Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Happiness blooms from within - Cathy Cafun - Mood Board Inspiration

Hi everyone,

Cathy here today sharing my take on this month's beautiful Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge, created with a few of the fabulous new June release chipboard designs.

 I was inspired by the colour palette, as well as the berries and greenery in the birdhouse photo.  Remember you don't necessarily have to use the colour palette, you can be inspired by a particular photo, or an item in one of the photos, that is the wonderful thing about being inspired by a Mood Board... so many possibilities!!

"Happiness Blooms From Within"
 I adored the gorgeous colour contrast of aqua, red and white and the berry details in this month's Mood Board and knew I had the perfect papers in my considerable stash...which sometimes comes in handy!!

 Loving the new Burlap Stencil!!  I used the stencil with turquoise DecoArt Metallic Lustre paste on my background, which I softened by randomly stamping around the stenciling with Prima script stamp in Vintage Photo distress ink.

The pretty Foliage #3 chipboard pieces were coated with a green ink and Lucky Emerald Antique Brilliance Wax then highlighted with touches of turquoise Metallic Lustre to add depth.
I also used the turquoise metallic lustre to coat the new release Delicate Frame #3 chipboard frame and the small words on the new Happiness Blooms From Within chipboard title.

Page Pebbles are a great to incorporate into your layered clusters.  I just coated mine with white ink, by dabbing lightly until coated, so the etched words aren't filled with ink.
To make sure your colours pop and aren't dulled by the grey of the chipboard, prime chipboard pieces with white gesso. 

Other Product Used:
Studio Light and Daisy D pp's
Kaisercraft collectables
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Turquoise, White Frost
Prima Art AlchemyAntique Brilliance Wax - Lucky Emerald
Brilliance ink - Rocket Red
Mix'd Media Inx - Mossy
Lace Trim

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting
Cathy xx

Monday, 16 July 2018

Living the Dream and Finn - Belinda Spencer

Hi Dusty FAN attics!

Belinda here today to share two layouts featuring some of the BRAND NEW RELEASE chipboard pieces.It's always so exciting to see all of the awesome new chippies so I couldn't wait to have a play with them.

'Living The Dream'

I love this photo I took a few years ago now of my hubby's old farm boots and the new chipboard boots in the Camping Icons set are the most perfect embellishment.

I painted them with white gesso to start with and while the gesso was still tacky, I repeatedly pressed a scrap bit of printer paper onto it to scuff it up and remove a bit of the gesso. 

I then used a latex make-up wedge to apply Dusty In Colour paints lightly. Once dry, I added a little more gesso.

I gave the same treatment to the axe from that same chipboard set as well as the Drift Wood # 2 pieces.

I wanted a lovely crisp white title to stand out from the colours on the layout so I simply gave the title a couple of coats with a white paint pen.

I used the fabulous NEW Burlap Stencil on the background with some white gesso.

Here's what I used:


For my second layout, I was inspired by the 'sticks' in the Drift Wood # 1 set to use a photo of my boy Finn when he was a puppy. He was so proud of the big stick he found laying around the farm and had so much fun running around with it. Such a cutie!

I used the Authentique Spring Market paper range for this layout and the Pesto Dusty In Colour matched the greens in the collection perfectly. I first squeezed some onto my background paper and then spread it around using a silicone brush. Once dry, I layered on lots of paper layers.

Next I gave the Delicate Frame # 2 as well as the 'stick' a good coat of white gesso before painting with the same lovely pesto paint.

I added a couple of clusters of Dusty in Bloom flowers in Bridal Veil and Grassy Knoll to match the paper range.

I coloured my title using a white paint pen.

Here's what I used:

DA0805 Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil

Well I hope you are feeling inspired to grab some of those new chippies and have a play. 
Have a lovely week.


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Seaside Serenity - Tina Ollett

Hi there and welcome back to the Dusty Attic blog today.
Tina Ollett here to share with you a project created with some of the many stunning new release chipboards the boss has just uploaded to the blog. Once I opened my box of goodies I was straight into my art room to create, and of course it had to be something very beachy with lots and lots of chipboards.

This is "Seaside Serenity".......

Starting off my layout I used gorgeous "Life by the Sea" papers from Maja Design. I layered 2 torn pieces of the a side of Landmark over the top of the b side of Regatta. I used the new Dusty Attic Stencil World Map with some Texture Paste and created a little texture to start. Isn't this a great stencil....... I am in love with it!!!
I then used the left over of Landmark to frame my sanded photo.
Stencil DA2159 (World Map)

My next step was cutting up two of the swirly frames and dressing them in embossing powders. These pieces were added around the photo and clusters of flowers and other chipboard to help frame them. I made the tails of these pieces very dimensional by simply curling them up and gluing them in place.

I have also added in some coloured cheesecloth along with some art stones that you can see here below.
I also added in some shells that I dressed in many different embossing powders and art stones.
Below is my extra pieces of chipboards that were used on this project. Some new some older pieces. But I have to say that the Port Holes are my new favourites..... most definitely new favourites. 

So below you can see the large Port Holes. The pack is a 3D pack. Yes you can layer them. How awesome is that! I have also added in an extra piece behind the Port Hole which is the World Map (1/2 of it ). And under the large Porthole I have added in the mini Port Hole with a Mini Ships Wheel added over the top of it. Oh I love these pieces so darn cute ...... Thank you Jennifer Hedger ...... you've done amazingly once again!!!

So these pieces have all been dressed in many differing mediums. Some in Perfect Pearls some in Inka Golds with Embossing Enamels. There many layers of medias added to these pieces to get the exact colouring.

Amongst my clusters of chipboards I have tucked in some Dusty In Bloom Blue Bonnett flowers which were the perfect colour for this project. I have also added in White Botanicals from 49andMarket. I also created some acetate pieces to added into my background using embossing powders and the stamp set from 49andMarket's Sand and Sea.
And I have also listed a complete list of all the other products used for this project:

Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire), Versa Mark Ink. Embossing Powders ( Aged Marine, Shabby White, White, and Gold), Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold, White Gesso, Clear Gesso, Acetate, Art Stones (Large, Small and Mini), Inka Gold Cheesecloth, 49andMarket Stamp set (Sand and Sea Lighthouse), 49andMarket Botanical Blends Snow.
Well that is all from me today. I do hope you enjoyed my project!
Take care and happy crafting. xx

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Never Stop DREAMING - Nicole Doiron

Hello everyone!

It's Nicole here with you today, ready to share my 1st Dusty Attic DT reveal for July.

I was inspired to create an elegant and feminine layout using a combination of old and new chipboard.

 This layout is all about following your dreams and always believing in yourself.

I chose one of the new impact titles to go along with my theme.

Behind my photos can be seen the Floral Frame #2 and Fancy Frame #5.

I also added a few leaves from the Foliage #8 set in my flower clusters.

I decorated my page with some small resin flowers, a few pieces of flair and of course more chipboard, as in a Word Tag and a Mini Clock Face which I colored with embossing powder. 
I love how the sketch lines on the chipboard  really stand out when using embossing powder.

I used a mix of tangerine and fuschia powders on some of my chipboard, just as shown below on the frame border and piece of floral frame.

I added a medium butterfly as well as mini butterflies on which I used a soft peach color to  match the resin flowers.

Take a closer look at the Floral Frame and how intricately beautiful it is!

And there it is... another project made beautiful with Dusty Attic chipboard.  
Here is a list of the DA products used:


Fancy Frame #5 - DA1982
Mini Clock Faces - DA0717
Foliage #8 - DA1870
Floral Frame #2 - DA1529
Never Stop Dreaming Impact Title - DA2041
Butterflies #1 - DA0013
Mini Butterflies #2 - DA0893
Word Tags #2 Black - DA1818

Dusty in Colour
Sunburnt Orange - DA0906

Dusty in Bloom
Dusty Rose Leaves - DA0962

Be sure to share with us your Dusty Attic projects

I will be back a bit later this month with my take on the July mood board.

Until then... HAPPY CREATING!

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Sweet Memories - Valerie Ouellet

Hi everyone!
I'm back today with my inspiration of the July Moodboard. I'm really in love with the colors. I prepared a tutorial to create an awesome background with Dusty Attic Chipboard.

You must covered all your paper with clear gesso before glued the chipboard. 

 Add white gesso on your letters and a little bit of crackle paste, or modeling paste to create a texture.

Play with your ink spray. I used 2 colors of Lindy's stamp gang spray and I add it directly on the paper with my brush.

Let me show you some close ups!

 Materials used:

-Lindy's stamp gang spray ink
-Cuts2luv flairs
-Wild Orchid Craft flowers
-Les créations Edith Cloutier stickers and die-cut