Saturday, 18 April 2015

Altered NoteBooks - Heather McMahon

Hi! It's Heather McMahon back with you today. I have a special project to share - it's special because I made these to be given to good friends. I altered hardcover notebooks. I sure hope they like them!


I went a bit crazy with the chipboard on these and I love the result! I first gessoed all the chipboard then I applied sprays, paints, inks and Beck BT's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts. I layered the chippies up, using shapes that complement each other.

The background and the back page are made with gesso and sprays. The sprays remained tacky on top of the gesso so I gave everything a light coat of matt sealer. This also should help protect the fine chippies.


And a close-up:


By using a range of products on the chippies I was able to get that distressed, shabby look.







The Dusty Attic products I used on the blue book are:

Dusty in Colour Oceania DA 0912

Vine frames #1 DA1191

Swirly Vine #4 small

Mini Alarm Clocks DA 1063 

Vintage keys DA0392

Flutterbies #1 DA 0389

Elegant Swirl #13 DA 1133

The chippies I used on the pink book are:

Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink DA 0907

Vine Frames #1 DA 1191 (vine and waste)


Flutterbies #1 DA 0389

Elegant Swirl # 13 DA 1133

Ornate Crosses DA 1083

Hinges DA 0509


I hope you enjoyed this. Maybe you could make a Dusty gift for someone!



Happy scrappin'!

Heather















Friday, 17 April 2015

Lizzy Hill

Hullo my friends! This month Dusty Attic are sponsoring the wonderful CSI challenges! Today I'm showcasing the DUSTY ATTIC products I've used on my LO for Case File #161.
For the chippy, I used DUSTY ATTIC PAINTS in DENIM [this gave me the dark blue from the Case File].
On the background I've used the CASHMERE paint, & did the ombre effect by adding some ALABASTER paint....but it's a bit more subtle than I was aiming for!
I've only used tiny pops of  the other colours. But they are there!
 My Evidence includes DA STARS, metal [butterflies, staples and fuse wire. Yes, you heard right!], & circles.
My circles are circle shaped, rather than actual circles. I'll show you.
Then it will make sense!
I've used the VINE FRAME #1, plus the 'waste' from them as well! Works a treat. Waste not, want not & all that guff:)
And cos I'm a lazy scrapper [& proud of it!]. Sometimes I simply STAPLE my chippy into place. Like this:
So, a couple of closies - the metal butterflies were originally bronze coloured. I've heat embossed them white to follow the colour scheme:
 And lastly, a chippy title using part of the LIVE BEAUTIFULLY set:
I really LOVE the CSI Challenges! I hope if you haven't seen them before, you pop on over & give them a go:)
Thanks for looking & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)

CHALLENGE POST:
Hullo my fellow scrappers! This month's Dusty Attic challenge is really lovely:
I went with some of the colours in the palette, working with the Dusty Attic FLOWERS PAINTS.
I created two cards:
For the base of this card I started with some stencilling, then dabbed on some watered down DA raisin paint using a bit of paper towel!
Then using my finger, I rubbed on some CASHMERE watered down paint:
Added some stamping, then some yummy DUSTY ATTIC FLOWERS:
The flowers I've used are SMOKEY BLUE , VINTAGE ROSE and EVENING BLUSH.
I gessoed, then added some splats of more watered down DA paints:
My second card is similar.
On both cards I've used Mini Bird Cage #2 chippy, with Elegant Swirls # 3 & #13:
 I coated the chipboard in Gesso, then added some DA paints:
My whole card:
I hope this helps inspire you to join in our Dusty Attic challenge - the $100 DA goodies prize is pretty amazing, I reckon!
Thanks for looking & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)Black heart (cards)
PS: Said with a poker straight face:
 "It would appear I have a new found affinity with both purple AND flowers.....
who'd have thought??!!"

Enchanted Garden & Dream - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello,today I am here to share with you 2 LO's I did, using Aprils Mood Board. I just love these colors. Here is the first one,using a photo of my garden, I will soon be back out there,Spring is in the air!!!
Also just a reminder that the NEW RELEASE is now out on the Dusty Attic Website
AND

there is FREE shipping anywhere in the world for the month of April using the code
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Just add your link in the right hand side bar at the top, you can win a $100 Gift Voucher to the Dusty Attic website
The Dusty Attic used:
mini Bird Cages #1
mini bird cage #1
mini Bird Cage #2
mini bird cage #2
Vine Frames #2
Vine Frames #2
Wildflower #3
Wildflower #3
Lavender
Lavender
Marrakesh Trellis small
mini Marrakesh Trellis
mini Birds on a Wire
mini birds on a wire
mini Script ABC set
mini script ABC
Dusty in Bloom (Smokey Blue)
Dusty in Colour Bisque
Dusty in Colour Bisque
Dusty in Colour Gingernut
Dusty in Colour Gingernut
Dusty in Colour Cranberry
Dusty in Colour Cranberry
Dusty in Colour Denim
Dusty in Colour Denim
Dusty in Colour Lavender Blush
Dusty in Colour Lavender Blush
Dusty in Colour Raisin
Dusty in Colour Raisin
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
I used the Walking in the Forrest Collection from Maja Design

Here are some close ups of detail....
I cut the birds off the wire,to use on the bird cages & in the wild flowers. I painted them denim,then applied a coat of crackle. I did the same treatment to the lavender,& the bottom part of the words. While the crackle was still wet,I sprinkled on some seed beads onto the lavender.
I painted all the stems,vine frames,& bird houses, using both gingernut & bissque,then applied a coat of crackle. I altered raisin & cranberry paint on the berries of the wild flowers,then applied crackle. I inked all the edges of all the chipboard once the crackle dried,using a charcoal ink pad...

I did some stencil work,mixing the bisque paint into the texture paste...
I took the flower centers out of the DA smoky blue flowers,then replaced them with the purple ones...
Added some extra blue pearls to the wild flowers...


Here is my next LO,a LO I did about 3 years ago. I pulled lots of stuff off & added lots of new DA chipboard, to go with the colors in the mood board

The Dusty Attic used:
Birds on a Wire
Birds on a Wire
Seagulls
Seagulls
Flutterbies #3
Clouds 6pk
Clouds
Barb Wire Frames
Barb Wire Frames
Christmas Tree #2
Christmas Tree #2
mini Christmas Trees 8pk
mini Christmas Trees
Fish Net Panel
Fish Net Panel
mini Chicken Wire
mini chicken wire
Grass Cluster #1
Grass Cluster #1
mini Grass Clusters #2
mini grass clusters
Wildflower #3
Wildflowers #3
Page Pebbles #9
Page Pebbles #9
Bookman ABC Set
Bookman ABC
Dusty in Colour Cranberry
Cranberry
Dusty in Colour Bisque
Bisque
Dusty in Colour Denim
Denim
Dusty in Colour Raisin
Raisin










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