Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Rainbow vibes - Rikki G

Good morning how are you? Got to love summer, well I am not a huge fan of the very hot but it does allow nice nights out with the BBQ, listening to music and having some chill time.

 And that sort of vibe seems to affect my scrapping style that way too.

As you would notice I love chipboard being sprayed white, it allows you to put it into the background or high light key pieces when you need to.

I am all about the sparkle, and textures at the moment, who doesn't love art stones, and if you go to your ''cheap'' shops look in the floral section as they have the stones, they are meant to fill vases, but any paper crafter knows its an embellishment to be added to our craft projects.

Don't be afraid to go large with the the tropical foliage chipboard as you are layering things over the top it will ''scale'' down its look.

 Add foil, glitters, stones, inks, its all about the layers and textures!!!

Mixed and match all your elements, everything goes.

So I hope you feel the ''Summer'' vibes and till next time have a creative day.

We would love to see your take on our moodboard.  Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself? 

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 

Good Luck and have fun creating.

Monday, 24 January 2022

Winter - Pascale B

Hello Sweeties,

Today I'm up on Dusty Attic blog with a new layout. I wanted to work in the tones of the photo, that is to say in shades of grey. I just added some gold to add some interest.

As usual, I primed the background with clear gesso. Next, I added a design with a stencil and the Crushed Ice effect paste. When dry, I added some white liquid acrylic to mimic the snow. 

I decided to work mostly with waxes and metallic flakes to alter the chipboards. I used the gold metallic flakes to cover the berries from the Holiday Spray and the Christmas Berries #1. To alter the Small Snowflakes #1, I used silver metallic flakes.

I colored the leaves of the Holly #4 with Graphite and the berries with Vintage Gold waxes. For the Holiday Spray, I used the Charcoal one which is the darkest color. I painted the Mistletoe #2 berries with white paint and the leaves with Old Silver. 

I used different waxes to colour the gnomes' clothes and the white Imposto for the beards. 

To finish the layout, I added some silver and gold glitters. 

Dusty Attic products:

Holiday Spray

Holly #4

Christmas Berries #1

Mistletoe #2

Gnome small

Snowflakes #1 small

Other products:
  • Stencil - Echo Park (Quilted Stich) ;
  • Art Ingredients - Finnabair Prima (Metallic Flakes: Sparkling; Glass Glitter: Sterling);
  • Art Alchemy Waxes - Finnabair Prima (Old White, Charcoal, Graphite, Old Silver, White Gold, Vintage Gold);
  • Art Alchemy Paints - Finnabair Prima (Impasto: Titanium White; Liquid Acrylic: Titanium White);
  • Art Extravagance - Finnabair Prima (Crushed Ice Effect Paste, Gilding Glue);
  • Art Basics - Finnabair Prima (Clear Gesso, 3D Matte Gel, Soft Gloss Gel).

Sunday, 23 January 2022

Cherish - Belinda Spencer - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello Dusty Attic fans!

Belinda here with you today to share my take on the gorgeous January Mood Board Challenge.

Here's a peek at the mood board.

The colours are just divine!

I started my layout by adding some stencilling to the stunning 49 & Market background paper using the Bedazzled Stencil and white gesso. I applied the gesso very lightly with a latex make-up wedge to avoid bleeding under the stencil. I ended up giving it three light coats through the stencil to gradually build up to a crisp white. Once dry, I spritzed the page with water and applied a lovely blue watercolour using a large soft watercolour paintbrush. I flicked some of the paint over the page too.


In keeping with the colours of the mood board, I decided to keep most of my chipboard pieces raw as the soft brown colour matched. I first chose my patterned papers and created a stack with them that I secured with a staple or too. I then slipped in some die cut pieces and page tabs. I backed it all with a torn piece of the corrugated card.

I stuck down the two larger viewfinders on my layout first and then layered the patterned paper stack on top.

I added my photo using 3D foam and then slipped in the flower bud stem underneath.

I added some twine across the page and secured with a bit of glue. Next I added some book paper to 5 flags and sanded the edges with an emery board to make them nice and smooth. I added some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide around the edges and glued them in place on top of the twine.

I finished by adding the remaining chipboard pieces as well as some stickers. I painted the mini stars and the smallest viewfinder from the set with white gesso.

The Dusty Attic products used:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you get a chance to play along with the mood board this month too.


Mischief - Lynette Jacobs - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic Fans!

Lynette here, welcome to the blog today. I am sharing my take on the January mood board. The mood board just shouts beach and I used a funny photo of my husband and grandson taken on a walking trail at Robberg Nature reserve in Plettenburg Bay.

Here is the mood board:
Chipboard pieces used to complete the page:

Word pack #6

Some close up details:
I used white cardstock and applied some Weathered Wood Distress Ink through a stencil to break the white background.  I then cut apart a sheet of patterned paper with slats and threaded twine through it to create the image of a board walk.  I painted the tropical foliage with a green to match the leaves in the fussy cut images.
I used foam tape and layered the fussy cut images for dimension.

The title was heat embossed with Navy blue embossing powder.

The mini skeleton fish and compass was dry brushed with white acrylic paint.

Here I also used lots of foam dots to create dimension and layered the painted chipboard pieces between the fussy cut pieces.

I brought in more of the dark blue by adding Nuvo Crystal drops to the clusters.

I just love all the dimension...the fussy cutting was so worth the time it took.

We would love to see your take on our moodboard.  Don't forget to share your projects on our Facebook page.

Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself? All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. Good Luck and have fun creating.

Until next time.  Happy crafting.