also love the little button up boots...They're also from "heritage" . I inked/spritzed them the same and added the buttons with black Stickles.The flowers are from an awesome tutorial from Gabrielle Pollacco[ check her awseome designs out here }which you can find at . I've used them before on my "Serious Soul " lo. They are so versatile and I love that they have dimension yet aren't too bulky on a LO. You may be seeing a few more of these vintage style Los cuz I'm having soooo much fun with them. I did extensive family tree work for many years and have lots of older photos I'd like to do Los with. Thanks for popping by!


  1. Wow Michelle you did it again!! what a fabulous lo! these Dusty Attic elements are so beautiful!! your version of Gabi tutorial is fantastic! love the colors, the photo,love it all!!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Oh this is just gorgeous .Love those flowers and thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial for them . I do hope you are going to enter this one in a challenge --it's a winner in my mind.

  3. WOWWW!!!!!!!! Your works are AMAZING!!!! So glad I dropped by:) Thanks for leaving a comment for me on my blog:)


  4. Michelle, just dropped by to say Hi and to enjoy looking at my favorite layout! Hugs, Gerry

  5. Oh my... This is absoluuuutely STUNNING!!
    *drops jaw*
    I looove it!!

    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog and playing along in our challenge!

    I'm also VERY happy & honoured that you wanted to lift one of my LOs!! Have a great day! :D

  6. LOVE what you did with the Dusty Attic!!! And Gabi's blooms too! Beautiful page! Your blog is very inspiring, thanks for sharing your tips!!!!

  7. Michelle! you did an amazing job on this l/o!! I love both the way you treated the DA piece and your handmade blooms!!...awesome colour palette you chose too! Beautiful work hon!

    Thanks so much for all the kind comments you are always leaving at my blog, you make my day!

    ~Gabi xxx

  8. This lo is simply amazing!!! You did a great job with the Dusty Attic laser cuts!!

  9. Gorgeous!!!!!!! i love this page! so many stunning details Michelle! the colors are so perfect!