Friday, 26 April 2019

Flowery Memories - Kerstin Filou - Mood Board inspiration

Welcome friends!

As I saw our colourful Moodboard for April I remembered on a wonderful vaccation in Madeira some years ago. It is a beautiful island situated in the north Atlantic Ocean.

We visited the Flower Festival in spring.
There was an enchanting flower parade, where people danced happily through the streets. 
A sea of colours, shapes and scents, simply unforgettably beautiful.

I used this amazing frame Decorative Frame #5 for a photo collage
 where I put together several individual pictures to a new image.

 Suitable to our April Moodboard I choose a paper
 from the Maja Design 'Vintage Summer Basics' Collection as background.

some close up's 

a captured moment a part of  Mini captions #11 

here I only used two Metallic waxes with my fingers
firstly 'Gold Rush' and on the edges 'Black Shimmer' (DecoArt)

Decorative Frame #5 was primed with white gesso and then colored with 
diluted acrylic paint in several shades of green
after drying stamped with Archival black ink and a script stamp
and finally also inked around the edges with Metallic Lustre 'Black Shimmer' 

Foliage #15 was painted with a little bit light green and gold
some of the leaves were primed with Heavy Gel Medium
and coated with Mini Art Stones

an awesome flower from 49 and Market painted in matching colours
underneath  Scroll Set #2 and Foliage #12 
painted with some delicate acrylic colours


used chipboards

Foliage #15

Scroll Set #2

 My  teamies at Dusty Attic Design DT have come up with many inspiring and different versions
on the theme this time.
Please have a look and feel you inspired to create your own idea.
We are looking forward to see your new creations! 

Happy crafting!


Kerstin Filou

Live with Passion - Mary Tzalla - With VIDEO TUTORIAL

Hello Dusty Attic fans!
Today I would like to share a new layout with a video tutorial made for my April inspiration. To create my page I used Maja Design papers from the gorgeous ''I
Wish'' collection along with several gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboards and beautiful 49 and Market flowers. 
As always I found my photo on Pinterest and this one inspired me to create a steampunk page with a romantic and mysterious feeling. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ''unknown'' photographer.
You can watch all the procedure here…

 For my project, I chose the ''I Wish - those memories will last'' paper from the ''I Wish''
collection. To start, I applied a coat of clear gesso and then, I
created texture with an icing paste and a stencil. Then, I randomly stamped and used Lindy’s Gang sprays to add color.

Next, I applied brown rust paste on the pieces from the ''Skeleton Clock
Faces'' and gently rubbed some Finnabair White and Vintage Gold waxes. I've also applied the same paste on the ''Cog Cluster'' and the ''Industrial Hearts'' chipboards and then sprayed them with the Lindy's Gang ''Whale Watch Blue'' spray.

 The ''Tribal Arrows #2'', the ''Geo Tribal Arrows#1'' and the title words from the ''Mini Words #1 & #2'' sets were painted with the Finnabair Rustic Braun acrylic paint.

Then, I layered all the gorgeous elements around my photo and added in some 49 and Market flowers from the ''Botanical Blends & Potpourri – Marina'' sets.

 Dusty Attic products used:

 49 and Market flowers used:

I hope you enjoyed my project!
Thank you for stopping by!

Mary Tzalla (Catt)

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Live Beautifully - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

Hello Scrappy friends

Trust everyone had a good Easter weekend. I have managed to get some scrapbooking done - and here is a project I created with some gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies.

SO wish the weather was like the warmth in this picture. Winter has certainly made itself known the last few days - its been raining and cold - great weather for scrapbooking admittedly - but oh for the warmth of the sun ... and we are only just starting with winter here in New Zealand.

I have used a mixture of 49 and Market and Mintay collections to create this layout. The base page is from Mintay. And the cut outs are a mixture of fussy cut from Mintay and the laser cuts from the 49 and Market Island Paradise Collection. I have also used the barbed wire from the 49 and Market Laser Cut Frame No 1 pack.

The fence is the Crooked Fence chippie, which I cut in half, sponged it in white paint. Once dry I then dabbed a bit of rusty gold paint on it, and then sanded over the fence lightly to give it that old weathered look.

The sea shells were done in various shades of Creative Expressions Polishing Wax and then done in various shades of opal polish to give it a nice shine and in various tones.

The title Live Beautifully was also done in the same waxes and then toned over with a gold polish

Once this all laid down I then used some of the Dusty in Colour Denim paint and watered this down and then with a paint brush went around the light house, the top of the photo and around the frame, and around the bottom of the shell arrangement to add some dimension.

I finished off adding some art stones and then dabbing some blue paint over these.

 And these are the products I have used available at Dusty Attic:

Yours in Scrapping,

Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

Monday, 22 April 2019

The Best thing about Memories - Jen Burns

Hello Dusty FANattics 
Its Jen Burns on the blog today with a layout of MYSELF !
I know right ! How many of us do layouts or even take photos of ourselves for that matter, NOT enough of us I'm thinking, so my challenge to you is next layout you create, make it one of yourself.  

This was taken in January at one of my Daughter-in-laws birthday get together's, it was a gorgeous sunny day with family and friends all around and of course wine!

After I cut the string frame I used Vintage Remnants #9, blue section behind the smaller piece of frame and used this as backing for adding my Designer Disks onto.

Most of my chipboard I have coloured white with the exception of the String frame and the Deer Antlers which I painted With Impasto paint by Finnabair "Aubergine" 
The Deer head I covered and matted my photo using the middle of the background paper 
Vintage Remnants #1

Click on the name and it will take you straight to the Online web Store 

49 and Market 
Papers and Flowers 

 Vintage Remnants Paper #1

Vintage Remnants Paper #4 

VRP-88060 Paper No 09

Vintage Remnants Paper #9
(Blue section)

Botanical Blends = Snow 
Floral Mixology - Purple Rain
(Out of my stash from ages ago)

Thanks for stopping by and remember to add any creations you use Dusty Attic products on to our amazing Dusty FANattics page, just for you to show us what you create. 

xox J xox

Jen Burns

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Two amazing layouts - Belinda Spencer

Hello Dusty Attic peeps!

Belinda here today to share two layouts I have created for April.

The first layout is based on the April mood board. I loved the fresh colours so much I just had to create another layout with them.

'You Light Up My Life'

I started by swiping some Sugar Plum Dusty In Colour over my background patterned paper using a silicone brush. I diluted the Sugar Plum as well as Sunburnt Orange and Pesto paints and flicked them over the surface.

I layered patterned papers as well as the stunning Delicate Frame # 3 over the paint swipe. Then I painted the foliage chipboard pieces using the same Dusty In Colour paints. I added in clusters of chipboard foliage and sweet Dusty in Bloom flowers.

I painted the cute Mini Heart Button, Mini Dots and the title using heavy white gesso.

Dusty Attic products:

DA0918 Dusty In Colour Pesto

'Super Karate Kid'

I used the Week 14 Sketch for inspiration for this boy layout. I am loving the fabulous sketches!! They make creating a layout so easy. I kept to a monochromatic colour scheme for this layout to make sure my photos really stood out. I used the Crosshatch Stencil with heavy white gesso to add some interest to the dark grey background patterned paper.

I painted all of the chipboard with three coats of heavy white gesso to maintain the monochromatic look but also give it a crisp white look.

I covered the lightening bolt with co-ordinating patterned paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.