Saturday, 21 July 2018

Nicole Doiron - Mood Board - Set of friends cards...

Hello Dusty FANattics!

Nicole with you today to share a trio of cards that I created, inspired by the fun and beautiful July mood board!

Here is a reminder of this superb mood board:

I was obviously inspired by the colours of the images
as well as the vintage country feelings that they evoke.

I love creating sets of matching cards, sometimes to sell or just to give away, as it allows me to use up my scraps of paper and lots of different chipboard pieces. 

I love to make each card unique but still part of a coordinating set.

Friend Thank You card

On this first card, I started off with a deep red base and used some papers from Pion Design. I added one of the new Delicate Frame #2 among the layers of paper and used a sentiment from the Mini Captions #8 as the greeting. I then decorated with a Heart Arrows #2 and a Baroque Flourish.

Be Happy card

For this card, I opted for a pale blue base, the other dominant colour from the board. How cute does it look with the deep red?  I love it! I used the Bird Houses as the focal point and created the sentiment by using the 'happy' from the Word Pack #14 and adding some alpha stickers.

Remember Today Birthday card

Card #3 incorporates the same colour scheme and also lots of flowers including some pieces from the Dusty in Bloom Blue Bonnet set. I added a Decorative Frame, a title from Mini Captions #10, a lovely Watering Can and some cute Mini Dragonflies.

I treated all the chipboard in a similar fashion. I colored some pieces with red and dark blue Copic markers and dabbed them with white paint. Other pieces, I covered with light blue embossing powder.

Here are the products used and a link to them on the Dusty Attic website.


Delicate Frame #2 - DA2144
Mini Captions #8 - DA1387
Heart Arrows #2 - DA1026
Baroque Flourishes - DA2139
Bird Houses - DA0699
Word Pack #14 - DA1270
Scallop Borders - code n/a
Decorative 6x4 Frame Set - DA0435
Mini Captions #10 - DA1833
Watering Can - DA0403
Mini Dragonflies - DA0518

Dusty in Bloom

Blue Bonnet - DA0807

Do you like what you see?
You can then see more of my creations on my blog

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See you next month!

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