Saturday, 20 July 2019

Altered gift box - Kasia Salmanowicz - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello everybody!

Do you know Dusty Attic mood board for this month? Our design team present you a lot of beautiful inspirations. What’s your propositions? Today I have for you wooden box in a circle shape with decorative lid. Whole composition in blue color with
delicate beige accents and Dusty Attic chipboard.

At the beginning I covered whole elements with white gesso. With chipboard I used metal embellishments, hdf decors and paper little flowers. There are also natural elements like wooden sticks.  I got a
little bit of sisal between all the elements. After drying, I glued the whole with a heavy body gel.

I like very much coloring with acrylic paints, so I used it here. I blended blue acrylic paint with water. Then my paint is more fluid and inaccurate, giving
interesting effects after drying. There, I dried the blended acrylics and then
again I splashed in some places.

I whitened the edges using white gesso. A also added black paint emphasizing only the contours of individual elements. To this stamps in several places and finished!


Have a nice

Used in this project:

Picture Perfect - Hetty Hall - Mood Board Inspiration

Good Morning Dusty Fans and welcome back to the blog. Today I am sharing my take on this months Mood Board and I have to say I love all Dusty Attic's Mood Boards, just something about them that makes them all stunning and so inspirational.

Picture Perfect

I decided to make this a multi photo layout, I don't use multiple photos very often so trying to challenge myself here. 

There are 5 different Dusty Attic Chipboard designs on this layout. First up I used the stunning Vintage Frame Layered and I simply added some copper embossing powder. I did use it a bit differently though and used the back frame in a portrait way and the front frame layered on top horizontally. I layered my photos on top of the frame set and I then began the process of adding all my other Dusty Chipboard elements. 

I added glitter embossing powder to the Tropical Foliage to give it some depth but not too much colour. Of course I added my favourite 49 and Market flowers also. For the title and the arrow on top of the photos I tried to match some embossing powder to pick up some of the darker colours in the background paper.

Last but not least I just had to add some Wordpl@y to describe the photos even further, love these little word tiles, so versatile.

Dusty Attic Chipboard Products used on this layout:

Thanks so much for dropping in.

Until next time....



Picture Perfect - Adri Du Preez - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello everyone!

I am sharing my layout created for the Dusty Attic July mood board challenge.  I am sure you will agree with me that his mood board is just stunning. I absolutely adore it!

I used photos of my beautiful daughter I photographed a few years ago.  She is my treasure. I laugh with her, dream with her and cry with her. She is beautiful inside and out.  Her smile makes me smile.  Her laugh is infectious and her heart is pure and true. She is compassionate, loving, smart and talented. I love her with all my heart.

Here is the mood board.

and here is my layout.

This is how I treated the chippies.

 Picture Perfect title and Foliage #14 was first covered with white gesso and then embossed with white embossing powder. I wanted my title to stand out as my layout already has a lot of colour. 

The Whimsy Frame was painted with Americana acrylic paint in Bahama Blue and embossed with clear embossing powder.  These frames are perfect to frame a photo or a quote like I did here, and they come in all shapes and sizes.

I covered the Foliage #2 with a layer of  white crackle texture paste.  Once the crackle had completely dried I added Lindy's C'est la vie Cerise and Tibetan Poppy Teal sprays . I then added some finishing touches to the Foliage with Art Alchemy Wax in Vintage Gold.

 The Branches and Berries were painted with Americana Acrylic paint in Melon and Green Mist and I covered the berries with Glossy Accents.

The Foliage was first covered with coarse gesso and once dried I covered the foliage with white acrylic paint.  After that was dried I added some Art Alchemy Wax in Vintage Gold and Peacock.

 I embossed the Leaves #2 with turquoise Iced Enamels Relique Powder.

and some more close ups.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I used.

DA1053 - Picture Perfect

DA2233 - Foliage #14
Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you find some time to play along with this beautiful mood board.  Please visit the Dusty Attic online store for more amazing chipboard design and new exciting designs.

Happy crafting!

Friday, 19 July 2019

Everyday Life - Tina Ollett - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello and welcome to the Dusty blog today. I am glad you can join me here to see my latest layout created for the Dusty Attic using this month's gorgeous moodboard. To be quite honest when I first looked at it I was a little stumped and then during the week I was cleaning out some papers and come across an older collection of my 49andMarket papers. Then penny then dropped ...... and this is what I came up with.
Remember you still have plenty of time to create a little something to add to the challenge site to be in the running to win some fabulous Dusty Attic. All the details of how to enter can be found here.

To start off my project I built up a background using a combination of papers from the Heirloom Botanicals collection. My background was then primed and I added in some texture with moulding paste using Dusty Attics beautiful Damask stencil.
This was then heat set and I then went on to colour the texture with Distress Inks and acrylic paints.
My next piece of Dusty Attic goodies to use was the new Chain Rectangles . I created more texture on these using some Dusty Attic Rusting Powder. Once the colour of the rust powder had changed and dried I then added in more colour using acrylic paints to give the textures some definition. The pieces were cut up to add around my background and photos to help frame and bring the attention to the photos.
It is a little difficult to see but below is the chain cut up and framing the photos. The add texture on these produced by the rusting powder is really cool.
I was nearly finished my layout when I decided to pop in some more Dusty Attic. This time a Decorative Frame. I love this new release piece. It is just stunning with the adding engraved elements to the pieces. Of course you need to be quite careful when colouring as to not colour it too heavily as you will cover these engraved highlights. It is always a good idea to add colours gradually. I have coloured mine here simply with white gesso. I gave it three coats and then ensured it was dry and added in colour using Distress Inks with a craft nib. I wanted the colour to stand out a little more so I then went on to add some Dusty Crackle Varnish. This was added in using my finger to dab it on and it was left to dry and crackle.
You can see below the effect that it makes to the Decorative Frame #4. I only had to use one of these but cutting it in half. Cutting the chipboards is always a good alternative to make them go further.
I added in lots of ephemera cut from the remaining 49andMarket papers and finished up by adding in flowers and topped it all off with the Dusty Attic chipboard title from the Mini Captions pack #3. "Everyday life". 
I cut the "Our" off to change the title to suit my page a little better.
And there you have it. My take on this months moodboard. I hope you have enjoyed my post today.