Sunday, 14 February 2016

Altered Art Bottle - Joanne Bain

Joanne here today sharing a little off the page creation using some gorgeous Dusty chippy. I have been enjoying creating a series of altered bottles. I have seen so many done and thought I would give it a try myself. When I think of altered bottles first thing that comes to my mind is old and ancient so that is the look I set out to achieve.

'Altered Art Bottle'

So I wanted to make the chippy look old and like metal to match the other metal trim pieces.

To start the main centre cluster I started with a large Dusty Spider. I wet his legs and pulled apart to create extra dimension. I then added a couple of layers of Dusty Wings. These were also wet and slightly pulled apart.

All of the chipboard was then painted black and misted with Finnabair Iridescent Mica Powder Gold. This mica powder is amazing when misted over black.

I added some dress jewelry chains and beads and some gorgeous Prima metals to finish the bottle off. As you can see lots and lots of Dusty chipboard layers.

Materials List

Cogs #1 - DA0001
Wings #1
Spiders - DA0114
Vintage Keys - DA0392
Abstract Frame - DA1511

Other - Prima Metals and Rub Ons, Dress Jewelry and chains, Finnabair Iridescent Mica Powder Gold, Finnabair Black Gesso, Miscellaneous Metal Clocks Face and Flowers.

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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Awesome - Valia Katzaki - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic fans! 

I am back with my February post on our sweet and vintage moodboard. 

I loved the muted blues and the gray tones of the moodboard 
and the vintage style inspired me so much!

Here is my layout with a photo of my two sons. 

The soft grey of the moodboard was a perfect match to the natural color of the chipboard pieces. I left the Feather Charms and the titlte raw. The engravings on the feathers are so deep and intricate that I fell in love with them immediately!

I painted the Lattice backgroung chipboard with Dusty in Color Denim - it is such a rich blue that complimented perfectly my papers. 

Aren't these feathers amazing? 
Dusty Attic products used

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Thank you so much for looking! 

Friday, 12 February 2016

Captured - Rajni Chawla (PLUS a bonus card) - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello all!!!

Once again Rajni Chawla from Passionately Curious on Dusty Attic board to inspire you all. Before I start with the new project I want to thank you all for such a beautiful and warm welcome. I really appreciate the effort of those who specially took time and left their beautiful comments here on the blog and facebook. 

On to my today's project...

My kids love taking "selfies" but I am type of a person that personally hate clicking. But I love love love collecting pictures that they click. Perhaps I can give you a deeper psychological explanation. Our time on this earth only lasts for so long, and a camera allows us to preserve memories far past when they might have slipped our mind. It helps us pass those memories into the hands of future generations. Our photos are little legacies of the life we have led – our travels, experiences, food, family, friends, work relationships and more. Each photo is a window into a moment, and the collections of images we take over the years are a window into who we were and what we valued. Ultimately it comes down to a simple truth....seeing that moment captured makes us genuinely happy.

I generally preserve pictures by creating an art it in my journal page or a frame. For me my daughter is the only model. Hehehe....Oh I love her.!! Love her innocent face n decent smile. Having daughters is one of the greatest joys we could imagine....Isn't it ??
Here is my take on February's Mood board with her picture only. 

This is the Mood Board for February - all you need to do is add your link to the top of the right hand side bar and you could win a $100 Dusty Attic gift voucher

(Imagine all the new designs Jennifer has just done in your own stash !!)


I used Blue Fern Studio papers from Sanctuary and Timeless collection to build up this piece. 
Here are few close-ups...

I got huge collection  of Dusty Attic Chippies in my Dt pack which includes a bunch of dangles and pieces that are just a MUST for any chipboard enthusiast like me. Look at those in the picture.....just GORGEOUS!!

Oh I love that  #Chandallier 2 and Ornate Pendant #4. I first primed them with white gesso and then painted with Dusty in Color Jungle Green, Dusty in Color Oceania and Dusty in Color Alabaster. 

Sprinkle of clear rock candy glitter and blings are adding little more artistic look to the pendants. 

I added have added texture using  Dusty Attic Texture paste with Knitting Stencil on the lower side of the frame.
Word " Captured" is from word pack #34,simply painted with all the three shades. 
Word "Awesome" is taken from word pack #33 and heat embossed using custome made glittered heat embossing powder. 

I have created a bunch of flowers using few Prima twigs, mulberry Lillies and a blue heartfelt creation flower made by me. DA 1399, Seagrass #2 and Laura leaves are adding finishing touch to the whole embellished cluster. 


Here are few more shots of the art piece....


List of Dusty Attic  Products 
Laural leaf 
Doodads DA 1399 

While I was making the above piece I was left with custom made glittered heat embossing powder. I just thought of using it on other chipboards and here is the quick card as a bonus inspiration for you all.  I have added lots of colors that don't match our February Mood Board but If its bonus....anything iwe get is just great. Isn't it ??

So here is my bonus inspiration for you all. 

Background is all created using different shades of Dusty in Color , lots of stamping and heat embossing here and there and the chippies heat embossed with glittered heat embossing powder. Bird is stamped and simply painted using Steadtler watercolor pencils. Hope you like it. 

Oh....I lam in love with that glittered chippies. I have used the smaller size of Vintage frame #4 and placed it side that was the demand of my project. 

Look at that gorgeous shades of Dusty in color.....Yummy enough to be used more frequently. 

All flowers are handmade...simply punched and embossed. 


Dusty Attic Products Used

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( Hugs)

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Live, Laugh, Laugh - Gabrielle Pollacco

Hi everyone! I'm so happy to share with you all a special page I made for my parents anniversary this month.  They are having their 58th wedding anniversary, such a wonderful milestone.  For this page I combined a number of  Maja Design paper collections, using 5 different papers. (Vintage Summer Basics 1922, Nyhavn-Strolling Along the Canal, Vintage Summer Basics 1923, Ska Vi ta en Fika-Pratstund, Vintage Autumn Basics-XVI) as well as some awesome new Dusty Attic chippies!

I'm always so thrilled when I hear that Jennifer Hedger (owner of Dusty Attic) has been busy creating new chipboard designs!  Above are all the fun new chipboard designs I used to make up this romantic page. (I used the smaller version of the Live Love Laugh title)

I began by using the Vintage Summer Basics 1922 paper as my matting/background paper. I then cut the corner and 1/4 inches off the edges of the Nyhavn paper, which I then painted with some Shimmerz paints (Black Cherry Soda Creameez and Onyx Inklingz) and stamped liberally around the photo area with some stamps that I designed for The Scrapbook Diaries.  I then layered on a crocheted lace Doily from Tresors de Luxe and a chipboard frame from Dusty Attic (Swirly Frame and Laurel Leaf chippies).


I created coordinating blossoms using the Rose Creations dies from Spellbinders, using the scraps from the Vintage Summer Basics 1922 and 1923 papers.  I cut the smaller inner petals from the darker pink paper and the larger petals from the light pink paper.  I also cut out a few green leaves using the Ska vi ta en Fika paper (leaf dies are from the Rose Creations set).


I added a cluster of embellishments in the bottom right corner using a couple of Dusty Attic chippies (title and scroll).  I also added some texture using a Prima flourish stencil and home-made texture paste. And as always I love to tuck in a little clock here and there from the Vintage Autumn Basics XVI paper.

I hope my parents enjoy this layout, I'm forever grateful to have them in my life and hope they will see many many more anniversaries.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Message in a Bottle - Joanne Bain

Joanne here dropping in today sharing my latest creation created for the gorgeous new Dusty Attic February Mood Board Challenge. The challenge has an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher for the winner and to enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for Inspiration, you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

So this is the February Mood Board.

Isn't it amazing!! Totally shabby!

And this is my interpretation.

'Dream Big'
'Message In A Bottle'

For the challenge this month I decided to alter a bottle and inside add a sweet little message for him. So its actually a message in a bottle.

I was inspired by the colouring and the shabbiness of the moodboard. The piece of driftwood perched on the chair is what inspired my beachy theme.

I added lots of dusty chippy, sea shells and cotton thread to my creation as I wanted it to have a beachy feel.

All of the chippy was painted with white gesso and then given a light mist of Luminarte Cool Water mica powder which I made into a mist. I added some micro beads to finish it off.

I created a base for my bottle to sit in by cutting a large cog in half. It was the perfect size for the bottle to fit in perfectly. I then added a fancy wrought iron piece to the front for something a little bit fancy.

Material List

DA0547 Wrought Iron Trim Set
DA1184Q Branch #4 small
DA0673W ATC Frame #1
DA0232 Jumbo Cogs
DA0177 Chicken Wire Panel
DA0405 Mini Chains

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Monday, 8 February 2016

Just be Yourself - Patricia Basson

It's Saturday...I am all alone and think it's the perfect time to try and catch up on all my bloggy time entries!
Last week I had my hair done and actually felt confidant enough to put my camera on a stand, hit the timer button and take a few photos of myself...for me that is such a big step, for I really, really hate myself on a photo!!! After 273 photos there were a few that were saved from being dumped in the trash-can, of which this is one.
I had to honour this momentous occasion by using al time favourite chipboard...Dusty Attic!  Working on two sheets of 7 Dots Studio papers from the Thoughts Keeper collection and using no flowers...can hardly believe that...I present to you  -Snapshot-

From Dusty Attic I used the following pieces,
Fishnet Panel, Lace Border #4, Ornate Frame Set and Spring Blooms #3. The bark is a thin paper like embellishment that I picked up during one of my visits to the nursery, it is an awesome looking filler!

I did not gesso my pieces before hand, merely painted them with the Dusty in Colour Acrylic Paints. I cut the piece of frame that was hidden behind the bark and used it as an accent in the top corner. I mixed Sugar Plum with a little Soot to paint the frame. Once dry I sprayed it with Lindy's Stampgang Flat Fabio Merci Beaucope Mint. I wrapped Prima Wire Tread around it with some added glass beads.

I love making a paste from the paints by using 13@rts Magic Powder...I made three colour batches using Gingernut, Mountain Meadow and Sugar Plum and used the Creative Script Stencil on the background.

Using just two pieces of the Lace Border #4 as accents. I painted them with Mountain Meadow and pressed some paste on for texture. This shows that one does not need to use the entire border as is...they make excellent filler pieces as well...

The Spring Blooms were painted with Sugar Plum and Dusty Pink paints and misted with Lindy's Cotton Candy Pink. Added a tiny crystal for Bling...

Some 7 Dots Studio Tags and Finnabair Antique Silver Art Sugar.

Visit the Dusty Attic shop and you will find theses and many more... 

Like the sky opens after a rainy day
 we must open to ourselves....
 Learn to love yourself for who you are 
and open so the world can see you shine.
 ~James Poland~

Hope you have a peaceful weekend...
Much Love