Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Breathtaking - Heather McMahon - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello again Dusty Attic friends. This is Heather back with you today with a layout I made using the stunning December mood board.
The mood board photos are rich and luxurious so I thought I'd follow their lead.

I simply adore that star border! It could be used for birthdays, Christmas, anything really! I sprayed the Dusty Attic flowers with silver spray to match my layout and painted all the chippies, including that stunning title, in silver too. Of course I used Clear Gloss Varnish to glue down those fine chippies. The nozzle is perfect for jobs like this.


And yep, there it is again - another Mini Heart Button! This time I covered it in the purple paper to match the layout and added some funky silver thread to the middle. Tucked underneath is an arm of an Ornate Cross. I just keep bits like this that are left over from other projects. You never know when a cool shape like this might work on something else!


I hunted through my (somewhat extensive!) stash but couldn't find any silver background paper. I did find some old Mistables paper though so I sprayed it with silver mist and viola! - a gorgeous background appeared in front of my eyes! I stitched the framework around the photo area then swiped Tinby Designs Colour Crush across the area to highlight it. I did the same under the title.

Why don't you join in the challenge this month? There is a whopping $100 Dusty Attic voucher up for grabs! Here's the totally gorgeous mood board:

The Dusty Attic products I used are:
Breathtaking DA1588

Star Banner DA1436
Branch #4 Small DA1185

Stars #3 DA1153
Stars #1 DA0933

Page Pebbles #3 DA1107
Mini Heart Buttons DA0682
Ornate Crosses DA1083
Dusty in Bloom Bridal Veil DA0805
Dusty in Colour Lavender Blush
Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish
Happy scrappin'!
Heather McMahon

Thursday, 1 December 2016

December 2016

Well, the end of the year is fast approaching, what a great year we have all had. Everyone is busy busy busy getting ready for Christmas and the end of the school year, its all so exciting.

There are three NEW "Creative Layers" CHIPPY DESIGNS FOR CHRISTMAS 
I showed one on the blog the other day, but this one is a favorite of mine with his cute little nose and buttons and that hat, its all so cute and we don't even get snow in Perth!


You can find them on the Dusty Attic Website HERE

Now to announce the winner of the November Mood Board....

Torsa Saha's Altered Canvas, the team where all in awe of everyone's entries yet again, and it made the voting very hard.

December's mood board may take you by surprise because we haven't gone the whole "traditional" red and green, Christmas theme line, instead it is this beautiful rich purple pallet with a stunning message to just be "your own kind of beautiful" because we all are ! Starting of with inspiration for you is our wonderful  

Hello, today I would like to share with you, a LO I did, using Dusty Attic's Mood Board for December....

The Challenge has a amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher to the  Dusty Attic Website  for the winner. To enter all you need to do, is use the Mood Board for Inspiration,  you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side of the bar of the Dusty Attic Blog...
The Dusty Attic used:
Laurel Sprigs
Laurel Sprigs
String Frames small
String Frames small
Vintage Frame #2
Vintage Frame #2
Leafy Scroll
Leafy Scroll
Trellis small
Trellis Small
Thinking of You
Thinking of you
Mini Captions #3
Mini Captions #3
Teeny Tiny ABC set
Teeny Tiny ABC
Creative Script Stencil
Creative Script Stencil
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Colour Storm Cloud
Dusty in Colour Storm Cloud
Here are some close ups...

I primed all of the chipboard with clear gesso, then applied clear crackle on to some of the pieces. Once the crackle dried I painted all the chipboard with the DA Storm Cloud. The last step was to randomly paint the pieces with LuminArt Silk Wine & Roses & Wisteria.....
I cut the small Trellis & glued it to the circle frames & Vintage Frame # 2. Here are a few more close ups......

Thank you so much for taking the Time to look....Rachelle

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Dream Big Mini Album - Lisa Gregory


 The Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge colors are so beautiful!!! I knew exactly what I wanted to do using the blue and green. I had been wanting to do a new mini album using those 2 colors. This was my chance! Did you know Dusty Attic has more than chipboard?? Yup... Flowers, stencils, pearls and texture paint are just more of the products I used on this mini album cover. I used neutral colored patterned paper for the album so that I can use color any way I wanted on it.

Here is a view of the spine. The mini album is a little over 1 inch thick. There is room to expand before the album is tied closed, so adding a few bulking items will not interfere with the closure.

Here is a close up of the cover. You can almost feel the rich texture created by the stencil and texture paste.  To prep the cover, used the Dusty Attic texture paste and distressed stencil. Once it was dried, I brushed the whole cover with clear gesso. I sprayed the cover lightly with a fine mist of water, then added my spray colors and let them bleed on the cover. once I was satisfied with the coverage, I stated to add my flowers and chipboard in layers,

I colored some seam ribbon with the same color sprays I used on the album cover. I added some beads and jewelry findings from my stash to the ends of the ribbon.

This is a view of the album when it is closed with the ties. There are only 4 pages in the album, but each one is interactive with flip-ups and pull outs. This creates lots of "real estate" for journaling and photos. All of the chip board was primed with white gesso, then sprayed with color mists. The title of the album was heat embossed with Embossing powder so that it would stand out from the sprayed chipboard.

Here is a view of the album opened up. I think I will color the some of the inside pages as well and add some more Dusty Attic Chipboard and texture.