Showing posts with label Vicky Alberto. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vicky Alberto. Show all posts

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

#Happiness - Vicky Alberto

Hi, Vicky blogging today. Each month we have a fantastic Dusty Attic sketch challenge and the winner gets a great chipboard package prize - so please link your entry on the right side of the blog!

This month I decided to pull out some old papers from my stash (G45 and Basic Grey) to complement the lovely sketch. These floral papers were perfect to be embellished with the newest birds on a branch, mini gates and hashtag saying chipboard pieces.

Let's start with the beautiful sketch - so inspirational!

I cut the chipboard branch in two and placed the pieces at the top of my page. The branch was finished using Dusty Attic paints (alabaster, forrest, pesto, crushed olive, soot,  hot chocolate). The birds were primed with gesso, inked with pink for the bellies and finished with snow-tex for their backs and tails.

The gates were simply randomly splattered with gesso - that's it! The title was primed with gesso and topped with snow-tex. I also added a few Dusty Attic celestial white blooms and some smaller Petaloo flowers (around the gates and in the branch).

Thanks for joining me on the blog today and don't forget to link your interpretation of the monthly sketch on the right side of the Dusty Attic Blog!

Dusty Attic products used:

Monday, 30 June 2014

Journal cover - Vicky Alberto

Hi, Vicky blogging today to share an altered Dusty Attic journal. The Dusty journal was already a beautiful deep rose colour so I just enhanced it by adding some pearl texture paste in a script stencil as well as sponging gesso through a damask stencil. Next, I sprayed the entire surface with 2 pink and red mists. The mists nicely pooled around the script giving it a great shadow effect.


I then primed my chipboard accents with gesso and sprayed them with white pearl mist -- brand new ornate crosses (cut the ends to create top left hinges), a divine diva, an elegant flourish and a mini word were used. Some of the pieces were then slightly inked with light pink. The diva bodice and mini word were simply given a generous coat of diamond dust for extra texture and sparkle.

Dusty Attic product used:
Dusty Journal - DA0950
Elegant flourish small - DA0878
Ornate Crosses - DA1083
Divine Divas - DA0657
Mini words pack #2 - DA0476

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Daddy's Girl - Vicky Alberto - Sketch Inspiration

Hi Everyone,
Its Vicki here with a layout  
I used the gorgeous JUNE Dusty Attic sketch as inspiration.

I decided to do something a little dramatic - black, taupe and coral... but then I softened it all up with distressing, mists and masking. Not my usual to use paint and goop on a layout - messy but a fun effect. This is a picture taken the day we brought our daughter home from the hospital.

Here is a peek at the background I created with gesso, Something Tattered stamps, a coral mist and of course some gorgeous chipboard.

Here is a close-up of the lace border chipboard that I splattered with Dusty Attic Black Soot paint and then sprayed with a coral mist (it soaks into the bare parts of the chipboard).

Dusty Attic Products used:
Daddy's Girl - DA0040
Lace Border #1 - DA0843
Monarch Butterflies - DA0819
Black Soot Paint - DA0925

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Fun Times - Vicky Alberto

Hi, Vicky blogging today. We took my son to Ottawa, Canada, during the Fall, when he was just 3 years old. He couldn't believe how many leaves there were to play in - we don't get that many in the Calgary area and certainly not large maple leaves like that. So much fun for a toddler!

I used a variety of chalk inks and splattered Dusty paints (pesto, forrest and bisque) on the large ivy corner chipboard.

Here is a close-up. I used Dusty pesto paint and clear crackle vanish on the love this arrow title chipboard.

Again I used Dusty pesto paint and then clear crackle vanish on the chipboard mini words.

Here is a list and images of all the Dusty Attic products used in my project:

Ivy Corners (DA1018)

Love this, love that arrows (DA1074)

Word pack #2 (DA0938)

Dusty in colour pesto (DA0918)

Dusty in colour forrest (DA0919)

Dusty in colour bisque (DA0921)

Clear crackle varnish (DA0900)

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!
Vicky Alberto

Monday, 14 April 2014

LOVE - April Sketch - Vicky Alberto

Hi everyone
Today Vicki is on the blog showing us her take on this months sketch challenge
 Her layout is so pretty with a Stunning photo

You can enter  HERE at the ning site 

You can see more details
 (especially of that gorgeous stamping) 

Thanks for joining us today 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Re-Vamping with Vicky Alberto

It's never too late to add Dusty Attic chipboard to a project. Have you ever looked back at some of the first layouts you ever created and thought "not a bad START but..."? That's how I feel about a lot of my first projects. These two that I'm sharing today begged me to polish them up. I updated each of them with an extra distressed paper layer, tons of beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard, plus a few other embellishments too.

I spattered the chipboard with 3 fabulous Dusty Attic paints.
Dusty Attic products added: 
Leafy frame set (DA0605)
Big bro title (DA0172)
Mini scrolls (DA0685)
Bridal veil blooms (DA0805)
Navajo white paint (DA0903)
Faded denim paint (DA0913)
Mountain meadow paint (DA0916)

Some of the most common things we do as new scrapbookers is put limited layers and few textures or details on our layouts. Often our design concept/composition is good but we fail to add the extras that turn them from flat to fabulous. I was no exception to this when I started this hobby (almost 5 years ago). A few simple changes can drastically improve the look of your project.

I painted and stamped over all of the chipboard pieces.
Dusty Attic products used:
Corner flourish #3 (DA0623)
Monarch Butterfly (DA0819)
Baroque corners (DA0543)
Navajo white paint (DA0903)

I know you're curious how those projects looked before I updated them so here is a peek. One good thing about being a "newbie" scrapper was the fact that I had poor adhesive and cheap sticker letters - so it made some things easy to remove from these layouts.

Hopefully this blog post inspires you to re-visit some of your old creations. Thanks for taking the time to view my projects today!

Vicky Alberto

Friday, 28 February 2014

XOXO - Vicky Alberto

Hi, Vicky blogging today to share my February project using the gorgeous new "string of hearts frame set" (DA1017). I just adore this beautiful chipboard. I also used some letters from the "mini ABC set upper" (DA0861) to for the XOXO title that I set in the largest heart.

I had this picture of my daughter as a baby (in an old frame) and decided it was a perfect size for this kind of "frame" layout. As you can see... I am still in the Valentine's spirit too. Pink is my favourite colour to scrap and this picture was actually taken on Valentine's day 2009!


1. I built up the frame with two layers of thick gesso, pouncing a stiff brush to leave peaks of gesso (and drying completely between the layers applied).

2. Next, I sprayed with a peachy pink mist, from a distance, to lightly coat the chipboard.

3. Dark pink mist was randomly applied, but this one was sprayed very close - to have it pool around the gesso peaks. The peaks act like a resist to give a nice rippled textured effect.

4. On the letters I simply primed them with white gesso and then applied glass bead gel.

String of hearts frame set (DA1017) - largest piece was used

Mini ABC set upper (DA0861) - used for the XOXO title

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!
Vicky Alberto

Friday, 31 January 2014

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Paint Caddy - Vicky Alberto

Vicky blogging today to share with you my altered Dusty Attic paint caddy (DA0811). I loved the fact that the wood edges were already stained very dark brown. So, I didn't feel it necessary to paint the inside since my project was going to be black, cream and tan anyways (and it will be filled with all my DA paints too). I do love the simple elegance of the natural tan wood colour against the cream and black papers.

I added some DA French flourish pieces (DA0275 and DA0273) to decorate the top portion and the drawer. I kept the natural wood finish on the French flourish pieces and simply topped them with DA's clear crackle varnish (DA0900) to give them a polished look. This nicely matches the natural finish on the inside of the caddy.

This sturdy MDF caddy is so very easy to assemble and is a really good size to house a lot of paints on top and tools in the drawer. The caddy is 9.5 inches wide, by 10 inches deep, by 5.5 inches high.
Thanks for joining me on the blog today!
Vicky Alberto

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR ..... New DT Members join us


 New Design Team Members &
Returning Design Team Members
New Designs and Competitions 

Hope you join myself and the Team through the year for

I would like to say a big Thank you to the exiting DT Members from 2013 as well - you are an amazing group of ladies
Geraldine, Karen, Louise, Paloma, Robin and Olga.

Without further to-do I would love to introduce you to our
Jennifer Hedger


Hi there, my name is HEATHER JACOB.
Firstly I am so honoured, thrilled and delighted to be invited to join the fabulous team
Thank you so much Jen for inviting me .
Now a little about me, I am happily married to my wonderful, supportive “soul mate” Baden and my Family feature throughout my work and there is nothing more important to me  than my family. and glorious words.
To me this craft is the perfect combination of art, photography, beautiful paper,
I especially love to choose some elements, cast a spell and see what happens,
to create a dream and follow it through. Subtle shadows, light and color are all
ingredients for casting the spell. I am in harmony with my garden and its inhabitants,
connecting with the beauty that surrounds me. For me it is all-consuming, inspiring
and a natural expression of my inner self, which I love to weave into my works.
 I love to include stitching, chipboard, journaling, muslin, fabrics, metal elements,
inking, masking and texture paste, getting all messy bringing out the kid in me
OTP projects and altered art are faves of mine. I see my style as “CLASSIC”
with large amounts of layering and attention to detail…I tend to lean toward
monochromatic themes with a little shabby chic/grunge thrown in ..
 I feel very blessed to be on design teams and I have work published in
Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations, Australian Scrapbook Ideas,
Somerset Memories, Somerset Apprentice, Somerset Studio, Scrap 365, and I am inspired by colour and texture …
Carnets De Scrap.
Warm hugz from Heather x
My Blogs


Hi. My name is Heather McMahon and I’m thrilled to be a part of The
 Dusty Attic design team. I began scrapping about 15 years ago but I have only
been able to dedicate enough time to it in the last few years since my kids have
 got older. I love the way this craft enables us to play while recording our family
stories at the same time. I tend to experiment with all sorts of styles.
I mainly create layouts but love doing off-the-page projects and cards as well.
 At the moment I love arty styles – lots of paint, texture paste,
 chippy and stencils – but ask me in another few months and it
could be something totally different!

Heathers Blog


My name is Nadia Cannizzo, I am 35 and I live in Sydney, Australia. I was born and raised in Greece, and I have been married to my Italian husband for 14 years now, and that is where my surname comes from! I have 3 young MUCH loved and MUCH wanted daughters, Maria Elena (6 ) and Ioanna (4) and my precious miracle baby Sofia who is just 6 months old. . Being a mum is what I always wanted to be and nothing fulfills me more than my children. By day I am a Primary School teacher, which I absolutely LOVE and at the moment I am working part time. I started scrapping about 3 years ago and consider this craft to be the longest hobby I have ever had! I am a Gemini after all , and can't really stay interested in anything for very long. When not creating, I absolutely LOVE cooking, spending time with my family, and ...believe it or not cleaning! I am a bit of a clean freak. My motto in life is "Nothing is impossible" !and I rarely take no for an answer :) 

Nadia's Blog

Nadia is also doing all of the Dusty Attic Sketch challenges
 for us this year and has a challenge blog called Once Upon A Sketch


Just me, mum to three great kids, (most of the time) and wife to another, (yep he's a big kid) and Grandie(De De)to my new pride and joy, my grandaughter Cadence. I love all things creative, I love to play with mixed media and whatever takes my fancy at the time but especially paper. I love to reuse, repurpose and recycle. I'm not scared to get my hands dirty, whether it be with glue, paint or other mediums or by rummaging through rusty metal and old stuff to find treasures. I hope you can find inspiration in what I love, as well as take a look behind the scenes as I share another part of my life - my family and friends and what they might be up too.
Audrey's Blog


Hi, my name is Gabrielle Pollacco, I'm an avid scrapper, married mom of 2 girls and one scruffy Labradoodle.  I've been scrapping for about 8 years now and have really come to love this artform and love to share my work and ideas through video tutorials.  I am on a number of design teams including Websters Pages, Bo Bunny, Maja Design, Scrap365, and am a sponsored designer for My Little Yellow Bicycle, Tresors de Luxe and The Scrapbook Diaries.  I have been on the Dusty Attic design team for a number of years now and am proud and honored to be on the team for another year! xo
Gabbi's Blog


I am so happy to stay with Dusty Attic for another year! I'm Helena Johansson and I'm from Sweden. I'm 41 years old and live with my dh and our two children, 12 and 8 years old. I have been scrapping for almost 7 years and I can't imagine that I will ever quit. Scrapbooking is such a big part of my life, I have met so many beautiful friends through this hobby and creating is like therapy for me.
I mostly do 12x12 layouts, but I also make cards or alter from time to time. My style is romantic and shabby with a touch of vintage. I love when there's a lot to look at on a layout, and I put a lot of time into details. I adore Dusty Attic chipboard and I don't think I can create anything without some DA on it! Chipboard is the perfect embellishment, there is just so much you can do!
When I'm not creating, I'm working or spending time with my family. I work full time as a socialworker, and it's quite stressful from time to time. When I get home from work I often spend a little time in my scraproom to clear my mind. My little daughter loves scrapbooking too, and it's fun having the possibility to share this fantastic hobby with her.
Some fun facts about me: I'm not very fond of chocolate (strange, I know!), I love to sing in the car, in our family we also have two cats - their names are Kim and Socks, I am addicted to coffee but try to cut down, I love doing laundry but hate doing the dishes, I'm afraid of ants (it's not a fobia, but you rarely see just one ant - they come in thousands!).
xoxo   Helena's Blog

Jenny Burns 
DT Co-Ordinator and Admin

Hi - My name is Jenny Burns and I am so happy to be back on the
Dusty Attic Design Team
I am a full time Office Manager at a Pasta Company.
I live in Ashby WA, Married to an awesome man
(I know we all say that !LOL) Anthony. We have three big wonderful
 boys (20-19 & 17) and our oldest has a wonderful girlfriend Nicola 
- Yayyyy I get to scrap GIRLY layouts as well !!! 
 I also am Tutu to my darling little 2 and half year old nephew Kyden 
 He is my little ray of Sunshine - Love that boy to bits
I have been scrapping for years and years and  love all aspects of it ...
Off the Page, Layouts, ATC's and I am loving the
Pocket sleeve way of scrapping at the moment as well
(Project Life style)


I started scrapbooking in 2004 when my middle son Erlendur asked me to help him with his grade 12 language arts "memory book" assignment.
 I scrapbooked like most people do,hauling all of my stuff out of
the spare bedroom,to scrapbook in the kitchen,then hauled it back
to the spare bedroom. Then I came up with the idea, why not make
 my living room dining room into a scrapbooking room. You see we
never did use that room, Once I made this into a scrapbooking
 room it was used all the time. I don't feel that I need to say a lot
 about myself as you are going to be able to figure me out through
all of my layouts.
Rachelle's Blog

Tina Dalton

 My name is Tina, I am married to my high school sweetheart, together for 31
years. I have been scrapbooking for about 7 years now and love every moment
of it, I was a card maker previous to this and sometimes I will make a card
or two just for fun. I have two adult children and 1 precious grandchild
Shontay who is 6 years old, Shontay is my most favoured scrapbooking subject
and therefore I love to create anything that is soft, pretty, pink, flowers
and of course some awesome Dusty Attic chipboard.  I also love to create off
the page projects and love to try new things.

Tina's Blog


Hi, my name is Vicky Alberto (aka Simply Paper on some gallery sites) and I live in Alberta, Canada with my husband and three children. After having my last child, I decided not to return to a corporate marketing job so I could raise my three young children for a while. With ten years of experience in the marketing industry, scrapbooking was a natural extension of my work world and fills a creative void. I am now addicted to this fantastic art form that I will embrace for the rest of my life.

My blog address is where I chat about my work, the fantastic companies I am honoured to design for, and share my tutorials. I have been blogging for three years and am overwhelmed that I already have so many wonderful followers. This industry has such a deeply supportive and kind online network of ladies. I have “met” the most amazing people from all over the world through various online communities and have had the opportunity to "work" with some of the most talented ladies in the industry.

I am thrilled to have been asked to design for Dusty Attic for a second year!

Vicky's Blog