Saturday 27 September 2014

Moments - Vicky Alberto

Hi everyone, Im on the blog today to show you my take on this months sketch but to also remind you this is the last weekend to work on getting your Design Team application in (closes Sept 30th)

This month I was very inspired to use my absolute favourite Dusty Attic chipboard set for my sketch layout - the skeleton clock faces (DA0430). I never get tired of creating with these gorgeous clocks - and you get 4 in the set! I also used a newer piece for the "moments" title from the last chipboard release. There are six gorgeous large script titles in the word pack #4 (DA1077).

Here is a close-up view. I wanted a matte and rustic look so I simply used gesso on the bare clocks and distress ink on the title - leaving some of the bare chipboard showing.

 Remember to enter your interpretation of this beautiful sketch for a chance to win some chipboard goodness! Just link to the top right side of the DA blog to enter your project.

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!

Friday 26 September 2014

The Bollards - Heather McMahon

Hi there,
It's Heather McMahon with you today with my September sketch layout.
Here's the sketch. It's another beauty!

And here's my layout:

I love the circular element in the sketch. I created mine with gesso and stitching. I went crazy with stamping, in both black and white ink.

All the chipboard pieces have been spray-painted white. I find this much quicker than hand-painting them all with a brush.
The background paper is the only paper on this page. All the other elements are created with stamping, stitching, painting, thickers and, of course, lots of lovely chippies!

Dusty Attic chipboard used:
Chevron Panel Large
Page Pebbles #1
Trellis Small
Pointer Tags
Him & Her Border
I hope you can join in the sketch challenge this month
Remember we have the Design Team call ending on the 30th September as well  

Happy scrappin'!

Thursday 25 September 2014

Golden Girl - Rachelle Sigurdson - Sketch inspiration

Hello,here is another LO I did using this months sketch....

This is the Sketch for the month

The Dusty Attic Used:

Fancy Trim #2 (DA0446)

Leafy Stems (DA0447)

Image 1

mini scrolls (DA0685)

Image 1

marrakesh Trellis small (DA0821)

mini marrakesh trellis (DA0822)

Skeleton Clock Faces (DA0430)


mini script ABC set (DA0859)

mini ABC Tile set (DA1109)

Image 1

Dust in Colour Forrest (DA0919)

Other products used: Prima Sunrise Sunset Collection,Prima Metals,Prima Sunrise Sunrise gold paper petals,& mini gold roses,large green flowers are BoBunny & small green flowers are Petaloo,Bling is BoBunny& Prima...Here are some closeups of detail....

I painted the leafy stems with Dusty Attic paint (Forrest) Then once that dried I applied a thick coat of crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed on some gold & a darker green pebbles metallic cream chalk. I do have to say,that I love how the color turned out in this LO....

For the gold on all the chipboard I used LuminArt Egyptian Gold,then inked the edges using Versa Color (pinecone)....

I did some stencil work using TCW,Art is & Mini Harlequin. I used Viva Modeling cream champagne......

For the clock hands I used DA hinges,the mini brads on the hinges are Tim Holtz. I added some bling onto the Marrakesh Trellis....

I layered the mini scrolls, over the leafy stems, in my flower cluster....

Thank you so much for taking the time to look,& I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with this months sketch - just add your link to the top right hand side bar
(Remember we have the Design Team call that closes 30/09/2014)

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Cherish - Helena Johansson

Hi all - Its Helena here on the blog today with my sample of the
September Sketch - a little inspiration for you to try it as well. 
(just add your link to the top right hand side bar)
This is my layout I have created  

 and this is the sketch
 I have added the Dusty Attic Gloss over the top once the paint is dry 

Skeleton Clock Faces (DA0430) – painted with white gesso
Word Pack #4 (DA1077) – painted with Dusty in Color, Pesto (DA0918)
 and Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901)
Dusty in Blooms, Celestial White (DA0800)
Thanks for joining me here today and I hope you give the Sketch a try
Helena Johanson

Tuesday 23 September 2014

"XOXO" - Heather Jacob

Hello and welcome to Dusty Attic Blog
Heather J. with you today
Sharing a layout featuring one of my beautiful pet cats

His name is Hardy and I love him soooooooooooo much .
he loves to wander and play in my garden .
my darling Daughter, Tara shot this stunning pic of him
 while he was exploring
in the lush vegetation. 

I used items to echo things in my garden.
Reeds, tap/water, blooms, 


Dusty Attic Items  

Film Strip : DA 0934
Jumbo Cogs DA0232
Reeds : DA1002
Corner Florish #5  DA 087
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900

Dusty in Colour
Pesto : DA0918
Faded Denim : DA0919

Here I have trimmed and layered
 cogs, flourish, bottle tops, resins and cotton thread .

 I just adore these reeds, cant get enough of them .
trimmed short, left long ... what ever you choose
 they are so versatile and delightful .

Speech Bubbles - xoxo :DA1067 
( I trimmed these bubbles and used only the hugz and kisses  )

thanks for popping by and I truly hope you have fun
 playing and creating with these delightful chippies . 

 that ends 30th September 2014 and this months Sketch Challenge
(enter your link on the top right side bar) 

warm hugz from Heather x
Heather Jacob

Wednesday 17 September 2014

New Website ......... (and a discount???)

We have a brand new Website !!!!

The most asked question we get from People is 
Where can I buy Dusty Attic products from?
Well we decided to make it easier and offer
 Retail on our new website
(as well as Wholesale to Online Stores and Shops)
To Celebrate we thought we would have a
 Face Book 10% off your order offer
..... then we thought
 (we are doing lots of thinking !!)
Not all of our lovely readers are on Face Book so lets put it out into
 the Blog world as well
So when you are processing your order use the
Promotion code:   DUSTYFB10
and you will get  10 % off your whole order
(time to stock up on Paints and flowers as well )
(Code will expire on Saturday 20/09/2014)

* Just a note - If you get an error message when going to the new website you will need to clear your old history and cookies from the old site

Monday 15 September 2014

Coffee in Cartlton - Heather McMahon

Hello again. It's Heather McMahon back with you today.
My layout this month came together in an interesting way. My sort-of-sister-in-law (it's complicated!) sent me this photo of my daughter, niece and mother-in-law from her phone with the title 'Coffee in Carlton'. I loved the photo and the title and used them both on this layout straight away!

 I used lots of different Dusty Attic chippies on this. I kept most of them bare to match the gorgeous 7 Dots papers. I added some brown ink to the Viewfinders and used Tinby Metallic Melts on the main words of the title.

The Typewriter alphas matched the feel of the page perfectly and I mixed it up with some word tiles for the smaller word.

The geometric shapes are just pieces left over from other projects. They were great for tucking in around the photo.

Dusty Attic products used:
Typewriter ABC Set

Tile ABC Set

Love This, Love That Arrows

Him & Her Border

Geometric Panel

Mini Cameras
I love creating pages where just a few simple treatments can transform some of the chippies. And I love leaving some bare too!

Happy scrappin'!  Heather

Don't forget to enter the Sketch challenge or the Design Team Call
you can now purchase Dusty Attic Chipboard from the website
(If you get an error message you need to clear your old history - cookies from the old website and then try again and you will on the NEW website )