Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Adventure - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello, today I would like to share with you, a LO I did using lots of Dusty Attic's travel chipboard pieces......


The Dusty Attic used:

Nautical Frames

Nautical Frames
mini Chains  10pk
Mini Chains
Industrial Chains
Industrial Chains
Around the World
Around the World
Compass Rose
Compass Rose
Filmstrips small
Filmstrip small
mini Anchors
Mini Anchors
Postage Stamps
String Frames small
String Frame set-Small
Fish Net Panel
Fish Net Panel
World map
World Map

Geo Tags

Geo Tags

mini Cameras

Mini Cameras

mini World Globes

Mini World Globes
mini Tags #2 BLACK
Mini Tags #2 Black
Word Arrows #2
Word Arrows #2
Wordpl@y #1 BLACK
Wordpl@y #1
Word Tags #1
Word Tags #1
Other Elements used: Captured Adventures:Far Away Land, Boldly Go,Faded Memories, Faded Memories-BS,The Journey-BS, Stamps:Captured Adventure #1, Gabi's Patterned Textures, Gabi's Ethereal Stamp, Pascale's Writing Stamp, Burlap Net Ribbon Roll,Jute Cording-Single Ply, Jute Cording-5ply   Clear Gesso, White Gesso, Black Gesso, Black ink pad, clear embossing powder, Glossy Accents,Tattered Angels-Scarlet, Dreamsicle, & Caribbean Blue, Prills-Mini Pearls, &Hearts of Gold, Prima Say it with Crystals, Cloth Netting , Black Corrugated Paper
Here are some close ups........
I framed the photo with the waste from the chains, that I primed with white gesso, then stamped it with Gabi's texture stamp. Then I glued on the chains & industrial chains. I also primed them with the white gesso, then rubbed on some black ink using the ink pad.....I glued the framed photo onto the burlap & wrapped the twine around & the anchor.....

I did some paper layers, with ripping & inking the edges & used black corrugated paper in the layers...I also did lots of chipboard layers using assorted travel pieces...
With using lots of chipboard pieces I did a few different treatments on the chipboard, some pieces were primed with black gesso & left black, some were primed with white gesso, then stamped with a black ink pad & embossed with clear embossing powder & some pieces I primed with clear gesso....
For the color I used Tattered Angels-Scarlet, Dreamsicle & Caribbean Blue...Here are a few more close ups....

Thank you so much for taking the time to look......Rachelle

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Happiness blooms from within - Cathy Cafun - Mood Board Inspiration

Hi everyone,

Cathy here today sharing my take on this month's beautiful Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge, created with a few of the fabulous new June release chipboard designs.

 I was inspired by the colour palette, as well as the berries and greenery in the birdhouse photo.  Remember you don't necessarily have to use the colour palette, you can be inspired by a particular photo, or an item in one of the photos, that is the wonderful thing about being inspired by a Mood Board... so many possibilities!!

"Happiness Blooms From Within"
 I adored the gorgeous colour contrast of aqua, red and white and the berry details in this month's Mood Board and knew I had the perfect papers in my considerable stash...which sometimes comes in handy!!

 Loving the new Burlap Stencil!!  I used the stencil with turquoise DecoArt Metallic Lustre paste on my background, which I softened by randomly stamping around the stenciling with Prima script stamp in Vintage Photo distress ink.

The pretty Foliage #3 chipboard pieces were coated with a green ink and Lucky Emerald Antique Brilliance Wax then highlighted with touches of turquoise Metallic Lustre to add depth.
I also used the turquoise metallic lustre to coat the new release Delicate Frame #3 chipboard frame and the small words on the new Happiness Blooms From Within chipboard title.

Page Pebbles are a great to incorporate into your layered clusters.  I just coated mine with white ink, by dabbing lightly until coated, so the etched words aren't filled with ink.
To make sure your colours pop and aren't dulled by the grey of the chipboard, prime chipboard pieces with white gesso. 

Other Product Used:
Studio Light and Daisy D pp's
Kaisercraft collectables
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Turquoise, White Frost
Prima Art AlchemyAntique Brilliance Wax - Lucky Emerald
Brilliance ink - Rocket Red
Mix'd Media Inx - Mossy
Lace Trim

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Monday, 16 July 2018

Living the Dream and Finn - Belinda Spencer

Hi Dusty FAN attics!

Belinda here today to share two layouts featuring some of the BRAND NEW RELEASE chipboard pieces.It's always so exciting to see all of the awesome new chippies so I couldn't wait to have a play with them.

'Living The Dream'

I love this photo I took a few years ago now of my hubby's old farm boots and the new chipboard boots in the Camping Icons set are the most perfect embellishment.

I painted them with white gesso to start with and while the gesso was still tacky, I repeatedly pressed a scrap bit of printer paper onto it to scuff it up and remove a bit of the gesso. 

I then used a latex make-up wedge to apply Dusty In Colour paints lightly. Once dry, I added a little more gesso.

I gave the same treatment to the axe from that same chipboard set as well as the Drift Wood # 2 pieces.

I wanted a lovely crisp white title to stand out from the colours on the layout so I simply gave the title a couple of coats with a white paint pen.

I used the fabulous NEW Burlap Stencil on the background with some white gesso.

Here's what I used:


For my second layout, I was inspired by the 'sticks' in the Drift Wood # 1 set to use a photo of my boy Finn when he was a puppy. He was so proud of the big stick he found laying around the farm and had so much fun running around with it. Such a cutie!

I used the Authentique Spring Market paper range for this layout and the Pesto Dusty In Colour matched the greens in the collection perfectly. I first squeezed some onto my background paper and then spread it around using a silicone brush. Once dry, I layered on lots of paper layers.

Next I gave the Delicate Frame # 2 as well as the 'stick' a good coat of white gesso before painting with the same lovely pesto paint.

I added a couple of clusters of Dusty in Bloom flowers in Bridal Veil and Grassy Knoll to match the paper range.

I coloured my title using a white paint pen.

Here's what I used:

DA0805 Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil

Well I hope you are feeling inspired to grab some of those new chippies and have a play. 
Have a lovely week.