Thursday, 17 January 2019

Christmas, Valerie Oulett

Hi everyone!

First of all, I would like to wish you a wonderful year!! I'm so excited to be a part of this fabulous team another year :) Thank you Jennifer and Jen! 

Today, I'm so happy to share with you my first project of the year with Dusty Attic. I had fun with my new pictures taken during the holiday break.
So, I used the holiday chipboards on my layout.  

I used "Scribble Christmas Tree" that I just sprayed with Lindy's spray ink. I altered my "Mini Christmas Trees" with a little bit of white gesso to create a snow effect.

For my title, I cut the word life and is to just keep the word beautiful of the "Mini Captions #3" chipboard. I created an ombre effect on my title by adding white gesso on the top of the letters and adding spray ink.

Materials used:
-Dusty Attic "Mini Captions #3"
 -Lindy's stamp gang spray
-Cuts2luv flair


Lovely - Jenny Jacques

Hi all Dusty Attic FANattics

Here is my first personal inspiration as a DT member of this great family.
Hope you will like it, let's see that!

First of all, I've primed my background with clear gesso and then, add some texture with
 Knitting stencil and ink.  Some random stamping with brown permanent ink, some splatters with a metallic paint and a mix of white gesso and water: that was it for the background!

Then, I've builded my clustering with my main chipboard piece: Wreath with berries.
This piece is simply painted with gesso.  

On the right,  Branch #5 embossed with a Lindy's stamp gang EP, Midnight Bronze, 
and a little circle chippie, Word Tags #2 (with a touch of metallic acrylic paint).

Final touch, my title, Lovely, also painted with this beautiful teal metallic paint.

Just add some 49 and Market flowers from my stash and my layout was complete.

Click on the name below as direct link to the products I've used

Thank you for looking,
see you next month xx

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Belinda Spencer Weekly Sketches

Hello Dusty Attic fans!

Belinda here today to share two layouts based on the first two awesome sketches for the year.

The boss has created some fabulous sketches that really help to get the creativity flowing. I love that I can skip the design step and get stuck right into a layout. I also love using multiple photos on a layout for a change.

Week 1 Sketch

'Love This Memory'

What an absolute cracker of a sketch for the first one of the year! The design made it super easy to add so many photos. Especially for a single photo scrapper like me. Lucky I take so many photos of my kids when they are at karate grading too!

I started with a kraft cardstock base with each piece cropped to the roughly A4 size that I like to scrap. I taped them together at the back using some washi tape just to hold them in position while I worked on them. I used Cocoa Vanilla Studios papers (another awesome Aussie brand) and just played around with them until I was happy with the arrangement of patterns and colours.

I stuck the papers down and then swiped some Dusty In Colour Storm Cloud Paint across the two pages to give my photos somewhere to 'sit'.

I used the Crosshatch Stencil with some white gesso to add a little more interest to my background.

Check out that fabulous Arrow Border! I LOVE these! Here I have simply painted it with a couple of coats of heavy white gesso. Once the gesso was dry I then went over the top with my white Posca Paint Pen to make it a more brighter, crisper white. All of the chipboard pieces I used on this layout were given the same treatment. I love the look of crisp white against kraft cardstock.

Dusty Attic products used:

Week 2 Sketch

Scrapbooking to me is not just about recording the best moments. It's about recording ALL of the moments; good and bad. For this layout I wanted to document the day I got one of THOSE calls from my son's school.

*NOTE: This layout contains a 'sentence enhancer'. Look away if you are offended by swear words.*

I have used some of my favourite Aussie brands on this layout; Dusty Attic of course as well as Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Flutterby Designs.

I used the Metal Plates Stencil with a black journalling pen to add some interest to my background. I also used the stencil to create a border around my page.

I covered the Boom - Layered Clusters with co-ordinating patterned paper and sanded the edges.

The rest of the chipboard was treated the same as in the previous layout to create a crisp white look. 

Dusty Attic products used:

Well that is all from me for today. I hope you are loving Jen's sketches as much as I am. Don't forget to upload your layout in the post on the Dusty Attic Facebook page if you play along. We would love to see your take on the sketches using fabulous Dusty Attic products.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Princess - Adri Du Preez

Hello Dusty FANattics!

Adri here with you and I am very excited to share with you my monthly project using some of Dusty Attic’s beautiful chipboard pieces.

This is a photo of my granddaughter I took of her on her 2nd birthday. The birthday message I wrote her is on the back of my layout reads:

It is time to celebrate the birthday of the most beautiful little princess who is celebrating her 2nd birthday.  Welcome to the world of terrific twos! It will be filled with rainbows, unicorns, and princesses. May you grow up to be all kinds of good, beautiful and wonderful. You give us so much happiness every day and, we all love you to pieces. We wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and blessings. Happy 2nd birthday!

Here is my layout

This is how I dressed the chipboard pieces. All the wordplay chipboard pieces, as well as the page pebble, were lightly dry brushed with white gesso. Once dry I did the same with pink, yellow and turquoise acrylic paint. I also inked the edges with brown ink. My flowers are also dry brushed with these colours.

I painted the title with turquoise acrylic paint and then lightly dabbed yellow, pink and gold acrylic paint with a dry round sponge brush. The stem and leaves of the tiny wildflower were painted yellow and the berries pink. Once dry, I covered the berries with glossy accents and sprinkled with fine stardust glitter on top.

This is what the round sponge brush looks like.  My all-time favourite.

When everything was glued down I added some gold microbeads and made splatters with white gesso and black ink.

Here are some more close-ups.

These are the Dusty Attic pieces that I used.

Thank you for stopping by! Check out the Dusty Attic website for more awesome chipboard designs!