Thursday 27 March 2014

Love this girl - Sketch Challenge - Helena Johansson

Look at this stunning Layout Helena has done using the
Dusty Attic Sketch for this month
There is still time to enter and Win win win ...
Helena has used lots of the new release chippy pieces as well

Dusty Attic Chipboard used 
Geometric Border (DA1029)
Geometric Corners (DA1030)
Love this, love that arrows (DA1074)
Mini alarm clocks (1063)
Teeny Tiny ABC set (DA0983)
Dusty in Bloom, celestial white (DA0800)

Sunday 23 March 2014

Notes to Myself - Heather Jacob

Hello, and a warm welcome to Dusty Attic 
Heather J with you today at the home of enchanting blooms, chipboard, and more.
It is not often I create a layout on myself
so this month I thought why not ??
I love creating art journals, and have been journaling for as long as I can remember .
What great fun I have reading some of my early journals.
Writing thoughts and feelings is a perfect way of showing myself 
 how I have grown and evolved over the years, recording the fun times and the challenging times. 
Remembering all of my journey through life.
On this LO I have created a pocket containing a tag 
with personal notes to myself .
just another Form of


I love to trim my chipboard and tuck it under my photo and layer with papers.
my technique with the Dusty Attic paint is ...
coat chippies with white..Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903

when dry brush/swipe with Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink : DA0907
sometimes I do add tiny splashes of white over the pink .
that is really a matter of personal taste .
 French Flourish Border : DA0275S

Polaroid frames : DA0932
Leafy Border : DA0577
 Film strip : DA0934
French Flourish Border : DA0275S

above is my pocket containing a tag with notes .
and for a personal touch I added a Mini Heart Button : DA 0682

Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903
Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink : DA0907
Film strip : DA0934
French Flourish Border : DA0275S
Polaroid frames : DA0932
Leafy Border : DA0577
Mini Heart Buttons : DA 0682
thanks for popping by and big hugz until next time x

Thursday 20 March 2014

Smile - Canvas - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello,today I am here to share with you a canvas I did of my son Erlendur,who is recovering from a brain injury.Erlendur also had a spinal injury that is healing on its own.He had no other injury's or breaks except for his front tooth!
My inspiration came from Heather Jacobs LO Moments in time. I just love all her work that she does with Kraft paper & I loved the colors Heather used in this LO.

The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:

mini Number Grid
mini number grid (DA1073)
Scribble Hearts
scribble hearts (DA1019)
Number Border #1
number border #1 (DA1049)
Spider chrysanthemum
spider chrysanthemum (DA1043)
zippers (DA0816)
Cogs 1
cogs #1 (DA0001)
Mini Cogs 15pk
mini cogs (DA0689)
Filmstrips small
Film strip small (DA0935)
mini Chicken Wire
mini chicken wire (DA0788)
Teeny Tiny ABC set
teeny tiny ABC set (DA0983)
Skeleton Clock Faces
skeleton clock faces (DA0430)
Bar Codes 5pk
Bar Code (DA0624)
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
Dusty in Color Clear Crackle Varnish (DA0900)
All of the other products I used on this canvas,are from my stash. I  used some Graphic 45 Kraft,& the main piece of Kraft paper is from a Halloween collection from My Minds Eye. I also went through all of my metal,& found lots of oldies (Graphic 45,Tim Holtz,Prima ect. that I could use on this canvas.I have a crazy mess going on from pulling out so much stuff.. Here is the first photo I got of DD,when we got home,before his father fixed that tooth!
This is a smile I will never forget! It is when I felt DD, was in tuned to his body,& knew who is was. As soon as he started to wake up his tongue went straight to the chipped tooth. Once the nurses were able to transfer DD to the bathroom,I would watch him, as he would look at himself at all angles, at this tooth,sometimes I could not help myself ,by getting the giggles. He was still confused & in post trauma brain injury.Well with his father being a Dentist,I thought they both forgot about the brain injury,because all they could talk about is this tooth. Erlendur kept asking Siggi when he was going to fix it,& Siggi was @ home 200 hundred miles away,where his dental practice is,so he could not help him out,@ this time. Siggi offered to send up a Dentist from the City,but no DD wanted Sig to fix it! So the tooth became a distraction from the brain injury,the smile I will never forget,& so happy I took the photo before it was fixed!!!

Here are some close ups of detail....

I used 4 different products on the chipboard & the metal. I dabbed on aqua & ginger Tim Holtz adirondack ink,on both the chipboard & metal & once that dried I applied DA crackle varnish on the chipboard & ranger glaze metal sealer on to the metal.....

Erlendur is staying very positive & trying very hard,I believe in time he will come back 100%. Thank you so much for taking the time to look....Rachelle

Monday 17 March 2014

Moments Canvas - Nadia Cannizzo

 Good morning! I am here today to share with you a cute little storage box I altered for The Dusty Attic. 

The Dusty Attic have a HUGE website.. it includes:
Product Gallery HERE
The ning site and gallery HERE

The blog HERE

To start with , I painted the whole wooden box with 2 coats of Gesso. 

Once that dried, I applied 2 coats of Dusty Attic's Navajo White paint. 

I then used an old Tattered Angels mask and Modeling Paste to create the pattern you can see. 

 I then used the smaller pieces of the  Flourish Frame Set, and painted them with Gesso too before applying 2 blue tones of Tim Holtz Distress Stain. When that dried, I added some more colour to the chipboard with a brush and a new product I have tried recently called Viva Decor Precious Metal Colour in Turquoise . This gives it a lovely deep colour and a bit of shine and shimmer. 
As you can see above, I also used the Turquoise colour on some of the flowers. 

The roses I used here are also from Dusty Attic. They are 1.5cm Roses. I simply added some Viva Precious Metal Colour on them too. 

 Besides the Dusty Attic Roses I added some Prima Marketing larger flowers and some Dusty Attic Bridal Veil blooms. 

The Dusty Attic Materials List
 Chipboard: Flourish Frame Set (DA1035)
Paint: Dusty In Colour Navajo White(DA0903) 
Flowers: Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil (DA0805), Dusty Roses 1.5cm White (DA0971)


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