Monday, 1 June 2020

June 2020 - Rachelle Sigurdson - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello, June already!  We are hoping everyone is keeping safe and are all well. 

I have heard how some people have been creating up a storm where others have no mojo and are flat at this current moment.  We are hoping to help either way with our Designer Kits complete with colour instructions and everything included (except mediums) to complete a full page to our Sketch-a-Week which is on the Facebook page every Wednesday, Jen Hedger has designed all these multi photo, with journalling sketches to help boost your start off point, you can flip them, turn them, make them your own, all of the sketches from last year and the new ones from this year can be found on our Dusty Attic Sketches Instagram page WITH samples 

Plus of course there is also the Mood Board Challenge every month, you could win one of two Chipboard packs by joining in and we have made it super simple by just needing to add your project to the comment section in the 
Dusty FANattic facebook page post
(no more links or anything needed)

Which brings us to June Mood Board
Inspiration is bought to us by our amazing 

Hello Dusty FANattics 

Are you part of our Facebook page where you can share your Dusty projects with everyone?
If not just go HERE and join in the fun. 

The Dusty Attic used:
Mystic Frame #1
Skeleton Clock Faces
Winged Frame Set
Vine Frames
Iron Garnish #4
Lace Border #4
Ornate Pendants
Mystic Flourish
Foliage #2
 Foliage #8
Live Beautifully
The 49 and Market used:
Vintage Artistry-Sky
Admit One
Sugar Posies
Blue Raspberry
Sugar Stems
Blue Raspberry
Enchanted Petals
Enchanted Petals - Salmon
Garden Petals - Salmon
Garden Petals-Salmon
Other Elements used: Clear Gesso, Clear Crackle Paint, TH alcohol ink Rust,  Prima Sparks-Night Shadow, Magical Pond, Butterfly Spells, Liquid Pearls- Gold, Micro Beads....Here are a few close ups....
For the Salmon color I stained the pieces with the rust alcohol ink, then primed all pieces with clear gesso, then applied clear crackle paint onto some areas. Once the crackle dried I painted the Mermaid Sparkle onto the frame & foliage & the Night Shadow & Magical Pond for the blue tones. I also used Micro Beads & Liquid pearls on some of the chipboard pieces. Here are a few more close ups....

Thank you so much for taking the time to look & I am looking forward to see what you come up with this months challenge & please stay safe.....Rachelle

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Such a great day... - Anguree Van Rensburg - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello dear friends

I'm back here today sharing my view on our gorgeous May Moodboard.

As you will see, I used various bits of chipboard and if you look closely you may notice that I cut up the Juliet balcony pieces to create texture strips to suit my layout.

I've coloured my Chipboard using Versa inks and 13@rts ink sprays.

To finish it off I used some of the beautiful new 49And Market flowers and 13@rts 3D Balls.

Last but not least I added a couple of my favorite chipboard wordplay words to reflect happy memories.

Products I used:

Thank you so much for visiting us today.
Hope to see you back here soon.

Friday, 29 May 2020

Love is in the Air - Kerstin Filou

Welcome creative friends!

May is known here to be the best month to get married. But in these difficult times it's not always easy connected with many difficult decisions,
 many celebrations are postponed.

So I needed a little joyful cheering present for a dog fan just like me. 
I created a mixed media collage in grunge style, 
which will be glued on a canvas and used as a new wall decoration.

some close up's

A friendly bright sunshine (stencil from DecoArt) 
added with white Modeling Paste and highlighted with golden wax creme

The edges were decorated with white crackling paste applied unevenly with a palette knife  and then stamped with a texture stamp and brown Archival inkpad

For the lettering I used a special dark blue embossing powder 'Salted Navy Enamel' from Emerald Creek 

afterwards I used golden and brown wax cream and finally everything was painted over again in dry brush technique with white gesso

 Dusty Attic chipboards 

Love Is
Wet Noses

Bits #8 – Diamonds


Paw Prints –


Happy crafting!

Thanks for your visit!


Monday, 25 May 2020

Today's memories - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn - Mood Board inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic fans

How gorgeous is this moodboard for this month? I just love the softness and the prettiness of the colours.

To enter it is so easy, just add your take of the challenge in the comments section in the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE
This is so gorgeous! Inspired by the flowers, I created a layout using flowers and leaves.

I have used a mixture of Studio 73 and Mintay papers to create my layout.  I first started with one of the larger circles from the Get Framed - Circle chipboard, which I painted with acrylic paints in tones of spearmint green and mauve. This was attached to the photo, sliding the photo through the top so that the bottom of the circle is behind the photo. This was adhered to the page with foam tape. I then painted the foliage #23 chipboard in a dark green. When the leaves were dry, I brushed gently over this with a sanding block to reveal some of the chipboard. I then started layering up the fussy cut flowers, leaves with the foliage chipboard. There are three pieces of foliage, of which one of them I cut up to add smaller bits around my fussy cutting.

The small "ocean wave" chipboard was painted with a mixture of mauve and lilac and adhered between the flowers and the leaves. The title was painted with a spearmint green paint and a bit of lilac paint - this was done dabbing lightly with a sponge so as not to fill the letters with paint.

There is also a small chipboard bird cage added to the layout

Come and play along and create a layout using the moodboard as inspiration - and you could win a voucher from Dusty Attic worth $50 of gorgeous Dusty Attic chippiness :)

Here the products I have used:

Take care and keep safe,