Thursday, 16 August 2018

Sun kissed - Belinda Spencer

Hello Dusty Attic fans!

Belinda here today to share my August layout featuring a lovely mix of NEW RELEASE and older chipboard pieces as well as a couple of awesome stencils.

'Sun Kissed'

I couldn't wait to use the new Sand Dollar and Starfish chippies so I just had to create a beach layout. I started by adding a lovely mint coloured mist to my background. Once dry, I added stencilling using two different stencils. Why stick to just one stencil when you create extra interest on your background by combining one or two or even more. I love the new Burlap stencil and it is quickly becoming one of my favourites. I started by swiping some texture paste over the Burlap stencil. I used it in three different places on the layout. I dried it with my heat gun before adding some more texture paste over the Confetti Stencil. This stencil is perfect for adding a bit of sea spray to your project. I dried this off with the heat gun too. I used a white paint pen (Posca) to highlight some of the circles from the Confetti stencil.

Here's a closer look at the stencilling.

Next I added my usual layers of co-ordinating patterned paper. Adding so many layers is such a great way to use up patterned paper scraps! 

I painted all of the chipboard pieces with heavy white gesso. I gave them three coats to make sure they were lovely and crisp. White embellishments just seem to work so well with beach layouts I think.

I layered all of the chipboard and my photo next. It turned out to be quite a bulky layout but I love that. The more dimension the better I reckon.

Here's a closer look at all of the chipboard pieces.

Dusty Attic products used:

DA1835 Mini Captions # 12

Thanks so much for checking out my project today.


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Canvas Art - Nicole Doiron

Hello all!  Nicole here with you today!

As my first August DT reveal, I created this mixed media canvas that I hope you will like.

I started off with a black canvas and covered it with a thin coat of black gesso.

I then added some texture and design using the Dusty Attic Dragonflies stencil with some stencil paste and then I dabbed a bit of paint with a makeup foam to create a marble effect.

I used one of the new impact titles which I love - they are large and bold and come in different fonts. They do make an impact, thus the name chosen for them!

Below you see a Decorative Hinge #1 which I covered with black pearl and amber gold velvet paste. 

I also did the same on the 'everyday' part of the title as well as the butterfly from the Flutterbies #1 set and the Mini Dragonflies.

Dusty Attic has a multitude of beautiful intricate frames to choose from. The ones that I used on my canvas are the Fancy Frames #8. I painted one in Faded Denim with some dabs of Lavender Blush, and the other one was painted with a mixture of Pesto and Crushed Olive. I then very lightly dabbed some white paint as well as amber gold paste on them, giving them a more distressed look.

All the flowers that I decorated my frame with are from the Dusty Attic Dusty in Bloom collection. I chose to go with the Grassy Knoll and Blue Bonnet sets which became the inspiration for my canvas colour palette. After the canvas complete, I misted the flowers with gold. I then sprayed the canvas with adhesive spray and sprinkled some Dress My Craft Crystal Clear Sequins, also available at the Dusty Attic website.

I really hope that you have enjoyed seeing my canvas and reading on my creative process as much as I enjoyed creating it myself. Playing with Dusty Attic chipboard pieces is definitely the best part of it!

Now, take a closer look at all the Dusty Attic products that I used.


Find Beauty in the Everyday Impact Title - DA2020

Fancy Frame #8 - DA2128

Flutterbies #1 - DA0389

Mini Dragonflies - DA0518

Wordplay #3 Black - DA1787

Quoted Sentiments #1 Black - DA1568


Dragonflies - DA1311

Dusty in Bloom

Blue Bonnet - DA0807

Grassy Knoll - DA0809

Dusty in Colour

Faded Denim - DA0913

Lavender Blush - DA0911

Pesto - DA0918

Crushed Olive - DA0917


Dress My Craft - Crystal Clear - DMCS3250

Make sure to visit the Dusty Attic website to see lots more of their chipboard, stencil, flower and paint collections as well as many other accessories for all your crafting needs.

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If you want to see more of my creations, visit me at Scrap-Utopia.

Until next time!

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Remember - Tina Ollett

Hello Dusty Attic friends !

I am back once more to greet you with a project completed over the last week. 

This is my project

I pondered for quite some time about which photo I would use for this project and then it came to me. It isn't a great photo but for me it really is about the memories that each picture provokes for me. I remember taking my 3 children to the Centennial Lakes for a morning out on our bikes and this I thought was one of the cutest photos from that day. My third who has a very adventurous soul, just took off on her little bike leaving us all behind. That is where I usually was with her, right behind.............

So about the project. I used the 49andMarket collection Sweet Reflections to create with for my project this time around. 

To start out I did a lot of fussy cutting and I also used the Laser Cuts from the same collection to start off the base of my page. I did some matting with left over papers to lay my cute photo over.  I then tied the gorgeous and very elegant frame over the top of the frame to help it create more focus on my photo. This was dressed with Crackle medium and allowed to dry. I used some Distress Inks to colour it to match in with my project.

Ornate Frame #1

Below you can see that I have also used the gorgeous and I have to admit my newest favourite as I said a few weeks back. It is the Iron Garnish #6. A simply stunning piece that I think we all should have a couple of packs on standby, just saying! Again this piece was dressed with gesso and inks. I also added a Dusty Attic pearl to it as well.

And here below I have used the first of the ATC Frames to break up the foliage and flowers in the clusters. This was dressed the same as previous pieces. I cut this piece in half to go further.



And above here you can see the addition of one of the Clock Faces without the hands that I have added in behind the photo matting and foliage. It was simply primed with white gessso and coloured with Distress Inks to compliment the layout.

Clock Face with Hands

Well that is all from me today.

Happy Crafting and big hugs xxx

Friday, 10 August 2018

Holiday Memories - Canvas by Rosalie Duke-Stanley (Mood Board Inspiration)

Canvas - Holiday Memories 

I have used the mood board colours and tones to create this canvas to show of some of my wonderful holiday snaps of Port Issac - Cornwall

I started by painting a layer of white gesso to seal the canvas. Once dry stencilled a texture  to add some depth. I added colour over the top with a range of Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals to create a beachy colour tone. I glued gauze to the canvas making sure that there were ridges that represented sand on the beach. Tip: make sure you glue to the sides and underneath so the the edges are part of the overall look. Once dry, I added a range of Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals to add colour to the gauze and blend in with the overall colour tones of the beach. 

Once dry, add netting. The original netting was dark green however I coated it in heavy white gesso to change the colour and and add some stiffness so that it will sit off the canvas and not lay flat. Glue on the netting  and made sure that it drapes over the edges to add texture to the sides. To add more texture, I added strips of heavy wool/jute across the middle of the canvas and adhered underneath. 

Add the timber shaped Dusty Attic Chipboard across the gauze and netting. I painted the chipboard pieces with a range of Dusty Attic paints and to add wind blown beachy look, used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks to take the flatness of the painted surface. 

Once all glued down, cover the photos with pieces of paper and flick watered down white gesso, Lindy Stamp Gang sprays - deep aqua colours. To finish off, add large and mini Art Stones in and around the chipboard pieces and netting. The art stones will look very white on the canvas. Use watered down Lindy Stamp Gang Clam Bake Beige Magicals and dabbed on the art stones. Leave to dry flat so that it doesn't run and dries on the art stones. 

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