Monday, 29 November 2021

You and Me - Patricia Basson

Hello dear Blogfriends...
Today I am sharing a page for Dusty Attic using one of the photos taken during the Photoshoot we had as a family a few month ago, this is me and Hubby...
I used paper and cutouts from the Craft O'clock collection, Time of Reflections.

I first gesso'd the Botanical Ring and the Lemon Leaves. The leaves I colored by pressing a Delicata Golden Glitz Inkpad from Tsukineko onto them a few times. It really gave a rich Golden color to them.
I used Art Alchemy waxes, Vintage Silk and Sweet Rose on the Botanical Ring and the Leafy Scroll. Both pieces were cut and placed on either side of my photo.

The Swirly Flourish and Mini Caption I colored by mixing Liquid Metals, Metallic Mandarin from Ken Oliver and Alizarin Crimson Brushos powder with some liquid Gel medium resulting in the beautiful two-toned effect. I thinned the mixture with some water and painted the Brackets and Word Tag with it.

Some flowers, Lace, Skeleton Leaves, Chunky Glitter and Metallic Flakes are added to finish this loving page...

From the Dusty Attic On-line shop I used the following products.


Thank you and Happy Crafting till we meet again....

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned,  earned, 
worn or consumed. 
Happiness is the spiritual experience 
of living every minute with love,
 and gratitude. 
~Denis Waitley~

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Make today so awesome ..._ Michelle Van Oudtshoorn - Mood Board inspiration

Hello lovely Dusty Attic Fans

For us down in New Zealand the days are getting longer and warmer - and I am loving the summery weather.

As we head to the end of the month, I thought I would pop in quickly with a layout for the November moodboard challenge - you still have some time, it's weekend and a perfect opportunity to create something for the monthly challenge and your chance to win AUD50 worth of Dusty Attic chipboard goodies. Post your entries to the Dusty FANattics facebook page -

Here is the moodboard for November:

Here is my take on the moodboard:

Using paper from the  49 and Market Vintage Artistry Everyday collection, I fussy cut some leaves first from the Zealous paper and used the paper Garden Variety as my base. I then paint all the chipboard, before putting my layout together. Firstly, I added layers of different paper and ephemera behind my photo. The Ornate Circle frame off DA2271 is the smaller of the two frames in the pack, plus I have used the negative of the circle between the large and smaller frame. These were painted in green and I added touches of Prima wax to these. I adhered these to the page first before adding my photo and paper layers.
The flower clusters were then built up, and I added the mini film strips DA2511, the small wildflowers #3 DA1143, a bee DA1669 and a mini watering can DA2802 into the cluster

And isn't this quote sentiment off Sentiment pack #4 DA2585 just fabulous "make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous" - I love it!

Once I completed the layout I added splatters of bronze paint to the layout. 

Dusty Attic chipboard used 

I hope that this inspires you to take part in the November moodbaord challenge - I would love to see your creations on the Dusty FANattics facebook page.

Take care,

Saturday, 27 November 2021

You colour my world - Rikki G - Mood Board Inspiration

 Good morning how are you? Once in a while you get a brain wave and take your clues from what is trending in fashion.... especially with colour trends. I am drawn to the earth tones at the moment, probably because we are building and then designing the rooms with new furniture and bedding etc, so they are the tones I am looking to do for our darling daughter. 

So when it came to choosing papers it was in the back of my mind I think.... I have to say I am happy that they where as its a colour palette I never would naturally go to, and lets face it the 49& Market papers with the NEW Dusty Attic Chipboard tend to go hand in hand, dont you think?

So to kick off I have a series of photos and rather than do a few layouts or a couple of doubles I go to my go to flip out booklet style scrapbooking.. hidden layers under a feature top.

And what's better than that? Especially if your filling up scrapbook albums quicker than you can buy them.

Rather than crop down my photos I like to use the negative space to add my chipboard on you can use titles or how about a little rainbow or gnome!!!

So to add a little interest in on your layout why not grab a boarder punch and add details to the top and bottom of your pages.

Dont forget to grab your washi tape, and fussy cut out some leaves, yes you can fussy cut washi and it works out really well, because you get a transparent look with it on your page.

To create this look I used a little bit of left over macramé cord, from when I do my hanging plant holders just a few little knots and then you just comb out the cord and you have made a feature out of the rainbow.

Add a little sprinkling of 49 & Market flowers throughout your chipboard layers.

So if your feeling inspired why dont you enter into this months mood board, till next time have a creative day.

You Colour My World

 We would love to see your take on our moodboard.  Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself? 

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 

Good Luck and have fun creating.
Rikki G