Monday, 16 December 2019

December Captured

Hello Dusty Attic fans!!

Belinda here with you today to share my project for December.

This month I have created a Christmas layout! Well it is December. I had to, right? 

I used the Week 46 Sketch to jump start my layout. Let's face it. This time of year is so crazy that a sketch is needed to take all of the thinking out of it! I LOVE Jen's sketches for this very reason.

'December Captured'

I used some subtly patterned Christmas paper for the background and added a splash of colour using my favourite mint green paint. I then added some soft layers using tissue paper, printed vellum and patterned paper to suit the sketch. The printed gold stars on the vellum led to me using star shaped chipboard and painting them gold with a gold Posca Pen.

As well as the stars, I also painted the Circles Broken Bits with the same gold Posca Pen and slipped them in under the vellum. I glued on the painted stars before adding my photos on top.

Next I painted the twine bow chipboard with the gold Posca Pen. Once dry, I glued it onto the layout between the tops of the photos. I added an actual twine bow on top and then finished with a sweet little Jingle Bell by Tim Holtz. I altered a couple of Luggage Tags using both the gold Posca Pen and a white one and then glued them onto the layout to help hold the twine ends in place.

I painted the title using the same Posca Pens and glued onto the layout overlapping them for a fun look. Then I finshed with a few little quotes in matching colours.

The Dusty Attic products used:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you feel inspired to create some Christmas layouts too using your own fabulous Dusty Attic products.


Saturday, 14 December 2019

Totally Pawsome - Kerstin Filou, Mood Board Challenge

Hello creative friends!

The winter has here begun and the first snowflakes dance from our sky, the magical time begins.
I was thinking on our dog, he loves the winter time and especially when it's snowing. 

Filou freaks out with the first snow and when we walking in the woods,  he is full of enthusiasm and finds hardly an end. 
No matter it storms or snows, his nose is in the snow and always looking for a new trail.

I used a very wonderful paper from Maja Design as background suitable to
our December Moodboard with shades of blue and brown. 
It's the paper sheet 'Winter Night' from the new collection 'Holiday in
the Alps'.

some close up's

 I used three frames from
Get Framed - Star

and stacked them slightly offset on
top of each other.


 for a shiny effect Stars
painted with metallic acrylic paint Oyster Pearl (DecoArt)

isn't he adorable?!
 just waiting for someone to take him for a walk

I 'm in love with this little chippy dog from 



here I used a brown embossing powder as basic for the dog 
and black embossing powder for the dogline, 
afterwards I painted some details with a very thin brush and black
acrylic paint
finally I added a white spray for a snowy effect (Shimmer Mister

ombre effect with shades of blue acrylic paint and finally added with  some snow effects, made with deco snow powder and white colour

used chipboards 


Love Dogs


Framed - Star

Flourish #2





Many thanks for your visit!

Have a good time!




Friday, 13 December 2019

#Angel - Jenny Jacques - Mood Board Inspiration

Good morning all Dusty FANattics.

Here is my last moodboard inspiration for Dusty Attic followed by the moodboard itself.

No mixed media on here.  An old-fashioned layout with papers and lots of beautiful chippies.
First, the main one from the Skeleton Clock faces set.  That piece is embossed with Lindy's stamp gang powder as long is the title chippie, #angel, from Hashtag sayings #2

Below my title and and at the right side of the clock, you can see the pieces from 
Juliette balcony#2  which are simply tinted with white ink.

Under both flowers clustering, I included many pieces of Ferns and they are simply colored with a Lindy's spray.  Finally, at the left of my pic, there is my last piece for this layout and it's the beautiful Foliage #15

Now, here are all the products I have used on this layout. 
 Click on their names: they are direct links to them in the store.  
Don't forget to play with us with this last moodboard for 2019.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a nice day xx

Happy Birthday - Joanne Simons

Hi there Dusty Fanattics!
I have a couple of male themed cards to share with you today using stencils to create a background.

To start I covered my white cardstock with some distress oxide ink in a couple of different colours.
Once they were dry I added some extra colour using some more distress oxide ink through some stencils.  The stencils I used were the Distress Grid and the Large Dot.

I then set about adding my chipboard elements to my card fronts.

For this first card I used the Diamond Panel along with the Designer Discs #15 Cogs.  I also tucked under one of the Boho Feathers.
All my chipboard I primed with black gesso first.  I added some prima waxes to the feather and the cogs. 

To give the diamonds a litle more texture I heat set them with some chunky gold embossing powder. 
To finish off my card I added a Mini Tab to the centre of the card.

For my second card I again added some chunk embossing powder to the diamonds.  This one had bits of white/silver in for a bit of a distress finished.
The winged key chipboard along with the large cog from the designer disc cogs set I primed in black gesso and added some prima waxes.
I added the mini Happy Birthday sentiment to the card which was also primed in black gesso and had wax added.

Dusty Attic products used
​Thanks so much for stopping by
Until next time
Happy crafting!

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Imagine - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic friends

Today I am up on the blog with my take on the gorgeous December moodboard

These colours are just gorgeous! Insired by the colours - and thinking something elegant and pretty, I have created this layout

Here I have used paper from the Stamperia Cosmos range - perfect for this moodboard. First I have used two of the same photos at angles and then adding paper pieces as a matt behind the photo. The dusty attic chipboard pieces have been painted with Dusty in Colour paint.

Starting with the swirly frame, I have cut out just the swirl bits and then layered these on top of each other under the left hand bottom corner of the photo. I have also cut the squiggly frame in half and added one half to the top of the photo and the other half to the right side of the photo.

I then added the flowers and fussy cut elements. Once these were done, I then tucked in the leaves.

I have then added the title "imagine"

Once I have completed all the elements I add some lavender prills and then used some chalk to blend in around the photos and flowers to add some dimension.

These are the products I have used

Thank you for popping in to visit the Dusty Attic blog. 
Best wishes for the Festive Season!

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Hello crafty souls! 
Anat here with an extra project with a Video Tutorial .

I’ve Altered an Embroidery Hoop using a vintage girl image, amzing chipboards and more.

To alter the Hoop I first inserted a piece of cotton embroidery fabric, added glue to make sure it won't detach and primed it with Sculpture Medium.

As soon as it was dry I made a color spray using Boudoir Pink Impasto paint and water.

When the background was ready it was time to prepare some of the elements for decorating the Hoop.

I made a Step by Step Tutorial so you can watch the entire process here:

Dusty Attic Chipboards:

 - Juliette Balcony #4

Floral Frame Set #3

Foliage #2

Supplies list and links:

Art extravagance-sculpture medium
Art alchemy paints - Impasto paints - Dusty Rose
Art alchemy - liquid acrylic - umber
-Art alchemy - liquid acrylic - purple
Art alchemy - sparks - chest of gold
-Art Alchemy - metallique paints - amethyst
Art Extravagance - texture fantasy - anemone and coral
Art Extravagance - texture fantasy old walls
Finnabair moulds - mechanica
Finnabair moulds - Anabelle
Finnabairs cling stamps - old paper work
Finnabairs stamps - Dream without fear
Finnabairs mechanicals - flowers
Fiinnabairs mechanicals - leaves 2
Finnabairs mechanicals - Woodland Ferns
Finnabair mechanicals - Woodland Leaves
Art ingredients - micro beads set
Art ingredients - glass glitter - copper
7 dots studio - northern-lights designer pad
Art basics - soft gloss gel
Art basics - heavy body gel

Thanks for stopping by!


Anat Weksler