Thursday, 19 July 2018

Good Times with Great Friends - Rosalie Duke-Stanley - Mood Board Inspiration

Time for a little grungeyness for this mood board. I selected a wonderful photo of my husband and his good friend Paul when we were recently in England and sharing a lovely weekend in Bath. 

I used Whale Watch Blue and Steampunk Sepia Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals to create a multi coloured background. Once it was dry, I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks to add extra colour dimension. Tip: spray lightly with water to help spread the oxide inks. You may find the page gets very wet but dry slowly and if needed use the corner of a paper towel to soak up any puddles of colour that have formed. 

When the colours were dry, I used the Dusty Attic chicken wire stencil to add some textures as well as absorb some of the colour of the Magicals and help blend in.

Once dry, I added strips of coordinating patterned paper so that the main chip board features had a platform. Dusty Attic Frame was coated in a grainy texture paste  that was mixed with Whale Watch Blue and Tweedle Dee Denim Lindy Stamp Gang Magical powder and dabbed on with a small square brush. Tip: make sure you put the brush to soak in water as soon as you can so that it doesn't clog up with the grainy texture. 

All the other Dusty Attic chip board were painted in a variety of colours from the Finnabair metallique paint range. Once dry I used Tim Holtz distress oxide inks to add to take some of the glossiness of the paint to fit in with the grunge look. Word titles and tiles were added with a final brush of white gesso on the edges to help them stand out over the main features. 

Stamping: I used Stampers Anonymous 'Dapper' collection to stamp under and around the layout to add an extra masculine look. Tip: you may need to lift your layout up slight to fit the stamps underneath so that stamped image is as close as you can get to the embellishments. 

I hope you enjoy and remember to leave a comment on my blog and explore the Dusty Attic blog for more inspiration.

Most importantly, have ago at the this months mood board.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Adventure - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello, today I would like to share with you, a LO I did using lots of Dusty Attic's travel chipboard pieces......


The Dusty Attic used:

Nautical Frames

Nautical Frames
mini Chains  10pk
Mini Chains
Industrial Chains
Industrial Chains
Around the World
Around the World
Compass Rose
Compass Rose
Filmstrips small
Filmstrip small
mini Anchors
Mini Anchors
Postage Stamps
String Frames small
String Frame set-Small
Fish Net Panel
Fish Net Panel
World map
World Map

Geo Tags

Geo Tags

mini Cameras

Mini Cameras

mini World Globes

Mini World Globes
mini Tags #2 BLACK
Mini Tags #2 Black
Word Arrows #2
Word Arrows #2
Wordpl@y #1 BLACK
Wordpl@y #1
Word Tags #1
Word Tags #1
Other Elements used: Captured Adventures:Far Away Land, Boldly Go,Faded Memories, Faded Memories-BS,The Journey-BS, Stamps:Captured Adventure #1, Gabi's Patterned Textures, Gabi's Ethereal Stamp, Pascale's Writing Stamp, Burlap Net Ribbon Roll,Jute Cording-Single Ply, Jute Cording-5ply   Clear Gesso, White Gesso, Black Gesso, Black ink pad, clear embossing powder, Glossy Accents,Tattered Angels-Scarlet, Dreamsicle, & Caribbean Blue, Prills-Mini Pearls, &Hearts of Gold, Prima Say it with Crystals, Cloth Netting , Black Corrugated Paper
Here are some close ups........
I framed the photo with the waste from the chains, that I primed with white gesso, then stamped it with Gabi's texture stamp. Then I glued on the chains & industrial chains. I also primed them with the white gesso, then rubbed on some black ink using the ink pad.....I glued the framed photo onto the burlap & wrapped the twine around & the anchor.....

I did some paper layers, with ripping & inking the edges & used black corrugated paper in the layers...I also did lots of chipboard layers using assorted travel pieces...
With using lots of chipboard pieces I did a few different treatments on the chipboard, some pieces were primed with black gesso & left black, some were primed with white gesso, then stamped with a black ink pad & embossed with clear embossing powder & some pieces I primed with clear gesso....
For the color I used Tattered Angels-Scarlet, Dreamsicle & Caribbean Blue...Here are a few more close ups....

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

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Happiness blooms from within - Cathy Cafun - Mood Board Inspiration

Hi everyone,

Cathy here today sharing my take on this month's beautiful Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge, created with a few of the fabulous new June release chipboard designs.

 I was inspired by the colour palette, as well as the berries and greenery in the birdhouse photo.  Remember you don't necessarily have to use the colour palette, you can be inspired by a particular photo, or an item in one of the photos, that is the wonderful thing about being inspired by a Mood Board... so many possibilities!!

"Happiness Blooms From Within"
 I adored the gorgeous colour contrast of aqua, red and white and the berry details in this month's Mood Board and knew I had the perfect papers in my considerable stash...which sometimes comes in handy!!

 Loving the new Burlap Stencil!!  I used the stencil with turquoise DecoArt Metallic Lustre paste on my background, which I softened by randomly stamping around the stenciling with Prima script stamp in Vintage Photo distress ink.

The pretty Foliage #3 chipboard pieces were coated with a green ink and Lucky Emerald Antique Brilliance Wax then highlighted with touches of turquoise Metallic Lustre to add depth.
I also used the turquoise metallic lustre to coat the new release Delicate Frame #3 chipboard frame and the small words on the new Happiness Blooms From Within chipboard title.

Page Pebbles are a great to incorporate into your layered clusters.  I just coated mine with white ink, by dabbing lightly until coated, so the etched words aren't filled with ink.
To make sure your colours pop and aren't dulled by the grey of the chipboard, prime chipboard pieces with white gesso. 

Other Product Used:
Studio Light and Daisy D pp's
Kaisercraft collectables
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Turquoise, White Frost
Prima Art AlchemyAntique Brilliance Wax - Lucky Emerald
Brilliance ink - Rocket Red
Mix'd Media Inx - Mossy
Lace Trim

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx