Saturday 28 May 2016

Our everyday life - Tina Ollett

Hello everyone and big warm welcome to you. It's Tina O here with you today. 
 I am here to share my Dusty Attic project for March.
Recently whilst looking for a particular photo I came across a file of photos I did not know I had. This photo I have used here today is one of them and so these are extra special not only because I didn't know I had them lol......but because my son is in them and that doesn't always happen. 
This layout is titled "Our Everyday Life"

My starting point was a simple piece of 12 x 12 inch chipboard which I have simply dressed in black gesso. I have done some stenciling with my new favourite the Dusty Attic Fan Stencil. I have used some Dusty In Colour Clear Crackle Varnish over the Fan Stencil and heat set. I have also used my other favourite Dusty Stencil, the Creative Script with a little Dusty Texture Paste and Dusty in Colour Fine Silver Acrylic Paint. The remaining background work is splashings of watered down gesso and some Patina Marine Ink.

Creative Script Stencil  Fan Stencil Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish  Dusty in Colour Fine Silver
Dusty Attic Creative Script Stencil DA1494
Dusty Attic Fan Stencil DA1320
Dusty In Colour Clear Crackle Varnish 
Dusty In Colour Fine Silver

Moving along to the ever all important chippies......

The Vintage Corner Flourish used for this pack contains four pieces. They have all been embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. Also here you can see the flowers that I have dressed with a little gesso and some random sprinklings of Crush Glass Glitter.

I have tucked in a half piece of a ATC Frame that I had left over sitting on my table. These kind of pieces always come in handy for another project

You can see here in this cluster the Swirly Vines that I have used back to back across the base of the photo. These have been dressed in gesso and inked randomly in Black Soot Distress Ink.

 Swirly Vine #5
Swirly Vine #5

And I have cut a bird from the Birds on the Branch Pack sitting on top of an Art Pebble that I have inked the back of. The little birdie has been inked and then covered with Dusty Clear Crackle Varnish.

Birds on A Branch #4
Dusty Attic Birds on a branch #4

And from another view.
Below are the remainder of the Dusty Attic beauties that I have used for this project and some other products also.

Word Strips Mini Captions #3 mini Tabs #1 Skeleton Clock Faces ATC Frames set #1  mini Clock FacesSwirly Vine #5

Word Strips
Mini Captions #3
Mini Tabs #1
Skeleton Clock Faces
ATC Frame Set #1
Mini Clock Faces

Other Materials Used

Black and White Gesso
Patina Marine Ink
Stampendous Black Glass Glitter
Silver Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Ink Black Soot
Prima Marketing Flowers Isabella - Nicia #581688
Green Tara Black and White Roses
Prima Marketing Art Pebbles
Kaisercraft Paper Leaves
Cheesecloth, Straws 

Well that is all from me today. Until next time take care and happy crafting.

Tina x
Design Team Member 2016

Friday 27 May 2016

Remember Today - Heather McMahon - Mood Board inspiration

Hello Dusty Attic friends! It's Heather McMahon here today to share my layout made using the gorgeous May moodboard as my inspiration.

I went all out on the Dusty Attic products on this one! I've used Dusty Attic paints, chippies and stencils.

I treated the title with gold paint then added Tinby Designs Metallic Melts to just the second word for extra interest.

I love the new Dusty Attic chippie tabs. They're so versatile! The feather is a real one I found in the paddock. I sprayed it to match the page.

The flourish came up really well with just a simple coat of gesso then a few gold highlights.

The Dusty Attic products I used are:
Mini Captions #2

Stars #2, DA0937

Ornate Corner #13, DA1137

Mini Tabs #2, DA1463

Creative Script Stencil, DA1494

Stars Stencil

Dusty in Colour Paints in Dusty Pink,
Sugar Plum, Jungle Green and Soot.

I sure hope you can join in our challenge this month!

Happy scrappin'!


Dream - Rajni Chawla - Mood Board Inspiration

Good morning all!! 

A loud and a big Hello to all my Dusty Attic fans. I am back after a long time. Missed to inspire you last month due to my ill health. I am feeling better now and trying to get back to my regular routine. 

There's no denying that your kids are like a reflection of your younger self. And when I look at my daughter, I can't help but believe in this fact even more. She's almost exactly like me in every respect - a little confused about what she has to do, over enthusiastic about everything and fascinated by all forms of art. That said, these days, rarely does she enter my craft room and to help me along with project because of her exams. But whenever she does, she ends up creating a masterpiece. Something similar happened this time as well.

I was just thinking about how to start this project when she came and offered to help me. Guess what...She herself decided what she wanted to create. The project that I am sharing today with you all is 80 percent made by her. I was trying not to disturb her as I knew, she is very moody and she might leave everything and go. The way she was selecting chipboards and the way she was looking at the mood board and selecting colors….it was really an amazing feeling for me….as if she is filling up all my dreams. She created an art journal for herself. Here are the details.

Here is the gorgeous May Mood Board 

List of Dusty Attic products used: 

Here are the picture details.

Full View:

Look at the gorgeous assembling of all the elements. Loved the super grungy collection of Dusty Attic chippies and the word chippies. Beautifully layered one on top of each other.

All the chipboards were first primed with heavy white gesso and then textured using DA Texture Paste.  She has used DA Blueprint DREAM to create the title of her art journal.Different layers were created using DA Cogs #1, DA Jumbo Cogs and DA Nuts and Bolts set   The main focal image is created using DA Feather Charm #2 . Feather Charm is dusted with clear glitter using soft gel.

Though she also created textures with DA Clockwork Stencil also but it's hardly visible on the front cover but it shows perfectly on the back of the journal.

look at the beautiful textures she gave on chipboards. Dusty Attic Paints used are Dusty in Colour Navajo White, Dusty in Colour  Raisin, Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink, Dusty in Colour hot Chocolate.

Little more close up showing more texture details...
She added few pearls to add extra beauty to the project.

All the Dusty Attic products are listed and linked directly to the website for you reference.
Hope you all liked her first attempt.
Do leave some love to build up her confidence.

I recently launched my new website and joined Heartfelt Creations Design Team.Also, created lots of mix media projects using gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies. To view, you can visit my website here, here, and here.  Or you can visit my blog

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday 23 May 2016

Altered Lantern - Joanne Bail - Off the Page


Joanne here with you today to share and altered lantern I purchased from a junk shop. It wasn't the nicest looking lantern when I bought it but I could see the I decided to dress is up with lots of Dusty chipboard and then make it look super rusty like something you would find in an old barn.

'Rusty Lantern'

For the spider I wanted it to look a little more real so to speak, so I rolled some paper clay and attached it to the top of the Dusty Spiders body to give it more of a round dimension.

I love the lacey heart frame which I started with as the base of my cluster. I chose to leave the centre of the heart in so it was more solid.

For some of the chipboard to make it look a bit more aged and weathered I once again wet it and separated parts of it before coating it with the rusting pastes. I love the extra dimension this gives to it.

I added some roses to the lantern for an extra wow feature and to give it a bit of a feminine touch. I love that it looks like a lantern relic from the past.

I folded and bent the larger chipboard pieces to fit around the outside my lantern. I wanted to try and keep the chipboard whole so to do this I wet the chipboard in the places I wanted to fold as this helps make the chipboard more pliable and helps to stop the chipboard from breaking.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0051 Cogs #1
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA0114 Spiders
DA1211 Lacey Hearts
Wings #1
DA1460 Ivy Flourish
DA1469 Laurel Sprigs

Other - Prima Finnabair Rust Paste, Prima Flowers, Lantern & Metal Button.

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Sunday 22 May 2016

Tribal paintbrush - Joanne Bain - Off the Page

Joanne here today to share my altered paintbrush. I have been really enjoying creating OTP projects lately and seeing that rust is a big thing at the moment I thought I would created a rusted paintbrush. I wanted it to be quiet dimensional and decided to go with a pirate type theme for this.

'Tribal Paintbrush'

For the main feature of the background I cut the Dusty Swirly Frame in half. I think it gives it a tribal type of feel.

I also cut apart the Dusty Indian Arrow #2 and used the arrow feather as the backing of my skull. I kind of reminds me of flames. I also used the hanging feathers from the arrow. For these I wet and pulled apart again for added interest.

I added a sprinkling of the Dusty Mini Butterflies...they are so cute! I also layered up a few of the Dusty cogs, I love these they feature a lot in my projects.

The skull was a piece of dress jewelry bought from the markets, once again with a purpose in mind.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0893 Mini Butterflies #2
DA0051 Cogs #1
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA1370 Indian Arrow #2
DA1468 Swirly Frame

Other - Prima Finnabair Rust Paste, Black Gesso, Paintbrush & Skull.

Come visit my blog - Scrappin For Me

Saturday 21 May 2016

Days like these make me Happy - Tina Ollett - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello once again and welcome to The Dusty Attic.
Tina O with you here today to share my design team creation inspired by this months moodboard here at The Dusty Attic.  There is a $100 dollar Dusty Attic gift voucher for the prize winner. All you have to do is create something using some Dusty Attic goodies and upload it to the blog to be in the running for this fabulous prize. You  can find this gorgeous moodboard below!

And my inspired project from this Moodboard titled,

"Days Like These Make Me Happy"

So okay, I am a little partial to pink these days so I ran with that. The Blue Fern Studios collection of Courtship Lane has mostly purples through the papers but this one piece for me screamed to be used and of course it is mainly pink. 

You can see here above that I have done a little framework with stamps, inks and embossing powders. Had some fun creating this. Such a great technique to add to a layout. 

And then I used a little more of the Blue Fern Studios collection to make a layered matting for my photo as you can see here above.

I have used the Dusty Attic Birdbath and the Marrakesh Trellis along with the Baroque corner. The Marrakesh Trellis was spritzed with a little glimmermist. And the other two pieces of Dusty were gessoed and and inked and dressed with a little Star Dust Stickles to make them sparkle!

I have cut the Marrakesh Trellis in to several pieces to layer along with the matting as you can see above.

I have used the Baroque Corner Frames to co-ordinate with the stamping that I have used on my border. They match pretty much perfectly.

My flower cluster and some added cut out butterflies.

Here you can see the stamping a little more clearer. I have also added over the top of the flourishes some new stamps from Gabrielle Pollacco's Word Stamp Set from 49 and Market. It just added that extra vintage touch to the layout.

And lastly the Duty Attic Word Strip.......I have to say these are my favourite pieces to use of late. They just added the finishing touches to each layout. I have moulded this strip to lay over the top of my large flower here as you can see.

Well that is all from me here today. I hope you can take some time during the week to create a little project using our Moodboard here at The Dusty Attic.

Until next time happy creating.

Tina Ollett

Tina xo......

Materials List for this project:

Image 1 Image 1 
Dusty Attic Chipboard Birdbath 2pk DA0395
Dusty Attic Chipboard Marrakesh Trellis DA0821
Dusty Attic Baroque Flourish DA0543

Dusty Attic Word Strips DA 1464

Blue Fern Studios - Courtship Lane - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Town GossipBlue Fern Studios - Courtship Lane - 12"x12" Double Sided Patterned Paper - Concert Hall
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane - Town Gossip
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane - Concert Hall

Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Glimmermist Tattered Leather
Stampendous Embossing Powder White and Clear
Versa Mark Embossing Ink
Prima Marketing Flowers Esperanza (Pink)
Prima Marketing Flowers (Brown)
Green Tara Rose Pink
49andMarket - Gabi's Label Stamp Set
49andMarket - Gabi's Word Stamp Set
Kaisercraft Twigs and Berries Stamps
Star Dust Stickles
Liquitex Gesso
Material Leaves