Saturday, 3 October 2015

Sieze the Day - Jen Burns

I have used Bo Bunny Star Crossed papers which I fell in love with the second I saw them !! The colours, the feathers, the embellishment pack - Love Love Love and all so perfect for this photo shoot that we did in the "fairy mines" as Ky and Cadence call them
(Its actually a pine plantation with a footpath around it), I wish you could see this in "real life" as it is very very layered and quite high!

Black Soot DA 0925
I started with the diamond stencil background using  black crackle paint, then I have painted a lot of the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces with the Black Soot paint as well. 

The hexagons I have used I have "popped" out of the Honeycomb Large and small panel pieces and covered them with the Bo Bunny papers
(small DA0740 Large DA0738)

Honeycomb DA0740 and DA0738
I have added red twine around the love heart arrows and around the focal circle made of the gold wire around the photograph, I made my own circle to use as a dream catcher type symbol with white embroidery thread and then wrapped fine gold thread across it, the tiny pegs I have painted gold along with the little diamonds you see there on the Mini Balloons (they are popped out of the trellis piece of chippy)
Heart Arrows #2 DA1026

Mini Trellis DA 1033  

I love the view finders and have used both the large and mini size on this layout with Navaho white paint then used crackle gloss and rubbed it over the Dusty Attic Gold paint.The small view finder I just coloured with brown ink and then rubbed it back to make it rustic.
Mini View Finders DA1080 - Large View Finders DA 1081

The feathers that came in the ephemera pack I have dipped with gold glitter and bent them around to add dimension to them. The chipboard feathers I have left raw and but rubbed some gold paint over the top to match.

How gorgeous are the embellishments that match the papers? I love these stamps and they fit the Dusty Attic chippy perfectly   

Postage Stamps DA0551

Arrow Border #1 DA1198

I have added arrows to the skewers at the top and wrapped with the same gold thread, the Mini Alphabet letters fit perfect on the card

Mini Alphabet Uppercase DA 0861

I had so much fun making this layout and I love it to bits (One of My favorites by far)

Thanks for popping in today
Jen Burns 

Friday, 2 October 2015

You and Me - Jacqueline Moore

Hi guys!!! I hope you are all well!!! 
Today I would like to share with you this layout I made using some of the awesome new chippies, and one of the stencils now available in the Dusty Attic Store.

'You & Me'

I have used paper from the mental vacation collection for my background, covering it with Gel medium then creating a watercolor effect using mists.
I have then used black pen to doodle some stitching around the border and trace some arrows from Dusty Attic's new Feather and Arrows Stencil.

Some details:

I absolutely LOVE!!!! all the new feather chippies from Dusty Attic.
I have taken the Feather Charms #3 and given it a thin coat of White SPLASH! Ink, slightly watered down so that it did not fill in the engraved pattern on the face of the chipboard. When that was dry I very carefully began painting it with various colors of Twinkling H20's. I have used a very tiny paintbrush to color some of the very small detailed areas. 
When I was happy with the final result and it had dried I wrapped some sparkling Turquoise thread around it.

The leaves #2 one of my 'go-to' pieces for a lot of my creations lately. they look great and always add a little something extra to any layout!!
These have been painted with a few different shades of Green using 13 Arts Matte Paints.

The Lacey Nameplate was simply given two coats of Gesso before being painted over with a thin coat of White SPLASH! Ink, which makes it much more pure 'White' rather than the off-white of the Gesso.
I have placed it in among the paper layers that make up my photo mat.

I have taken one of the Nameplates and one of the end pieces from the Vintage Nameplate Set and simply colored it with black ink. I have then cut the Nameplate in two, placing the smaller side among the paper layers on the right of the page. I have placed the larger side on the left adding the end piece beneath it.

The title is from the new Mini Captions #7. I have painted it with a rough coat of Gesso then added color using the same Twinkling H20's that I used on the feather.
I have placed it at the bottom of my layout on a couple of strips of Washi Tape.

Here you can see the smaller half of the Vintage Nameplate that I placed among the papers on the pages right, and just above it you can see the awesome arrows I stenciled using Dusty Attic's great new Feather and Arrows Stencil.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my post! 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

October 2015

Happy October everyone, only two more months until Christmas ! Better start creating presents and cards now so they are ready for December.

The Design Team where all split on their votes this month as there are so many stunning entries into the mood board, we thank you all yet again for taking part. The winner of the September challenge is .... 

Can you please email us at for details of how to collect your prize.
If you would like to win a $100 Gift voucher to the Dusty Attic Website have a look at
the October Mood Board
It is yet another stunner!

Look at this amazing layout that

Heather Jacob
has done as inspiration for you this month

For this month I chose to go with the deep blue, pale blue/green and add a dash of the pale sandy
 tone and tiny strips of orange
(I always seem to struggle with blue/green , they never seem to photograph as well as other colors , but I hope you get the idea of the color hues.. ).

I love seagulls .. they fascinate me with their behaviour and
the way they flock together to pick up crumbs and food at the beach .
when they sit and watch they appear to be very majestic and aware of their surroundings .
thanks so much for popping by and I hope you are inspired to have a play with this months
rich colors.

Dusty Attic materials used 
Dusty in Colour /Navajo White  DA 0903
Texture paste DA 1218
Mini Number Panel DA1052
Small film strip DA0935
Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
String Frame set DA1181
Hanging Mason Jars DA1364
Word Pack #18 .. Snapshot DA 1274

these Jumbo Cogs and String frame are two of my faves
I love placing the circle over the photo to create a frame
 with layering of other elements underneath the photo.
 Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
String Frame set DA1181
these little number panels are perfect for filling in blank spaces .
I used a tone on tone effect here .
Mini Number Panel DA1052

Loving these little mason jars ..
Hanging Mason Jars DA1364

see you again later in the month 
stay happy and well and enjoy creating .
bye for now and big hugz xoxo

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Lots of Goodies - Evgenia Petzer

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. I have made lots of projects, so be ready for a long post with different types of projects.
First up is the fabric cover for a baby boy album/notebook. Recently my friend had a sweet addition to her family- another son, so this little book will go to little Fedor (yes, Russian names differ a ot from the ones that you are used to, lol)

I combined two types of fabric on it (Tilda brand), Maja papers and of course the chipboard and the paint are from Dusty Attic.
Inside there ar the sheets of papers that you can always take out and change or yourself some extra ones

Add caption
and some cards:

 my second card (both of them use Maja Design papers)

 some microbeads on top of the chipboard

fabric CD cover holder:
(all the chipboards here re covered up with Dusty acrylic paints and then topped with glossy)

I made it based on the September's MoodBoard:

There is always a generous prize of a $100 gift voucher to the Website up for grabs

 this is how the CD holder looks inside, I think its realy can be a special little gift for your friends' photo session, as you can always personalize it.

and the last project is the cover that I made for my Thailand travel album, I used again the same idea as in my baby boy book on top of my post.

Dusty Attic products used:

Feather Charms #3

Grass Border #1

Peacock Feather

Have a lovely day,