Sunday, 23 September 2018

We remember moments - Tina Ollett - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello and welcome.  This project today titled "We remember moments" was created using the gorgeous Dusty Attic moodboard for this month. I have it below for you to see. And remember there is still time for you to create something to share with us all to win the fabulous prizes up for grabs. The only thing you need to do is create a project using inspiration from the moodboard and also Dusty Attic products. 

See I told you it was stunning.......

The colours of the greens, browns and orange, quickly made me look for a photo from our trips to the local creek where we would go fishing for red claw. It usually always meant we left empty handed, but the memories we made and took away were many.
My background work for this project was started using the 49andMarket Vintage Artistry collection. This patterned piece titled "Tattered" was primed and stenciled with my current favourite Stencil "River Stones" with Crackle Texture Paste which worked perfectly with my photo. I coloured my page using Rusting Powders and Acrylic Paint (Pesto and Bisque). From there I used a piece of 49andMarket's Rusty Autumn's, "Charming", and cut this to mat my sanded photo.

River Stones Stencil

So my Dusty Chipboards were all dressed a little differently for this project. Whilst I used the Rusting Powder on my background stencilling I also used it on the medium sized Baroque Circle Frame. I always use a sticky embossing powder firstly to make sure that the rusting powder doesn't fall away when it dries. I think this is a pretty important step when doing this. You can of course just use a gesso or acrylic paint for your rusting powder to attach to but it can discolour your rusting powder or even not work at all. Ensure you give the rusting powder an even spritz of white vinegar and leave to dry for a half hour or so. Of course if you leave it overnight you will get an even better result. Sometimes I even do this 2 or 3 times to give a thicker and more random textures. After it is completely dried I wiped over Dusty In Colour Pesto and then some Dusty in Colour Bisque. I have even sanded sections to give a more rustic look.

Dusty Attic Rusting Powder 

Dusty In Colour Bisque
Dusty in Colour Pesto

You can find all the chipboard used here at :

Mini Ornate Frames
My mini ornate frame was covered with two layers of Crackle Paste in white and then covered randomly with the acrylic Pesto. The excess was wiped away with a baby wipe.
Baroque Circle Frame Set

Foliage #7
I covered the foliage above with Distress Ink  - Walnut Stain. I then randomly added accents of Bisque and Pesto Acrylic paint on sections of the foliage. I repeated the same technique for my Sentimental quote below.

Quoted Sentiments #1

Well my friends, that is all from me today. I do hope you enjoyed your visit here and also my moodboard inspired project. 
Until next time take care and happy scrapping. xx

Home - Belinda Spencer - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic peeps!

Today I am sharing a layout based on the stunning September mood board. I love the beautiful earthy colours so much that it inspired me to create a layout about the patch of earth that is my home.


I started with a gorgeous woodgrain patterned paper background. Next I added some texture paste over the Chicken Wire Stencil to compliment the photo of our family farm. Once dry, I used a white paint pen to highlight the texture.

I layered some matching patterned papers together and added those to the layout.  

Next up I used Pesto and Forest Dusty In Colour paints to alter the Flower Buds # 2, Mini Dots, Mini Heart Button as well as the BRAND NEW Tree Designer Disc # 17.

Here's a closer look at the detail on the Flower Buds chipboard.

I used the Mini Him & Her chipboard to represent the members of my little family and painted them white with a paint pen. I used the same paint pen to colour the title too. To finish I added the 'farm life' title from the Wordpl@y # 12 in black.

Dusty Attic products used:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!


Saturday, 22 September 2018

The Peaceful Heart - Nicole Doiron - Mood board inspiration

Hello Dusty FANattics!

I hope you are having a wonderful month of September so far!

I'm Nicole and I'm with you today to share this layout inspired by the gorgeous September mood board here at Dusty Attic.

Here is this mood board that I absolutely adore and know that you must too!

The colour palette is absolutely stunning and the images so warm and inviting.

While looking through my photos, I found this picture of an old abandoned log cabin in the woods that we came across while roaming the forest during a camping trip. The cabin is very worn down, the roof covered in green moss and the yard completely taken over by nature. The whole scene looked magically beautiful. I thought it would be a perfect photo for this challenge and I found just as perfect a title for it in my Dusty Attic chipboard stash. I created an ombre effect on it with different shades of green embossing powders.

As you can see, I used many forest and nature themed chipboard for this page, including some Ferns and Foliage #8 as well as a few pieces from the more recent Driftwood #1 and Wood Slices sets. The Water Pump and the Chain Rectangle were colored with a combination of gold, silver and copper metallic markers.

I embossed some Mini Dragonflies with sparkly dark brown and popped them up against my background. The Mini Tag and Word Play were both black originally and I dabbed them with some white paint only to color in the white marble spots with several shades of brown marker.

This photo dates back to 6 years ago and I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it.

Here is a closer look at all the Dusty Attic chipboard used on this page.


The Peaceful Heart... - DA0561
Mini Tags #2 Black - DA1813
Wordplay #11 Black - DA1795
Chain Rectangles - DA2132
Water Pumps - DA0695
Wood Slices - DA2180
Driftwood #1 - DA2192
Ferns - DA0507
Foliage #8 - DA1870
Mini Dragonflies - DA0518

You still have a little more than a week to play along our mood board challenge.

Make sure to share your project with us on the Dusty FANattics FB page!

See you next month!

You Rock - Joanne Bain


and with a BANG !
You should see what Joanne's first project back is, it is amazing ! 


Joanne here today to share my little altered minion. My kids received this little minion a long time ago in a McDonalds Happy Meal and I knew then that one day that little minion will look quite different to how he does Well that day has finally come and he turned out amazing!

'You Rock'

So with the help of  a few pieces of Dusty Attic chipboard and imagination my little steampunk punk minion come to life.

His Mohawk was created using one of the wings from the Wings #3 set. I soaked the chipboard and reshaped to create his punky Mohawk.

Pretty cool huh? His winged backpack was started by using one of the Iron Accent #2 pieces, this was also shaped and molded to fit him and was perfect for the base to build upon.

I cut down one of the smallest mini cogs to create his glasses edge. once the glue had dried i then soaked the cog in water and pulled apart to make two. The chain for his glasses was cut from one of the rectangle chain frames.

His little handheld sign was created from one of the light bulbs cut from the Industrial Globes #2 set and the title was cut out of one of the title tabs from the Mini Tabs #7 set.

To get cogs small enough to deck him out I cut apart the Industrial Corners #1. The cogs on this a super tiny and perfect for what I needed. How cute is the little spanner.

Dusty Attic 
Materials List
DA1952 Industrial Corners #1
DA2183 Industrial Globe #2
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA2137 Iron Accent #2
DA2117 Wings #3
DA2132 Chain Rectangle
DA0499 Wings #1
DA1809 Mini Tabs #7 Black
963996 Metallique Wax Old Silver
963958 Metallique Wax Vintage Gold
Black Gesso


Friday, 21 September 2018

Spooky Doll House - Maxine Hazebroek - Guest Designer - Halloween Special

We have re posted Maxine's AH-MAZZING Doll house due to a lot of people being unable to see the closeup photos on the blog, I really hope I have been able to rectify this and you have a feast for your eyes coming up right now !
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If you have missed any of Max's layouts and Treat Boxes then just scroll back and take a look.