Thursday 28 November 2013

Stunning Layout by Geraldine

Hi everyone, O.K. so I have been MIA for a short while  - I have been having a very well needed holiday in Italy, Paris, London etc. but now it's back to reality!
Today I'm sharing a layout I created using some wonderful 'New' Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces which have been painted with 'Dusty in Colour' paints. I decided not to give this layout a title -  because sometimes I
feel a page just doesn't call for one!
Dusty Attic products:

Birds on a Branch #3 

Pipework large

mini Hinges

Dusty in Colour:








Thanks for dropping by. xx G!

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Altered Cigar Box - Robin

Hello everyone!

Today I am happy to share with you an altered cigar box made using Dusty Attic's chipboard Cigar Box (DA0981).  I painted the box using Dusty in Colour's Soot acrylic paint (DA0925).  Next, I added a metal label holder to serve as a handle for easy opening of the box.

Next, I painted the brand new "Birds on a Branch" chipboard piece (DA1003) using Dusty in Colour's Crushed Olive (DA0917); Navajo White (DA0903); Gingernut (DA0922) and Forest (DA0919).

I also used a beautiful mini hearts border to trim the top of my box.  The border was also painted using Navajo White paint.

Thanks for visiting with us today.

Monday 25 November 2013

Flying High ATC - Rachelle

I loved playing  with this months ATC challenge,"Flying High". Here is the ATC I made...

The Dusty Chipboard used:
ATC Frame #2 DA0674
flutterbies#3 DA07766
Teeny Tiny ABC set DA0983

I  decided  make a Grad card with the ATC...
I am happy with how this card turned out,you could give it to either a boy or girl....
I added more DA chipboard to the card:
mini script abc DA0859
swirly vine small DA0181
I also used the DA dusty roses latte cream DA0960
Other products used: Vintage Autumn Basics Collection, from Maja Design,Crafters Workshop stencil (6x6) Art is, Tim Holtz pen nibs, creative imaginations ATC corrugated pack, burlap,cheesecloth, spectrum noir pen #EB7,Viva inka gold metallic rub
Here are some close ups of detail.....
I kept the chipboard simple,all I did was color it with #EB7 spectrum noir pen,then rubbed in some Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub
The tag is from the cut out sheet
I did some stencil work, I used molding paste
I used a EK punch
distressed stitched layers

pen nibs in cluster
Thank you so much for taking the time to look.....Rachelle

Thursday 21 November 2013

Wedding Cards Suitcase - Louise

When I was asked to decorate this old suitcase for a friends wedding cards to go in, not only was I honoured, but I also knew immediately that I would want to incorporate some Dusty Attic chipboard in there somewhere too.
I chose to use Corner Flourish No. 4 as a base for the huge cluster of flowers. I first treated it to some new DA rusting powder though :-)
Here you can see a closer view of those gorgeous vines from the flourish poking out.

In fact, in the end the chippy was covered up more than I would have liked, but the great thing about this particular one is there is still a whole other corner in the pack to have another play with again!
Thanks for looking

Lou Collins XX
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Sunday 17 November 2013

LOVE - Karen

Hey everyone,
I have a layout to share today, which I created using some of my all time favourite Dusty Attic pieces ( listed below)  The layout, which stars my 3rd oldest son, Samuel, and his girlfriend Sharnee was published in Scrapbook Creations magazine this month, as part of their 'Colour challenge'.
I sprayed and inked the background, using a mix of Lindy stamp gang sprays, and chalk inks, applied with a makeup sponge.
The Dusty chippies are simply painted with Dusty in colour acrylic paint, in Alabaster, and again, I prefer to apply this with a makeup sponge. I've used a charcoal coloured ink, to colour the LOVE title.


I've used lots of gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers, and lots of fussy cut floral images from the Graphic 45 papers. The mauve butterflies are images I found on my computer, which I printed onto cardstock and fussy cut out.
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Other: Graphic 45 'Secret Garden paper collection
Manor House Creations flowers

Friday 15 November 2013

You have the Key to my heart - Helena

For this layout about my dh, I have used one of my all time favourite Dusty Attic pieces - the Decorative Scroll #1 (DA0213). I just love that this piece is in two parts, which gives it so much dimension and possibilities.
I know pink and purple aren't the most usual colors for a male layout, but then so are not flowers and I use them for boy/male pages all the time! I painted the scroll with Dusty in Colour, Sugar Plum (DA0908) and Dusty Pink (DA0907). I then used some white gesso on top to tone down the colors a bit.
For the title I used the Mini ABC set lower (DA0862), which I just kept raw.

Key detalj3

I have put my photo on top of the scroll and decorated with flowers around it.

Key detalj2

Here's a close-up of the scroll, painted in pink and white:

Key detalj

Some more close-ups for you:

Key detalj7

Key detalj5

I tied a white ribbon to the scroll and then just let it "flow" across my layout, and attached it with some flowers in the other end.

Key detalj4

The beautiful papers are from Maja Design.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday 14 November 2013

Helena ATC

Flying home

This is my ATC for this months ATC-theme - Flying High.
 I have used an Elegant Flourish Small (DA0878) that I painted white and then distressed a little.
 I have then painted three Mini Birds (DA0727) and two Mini Butterflies
(DA0364) white. The birds I also misted with light blue/green mist and then
 covered with Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901).
I put some Varnish in the middle of the Elegant Flourish too.
 Finally I have put on some Dusty Roses (DA0969 and DA0971).

I will be back tomorrow with a Layout I have done of my DH
Thanks for joining us here today

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Little Angel and How to Braid a 22 months Hair - by Audrey

Hello everyone
Today I am here to show you a layout of my gorgeous Grand Daughter
She is such a "Little Angel"

Check out those Mini Hearts and the Mini Heart Border NEW from Dusty Attic

Dusty Attic products used - Mini Feathers DA0650, Mini Flourish DA0223, Mini Hearts#2 DA0990, Birds on Branch#2 DA0594,Title - Little Angel DA0028.

Other products used - Maja Vintage Summers Basics papers, Kaiser papers, Fancy Pants letter stickers, flower & stamens, lace, gauze, tulle, doily, pin, beads.

Quick note by Dusty Admin - Our Audrey went on a cruise last month ...
but she still did her ATC and a layout for us to drool over ..... 


Dusty Attic products used - ATC Gothic Window DA0795, Dusty in Colour - Soot DA0925, Crackle Varnish DA0900, Mini Upper ABC set DA0861 Other products used - Image (unknown, German Scrap, Treasure Gold.

Here's a fun little layout. It's actually Dusty Attic's sketch for October
How to Braid a 22mth Old's Hair

Dusty Attic products used - Arrows#1 DA0994, Mini Numbers Set DA0863, Mini Upper ABC set DA0861, Mini Script ABC DA0859, Mini Cogs DA0689, Flags DA0484, Mini Butterflies#2 DA0893, Mini Chains DA0405, Mini Leaves DA0505, Flowers Layered#4 Other products used - Paper by Kaiser &(unknown), Stencil by Kaiser, Jo Sonya Texture paste, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine, thread.

Here's this months sketch
Visit HERE to play along.
Thanks for joining me here today