Friday, 25 July 2014

DREAM - Canvas - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello,here is a canvas I did using some of Dusty Attics Amazing chipboard pieces....

The Dusty Attic Used:
Dream Catcher #2
Dream Catcher #2 (DA0746)
Chains 4pc
chains 4 pc (DA0312)
Lace Border #1
lace border #1 (DA0843)
Baroque Frame set - Circle
Baroque Frame Set-Circle (DA0542)
Leafy Flourish
Leafy Flourish (DA0759)
Flourish Frame Set
Flourish Frame Set (DA1035)
Fish Net Panel
fish net panel (DA0654)
Flutterbies #3
Flutterbies #3 (DA0766)
mini Heart Border
mini heart boarder (DA1015)
Wings Large (DA0850)

Teeny Tiny ABC set
teeny tiny ABC (DA0983)
mini Script ABC set
mini script ABC (DA0859)
I used the Vintage Summer Basics Collection from Maja Design:1912,1915,&1891
Here are some closeups of detail....
I did some distressed hand stitched layers & some stencil work using The Crafter Workshop Art is & Viva Modelling cream....
I stained all the chipboard with TH distress stain (tea dye & Vintage photo),then applied a coat of rock candy crackle.Once that dried I dried brushed on some white paint,& rubbed it in using my fingers. I used picket fence crackle on the feathers & chestnut liquid pearls on the dangling part of the dream catcher.

Now for the fun part,embellishing the dream catcher. I did some stencil work behind it,wrapped some prima wire thread around the circle part. I then finished embellishing it using,seed beads,beads,bottle cap,jump rings & flower clusters. I love both of the DA dream catchers,so much fun to work with....

Other products used,metal prima,metal heart with wings websters,flowers prima & petaloo.

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

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Jasri Bali - JULY Sketch - Heather McMahon

Hi there,

I've just returned from a wonderful holiday in Bali. I'd really like to thank all my followers who kept on commenting on my blog posts even though I often didn't have internet access and couldn't return the favour. I'm honoured you kept the one-way communications alive!

Anyway, I'm back in the connected world now and thought I'd create a front page for my album about our trip. Yes, I went away for 10 days and took over 800 photos! I'm going to need a whole album!

My layout is based on the July sketch at Dusty Attic. Here's the sketch:
 (Yep, its that easy)

And here's my layout:

I've used lots of new Dusty Attic Goodies and plenty of stamping on this. For the title, I cut the 2014 from another title and coated it in Dusty in Colour Jungle Green paint. I coated the Bookman letters in Cranberry paint and the topped them both with a haphazard coat of Gold Nugget Tinby Metallic Melts. The effect this creates reminds me of the old rustic Balinese furniture that you sometimes see.

Here's a close up:

I made the flowers from Dusty Attic's Flower Layers #6. To get that motley effect I first spray painted them with white paint then stamped them Stampin' Up! water-based inks. These inks don't soak into the paint and they show all the texture. The downside is that they re-activate whenever a wet medium touches them so they can be messy to use. I took advantage of this by applying white paint in the centre of the flowers to create that streaky look. I rummaged around the bottom of my flower drawers and found a few flower centres to add to the chippie flowers.
For the smaller flowers, I simply painted them with Alabaster paint then added a light coat of Jungle Green to the centres.

Just as I was making this layout, some brand spanking new chippies arrived and I immediately added them to the page. For both the Page Pebble and the letters I simply stamped them with white ink. This left the recessed pattern as raw chipboard. I love this effect!

All the stamps are from Kaisercraft with the exception of the two smaller butterflies which are Tim Holtz stamps.

Here are the Dusty Attic products I used:
Flower Layers # 6 DA1078

Bookman ABC Set DA0666

2014 Year In Review DA1092

mini Blossoms DA 1090

Page Pebbles #8 DA 1113

mini ABC Tile Set DA1109

Thanks for looking. I can't wait to get stuck into the rest of my holiday pics now!

Happy scrappin'!


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Not 1 not 2 not 3 BUT 4 Projects from Gabrielle Pollacco (WITH TUTORIALS)

Hello Dusty Attic Fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share a bunch of projects I've made over the past few weeks using some NEW and some old favourite chipboard pieces!  I absolutely LOVE the new scripted chipboard titles Word Pack #4.  I just adore a pretty scripted title!  I also used the Cyclone Wire as an accent piece around the photo and the top of the page.


I used some shimmery paint (Shimmerz Key Lime) fading in and out of the title piece. I gave the whole title a finishing coat with some Glossy Accents.

A close up of the Cyclone wire accent

Another close-up of the title chippie...

The next project I'm sharing is Mermaid canvas I made using the NEW Sea Grass chippie, I just love the pretty flowing underwater look it gives a project!   I also used some Grass Clusters #2 and some Dusty Attic alphabet pieces for my title.

Here's a close-up of the Sea Grass chippie, ....I painted white and then added some Key Lime Shimmerz paint and Olive Green Shimmerz on the tips.  You can watch a Video Tutorial I made for this canvas here...


I made another Video Tutorial for an 8x10 Canvas using the Dusty Attic Divine Divas chippie and Ornate Frame #3 as the center piece of the design.  I also used a couple of the Baroque Corners and Elegant Frames for the title.

I used dimensional paint to create a textural finish to the frame and then used Shimmerz Inklingz (Brass Knuckles) and Dimensionz (Blue Lagoon) to give it a vintage brass look.

A close up view of the centerpiece...

I used a similar technique on the Baroque corners, using dimensional paints, Gesso and brown ink to make textural shabby chic embellishments for the corners.  Here is a Video Tutorial I made to show step by step how I made this canvas....


Can you tell I've been having fun with canvas's this month?  This was a fun, quick and easy canvas to make!  I used some beautiful Graphic 45 paper and stamps and some of my favourite Dusty Attic chippies.  

Corner Scroll #2 is one of my all time favourite scrolls!  It works so well with so many styles. I gave the chippies a coat of Gesso, did a little stamping and inking with brown chalk ink and then gave it a coat of Crackle medium to get a nice aged look.

I used the Dusty Attic Anchors chippie to accent the corner, I just rubbed on some Bronze 3D paint and randomly added some aqua color paint on some areas to give it an aged patina.  And here is a video tutorial I made for this reverse canvas project...


One more project I wanted to share with you all is a layout I made as a guest designer for Graphic 45.  I used the beautiful Botanical Tea collection papers and some of their lovely metal accents to make up this page.  I loved the pretty little pink blossoms that I could fussy cut from the patterned papers.  I married these with the amazing Dusty Attic Branch #1.

I simply painted the branch with Dusty Attic's Hot Chocolate paint and tipped the leaves with DA's  Pesto green paint....stuck on the fussy cut blooms, and voila, you have a unique embellishment for your project!

I hope you all enjoyed my project for this month and thank you all for having the patience to scroll through this super long post! :)  As you can tell, no matter what project I make up....Dusty Attic chippies are never far from my finger tips!