Wednesday, March 6, 2013

'Effortlessly beautiful' with Manor House Creations & The Dusty Attic

Hi everyone,
Welcome. Today, I have a display frame to share with you, featuring lots of Dusty Attic goodies. I made this frame for my daughter, it was inspired by the top left photo of her, which I came accross recently. I thought she looked very elegant and lady like, and I thought these papers, and chippy pieces were the perfect combination to reflect that. She is a farm girl, through and through, and these photos of her all dressed up are hard to come by, as you can see by the other 2 phtoos I've used. lol.  
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To create the main frame, I first painted it with Dusty in colour 'Gingernut' acrylic paint, then used a crackle paint, then painted the top layer in 'Alabaster'.
I painted all my chippy pieces using Dusty in colour 'Alabaster'. For the Moroccan lamp, I added a touch of metallic copper ink in a few places, then wrapped a die cut vine around it.
Ive used 'Alabaster' acrylic paint again for the Vintage clock 1 , and added a few metal bit and pieces, to give it a more vintage feel .

 I cut up an old vine I had lying around, and adhered some of the gorgeous peach coloured mini roses to it. The beautiful, soft folds of the ’Ruffles’ flower was the perfect addition here
I love the crackle look to the frame, and the 'Gingernut' paint is perfect base colour.
 MHC Products used: Ruffles – cream, Idyllic – white, mini roses – apricot
The Dusty Attic Products used:
Thanks so much for calling in. Hope to see you again soon
Karen  x


  1. Wow Karen it's gorgeous!! Love this project. You did a fantastic job!!!

  2. This is soooo beautiful! Love how you painted so many elements to match. Gorgeous work!!!

  3. Karen this is so beautiful and I love the fun on your daughters face in the two 'farm girl' photos. The display frame looks awesome with all the crackle paint and the technique for the other pieces works so well, the whole thing looks amazing.

  4. WOW! This is stunning. A lot of effort and work has gone into this. Lovely work Karen. LOVE iT!

  5. Wow!!!! Love this frame Karen!! Absolutely stunning!!! Love the crackle effect and all the gorgeous details! You are a star!!!

  6. wow! just stunning!!! I love the intricate detail you have added here..x

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous Keren!!!!

  8. All the details look fabulous together with those papers :) awesome :)

  9. Always love your classic, elegant style and this is gorgeous :)

  10. The top left photo is just beautiful of Ash, but the other two really show who she is Karen. But as you and I know, she is stunning in all three pics. Your work is awesome as always luv. You go to so much trouble with every little bit of detail. Hugs XX