Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Family matters - Kristy Abela

Hey Everyone, 

I decided to have a go at the sketch challenge, here's week One! I really had fun doing this one. Its great to get back to Scrapping for the multi pic layouts.


 These were some moments from our trip to Nambucca Heads and a day at at the v-wall 

I used my fav technique to colour chipboard for this one. Uneven Gesso and
Lindy's sprays.

I kept the colours simple and used a chalk based paint to colour them.

All the shells are found by me on the beach.

Close ups of page 1 & 2!

and some more close ups...

Abela Artistry

Hope you look at some of the Sketches Jen has put together for this year. 
These are the chipboards I used. 

Monday, 27 January 2020

My Sunshine - Kerstin Filou - Mood Board inspiration

Welcome creative friends and happy new year everyone!!

  I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and a good start to a
new creative year! 

Our first moodboard inspired me to create a summer feeling mixed media

 As background I used a beautiful paper from the 49 & Market
'Sand and Sea ' paper collection.

some close up's

can cover your chipboard with one colour or use paint daubers to
sponge onto the shape, 
which gives an
interesting mottled effect.
I added also
 contrast with
stamping with black ink.

used chipboards 


Frame #5



Wood #2


Tabs #4






I hope I could inspire you!

Many thanks for your visit!



It's never too late - Aleksandra Mihelic - Off the page

Hello my dear crafty friends,

It's my turn today on Dusty Attic blog and I would like to share with you a project I made using lots of gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboards. As some of you know, I enjoy altering different everyday objects - old or new ones, old ones are actually even more exciting as you give them a new purpose and recycle them. This time I decided to alter Kitchen Cutting board and turn it into a wall hanging with lots of Dusty Attic chipboards and Finnabair mixed media supplies.

I first added some Finnabair texture paste through a stencil on my cutting board. Then I colored my Dusty Attic chipboards with Finnabair rust and effect pastes. I attached them to a base, added some rust effect pastes here and there on the base also and then added some embellisments and main composition. After dry I dry-brushed everything with a coat of white gesso to blend it all together.

Here are Dusty Attic chipboards I used for my project:

Hope you liked my project and it inspires you somehow. Thank you for joining me and see you next time.

Have a lovely day!
Hugs, Aleksandra

Aleksandra Mihelic

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Because I'm Fearless - Kristy Abela - Mood Board Inspiration

This is my intro into 2020. I'm hoping for a cracker. I have loved these chippies and wanted to do something like this for a while now. A real celebration of t'weens. My guys n I are Marvel freaks so this one is for all of you... Hope you have fun playing with the Moodboard & Happy New Year!

I took an 8 x 8 canvas panel and  applied some modelling past through a stencil. While it was still wet I added some punched out bricks from A Dusty Attic brick wall chipboard and broken Bits no. 6. the modelling paste will act as a glue as well as a background texture. I painted all the chipboard and the panel with white Gesso then I used my Lindy's sprays to add colour.


To achieve that amazing cloud of colour in the background I used some  translucent paints from Paper Artsy. With a makeup sponge, I dabbed in layers to create the blends of brights and then topped it off with some light shading in blue. The darker colour also works as a border.


I used some tribal arrows to help physically balance my comic clouds. I did cut
these  in the middle to make the most of them. that way I could could stretch
out the length or create the illusion of more. 
some Lindy's embossing powder I covered my words. I deliberately left
it bumpy so I could add layers with Black shading (inkpad and blending tool) & splatters.

Finishing it off with a this amazing title cut by Dusty attic for an Antonis Tzandinakis project. 
I think it looks much better here ... Don't you?

I used a little bit of Gold Wax to highlight some of the background. 
A better look at the colours and the texture for you...

Abela Artistry

 Thanks for stopping buy to have a look. Be safe and be happy. Here are my Products Used. 

Card set - Mriusz Gierszewski

 Hi Dusty Attic Fans. Today I have for you my first work created as a member of the Design Team. As soon as I received the parcel, I knew that these frames would appear on my pages.

The Dusty Attic used: https://dustyattic.com.au/


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Happy - Belinda Spencer

Hello Dusty Attic fans!

Belinda here today to share my take on the January Mood Board. The colours are so bright and happy in the mood board this month that I just had to create a fun layout called 'Happy'!


I started by splashing some acrylic paint down on my background patterned paper and adding some messy thread. I painted the gorgeous floral frame with a couple of coats of heavy white gesso and then glued onto my layout using a strong glue.

I created a stack of layered patterned papers under my photo and added those to the layout using 3D foam. I then painted the polaroid frame with the white gesso followed by a red Posca paint pen. Once it was dry, I slipped it under my photo/paper stack so that just the bottom section was visible.

For the remainder of the chipboard pieces, I also painted them with the white gesso and then coloured with red, blue and yellow Posca pens.

Dusty Attic products used:

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you can find some time to play along with the mood board this month too.