Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Amazing Moments - Cathy Cafun

Hi everyone,

Cathy here today sharing a travel themed layout with a holiday pic from a recent cruise this year for my husbands's 60th birthday, created with some of the June release Dusty Attic chipboard designs and the new burlap stencil design.

"Amazing Moments"

 So many gorgeous new designs, it difficult to choose which ones to create with!! but I was drawn to the fabulous new travel border and corner chippies as they are the perfect match for the recently released Mintay Papers - Wanderlust Collection.

To create my background I used the new Burlap Stencil design, with modelling paste which I coloured by mixing with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide reinkers in pistachio mixed with a touch of tumbled glass.

Textured embossing powders are a great way to alter your chipboard.  I used Stampendous shabby pink embossing enamel on the Sand Dollars and Starfish to create texture and Emerald Creek Baked Texture embossing powders on the Travel Borders and Corners.

The Chain Rectangles chipboard frame was altered with Ranger Ancient Gold embossing powder, which looks more like a copper brown and a mixture of WOW verdigris and Stampendous White embossing powders for the Amazing Moments mini caption.

Dusty Attic Product Used

Travel Borders - DA2194

Travel Corners - DA2195

Chain Rectangles - DA2132

Other Product Used:
Mont Marte Light Moulding Paste
Tim Holtz Oxide Reinkers - tumbled glass, pistachio
Kaisercraft Decorative Die - Texture Ragged
Ranger Ancient Gold Embossing Powder
Stampendous Shabby Pink and White embossing enamel
Emerald Creek Ancient Amber, Dirty Sand and Baked Texture
WOW Verdigris Colour Blend embossing powder
 sequin mix

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting

Cathy :)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Love - Belinda Spencer - Mood Board Inspriation

Hello Dusty Attic fans!!

Belinda here today to share my take on the gorgeous August mood board.

I was totally inspired by the lovely soft blues and cream in the inspiration image as well as some of the fabulous NEW RELEASE chipboard for my layout.


I really do love to be inspired by a mood board. For me the best part is the treasure hunt through my stash to find the right coloured papers and embellishments. I set myself the challenge of using the stunning Windows and Shutters chipboard on this layout. I really loved the look of it combined with the Hanging Vines chipboard as a window box. 

I added the cute Skeleton Fish as a whimsical touch especially with the photo of my darling Burmese Noodle. Strangely she doesn't even like fish and refuses to eat it!! Weird cat.

I painted the Windows and Shutters, Hanging Vines and the fabulous Fancy Frame # 10 (underneath my stack of layers) with white gesso followed by Cashmere Dusty In Colour. I added a bit of white gesso on top of the window and shutters too for a shabby chic finish. I always use a latex make-up wedge to apply my paint as it gives a lovely smooth finish free from brushstrokes or loose paintbrush hairs. You can also daub the paint on with it for a more textured look.

I used both the NEW Burlap Stencil as well as the Leaves # 3 Stencil on the background paper with the Cashmere paint. It added nicely to the texture that was already part of the patterned paper.

I painted the title first with white gesso and then with Faded Denim Dusty In Colour paint.

I created lots of layers with my papers and chipboard elements and tucked some of the gorgeous Dusty In Bloom flowers under the edges. I finished with some cute Mini Hearts that I painted white using my trusty Posca Paint Pen and some little paw prints cut from a patterned paper.

Dusty Attic products used:

Well I hope you are feeling inspired to play along with the mood board challenge this month for your chance to win one of two $50 vouchers. Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my project.


Sunday, 19 August 2018

Sandy Toes, Sunkissed Nose - Kavitha - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty attic fans,

Today i am sharing my take on this months moodboard.
The blue and creme tones reminded of sea theme,so i decided to make a beach layout,but for a change only with creme and brown tones instead of usual blues.
I have used a lot of beautiful beach theme chippies as well as few other designs
which i have listed below
All the chipboard pieces are painted with brown distress ink first,and
partially embossed with creme colored embossing powders.

Products used:
Star fish #2
Foliage #11
Mystic frame #1
Doodads #6

Thank you for stopping by

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Heroic - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello, today I would like to share with yo a LO I did using some of Dusty Attic's industrial pieces......

The Dusty Attic used:
Cog Border #3
Cog Border #3
Cog Clusterca
Cog Cluster
Retro Frame
Retro Frame
Cogs 1
Cogs #1
Cogs 2
Cogs #2
Distressed Filmstrip
Distressed Film Strip
Fans #1
Fans #1
Industrial Stars
Industrial Stars
mini Cogs #2
mini Cogs #2
Mini Cogs 15pk
Mini Cogs
mini Chains -10pk
Mini Chains
Word Pack #24
Word Pack #24

Other Elements used:49 and Market: Tattered Garden, Cottage Life, Blossom Blends,Garden Seeds,Cottage Blooms, Floral Mixology....Black Gesso, Clear Gesso, Clear Crackle, Shimmerz Inklings-Chocholate & Diamonds, LuminArt Silk Iridescent- Gold, Prima Metal, Prills-Heart of Gold, Express yourself , black ink pad

Here are some close ups.....
I primed the chipboard pieces with either clear or black gesso, then applied clear crackle paint onto some of the pieces....Once the crackle dried I painted the pieces with the chocolate & diamonds & iridescent gold....

I primed the paper from the cottage life collection then applied clear crackle onto the paper & placed the chipboard pieces onto the crackled paper, let dry then cut away the excess......

The next step was to add the eyelets, brads & change flower centers....then I built the layers, using the chipboard pieces & flowers....

I altered the retro frame with chains & cogs....

& framed the photo with the distressed film strip, chains & title....Here are a few more close ups.....

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