Sunday, 7 March 2021

Card Set - Anat Weksler

 Hello crafty friends!

Anat here today with a new bright, bold and colorful set of cards.

I believe I already mentioned that I love using Dusty Attic's chipboards negatives and left overs! I  simply keep them all LOL and that's for some reasons.

In my new cards I'm showing that when using leftovers and negatives together with the amazing chipboards we get such a wonderful outcome. I encourage you, my friends, to do the same. Dusty Attic's chipboard material is so fine everyone should keep it!

I colored all chipboards with Finnabair's impasto paint and fantasy pastes.

Here are the gorgeous pieces I've used:

DA2457 - Polaroid frame set#4

DA2513 - Industrial stars#2

DA2355 - Swirls#2

Here are some closeups so you can see all details:

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, 6 March 2021

Awesome - Aneta Nasionkowska - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello my lovely friends!

Three very nice parcels recently came to me. Thanks to their content, I am finally fulfilling my goal planned for 2020. Yes, yes ... I was supposed to do it last year, but the situation in the world and in my own home made it difficult for me. Now, however, with increased verve I am starting the implementation! I'm talking about mixed media. I played with them and this time I will tell you about it, and since these are my beginnings, be kind to me. Give your tricks, tips - I will be delighted to learn from your experiences. 

Friday, 5 March 2021

Birthday Cards - Joanne Simons - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Dusty fans and welcome back!
Jo here with you today to share my take on this months delicious mood board.  

This months moodboard has a really autumn feel to it.  Reminds me of the end of hot summer days and the start of falling leaves.  As much as we need the rain I do like those warm evenings!

I decided to make some cards.

To start with I created some little chipboard embellishments

This was so easy!  I diecut some alcohol ink circles and then added my chipboard pieces which I quickly covered with ink.

I have used the Industrial Globes, Mosaic Panel and Tribal Arrows.

I then added some distress ink to a whie background panel and added my embellishments.

Super quick, super easy.

Here is a look at each card.

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Mixed Media panel - Pascale B - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Sweeties,

Today I'm up on Dusty attic blog with a mixed media panel. I have this photo found on Pixabay for a very long time, but I haven't found the right way to use it until I saw the March combo of color.

What do you think? Isn't it perfect for this photo? I know the photo was taken most certainly at sunrise, not at sunset. Nonetheless, even if the photo is mostly gray, there is a hint of the orange-coral color on the top of the lantern that makes all the difference. 

Some Close ups 

The first thing I've done was to prime the panel with heavy black gesso. While it was drying, I cut the paper to the form of the panel and in small pieces. I stamped all the edges of the paper pieces and inked their edges with black ink. When done, I glued all the pieces to the panel and primed them with clear gesso. Finally, I added a design with the Lace Stencil and Paper Paste. 
If you want to see how I made the background, you can watch this video where I used the same technic. 

I primed all the chipboards with white gesso. Next, I embossed twice the Leafy Garland with UTEE. I added some touch of copper paint and heat embossed again until the UTEE melt again.

I colored the butterscotch flowers with the Carmin liquid acrylic paint to match the sunset colors. Next, I glued all the embellishments starting with the Mystic Frame #1, then the flowers, and finally the Foliage #4, the Tropical Leaves #9, and the Leafy Garland. 

When everything was properly glued, I painted all the chipboard elements with acrylic paints. I added some color to the background as well with the same paints. 

To finish the composition, I added some glitters. 


Dusty Attic products:

Mystic Frame #1

Foliage #4

Tropical Foliage #9

Leafy Garland

Lace Stencil

Other products:

Paper - 49 and Market (VA Butter: Serenity);
Flowers - 49 and Market (Sugar Posies: Butterscotch);
Magical - Lindy's Gang (Bodacious Blush);
Embossing Powders - Ranger (UTEE);
Stencil - A.B. Studio (Stencil ID-90);
Art Ingredients - Finnabair Prima ();
Metallic Paint Art Alchemy- Finnabair Prima (Steampunk Copper);
Liquid Acrylic Art Alchemy- Finnabair Prima (Carmin, Nude, Tiger Orange, Purple, Liquid Fluid Medium);
Art Extravagance - Finnabair Prima (Paper Paste);
Art Basics - Finnabair Prima (Clear Gesso, Black Heavy Gesso, White Heavy Gesso, 3D Matte Gel, Soft Gloss Gel).

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Unforgettable moments - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

Hello friends,

I can't believe we are in March already - the last two months seem to have gone in a blink of an eye! With a new month, comes a new project and here is my layout created for March

I started with the smaller of the distressed frame first, by painting this and then adhering this to the photo. I also painted the DA1144 leafy stem - and I cut this that I had one smaller piece and one larger piece. This was painted in a very light peach colour (but its showing up more silver in the photo). I then arranged these under the photo before layering the flowers and fussy cut elements.

I painted the title and the mini foliage in the same colours. Once I had completed my layering of the flowers and the elements, I added the mini foliage and the part of the title "moments". As I started adding the "unforgettable" with the "u" on the leaf, I had to continue adding foam tape the middle letters to keep the same height across. 

These are the products I have used:

Have a great March, and I will be back sometime with my March moodboard project.