Thursday, 21 March 2019

Don't loose the spark.... Michelle Carrick - Mood Board Inspiration

Once again I'm here... 
To try encourage you with some ideas!

I found the photo in inspirational quotes on Pinterest.
I love it: Don't lose the spark that makes you....YOU!

I attached with clears gesso, the Tissue wrap paper 
from Tim Holtz Idea-ology range.
Using the Dusty Attic Mandala stencil, stencil with heavy gesso white.

Then, I spilt (dropped) Distress spiced Marmalade,let dry!

Then using various different stamps... stamped! 

For the Feather chipboard's I always paint white first, then adding colour with Inks. 

These are handmade butterflies, 
which I inked with Alcohol inks - 
Red Pepper; Sunshine Yellow and Sunset Orange.
These Daisies flowers are also Handmade!

Glass beads, I attached red paper first and then glued down.

For the title: YOU, I cut up from words
and create You on a tab!

I finally added gold netting and cream lace to finish off!

Products Used:

Happy Scrapping!

Michelle Carrick


Build your wings - Juliya Tirskaya with VIDEO TUTORIAL

Hello dear friends!
I'm back today with a new project - Mixed Media Tags with my favorite chipboards Designer Disc
For these tags, I chose sets Designer Disc #5 - Script and Designer Disc - #15 Cogs
I'm just in love with these wonderful designs !!!

I covered chipboard with embossing powder, and put some wax on it.

 I also used the finest twigs Foliage #15
And small ones from the set Boho Skull I painted them with acrylic paint.

I have prepared a video tutorial for you and i hope you enjoy viewing!

I used Dusty Attic products:

Designer Disc #5 - Script

Have a nice day,

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

School - Michelle Carrick - Mood Board Inspiration

Hey, Hey...
I'm back today with my first impression of March Mood Board!

This photo tells a story of its own!!!
My friend who doesn't have children, 
decided to compete with all the back to school photos on Facebook.

This is James (a Weimaraner) and he's not amused!!

To create the back ground, I used the Dusty Attic Keyboard Jumble stencil
with a scribble stencil with heavy gesso white!

I then dropped the Alcohol inks - Red Pepper and Sunset Orange - spraying alcohol to help spread them.

Using the Tim Holtz big Numbers
 I painted with heavy gesso white
 then spray Colour Bloom mist - Poppy Fields, let dry.

For the Titles I also painted with heavy gesso white.
I fussy cut suitcases, a ruler and locker 
from Kaisercraft paper, found in my stash.

Lastly I added the metal ties, to complete the look!

Products Used:

Hopefully, I have given some ideas!!

Happy Scrapping!

Michelle Carrick


Trendy New Shoes - Belinda Spencer - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello hello!

It's Belinda here today to share my take on the fabulous March Mood Board.

Here's a peek at the mood board:

Gorgeous right?

Here's what I created:

Trendy New Shoes

Now I wasn't sure if I had any patterned papers to match this colour scheme so I used the opportunity to pull out my gel press and acrylic paints and make my own patterned papers. So fun!! I tore a piece and added it behind my photo.

On my store bought patterned paper background I used the stunning Mandala Stencil with Sunburnt Orange Dusty In Colour paint to add some pretty stencilled detail.

I painted my chipboard pieces with Dusty In Colour Cranberry and a mix of Sunburnt Orange and Dusty Pink. I diluted these paints and flicked some colour over my background paper too.

I coloured the pretty Twine Bow, Mini Heart Button and 'new' with a black paint pen.

Once all of the painted pieces were dry, I layered them all together with my photo and patterned papers to create a really dimensional layout. I love the bulkiness of adding these layers.

Dusty Attic products used:

DA0906 Dusty In Colour Sunburnt Orange

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I do hope you find some time to play along with this month's gorgeous mood board.


Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Fairy Box "Delight" - Tanya Cloete

Altered Fairy Box 


Hello dear Dusty FANattics!
Happy to share with you my Dusty Attic   project this month, an Altered Fairy Box featuring some of my favorite Dusty Attic chipboard.

I have painted this small wooden box, metal butterfly embellishments and the foundations box feet with black gesso and then altered it with 

some of Finnabair's beautiful sparks paints. I added stamp images to

 the box and some texture with a stencil and white crackle texture paste.  

I then randomly added some paint splatters. The chipboard pieces 

have been painted with a coat of black gesso and then altered

 with some Finnabair waxes. The chipboard title and hinges have

 been heat embossed. The fairies have been lightly painted with

 opal magic paint and then sprinkled with some glitter. I then 

adorned the piece with some pretty metal knobs and chain, 

string, resins, rhinestones, and gorgeous Prima flowers.

  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!