Wednesday 30 April 2014

Fun Times - Vicky Alberto

Hi, Vicky blogging today. We took my son to Ottawa, Canada, during the Fall, when he was just 3 years old. He couldn't believe how many leaves there were to play in - we don't get that many in the Calgary area and certainly not large maple leaves like that. So much fun for a toddler!

I used a variety of chalk inks and splattered Dusty paints (pesto, forrest and bisque) on the large ivy corner chipboard.

Here is a close-up. I used Dusty pesto paint and clear crackle vanish on the love this arrow title chipboard.

Again I used Dusty pesto paint and then clear crackle vanish on the chipboard mini words.

Here is a list and images of all the Dusty Attic products used in my project:

Ivy Corners (DA1018)

Love this, love that arrows (DA1074)

Word pack #2 (DA0938)

Dusty in colour pesto (DA0918)

Dusty in colour forrest (DA0919)

Dusty in colour bisque (DA0921)

Clear crackle varnish (DA0900)

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!
Vicky Alberto

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Adventure and Living my Dream - Tina Dalton

 I am not normally one to do sketches so I am really enjoying the challenge from Dusty Attic and I hope you guys are too, not forgetting of course the nice bunch of Dusty Attic goodies that could be winging its way to your scrapping stash.

I have combined some of the older Dusty Attic pieces here along with some pieces from the latest release as well.
I also created another layout this month, using again a mix of old and new chipboard, I love all of the Dusty Attic products and find I am always using the older releases as I just never get tired or bored with them and they always go so well with any project I may be working on.
I have listed below all the Dusty Attic products used for your convienence , Have fun creating and I look forward to seeing all your Sketch challenges :) Tina x
Fancy Trim #1 DA 0433
Heart Arrow DA 1016
Word pack #3 DA 1041
Foliage DA 0506
Scroll #4 DA 0217
Bicycle DA 0880
Doily #3 DA 0481
Chevrons small DA 0992

Sunday 27 April 2014

Connor @ 17 - Heather McMahon

Hi everyone. It's Heather McMahon here with you today. I hope you're getting lots of scrapping done this week.

I have a new layout for you:

I love these 12 x 12 chippies. They make such unique pages. The Dusty Attic has a variety of these, all quite different to each other and all fabulous! I loved that Connor's age was one of the numbers on the chippie so I highlighted this and incorporated it into my design. There are lots of other numbers on there too (some are hidden under my pic) so you could find someone's age on there that is relevant to your family. If not, cut a couple of numbers out (they are all represented) and combine them to make the number you want.

Using a 12 x 12 chippie like this kind of gives you three layers to work with. Cool! I just did a bit of simple stamping on my background paper and put most of my work on the top layer.

Don't you just love those balloons? I adore them! I covered the large balloon, the Flourish Frame, the Love This arrow and the number 17 in Dusty in Colour paints and Tinby Metallic Melts.

The Dusty Attic products that I used are:

Number Grid large

Hot Air Balloons #1

Flourish Frame Set

mini Hot Air Balloons

Love This, Love That Arrows

Alabaster and Capri Dusty in Colour Paints
Dusty in Colour Clear Gloss Varnish

Have a great week everyone!

Heather McMahon

Saturday 26 April 2014

Gone Fishing - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello,here is a LO I did using some of Dusty Attics Rustic,outdoor pieces.....

The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:
Reeds #2
Reeds #2 (DA1028)
reeds (DA1002)
Seagulls (DA1042)
Fish Net Panel
Fish Net Panel (DA0654)
mini Shells
mini shells (DA0559)

mini ABC set lower
Mini Lower ABC (DA0862)
I used the Walking in the Forest Collection from Maja Design.

Here are some closeups of detail:
On the reed heads, I used two shades of brown distress stain, & on the leaves I used 2 shades of green. I then applied DA crackle,let that dry then inked the edges with a brown ink pad....
On the stump the seagull is standing on,I applied a coat of Viva Modeling cream,then stamped it with a BoBunny wood grain stamp.Once the dried I used my ink pad to bring out more of the grain. I used picket fence crackle on the seagulls, & applied a second coat where the wings are....
I also dry rubbed on some Viva modeling cream onto the reeds....
I ripped & distressed a hole,then inserted the piece of DA fish net.,I applied some Viva Modeling pasted & once that dried I rubbed in some brown & blue chalk.I also glued some seed beads into the fish net..
Using some of DA's seashells into the flower clusters.The flowers are from Petaloo Darjeeling Collection,teastained blues...
On these reed heads I applied a thick coat of crackle,then sprinkled on some micro beads,while the crackle was still wet.I also did some stencil work using The Crafters Workshop 12x12 Confetti & Viva Modeling Cream (Champagne).

Used some fabric in my layers(old Halloween)

The twin used on this LO is from a floral shop....
Thank you so much for taking the time to look....Rachelle

Friday 25 April 2014

Decrotive Wall Panels ( WITH a VIDEO Tutorial) - Gabrielle Pollacco

Hello my lovely friends! Today I'm excited to share with you all a home decor project! It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the shabby-chic style, and I while I love this style for scrapbooking, today I thought I'd take it off the page and into the home. For my project I used a variety of Maja Design papers, some of my favourite Dusty Attic chippies and some really lovely embellishments that I got from my friend Angelica's Little Scrap shop!    I made a video step by step on how I created this project, so grab yourself a cup of coffee, kick back and enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial. Here are some individual shots of the each of the panels in this decorative wall hanging....

I used Vintage Spring Basics (4rth of April) as the base of this panel. I also added clocks from the Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI) paper to decorate the panel. The chipboard is from Dusty Attic Designs (Cherry Blossom Branch) and the butterfly is from Angelica's Little Scrap Shop. I used home-made texture paste and a Crafters Workshop stencil (Mini Time Travel) for the clock designs.

I did a fair bit of layering with my patterned papers for the middle panel. I used a pretty blue paper from Crea Diem (Leva och växa) for the top layer, the next gingham layer is from Ska vi ta en Fika? (Två fröknar - bs) and then a bright blue layer from Crea Diem (Skapa dagen). I needed a lighter layer for my stamped quote (Tim Holtz stamp), so I used a scrap piece I had left over from my last project from the Vintage Spring Basics (6th of March). The stencils I used for this one were Crafters Workshop 'Art Is' and 'Brick'. The stitch I used was from Prima. The cute lil frame and the butterflies are from Angelica's Little Scrap Shop.

For my final panel I used another part of the Crea Diem paper I used in the middle panel (Leva och växa) and created a peek-a-boo tear showing a strip pattern paper from Vintage Spring Basics (4th of April-bs). I again used a Cherry Blossom branch from Dusty Attic and the 'Art Is' and 'Brick' stencils from Crafters Workshop. Here are a couple more views of the panels...

I hope my little project has inspired you to give home decor projects a try using Dusty Attic chipboard with vintage/shabby chic papers. Thanks for taking the time to watch my little tutorial! xo