Monday, 21 October 2019

Paw Prints on my Heart - Belinda Spencer

Hey Dusty Attic peeps!!

Belinda here today to share my take on the awesome October Mood Board. The colours are so stunning and just happen to match a photo of my German shepherd, Ziva.

'Paw Prints on my Heart'

I started with a beautiful Stamperia patterned paper background. The paper was so lovely that it really didn't need anything added to it but I couldn't resist just a few swipes of the Dusty in Colour Sunburnt Orange paint that I had slightly diluted with water. The colours really just worked magically with my photo of my dog who just happened to be staring intently at a koala that had come to visit on the other side of the fence. Koalas really love the gum tree that is inside my dog compound even though I have two big dogs under that tree! I could hear a horrible noise on this day so I ran out with my camera (of course!) and found a koala screaming at my dogs. I had never heard a koala make such a noise before. It really wanted to get to that tree even though there are hundreds of trees it could choose on our property. Silly koala.

I used lots of layers of patterned papers, a tag or two and a strip of hessian as well as a film strip that I cut in half to lengthen under my photo. I also slipped in some messy thread in the one colour that was missing from my photo. I added some older Dusty Attic flowers that I have had in my stash for aaaages.

I painted my title and the paw prints using Gingernut paint and added a little bit of the Sunburnt Orange on the title.

I painted the cute heart that comes with the title in Forest Green.

Dusty Attic products used:

DA0906 Dusty in Colour Sunburnt Orange
DA0919 Dusty in Colour Forest
DA0922 Dusty in Colour Gingernut

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and checking out my take on the mood board. I do hope you find some time to play along too.


ATC Magic - Juliya Tirskaya

Hello dear friends!

Today I'm with a new project - Mixed Media ATC "Magic"

In the base of my cards - ATC Frame #4
I adore this design for its delicate beauty. This is something vintage, magical and a little steampunk! Therefore, the main character I have become steampunk flowers - thistles. Magical flowers from the evil eye. 


I collected a decor composition on the cards, added vintage chairs - mini Chair #1
Then I added some Texture Past and toppings for the texture. Colored everything with the help of Heavy Gesso Black. And then i highlighted the details and textures with waxes. 

 I used Dusty Attic products:



Have a nice day,

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Totally PAWesome - Hetty Hall - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Friends, welcome back to another layout share. Today I am sharing my take on this months gorgeous Moodboard, such stunning earthy colours. I love playing along with all the moodboards as all the hard work is done for you, deciding on the colour combo.

Totally Pawsome

I started this layout by adding black gesso to the Heart Attack Stencil. Once dry I added my photo to the middle of the stencil and worked on my design from there. The leafy Garland was painted with some Dusty in Colour Forrest and layered below my photo. I knew exactly what title to use for this layout and all I did was painted it in some metallique paint and alsoplaced it below my photo on top of the Leafy Garland. Next I started working on my flowers which are made from Foamiran. I made several different sizes using a combination of stamens and beads and arranged my around my photo. The couple of cat chippies were covered in distress embossing powder and lightly smeared with some gold wax to highlight and give it some grunge. The little paw prints were also covered in distress embossing powder in a different colour. Finally I added the little leaf stems which were just painted with some olive Dusty in colour paint and tucked them among my flowers. Finally and added the little cats in between the flowers also on both the left and right sides of my photo.

Dusty Attic Products Used:

That is all for now, thanks so much for dropping in.
Until next time.....

Totally Pawsome - Michelle Carrick

Hello friends,

Here is my first creation for this month.
This photo is of a Schnauzer on my group, and she just poses so beautifully.
A Scrap-able moment!!!

So although one dose not need to prepare the record, I did by using Black gesso. 
Letting it dry naturally, as heat warps the record.

I then stencilled using a damasks stencil, once dry I added colour. 
A mixture of Prima - Black Berry; Iris Potion; Butterfly Spells 
and a touch of Red Wine, to bottom and top of the LP.

To create the starry effect I flicked {using a old Tooth brush}

I painted all the Dusty Attic chip boards with Prima - Red Wine 
adding a touch of Butterfly Spells.
Using hessian and angel hair to back my photos.
Most of the flowers are hand made.

I added Dusty Attic - mini tabs, as well as buckles and hessian ribbon
to finish off the look.

Products Used:


Thank you for popping over 
I hope to inspire you!

Happy scrapping

Michelle Carrick


Saturday, 19 October 2019

Live in the Moment - Michelle Van Oudshoorn - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello lovelies

Can't believe we are in October already - this year is going crazy fast. The great thing about a new month - it means a new mood board challenge at Dusty Attic!


Are these colours beautiful, or what? Very warm and neutral colours, and somewhat calming .... I decided to use the tnature theme in the moodboard that inspired me to do my layout.  Here is my take on the colours for this month:

I have used to papers - one is a 49 and Market paper and the other is Prima.  I started with my frames first using a mixture of different colour paints - one I have is textured brown paint which has granules in it, which I dabbed on first. I then did dabbed on some light brown paint, then some Dusty in Colour Forest and Dusty in Colour Sunburnt orange.

The title is painted with a dark green acrylic paint and the branches are coloured with a mixture of brown textured paste - this gives such a lovely texture to the chipbaord and then dabbed with ochre colour paint.

The larger leaves were done in Dusty in Attic Forest green, I then lightly brushed some Dusty in Colour Gingernut on them, then added some Dusty in Colour Sunburnt Orange through the centre and the added these leaves with some Tim Holtz Walnut Ink. The smaller leaves were done with a lighter green and then accented with some darker green in the middle.

The photos and frame are adhered to the paper with foam tape to add some dimension. The branches are tucked in under the frame and then the 49 and Market flowers are added, along with a fussy cut squirrel

The title was added with foam tape

These are the Dusty Attic products used


Thanks for popping in to visit - have a wonderful week!