Tuesday, 3 August 2021

July Mood Board winners


A quick reminder of the July Mood Board and then these amazing entries into the challenge. Our gorgeous patrons are so creative and awesome.

Annie Samson

Jean Evvans

Victoria King

Guylaine Seyer

Debra Beer

Karen Guy 

The two ladies who have won a $50 Credit to the Dusty Attic website are.... 

Nathalie Boucher 


Geraldine Minson 

(Please email   info@dustyattic.com.au  to claim your prize)

Use the image and colours to inspire you to create a layout, cards, anything really as long as it has Dusty Attic chipboard on it. Then add your challenge entry into the Dusty FANattics group on Facebook it is that easy. 

Love this - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

Hello there,

Beginning of August already - and we are starting to see longer days in NZ as we start creeping one day at a time closer to summer (although it is still really cold here). Here is a spring-like layout just to invoke that spring fever:

We were lucky to receive a box of new goodies - and in it was the newly released set of gnomes. Of course, I just had to do a layout using at least one! Aren't they just adorable?

I started with painting the gnome (DA2966) using art alchemy metallique paints. 

I created my layout layering the flowers and adding the gnome among these. I paint the foliage DA1292 in a very light green (although in my photo they look more silver) - the same paint was applied to the watering can (DA2802) and the title (DA1074).

Once I had layered all my elements, I then added my title

These are the products I have used:

Thanks for popping over to visit!

Till next time,


Sunday, 1 August 2021

August 2021 - New Mood Board by Ankarika Crafts

Hello August 
Wow July went by so quickly, we had a lot of preparation for our "Wild West" retreat, so much so that Jen the boss decided to also bring out a Wild West new release for us. 

You can purchase these and many many more designs on the 

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Wild West Retreat 
July Shoalwater 2021

All of our wonderful participants 

The Dusty Crew

Jen "the Boss" Hedger, 

Margaret Larsen (in Jail), Jen Burns and Sharon Giles (in front)

As usual we all had an amazing time spent with like minded people who makes us happy.

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Now onto the NEW Mood Board for this month where you could win a $50 credit to the Dusty Attic online store.

To introduce the challenge is 


Aneta Nasionkowska

 Hi there!

I'm here with you invariably and regularly. Well... maybe not like a clockwork, but I try to describe the works that are created in my studio on an ongoing basis. So today you will learn the details of a layout stiffened with a wooden frame in the size of 30cm x 30cm. Always between the frame covered with canvas and paper sheet, which is the basis for work, I stick a sheet of cardboard for stiffening. Believe me, it means a lot. I forgot to do it once and the LO was kind of... bent. As a standard, LO was ordered - this time, by a loving daughter for parents on the occasion of the 60th wedding anniversary. I'm trying to imagine such an anniversary in my case.. This is just an achievement! Do you know couples who have been together for so long? Show off on what "round number" you had the opportunity to create a gift.

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Amazing memories - Patricia Basson - Mood Board Inspiration

A few weeks ago I arranged a family photoshoot with Zelda Terblanche Photography. Apart from having fun and spending time with our son Francois who came for the first visit in nearly two years, I now have some beautiful photos to scrap!!!
This is a photo of the two girls giving each other the Basson sibling signature greeting!
For this Dusty Attic Moodboard page I used a sheet of AB Studio paper, First Meeting from the Versailles collection.

I placed a piece of the Mini Number Panel behind an ATC Frame. All my chipboards were Gesso'd. I then inked the ATC and the Clouds with Tibetan Poppy Teal and Tiffany's Blue Sprays from Lindy's Stampgang. I also swiped some Mint Sparkle Wax from Finnabair on them. I chalked the edges with Forrest Moss Distress inks.
I mixed a little Fire Opal Color Glow powder from 13@rts with Liquid Acrylic Medium for the Roman Numerals.

On the leaves and Mystic Frame I used Leaf Green Acrylic Paints from DecoArt and Cadence. The same colour name but they look different in shade! I then randomly sprinkled Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel from Stampendous and Heat set it. I layered it all with some flowers and Cut outs from AB Studio paper. I also added some Glitter and sequences.

The Title and the Hearts Banner I colored with Crushed Olive Paint from Dusty Attic and embossed it with Speckled Egg Distress Embossing Glaze from Tim Holtz.

I used the following from the Dusty Attic On-line Store...

Thank you for taking a visit to my page....

how to "can a day?" 
You know,
 those days that seem just perfect 
you want access to them 
whenever the need arises. 
~Jeb Dickerson~