Monday, 2 May 2016

May 2016 - New new new........

Good morning everyone
Can you believe it is May already? I think the years are just starting to fly by!
I would like to start with Dusty Attic's
 All ready to compliment anything you are creating 
I just love love love those tiny little "wee" ones at the top there !
Now for the winner of the
Thank you to everyone that has entered and remember I am keeping a tally of entries and the person at the end of the year who has the most entries will also win a Dusty Attic prize. 
 by Kobe 2256


Hello, Rachelle here, with a LO I did, using Dusty Attics Beautiful Mood Board for May, using DA Stencils & Chipboard....

From the Mood Board I used: the colors, " Miss Renee", Initial's,, chains, bling flowers, lace....

The Challenge has a amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher to the  Dusty Attic Website  for the winner. To enter all you need to do, is use the Mood Board for Inspiration,  you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog...

The Dusty Attic used:
Creative Script Stencil
Creative Script Stencil
Distressed Diamonds Stencils
Distressed Diamonds Stencil
Elegant Chain
Elegant Chain
Lacey Pendant Drops
Lacey Pendant Drops
Ornate Pendants #4
Ornate Pendants #4
Party Lights #1
Party Lights Banner
Vintage Frame
Vintage Frame
Dusty Curls ABC set
Dusty Curls ABC SET
mini Script ABC set
Mini Script ABC
Dusty in Colour Hot Chocolate
Dusty in Color Hot Chocolate
Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish
Dusty in Color Clear Varnish
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
I painted the darker pieces of chipboard with DA hot chocolate paint. Once that had dried I applied some DA crackle varnish, let dry, then I painted on shimmerz chocolate & diamonds inklings...
I used bisque liquid pearls for the pearls...

The tiny bisque roses are Little Birdie...
Here are some more close ups...
Shows flowers, beads, & crystals used in the flower cluster...

Thank you so much for taking the time to look, & I am looking forward to seeing, what you come up with, with this months Mood Board....Rachelle

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Cherish Yesterday - Helena Johansson

Hi there! Helena here today to share some Dusty Attic inspiration with you. For this layout, I have used a photo of one of my sisters and a friend of hers. The photo was taken some years ago, and I thought the title "Cherish Yesterday" suited this page well.

I have used the Bedazzled (DA1482) stencil in the background, with Dusty Attic texture paste and mists in gray and peach/pink. I have also used a corrugated card (DA0830) in the background. 

The Luxury Scroll (DA1353) is an amazing piece of art:

I first painted the chippie with white gesso, then I used gray embossing powder and some Dusty Attic rusting powder together. After heating I sprayed some dark gray mist over it. The result was marble-like, and I love it! I treated the Swirly Vines #3 (DA0751) almost the same way, just used a dark purple mist in the end instead.

The title "Cherish Yesterday" I just misted with all the mists previously used.

Here are some close-ups for you!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Gorgeous - Lisa Gregory

Hello Dusty Attic Lovers. Lisa here with some inspiration created from our Mood Board. These happen to be some of my favorite colors. Blue and lavender..oh my...Just a touch of a neutral color helped to set it all off.
For the background I adhered some white card stock onto a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. When it dried, I primed it with gesso. This is the same as priming a canvas. Your background is ready for any kind of medium. I tore up some pieces of Tim Holtz tissue paper and adhered it to the background over the gesso while it was still wet, then I dry brushed some more gesso over the tissue pieces very lightly as not to cover the design. Using Dusty in Color Oceania and Capri, I watered it down a bit with water, then used it on the background like watercolor. It created a fabulous base for my layout.

To create my frames, I primed a piece of the String Frame with Dusty In Colour Navajo White, then added a coat of Dusty In Colour Clear Crackle Varnish. For the foliage over the String Frame, I used a white crackle paint on it, then gave it a spritz with a color spray. 

Here is the smalled frame from the String set and it was treated the same way as the larger frame. The flowers are from my stash and were sprayed with color to match the mood board. The purple vines are a die cut I sprayed to match the rest of the layout.

Here is a closeup of the Federation Frame. There are 4 other pieces in this set that I have put aside for another project. I love how intricate the design is. It holds up beautifully!!

I really enjoyed working on this layout. Dusty Attic chip board and the moodboard always get my mojo going!! I hope that you will join us this month for the challenge. We would love to see your interpretation.

Foliage DA0506

String Frames small DA1185

Federation Frame Set DA1502

Capri Dusty In Colour DA0915

Oceania Dusty In Colour DA0912

Navajo White Dusty In Colour DA0903

Dusty In Colour Clear Crackle varnish