Monday, 19 October 2020

Precious - Kerstin Filou - Mood Board Inspiration


Welcome Dusty Attic friends!

Now it's my turn to feature a layout using the 
beautiful Dusty Attic Moodboard for October.

As I saw our monthly moodboard of course a sea layout was inevitable for me :-)
Actually I always associate this theme with hot sunny days, but the autumn by the sea also has something very special. You can watch cranes making a stopover at the baltic sea on their flight route, or deer standing in brackish water during the rut. 
A quiet but especially attractive time at the baltic sea, a flat inland sea.

some close up's


Precious Moments in Time

An awesome combination of single and connected letters, so you can arrange the font very individually on the layout 


I love to use 'Wheathered Wood' (DecoArt) 
a crackle medium as base for the chippies
it creates an very special used look

Wildgrass #2

Grass Cluster #1

 for more texture and structure you can use 

some Mini Art Stones (Prima) as well as Decosand 


Old Wooden Fence #2

you don't always have to use the whole chipboard part, 

often it is enough to use only a fragment

We are looking forward to see what you come up with this months challenge.
 Just put your own take of the challenge in the comments section of the Dusty FANattics facebook page HERE 

You could win one of two amazing Dusty Attic prize packs.
I hope I could inspire you!
Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, 17 October 2020

I'm on Beach time - Jen Burns - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello Dusty FANattics 

Today I am sharing my take on this months gorgeous mood board.  I have used photos from January at the Yanchep Lagoon about 5mins from where we live. Ky is loving the beach life, sand, sun and surf ! 

The 49 and Market Vintage Artistry SHORE line is amazing for any beach themed project so of course I used the papers, laser cuts, ephemera stack and wait for it ... the smooth silky Rub-ons mixed with amazing beach themed Chippy was perfecto ! 

Most of my chipboard pieces I have used a combination of inks and heat embossing powders. 
The Seahorse has about 5 different embossing powders to get the shades and colours I wanted.

The shells I have done the same, used different coloured inks then a sprinkling of embossing powders.

The seagulls, title and fishing lure I have used white paint and the hook and fishing net I used the every trusty "Pinecone"

Fish anyone ?

The lighthouse I have coloured using a chunky white embossing powder to give it texture and then the anchor I have also embossed then wrapped twine around it, I have bent and manipulated the chipboard to add dimension to my page, you can just use liquid scrap dots underneath or foam tape to keep the shape.

I have then added some Wishing Bubbles and sandstones to complete my layout. Notice I have used some rubons on my chipboard seahorse and shells and even on my photograph. 

Not only are all of the following chipboard pieces available on the Dusty Attic website that I have used but also 49 and Market products

Fishing Nets   DA2168

Mini Captions #12 


Other products used

To enter the Mood Board Challenge and for your chance to win one of two amazing Dusty Attic prize packs just add your own creation to the comments section in the Dusty FANattics FaceBook Page

Thanks for popping over and checking out the blog. 


Friday, 16 October 2020

Awesome - Belinda Spencer

 Hello Dusty Attic fans!

It's Belinda here today to share my latest layout featuring awesome Dusty Attic chipboard.

Today I have a super fun boy layout to share with you.


For this layout, I began by painting all of the chipboard with heavy white gesso. You can see the gesso I use in the photo below but any gesso will do. I usually need about three coats of this gesso to get the result that I like.

I wanted a pop of yellow on my page to match the yellow Christmas cracker hat that my son is wearing in the photo. So I grabbed a yellow Posca Paint Pen and coloured in parts of some of the chipboard. I ended up with a fairly haphazard result because I didn't separate the pieces. If you want a more precise look then I would highly recommend separating the pieces first before adding the yellow and then sticking back together again. For me though, I live in an old farmhouse and am pretty used to a 'rustic' look for everything!

Oh and did you spy that 'awesome' title? That is a sneaky peek at something new that is coming soon!

I assembled my layout bits and pieces, adding in some stickers too. I finished up by adding in some Mini Dots painted with the gesso and yellow Posca Pen.

The Dusty Attic products used:

Well that is all from me today. I hope you are feeling inspired to have a play with your Dusty Attic chipboard too. Make sure you pop back tomorrow for some more design team inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, 15 October 2020

Special Moments - Adri Du Preez (Double Layout)

Hello everyone!

I am sharing my October design team layout with you using some stunning 
Dusty Attic chippies and the gorgeous Mintay Harmony collection.
These are photos of my daughter and son in law's maternity shoot.  Their little  miracle was born on the 29th September 2020.  He is the most beautiful little boy and I feel so blessed to be his granny

Here is my layout.

This is how I treated the chippies.

I used the large string frame and painted the frame with Martha Stewart acrylic 
paint in Surf.

The title and ATC Frame were heat embossed with Ranger white embossing powder.

I coloured the the Flower Buds with Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Persimmon and Pink 
Grapefruit and dry brushed with white acrylic paint.

I coloured the Tropical Foliage with Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Aegean Blue and 
the feathers with Sea Breeze.

I chalked the two bird nests with Chocolate Versa Magic Ink. 
The small branch set were coloured with Distress Oxides in Mowed Lawn, Dried 
Marigold and Walnut Stain.

some close ups.

I love adding these stunning Quoted Sentiments and Wordpl@y elements to my projects.  They are amazing.

After everything glued down I added art stones and splatters with diluted 
white gesso.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I have used.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please visit the Dusty Attic online store for more amazing designs.

Happy crafting!