Sunday, 1 March 2015

Happy March Everyone...

YAY, its retreat month 
Cant believe when we first booked it that the count down was like 5 months away and now its next weekend. Cant wait, its going to be an awesome weekend with some gorgeous classes and kits and new stock on hand to purchase.
So if there are any kits left I'm sure "the boss" will put them on the website to buy so stay tuned.

Drummmmm Roll for the February Mood Board winner

Congratulations Pascale, can you please email us at for your $100 Dusty Attic gift voucher.

and now for the MARCH MOOD BOARD
This layout is done by Rachelle Sigurdson
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Hello,today I am here to share with you a LO I did based on this months Mood Board for Dusty Attic...

It made me think of Spring,so I used a closeup, I took of a clematis,with rain drops & buds that would burst open in a few days....

The Dusty Attic used:
Image 1
Ornate Gate #2 (DA0894)
Corner Flourish #1 (DA0628)
Chicken Wire Panel
chicken wire panel (DA0177)
Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies (DA0819)
Bookman ABC Set
Bookman ABC set (DA0666)
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Color ,clear crackle varnish (DA0900)
Image 1
Dusty in Color, Sugar Plum (DA0908)
Dusty in Colour Lavender Blush
Dusty in Color,Lavender Blush (DA0911)
Dusty in Colour Oceania
Dusty in Color, Oceania (DA0912)
Dusty in Colour Jungle Green
Dusty in Color ,Jungle Green (DA0920)

I used the Fika Collection from Maja Design

All the chipboard was first painted with Dusty Attic paints, then I applied a coat of clear crackle varnished & once the crackle dried I applied some twinkling H20....

Thank you so much for taking the time to look & I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with,with this months Mood Board.....Rachelle

Thank you for joining us today and stay tuned for more Mood Board inspiration during the month.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Mood Board Inspiration - Vicky Alberto and Jaqueline Moore

Drum roll please...
Here is the gorgeous mood board this month.  
Make sure to enter your interpretation for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Dusty Attic!

It's almost the end of "love" month and I'm here to share a layout using some gorgeous Meg's Garden papers and lots of BRAND NEW Dusty Attic chipboard.  This layout was inspired by the February DA mood board and... who says you can't use Christmas papers all year long? They are just so pretty!

On all of the chipboard I splattered DA's Navajo White DA0903 paint and topped it with DA Clear Crackle DA0900 Varnish.  This is a really easy way to achieve a nice rustic look. The title is from the DA1170 pack.

A very Elegant Swirl DA1123 complements the papers.

More pretty chipboard from the Elegant Swirl DA1123 pack - and some beautiful DA Bridal Veil DA0805 blooms too!

I hope everyone was spoiled with love this month!
And another from Jacqueline Moore

Hey Dusty Attic fans!!! It's Jacqueline here today to quickly share with you my take on this month's moodboard. With February being the so-called 'month of love', I have used the colors and the word passion from the moodboard to create a pretty card.


I have used lots of gorgeous DA chippies combined with some 13 Arts papers and mediums.

Some details:

I have cut a small banner banner from Banners #1 and covered it with some patterned paper, layering it on my card on top of some triangle paper banners I cut. I have topped it with a bow and some twine.

For my title I have taken the word 'Passionately' from the live beautifully set and cut off the 'ately', leaving me with the word Passion. I have painted it with Gesso, and sprinkled with Chunky Gold Glitter, before layering on top of my flower cluster.

Above my flower cluster I have added a butterfly from the Flutterbies #3..... I really love these butterflies and use them all the time :-) I have painted it with Gesso, and then dabbed a few colors of mist on, very lightly, using my finger.

I have taken the smallest of the frames from the String Frames small set, and painted it with a combination of Gesso and Gold Paint. I have placed it on some calico on my background, and built my composition into it. 
The little scroll on the lower right side of the frame is actually the top of a key from the Vintage Keys set, that my Son decided to pull off another page breaking it off. At first I planned to just throw it out, but it managed to get lost on my desk, and I am glad as it was the perfect finishing touch for my card. It has been painted with Gesso, Gold Glitter Paint, and sprinkled with Chunky Gold Glitter.

I hope you enjoyed my post!!! I will be back in a few days with more!!!

Dusty Attic Chipboard Used:




Thursday, 26 February 2015

LOVE - Patricia Basson

Hello friends...
Today I am sharing an altered project made for Dusty Attic. I transformed a plain LOVE photo-frame into a little garden filled with flowers and foliage and even a little Bird!

To prepare the background I covered it with some tissue paper and painted a watered down layer of Dusty Attic Cashmere paint...All the paints I used are Dusty in Colour

I then added a layer of Bisque mixed with some glaze and whipped some of it off with a wet wipe. I also used the Bisque to do a little stencilling. Denim was used to colour the edges.

The Elegant Swirl #3 was painted with Storm Cloud and dry brushed with a little Denim...I cut it into pieces and placed it in various places on the frame. My flowers are Dusty in Bloom, Grassy Knoll and Cornsilk.

The Maiden Hair Fern and Vine Frame #1 was Gesso'd and texture added with some texture paste. It was painted with Jungle Green , Pesto and Forrest. I used some gesso to highlight.
The small branch # 4 was painted with Gingernut and dry brushed with Forrest.

I wanted the leaves to have some added textures, therefore I wet them with water before painting, I separated and curled them a little and dried them with my Heat-gun. Dusty Attic chipboard are ideal for this technique for it separates into at least three layers that can be curled. 

The Birdcage is two Mini Birdcage #2 cages layered...I cut the top one in two and made small card-board hinges in order for it to open up a was painted with Fine Silver.

All these products are available from the Dusty Attic Shop...

Mini Birdcage #2


In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there.
 To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep 
and the hopes I breathe. 
I know they are there to eavesdrop
 for the angels. 

Wishing you all best wishes and Happy Scrappings...till next time